Needs & Opportunities
Wilberforce is a unique school, with a unique mission, in a unique place. We exist to integrate vigorous, joyful learning with orthodox, biblical Christian formation. We are one of only a handful of JK-12 classical Christian schools operating in the Northeast.
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.
Funding need-based scholarships is a significant priority for our school. These scholarships make Wilberforce accessible to students who otherwise would not be able to attend. Consider how you will help support these funds: Average Aid Needed: $11,500 per student.
Karen Ristuccia Need-Based Scholarship Fund:
Dr. Karen Ristuccia is an integral part of our school.
She has taught hundreds of students how to write, to understand the Old Testament, and to learn. She has taught our faculty how to teach, to mentor, and to
care for our students.
To honor her great love for students over so many
years, we are launching the Karen Ristuccia Need-Based Scholarship Fund so that more students can benefit from this unique school that she has played such a significant role in establishing.
Military Need-Based Scholarship Fund:
The military scholarship is designated for families who are accepted through the regular admissions process and have one family member in military service, active reserves, is a veteran or a first responder.
General Need-Based Scholarship Fund:
40% of our students qualify for need-based scholarships to cover part of their tuition. These families are vital to the financial vitality of our school, as well as the breadth of our impact.
We are still on track to move to 75 Mapleton Road next summer (2019). Here are some of our needs to complete the move: Read more about 75 Mapleton here.
- Base Renovation Work- additional funding: $400,000
- Moving Costs: $30,000
- Furniture and Fixtures: $100,000
- Security and Communications: $75,000
- Science Lab Equipment: $100,000
- Playground: $25,000
- 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: $250,000
Music, Arts, & Athletics
Music & Arts
Musical, choir, visual arts, drama, a capella singing groups, chamber orchestras- our small school performs at a high level in the arts, with very few resources. We continue to seek to grow the funding for our arts initiatives.
Our cross country team has steadily marched up the rankings from 11th, to 6th to 4th in the state competition. We have proven that a small school can do big things in athletics. We have cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming, track, lacrosse and volleyball. We continue to seek the resources to compete well.
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