Wilson Hill Academy Lowcountry Live!

Science Field Trip March 11-12, 2016 Charleston, SC Please consider joining us for a weekend away from the computer. Here is a summary of what we have planned. (Times are approximate. A final schedule will be forthcoming) Friday morning, 9 a.m. Beach seining on Sullivan’s Island. Jim Koenig, local naturalist, will be helping students pull a seine through the surf. You never know what will turn up in the net! Friday, noon. Boxed lunches at

Next Steps for College Planning . . .

Seniors, make sure you are tracking your college applications and maintaining good communication with your prospective colleges. Update colleges on any new accomplishments or changes regarding your records or circumstances. Also, remember financial aid deadlines are approaching. Many families believe that they will not qualify for financial aid and fail to realize that many private colleges and universities encourage filing the FAFSA for merit aid consideration. Submitting the FAFSA also gives every student an opportunity

Thank you, Mr. Lowery

When I ask a teacher why he or she became a teacher, the response often is, “I became a teacher because (fill in the blank with the name of an incredibly inspirational person) had a tremendous impact on my life.” This is true in my own case. It would be difficult for me to articulate the positive influence Miss Rupp had on my life. I attended public school at a time when the Bible was

Latin for Life

Gwynne’s Latin is a fairly new Latin textbook, written by British grammarian N. M. Gwynne. A little book with a cheerful yellow cover, it is small enough to fit inside my purse, which is a good thing since it is a real page-turner and I don’t like to leave home without it. I hope you do not think I am strange for reading a Latin textbook for fun – I am, after all, a Latin

Teacher Spotlight – Sheryl Vine

When did your love of Latin first begin?  I was just telling this story to my Latin Readings class as we translated Augustine! I have always loved words, grammar, and languages. While I was in college, a few of us English majors learned that a favorite professor (Grant Horner) was also a Latin scholar. We petitioned him to teach us, and he set up a very unconventional (and intensive) class. We spent hours at coffee

Alumna Spotlight

Abby Holland was the first valedictorian of Wilson Hill Academy and is currently pursuing a Classics major and Spanish minor at the University of Alabama. Here I was at a state university of 37,000 people in a junior level Latin class as a freshman. Needless to say, I was a little overwhelmed and definitely unsure of my ability to thrive in a Latin class composed primarily of juniors and seniors. But, after a couple classes, I

Dr. Gene Edward Veith

Gene Edward Veith, Jr., is a writer and a retired literature professor. He is Provost Emeritus at Patrick Henry College and the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He previously served as Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and Professor of English and Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of 25 books, including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to

A Whole Class on the War for Independence?

Why would we spend an entire year on the War for Independence (or what many call the "American Revolution")? Wouldn't that simply be overkill? Good question. I suspect the line of thought implied in this question results from habit — a certain kind of academic habit in which we are used to thinking that the goal of a history (or, more commonly today, "social science") class is coverage. A very quick look at any typical

LINK 2016

All current students and their families are invited to join us in New Braunfels, Texas for Link 2016 featuring the second Wilson Hill Academy graduation ceremony. There will also be plenty of typically Texan activities and time to “link up” with your virtual classmates. #Link2016 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Please join us for an optional pre-event at Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels.  Nestled along the beautiful banks of the Comal River and featuring world-famous attractions, epic river adventures,