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.
Wilberforce has partnered with Trinity to adapt their model to our learning context in order to provide a Christian high school for students in Princeton, New Jersey. Click here to learn more about our partnership with Trinity.
We invite you to explore our 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.
High school is an important time of personal and academic growth, and finding the right school entails
- 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 unique 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.
"The people themselves begin to understand and to clamour for an education which shall qualify their children for life rather than for earning a living. As a matter of fact, it is the man who has read and thought on many subjects who is, with the necessary training, the most capable in handling tools, drawing plans, or keeping books. The more of a person we succeed in making a child, the better will he both fulfill his own life and serve society."
-Charlotte Mason, Philosophy of Education