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

World Geography and History

Have you ever stopped to think about how the geography of a region shapes its economy, government, and sometimes even religion? This class will take students through the continents while learning about culture, land forms, climates, resources, etc. Students will have the opportunity to make presentations, complete creative projects, and much more as they “travel […]

Section: History   |   School: School of Logic

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

Language Arts Level 4 (FOEW)

Language Arts 4 emphasizes both literature and composition by focusing on the first three canons of classical rhetoric: invention, arrangement, and elocution. The thoughtful discussions about literary works help LA4 students develop habits of questioning and an appreciation for the art of writing. Students use these skills to write reflective essays that present a logical […]

Section: Composition, Literature   |   School: School of Logic

Fundamentals of Research & Presentation

Fundamentals of Research & Presentation introduces students to logic level research and presentation skills as they use the history of their own home area (state, province, or country) as the research content. Students will hone their written and oral presentation skills and gain experience with computerized presentation tools as they develop clear, engaging, and well-organized […]

Section: Composition, History, Humanities   |   School: School of Logic

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

Pre-Algebra

Establishing solid mathematical study skills and iron clad problem-solving strategies is the mark of our Pre-algebra course at WHA. This course offers instruction that provides a strong foundation for students as they progress from a concrete understanding of basic math concepts to a deeper level of abstract comprehension of math principles and application. Students become […]

Section: Math   |   School: School of Logic

Introduction to Physics and Chemistry

This course develops a solid foundation in topics from physics and chemistry to equip grade 7 students for School of Rhetoric science courses. Topics include matter and atomic theory, energy, forces and motion, waves, sounds and light, electricity and magnetism, types of substances, compounds and chemical reactions. Students will learn a mastery based approach for […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

Earth Science (Bridge)

NOTE: This class is being offered in 2021-22 as a “bridge” for students enrolled in either Life Science or Grammar of Science Course 3 at Wilson Hill Academy in the 2020-21 school year.  For details on the new Science sequence in 6th-8th grades, please see the Recommended Course of Study. Learn more about the place […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

Introduction to Biology

This course develops a solid foundation in topics from biology to equip grade 8 students for School of Rhetoric science courses. Topics include cellular biology, genetics, microorganisms, fungi, plants, animals, and human organ systems. Students will carry out regular lab activities. Although students will not be required to submit formal lab reports, they will practice […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

The Great Conversation 1

Students engage the Great Conversation at its beginning by learning some of the earliest and most beautiful stories ever written, along with the major events and ideas of ancient Mesopotamia, Israel, Greece and Rome. Along with several Bible books, students will study the work of Homer, Herodotus, Livy, Virgil and others. The course also includes […]

The Great Conversation 2

Students encounter The Great Conversation as it unfolded during the Middle Ages through a study of some the most influential works of the medieval times and some works inspired by this period. The course covers the period from the fall of Rome to the death of Elizabeth I and focusses on medieval England due to […]

Algebra 1

The wonder of mathematics is most truly observed and appreciated by students when they are led to transfer their concrete mathematical knowledge to abstract algebraic generalizations. A primary goal in Algebra I at WHA is to facilitate that vital transfer. Students cannot help but be inspired by the beauty of algebra as they discover how […]

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

Earth Science: The Sun, Moon and Earth System (Summer)

In Earth Science, students learn more about the place we call home. We take an exciting ride through space, beginning with our solar system. We study the stars and planets (including a unit on rocketry) before moving on to look at various aspects of our finely tuned planet. Based on the full course, this mini-course […]

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: School of Logic

Intro to Javascript (Summer)

Students will be introduced to computer programming by creating 2-3simple, interactive applications in the browser using HTML, CSS, andJavascript. Although the class focuses on Javascript and the webbrowser, the concepts learned could be applied to many otherprogramming languages. No programming experience is necessary. July 19-29 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. 10-11:30 a.m. ET

Section: Sciences, Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

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

Latin 1

Latin is alive and lively in Latin 1! Students will explore how an inflected language works by studying five noun declensions, four verb conjugations, adjectives, pronouns, and common expressions. Emphasis is given to Latin vocabulary and English derivatives. Students will build translation skills while exploring Roman culture and studying people and practices from antiquity by […]

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

Latin 2

Building upon the foundation of Latin 1, students will review the basics of Latin grammar and proceed to more complex grammatical constructions, including the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, the passive voice, relative clauses, participles, and indirect statements. Emphasis is given to Latin vocabulary and English derivatives. Students will become more confident in their translation […]

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

Latin 2 Proficiency Exam

This Latin 2 proficiency exam can be used for placement (Latin 2 or Latin 3) or to satisfy the graduation requirement of “Latin proficiency through Latin 2”. Students new to WHA and already registered for Latin 2 or Latin 3 will be placed in this test “class” automatically. Those who prefer to determine their proficiency […]

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

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

Junior Classical League

Junior Classical League is an extracurricular club for all secondary (7th-12th)  Latin and Greek students (FOL+) who wish to broaden their classical language education while socializing with friends and teachers. Student-elected officers and WHA faculty design activities and games which explore topics in the classics in a lively and engaging way, and since this is a […]

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

Get Ready Grammar (Summer)

This course will provide students with a solid foundation and review to help prepare them for LA3, LA4, or FOAW whether they are new or returning students. Using instructor provided materials, students will work through grammatical concepts such as phrases and clauses, the 8 parts of speech (definitions and usage), helping verbs and verb phrases, […]

Section: Composition, Summer   |   School: School of Logic

Story of History: World War 1 Begins (Summer)

The Story of History series covers 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 of the period […]

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

Story of History: Westward Expansion (Summer)

The Story of History series covers 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 of the period […]

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

Story of History: World War 2 Begins (Summer)

The Story of History series covers 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 of the period […]

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

Habits of a Successful Student (Summer)

This course will introduce the habits of a successful student by working through a range of topics such as setting up a workspace, time and task management, note taking and active reading skills. By considering these tools and behaviours, students will be ready to implement strategies in class and in their independent study time to […]

Section: Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Habits of a Successful Student (Self-paced)

This is the self-paced version of our live summer course. It will not be available until September 1st, 2021. This course will introduce the habits of a successful student by working through a range of topics such as setting up a workspace, time and task management, note taking and active reading skills. By considering these […]

Section: Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric

Spanish 1

Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages.  Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world to help bring the language alive. Spanish 1 is an introductory course […]

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

Spanish 2

Wilson Hill Academy seeks to teach modern foreign languages using the classical trivium approach; laying a solid grammar foundation, then building on that through the logic and rhetoric stages.  Each class also contains elements of culture, history and geography of the Spanish-speaking world to help bring the language alive. This intermediate Spanish course builds on […]

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

Logic 2 Readiness (Summer; Live)

This is a somewhat abbreviated version of the full-year Logic 1 class intended for new students who need to shore up their foundation in logic before moving on to Logic 2. Students will study forms of correct thinking, using traditional Aristotelian tools such as formal proofs and truth tables. Students will also be conversant in […]

Section: Composition, Summer   |   School: School of Logic, School of Rhetoric