Bancroft: Campus Master Plan and New Campus

Bancroft: Campus Master Plan and New Campus


Size: 118,000 sf school

Location: Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

Architect: KSS Architects

Builder: P. Agnes

Established in 1883 by Margaret Bancroft, a Philadelphia school teacher, Bancroft NeuroHealth is a nonprofit organization with an altruistic mission of serving children with intellectual and developmental disabilities ranging from severe autism, physical/mental challenges, and acquired brain injuries. Included in this mission are special education programs, vocational training, behavioral stabilization efforts, campus living arrangements/amenities, and outpatient services.

Bancroft relocated its Haddonfield, NJ, facility to a new 80-acre site in Mt. Laurel, NJ. The new campus positions Bancroft to better serve its current population as well as increase its enrollment capacity. The project entailed new construction of a school/commons building, seven housing units accommodating a total of 74 residents, a housing administration building, and a facilities/vocational training building. Site amenities include a nature trail; outdoor gathering and recreational green spaces; play structures; and sporting/activity courts. This move enhances Bancroft’s ability to meet the needs of all persons served.