When we started Wilson Hill Academy, one of our strongest desires was to provide science courses that are grounded in a biblical worldview and rigorous enough to prepare our students to excel in college-level science classes and beyond.

At Wilson Hill Academy, we believe that teaching science should equip students to think about God’s creation both scientifically and Christianly preparing them to excel in college-level science classes and engage the sciences as followers of Christ. This means cultivating the child’s natural wonder for the world God created and helping each child see God’s glory as revealed in His creation: “For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made” (Romans 1:20). It also means equipping students with tools they can use to explore God’s world and discover the depths of His creation. 

With younger students, these tools include observation and classification, exercises in comparison and contrast, and a beginning appreciation for concepts like cause-and-effect, process thinking, and systems thinking. Students will see and experience that science is the process of building models to understand the natural world. School of Logic and Rhetoric students continue the study of scientific models using a mastery-based approach. Our Physics-Chemistry-Biology sequence allows students to develop a foundation in key principles and use it to gain a deeper understanding of concepts in Chemistry and Biology. By also considering the development of scientific models through the history of science, students continually encounter the nature of science and how it is conducted. Our science courses ultimately seek to nurture the student’s love of God and neighbor through deepening an understanding of his creation and equipping them to become faithful stewards of it.

We offer two streams in our School of Rhetoric science courses- basic and advanced streams. Both streams establish excellent foundations in the subjects. A key distinction between these streams is the expectation of math proficiency. The advanced stream is a good fit for students who are above grade level in math.

See our short video on how to engage the sciences as a Christ-follower.

Physics 1

Physics 1 is an introductory physics course for students in grades 9 through 12. The course integrates history, mathematics, and technical communication skills. Through successful completion of this course, a […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Physics 1 (Honors)

This is a rigorous physical science course intended for accelerated 9th grade students who have already completed Algebra I and are motivated toward honors-level study in science and mathematics. The […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Chemistry

This is a complete first-year high school chemistry course. It will provide students with an understanding of the properties of, and interactions between, different types of matter. Students will understand […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Chemistry (Honors/Pre-AP)

This is an accelerated first-year chemistry course designed for students who have demonstrated an aptitude and enthusiasm for studying science. It will provide students with an understanding of the properties […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Chemistry

This course has been formally authorized by the College Board to carry the AP® designation and is designed to be the equivalent of a first year college level general chemistry. […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Biology

This introductory course in biology is taught from a Christian worldview using classical methodology. Students study the nature of life and the chemical basis of living cells as well as […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

Biology (Honors)

Honors Biology is designed for students who have a foundation in Physics and Chemistry and who are eager to apply that knowledge to the study of Biology. Students will learn […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

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, […]

Section: Sciences   |   School: School of Logic

AP Biology

This course has been formally authorized by the College Board to carry the AP® designation. It is a rigorous course and is recommended for high school juniors and seniors who […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric

AP Physics

Formerly taught as Physics 2 (Honors), this class will include work designed specifically as preparation for the AP® Physics exam beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. It remains an honors-level […]

Section: AP Courses, Sciences   |   School: School of Rhetoric