Wilbur Cross High School

  • Grade Levels: 9- 12
    School Population: approx. 1500
    Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    (On Wednesdays, dismissal will be at 12:30 pm)

     Please visit our school website for daily activities and events:http://schools.nhps.net/wcross
    Mission Statement
    Wilbur Cross High School is a richly diverse community committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and social responsibility. With the help of family and the community, we strive to provide a safe environment that fosters respect for self and others. Through rigorous instruction based upon high standards and accountability, we challenge students to become lifelong learners and empowered citizens.

    Building a Community of Learners

    Adopted by the WCHS Faculty, 3/6/06

    Declaración De Misión
    La Escuela Wilbur Cross es una comunidad de gran diversidad, dedicada a la excelecia académica y la responsabilidad social. Con la ayuda de la familia y la comunidad, nos esforzamos en proveer un ambiente sano que promueva respeto para sí mismo y los demás. A través de la instrucción rigurosa basada en altas metas y responsabilidad, retamos a todos los estudiantes a convertirse en estudiantes para toda la vida y ser ciudadanos ejemplares.

    Contruyendo una Comunidad de Estudiantes

    Adoptado por la facultad de la Esucela Wilbur Cross, 6 de marzo de 2006

    1. Expectations for Student Learning
      Academic Expectations
      Wilbur Cross students will:
      1.       Communicate effectively through speaking and writing for a variety of purposes and audiences; read, understand, and respond to a variety of materials;
      2.       Use mathematical concepts and principles to analyze and organize data, to reason logically, to solve problems, and to draw accurate conclusions;
      3.       Acquire and evaluate information in order to interpret events, issues and/or ideas, to understand historical and social patterns, and to make informed judgments and responses;
      4.       Apply the principles and processes of the sciences to analyze phenomena, conduct inquiry-based investigation, and solve problems related to the natural/physical world;
      5.       Use technology and other information systems to obtain, organize, and present information, and to engage in discourse beyond the Wilbur Cross community;
      6.       Strengthen their education by studying the fine arts, the practical arts, healthy living, and world languages; develop plans and goals for the future and be prepared for college, other post-secondary education, the work force and/or the military.
      Social Expectations
      Wilbur Cross students will:
      1.       Develop teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, and demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and independently;
      2.       Demonstrate the ability to make informed choices, and adopt behavior that positively affects learning, health, safety, and the well-being of self and others;
      3.       Develop an awareness of global issues, and understand, respect and appreciate the diversity of cultures and beliefs in our school, our community, and the world;
      4.       Identify and access support services in the school and community; display appropriate behavior in school and other settings, and show respect for self, peers, school and the community;
      5.       Develop integrity, responsibility, empathy, respect for differences, and sense of fairness.
      Civic Expectations
      Wilbur Cross students will:
      1.       Be capable of responsible decision-making and independent action;
      2.       Understand the democratic process, be aware of the rights and responsibilities of a citizen in a democratic society, and recognize the importance of participation in a democracy;
      3.       Voice support and dissent in appropriate forums, including advocacy for the rights and welfare of others;
      Contribute in a positive way to the school and community via community service and/or involvement
    • Principal
      Matthew Brown

    • Address
      181 Mitchell Drive
      New Haven, CT 06511

    • Main Office Phone

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