Classical education is where I first started falling in love with homeschooling. Classical education is based on a three-part process of training the mind. From the early Grammar years where kids learn the basic building blocks of each subject, through the middle Logic Stage, and then to the final Rhetoric Stage in high school where kids learn to write and speak with originality. It is language focused, with an emphasis on timeline based history, memorization, and solid whole literature.
Online Classical Education with Wilson Hill Academy
Offering courses for students in grades 4 – 12, Wilson Hill Academy provides college-bound students with a classical Christian education. Tuition rates are based on the number of courses a student takes, allowing Wilson Hill Academy to come alongside families and offer flexibility. That means your students can take one course, or multiple, depending on what your needs are at the time.
Having trouble with higher level math? No problem! Want them to be able to interact with their Latin studies? (They also offer Spanish 1-4, Ancient Greek and Russian and are adding French next year!) No problem! Wilson Hill Academy makes helping you their priority!
Wilson Hill Academy offers live online courses, providing students the opportunity to interact with one another as well as their teachers, creating engaging and energizing classrooms. During class, students regularly communicate via webcam, mic and chat box.
Wilson Hill’s registrar and a college advisor work closely together to assist students with course mapping, graduation plans and college planning. Wilson Hill Academy graduates are accepted into a variety of secondary institutions such as Baylor University, Cornell University, Hillsdale College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Penn State University, Samford University, Texas A&M University, University of Alabama, University of Georgia (Honors), Wheaton College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Hear from the students themselves:
Wilson Hill Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accreditation division of AdvancED. Accreditation promotes Wilson Hill Academy as a recognized brand of excellent college-prep education, which enhances the transcript of all Wilson Hill students. In addition, Wilson Hill Academy has obtained NCAA approval for their course of study, which may make it easier for aspiring student athletes to compete for scholarships.
Wilson Hill Academy Teachers
Wilson Hill Academy is very proud of their teachers. Their teachers think deeply about their subjects from a Christian worldview and are excited to challenge their students to do the same.
“Wilson Hill Academy believes that gifted, enthusiastic teachers who can bring their subjects alive are the key to successfully delivering a classical Christian education, whether online or in a classroom. At WHA, we seek to engage “Master Teachers”, who have degrees in their field, giving preference to those with advanced degrees. These Master Teachers are awarded ownership shares in Wilson Hill Academy as a component of their compensation, further recognizing the essential role they play in the educational process.”
What does this mean for your children? It means they have teachers who love what they are teaching, know a lot about it, and are passionate about sharing that knowledge with your children!
Take a peak inside a couple of classrooms:
- Christie Jester, A “Heated” Science Experiment from Honors Physics 1
- Dr. Tom Vierra, Director of Academics, teaches The Great Conversation
Hear from the teachers themselves:
Becky Pliego lives in Mexico City and teaches Spanish 1, 2, 3, & 4
Eric Reini teaches Algebra (Pre, 1, 2, and a refresher) and AP Statistics
Kelly Songer teaches lots of Latin including Latin I, II, and III, as well as the Fundamentals of Latin
Julie Etter says students in her classes have fun in part because she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She teaches World Geography, Fundamentals of Western Civilization, The Story of History: 20th Century, and Study Skills
Online Classical Education for All 3 Stages
Grammar School – geared toward younger students in 5th and 6th grades and includes a series of history courses, math, language arts, Latin, and science.
School of Logic (7th & 8th grade) includes history, English, literature, Latin, science, and math, as well as the introduction of logic and theology.
School of Rhetoric (9th-12th grade) – continued study with theology, logic, rhetoric and the Great Conversation as well as the standard courses in math, writing, and science.
AP Courses – Wilson Hill Academy also offers a variety of AP Courses for High School students including subjects in math, science, history, and Latin.
Learn More About Wilson Hill Academy
- A Brief Overview from Bruce Etter, Director of Student Life
- Frequently Asked Questions will help you learn more about Wilson Hill Academy. You’ll find information about college advising, course schedule, graduation, payment plans, and more.