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.
This self-paced course is designed to meet the needs of students who are registered for WHA Chemistry or WHA Honors (Pre-AP) Chemistry but have not taken the prerequisite WHA Physics […]