Lower School Classroom Teacher (Grades 3-5)

Faculty / Full-Time

Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

About Bancroft School
Through active, inquiry-based learning and challenging experiences, Bancroft School empowers students in grades PreK to 12 with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in their community and the world. Guided by outstanding teachers, curious learners engage with one another and celebrate the strengths and lived experiences of each individual. Bancroft School seeks to be the first choice for students and families seeking to own their journey to mastery and independence in an inclusive campus where each individual is safe, known, and valued.

Bancroft is located in Worcester, Massachusetts — a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future in which the school is deeply invested. Founded in 1900, Bancroft’s 30-acre campus is in a residential neighborhood just north of downtown. Our 400 students from 63 cities and towns around central Massachusetts represent a variety of different backgrounds that contribute to a unique and diverse learning environment.

In January of 2020, the school unveiled a 5-year strategic plan, BluePrint125 — a product of extensive internal investigation and collaborative discussion among the School’s many constituents. In recent years, the School has made significant investments in campus upgrades to improve energy efficiency, air quality, and public safety. Other major campus enhancements have included the creation of flexible, multi-functional learning spaces in the areas of performing arts, athletics, and technology. 

Position Summary
As a Lower School Classroom Teacher, you will be responsible for creating a supportive and engaging learning environment for students. You will plan and deliver instructional lessons that align with the curriculum, assess student progress, communicate with parents/guardians, and collaborate with colleagues to ensure the academic and socio-emotional development of each student.


  • Plan and implement a comprehensive curriculum that meets the educational needs of upper elementary aged students.
  • Develop and deliver engaging and differentiated instruction to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Create a positive and inclusive classroom environment conducive to learning and personal growth.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies, resources, and technologies to enhance student learning experiences.
  • Assess student progress regularly through formative and summative assessments, and use data to inform instructional decisions.
  • Provide timely and constructive feedback to students to support their academic growth and development.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student attendance, academic performance, and behavioral incidents.
  • Communicate effectively with parents/guardians regarding student progress, behavior, and any concerns or issues that may arise.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, administrators, and support staff to coordinate instruction, share best practices, and promote a positive school culture.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current with educational trends, research, and best practices.
  • Adhere to school policies, procedures, and expectations, including those related to classroom management, safety, and confidentiality.
  • Serve as a positive role model for students, demonstrating professionalism, integrity, and a commitment to lifelong learning.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Valid teaching license or certification appropriate for the grade level and subject area preferred.
  • Prior experience teaching at the elementary level.
  • Strong knowledge of child development, educational theory, and best practices in instruction.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive relationships with students, parents/guardians, and colleagues.
  • Proficiency in integrating technology into instruction and classroom management.
  • Commitment to fostering a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for all students.

Bancroft seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the classroom, with interest in supporting extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and other programs.

Bancroft is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference and welcomes candidates who will add to the racial and cultural diversity of our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and references to employment@bancroftschool.org

Bancroft School

Worcester, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender