Dear God, Please Don’t Let Christmas Come.

7 Dec 2018

“Dear God, please don’t let Christmas come.” Have you ever been there? And, I don’t mean perhaps being a little overwhelmed with too much holiday preparation. I mean when the idea of celebrating anything is more than you can handle. For me it was 1987. For most of my life, I had looked forward to Christmas with the usual excitement and anticipation. Raised by parents who taught me from the Bible, I always thought I

Biology, Poetry and “Plucking the Season While it’s Ripe”

29 Nov 2018

Recently, Mrs. Owens' WHA Honors Biology students wrote short essays in the style of either Wendell Berry or Aldo Leopold. She had asked them to spend 20-30 minutes outdoors in a specific place of solitude and write about their thoughts and observations. Enjoy the following by Daniel Moreau and Helen Shearer. Enjoying the Moment in a Busy World The season is ripening. Autumn has come with remarkable colors; it is an apple that is almost ready

Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus! WHA’s Junior Classical League Chapter Wins Award!

26 Nov 2018

We are so excited to announce that the WHA Junior Classical League chapter’s t-shirt won the National Junior Classical League Monthly Publicity Contest for Club Swag! Abigail Hicks and Peyton Louise Robuck created the design for the t-shirt based on JCL members’ ideas. The front of the t-shirt features the official JCL logo. The back quotes, “We came, we saw,” and then lists our JCL activities, which was Julia Moore’s idea of “We came, we

Etymological Spelunking

21 Nov 2018

Etymology is weird. Like diving into a cave, it goes deeper than your flashlight can reach, and as you uncover the twists and turns of the darkness, you never know what monstrous creatures are lurking in the shadows. Take the word “weird.” If you look it up in a dictionary, it will tell you it means something like “uncanny,” or “odd.” This word (yes it seems like a stretch) is actually related to the words

Olivia Finch, The Rabbit and Dragonfly’s Artist of the Month

6 Oct 2018

WHA freshman, Olivia Finch, loves to draw and has for as long as she can remember. Often, she finds inspiration for her art from rich literature, which provides her “a wide range of interesting projects.” One book series with which she has had “an obsession for the last three-and-a-half years" is the Lord of the Rings trilogy, so when The Rabbit and Dragonfly, a delightful Tolkien and Lewis-themed restaurant in Pennsylvania, named Olivia their October

We are delighted to welcome our new College Advisor, Kati Butler, to WHA!

26 Sep 2018

I am so pleased to be joining Wilson Hill Academy in the role of College Advisor. It is my joy to work with families in navigating the college search and application process. I believe in faith that God has a plan (Jer. 29:11) for each of our children, and I consider it a privilege to walk alongside families in this process. I come to Wilson Hill with a background in education and counseling. I graduated

Pretending and Teaching

12 Sep 2018

One of C.S. Lewis’ many insights in Mere Christianity is that when we pray, “Our Father,” we are in a very real sense only pretending. We are pretending to be a true and faithful son of God, pretending to be like Jesus. As Lewis puts it, ou are dressing up as Christ…Because, of course, the moment you realize what the words mean, you realize that you are not a son of God. You are not