Needs & Opportunities

2017 has been a year of major milestones for Wilberforce: our first high school graduation, the acceptance of our graduates to outstanding colleges, and the securing of a long-term location at 75 Mapleton Road.

It is our prayer that that the entire Wilberforce community will join us in recognizing both the value of this unique school in this unique place, and the need to continue to invest in the school.

“What do you need?”

Below are specific needs and opportunities to give to Wilberforce.

Enrollment Gap
Enrollment is growing, but until we reach full enrollment, we have a "gap" between tuition and actual cost to educate. 2017-2018 Goal: $750,000

Need-Based Financial Aid
Over one third of our students receive need-based financial aid. From the beginning we have been committed to having our school reflect the diversity of the Body of Christ that is found in our area. Need-based financial aid allows students from all economic and social backgrounds to attend Wilberforce.
Average Aid Needed: $11,500 per student

The Wilberforce Scholarship
This is a merit-based scholarship that brings promising students to our Upper School, enabling them to develop their academic and leadership qualities. The Murphy family has sponsored Wilberforce scholarships; we would like to expand this program’s funding. Cost: $18,000 per year, per student

School Bus
We are in need of transportation to and from school, for athletic events, debate tournaments, and field trips, and other school activities. Estimated Cost: $25,000

We are thrilled to announce the new location of our school, starting in the fall of 2019: 75 Mapleton Road. This is a great answer to our prayers for a long-term home for our school that will accommodate our growing student body.

With the expansion of our school, there are many new and existing needs.

75 Mapleton Needs

(New Wilberforce campus opening in the fall of 2019)
Read more about 75 Mapleton here

Estimated costs of needed furniture: $50,000

Science Lab Equipment
Estimated cost of lab equipment: $100,000

Moving Costs
Estimated costs of moving from current location to 75 Mapleton: $50,000

Gym Basement Renovation
Estimated cost for bathroom upgrades and workout facility: $250,000

Soccer Field Renovation
Estimated cost of complete redesign and regrade of the soccer field: $500,000