Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy

Joseph C. Wilson Foundation Academy

School Information

What Every Family Should Know

  • The Wilson community, scholars, parents and faculty are com­mitted to providing a rigorous academic program that ensures that each of the graduates is prepared to participate fully and with confidence at the college, university or career of their choice. We are committed to creating an environment that promotes academic excellence, fosters an active appreciation of multiculturalism, and develops scholars' sense of personal responsibility. 

    We ensure that every student is both known and nurtured, and has a firm sense of his or her determined effort.

Program Features

  • Uniforms Required Yes
    Foreign Languages Spanish, Kiswahili, French
    English Language Learners Yes
    Honors/Enrichment Classes Yes
    Early Literacy Program Yes
    Chorus Yes
    Band/Orchestra Yes
    Instrumental Music Lessons Yes
    Sports Intramural Sports
    Step Teams No
    Saturday School No
    On-Site After-School Care No
    Extended/Expanded Day No
    Summer Programs No
    Club:  Photo Club, XCATS, PBIS, Girl Scouts, Science/STEM
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships SUNY Brockport, St. John Fisher College, University of Rochester, Villa of Hope, Center for Youth, Aenon Missionary Baptist Church and Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Unique Features

    • The only International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program for grades 7-8 and the only International Baccalaureate  (IB) Primary Years Program for grades K – 6, in the Rochester City School District.

    • Primary grades K-6 students are introduced to the IB instructional framework through the implementation of the ten IB learner profiles and six transdisciplinary themes.
    • The IB Middle Years Program provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers. The students understand and embrace the connections between traditional subjects and the real world.