Don’t Miss These Books – Grammar Level

More than anything else, this course is designed to encourage the love of great books and great stories as an essential preparation for future courses in the language arts (Language Arts 1-4 and The Great Conversation).  The primary purpose of the course is to give 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to explore ideas […]

Section: Literature   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: Bible Times & Places

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: Making of America

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: Making of Europe

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: 20th Century

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Language Arts Level 1

This course introduces students to great works of children’s literature and provides an integrated approach to grammar and writing instruction. Using WHA instructor-developed materials that correspond to the current literary selections, students will work through grammatical concepts such as parsing & classifying sentences, identifying parts of speech and using them correctly, and utilizing correct punctuation […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School

Language Arts Level 2

This course introduces students to great works of children’s literature and provides an integrated approach to grammar and writing instruction. Using instructor-provided materials corresponding to the current literary selections, students will work through grammatical concepts such as parsing and diagramming sentences, classifying sentences, identifying parts of speech, and utilizing correct punctuation and capitalization rules. Students […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School

Language Arts Level 3

Language Arts 3 consists of engaging literature, comprehensive grammar, and essential composition skills, each part reinforcing the others. The course is designed to prepare students for upper-level coursework. LA3 students will read short stories, novels, and poetry, exploring fundamental literary elements in the process. By digging into these works, students will learn how to understand […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Grammar of Science – Life Science

In keeping with the philosophy of encouraging wonder and equipping students with the tools of scientific study, Course 1: Life Science is intended to encourage a love for the natural world and the miracle of the human body. Students will be prepared for subsequent science courses through the development of good observation and note-taking skills, […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Grammar of Science – Sky and Space

In keeping with the philosophy of encouraging wonder and equipping students with the tools of scientific study, Course 2: Sky and Space is designed to stimulate curiosity.  What is the optimal design for a model rocket? Will we colonize Mars in my lifetime? Why do Northerners have a “White Christmas” while Southerners decorate palm trees […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Introduction to Earth Science

This 6th grade course is new for 2021-22 as part of our restructuring of the science sequence in 6th-8th grades.  It is not the same as the Earth Science (Bridge) class and is not challenging enough for 8th graders.   At Wilson Hill Academy we believe that teaching science in the grammar stage should equip […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: Grammar School

Math Level 5

Engaging young students in meaningful discussions of mathematics is an essential component of their math education. Math 5 combines this type of student engagement along with challenging content to inspire true wonder and love of the subject. Students learn to solve challenging math problems using several “visual approach” strategies based on the Singapore Method that […]

Section: Math   |   School: Grammar School

Math Level 6

Exemplary math instruction in the early years gives students the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas they have newly discovered. The result is the development of independent, thoughtful problem solvers with a deep appreciation and joy of mathematics. Math 6 combines this pedagogy with an exceptional visual approach to problem solving based on the Singapore […]

Section: Math   |   School: Grammar School

Math Level 7

Math 7 The ability to discuss alternative strategies for problem solving in mathematics is an indication of mastery of the subject. In Math 7, word problems form the basis for most instruction. Students spend a great deal of time discussing alternative strategies with each other, in groups, and as a whole class. Important ideas in […]

Section: Math   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Grammar Level Latin I

This introductory Latin course will help grammar school students see that learning Latin is attainable and even fun! Students will embark on the adventure of learning Latin by studying vocabulary, two verb conjugations, three tenses, two noun declensions, adjectives, prepositions, and basic sentence translation. Learning will be enhanced by workbooks, memory work, games, and a […]

Section: Languages   |   School: Grammar School

Grammar Level Latin II

Building on the foundational concepts taught in Grammar Latin I, grammar school students will continue their Latin adventure by learning the third verb conjugation, the third noun declension, pronouns, imperatives, and numbers while continuing to build and review vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on parsing verbs, nouns, and adjectives as well as labeling the parts […]

Section: Languages   |   School: Grammar School

Grammar Level Latin III

Grammar Latin III is the final Latin primer course for grammar school students, and when students have finished this course, they are well-prepared for Secondary Latin 1. Students will review previously taught concepts and study the fourth verb conjugation, the fourth and fifth noun declensions, three tenses, adjectives, and adverbs while continuing to build and […]

Section: Languages   |   School: Grammar School

Grammar of Science: Pond Study (Summer)

At Wilson Hill Academy we believe that teaching science in the grammar stage should equip students to begin thinking about God’s creation both “Christianly” and “scientifically.” This means reinforcing the child’s natural wonder for the world God created and helping each child see God’s glory as revealed in His creation. “For since the creation of […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Grammar of Science: Nervous System (Summer)

At Wilson Hill Academy we believe that teaching science in the grammar stage should equip students to begin thinking about God’s creation both “Christianly” and “scientifically.” This means reinforcing the child’s natural wonder for the world God created and helping each child see God’s glory as revealed in His creation. “For since the creation of […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Fundamentals of Latin

Fundamentals of Latin is a transitional class which introduces students with little or no Latin background to the basics of Latin grammar and ancient Roman culture. Designed to ease the transition into Secondary Latin, this class will ground students in Latin grammar basics while showing them the relevance of Latin throughout history and our world […]

Section: Languages   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Grammar Latin Club (Summer)

Salvete Discipuli! If you just finished Grammar Latin I, II, or III or Fundamentals of Latin, this is the class for you. Let’s chant and practice our declensions, conjugations, and vocabulary. Games, songs, and activities with your Latin Amicis will have you ready to roll this fall! August 9-12 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1-3 p.m. […]

Section: Languages, Summer   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Don’t Miss These Books: Grammar: Homer Price (Summer)

This 4-lesson mini-course on Homer Price is based on the “Don’t Miss These Books: Grammar Level” class. More than anything else, the “Don’t Miss These Books” series is designed to encourage the love of great books and great stories as an essential preparation for future courses in the language arts (Language Arts 1-4 and The […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Language Arts Level 1: Old Yeller (Summer)

Writing instruction at WHA begins with Language Arts in the Grammar School and continues through the School of Logic and School of Rhetoric years, culminating in Rhetoric 2: Senior Thesis. The primary goal of our writing process is to teach students how to write coherent, logical, and elegant essays. To accomplish this, students need a […]

Section: Literature, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Pioneer Kids (Summer)

Travel back to the pioneer childhood days of Laura and Almanzo on the American prairie. Bring their stories to life as you draw their homes, eat their meals, play school, re-create pastimes and toys, and practice pioneer manners. Create a final project patch-working all your learning for a keepsake to treasure. *Students need to read […]

Section: History, Summer   |   School: Grammar School

Story of History: World War 1 Begins (Summer)

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History, Summer   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Story of History: Westward Expansion (Summer)

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History, Summer   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic

Story of History: World War 2 Begins (Summer)

The Story of History series is intended to cover the flow of history from Bible times through the 20th century, providing students with a backdrop against which they can better engage in The Great Conversation. Students in the upper Grammar School or School of Logic will get to know the heroes, villains and key events […]

Section: History, Summer   |   School: Grammar School, School of Logic