Upper School Overview
The mission of the Wilberforce Upper School is to impart basic ordered knowledge about the world and to train students in foundational intellectual skills and qualities of mind and heart, so that they might be of use to God in the wise care and governance of his creation and in the building of His kingdom. We accomplish this by establishing a culture marked by the discovery of truth, the practice of goodness, the creation of beauty, the development of intellectual and aesthetic habits of the mind, and cultivation of servant leadership. The Wilberforce Upper School is a community of learners engaged in the rigorous exploration of reality, the free and disciplined exchange of ideas, and active participation in the fine arts.
At Wilberforce, we value face-to-face interactions and community learning. This is practiced through our no-cell-phone policy and using technology only in ways that are proven to enhance learning. In today's technology saturated environment, this practice sets our private high school apart.
We invite you to explore our private high school in person. We think you will find that The Wilberforce Upper School offers a culture of learning that stands out as exceptional in the Princeton area.
Joyful discovery is an important part of all of our classes. As classmates, we talk with each other to deduce the meaning of literature, like the Declaration of Independence. We get much more out of it this way, instead of just passively listening to a lecture where a teacher tells you what you should think.-Upper School Student
High school is an important time of personal and academic growth, and finding the right school entails many factors. Will my child be academically engaged and challenged? Are there opportunities to participate in athletics and the arts? Does the school have an atmosphere and culture in which everyone feels safe and welcome?
By partnering with the nationally acclaimed Trinity Schools program, we have created a distinct high school experience where young men and women are part of a community of learners marked by the rigorous exploration of reality, the free and disciplined exchange of ideas, active participation in the fine arts and athletics, and an open invitation to know, serve and honor the God of all truth, goodness, and beauty.