Mission & Philosophy

Christian education

The Wilberforce School was founded to provide a distinctively Christian prep school education characterized by academic excellence and joyful discovery within a classical framework.


The Wilberforce School is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

An outstanding strength of Wilberforce is a visionary leadership team with the skills and energy to drive Wilberforce into the 21st century as a model Classical Christian school of the future.
- Middle States Visiting Team


Statement of Faith

The foundation of a Wilberforce education is our partnership with parents in rooting and establishing our students in the Christian faith. Our shared convictions are woven into all of our curriculum, and define our entire school community.

As such, we require all Lower and Middle School families to affirm our Statement of Faith, and expect all Upper School students to take ownership of their faith themselves.

Our school Statement of Faith covers the basic doctrines of historic, orthodox Christianity. Our school community is made up of Christians coming from different traditions of the church; together we all affirm these truths and partner with one another in training up our children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6).
Truth is truth however learned. But while truth is truth however learned, the bearing of truth, the meaning of truth, the purpose of truth, even in the sphere of mathematics, seem entirely different to the Christian from that which they seem to the non-Christian; and that is why a truly Christian education is possible only when Christian conviction underlies not a part, but all, of the curriculum of the school.
- J. Gresham Machen, Education, Christianity