Wait and Go on the 30

1 May 2018

Have you ever wanted to pull your car to the side of the road, get out, sit on the curb and have a good cry? You’ve been juggling end-of-school schedules, kids, the expectations of others, such that it seems like your world is spinning out of control.  And now that the school year is over, summer activities threaten to be just as overwhelming.  Is there a solution? Perhaps a principle from a different context will

Sunsets & Science

24 Apr 2018

As a science teacher at a classical school, I occasionally hear my humanities students ask, “Why study high school science?” Sometimes, I try to convince these bookworms that a chemistry textbook can be a fascinating read. But since that’s mostly met with incredulity, I like to share a story. For several summers, my family and I have camped at a small quiet campground on a hill, a lovely park tucked behind a ridge of trees.

Lowcountry Live 2018!

17 Apr 2018

Recently, Wilson Hill Academy families and faculty gathered in Charleston, South Carolina, to explore the lowcountry. There they paddled past "fresh water marsh, limestone bluffs and old rice fields" as part of their guided kayak tour along Wadboo Creek. They heard how this tributary of the Cooper River was "once home to grand plantations and a booming antebellum economy. The limestone bluffs are reputed to have been used by the Revolutionary War Hero, General Francis

Now and Not Yet: An Easter Reflection

If I am going to be honest, the coming of spring contains something of a paradox for our family’s life on our farm.  The return of the birds, the budding flowers and fruit trees, the leaves on the maples and hackberries and oaks, the bulbous plants and seedlings in the garden, the newborn calves and kids and piglets, the smells of fresh air and the renewal of life, all serve as a seasonal and visceral

Our Very Own Indiana Jones!

29 Mar 2018

WHA earth science and Greek 1 teacher, Shelby Bowden, may not have starred in any movies yet, but his life certainly resembles one now and again. Shelby is a structural geologist, which means he studies how, when and why the Earth’s surface deforms. This type of research surveys mountains, valleys, faults, islands . . . really any part of the Earth’s surface. Shelby's work takes him to far flung destinations like Guam (west Pacific) and,

New Student Services for 2018-2019

We have some exciting additions to the Wilson Hill experience for students and families.  New to our fee structure, the Student Services Fee will apply to all new and returning students rising to 8th grade and above. This non-refundable fee will be due at time of enrollment. It is a one-time fee as long as a student remains enrolled at WHA. Students who leave WHA for a year or more will be assessed this fee

NCEE Results are in!

21 Jan 2018

WHA received our National Classical Etymology Exam results! Under Joanna Hensley's brilliant leadership, an impressive number of students participated this year, and 65 earned medals! Thank you, students, for your fantastic efforts! We are proud of each of you and grateful for all of our talented Latin teachers who make our program exceptional! National Classical Etymology Exam Results Advanced Level (grades 11 and 12) 22 Participants Awards Latin 1 Latin 2 Latin 3 Latin 4