To promote sportsmanship and health, Wilson Hall maintains a strong and varied athletic program providing the opportunity to participate in interscholastic competition against independent and public schools throughout the state. The school sponsors 34 teams and has won 55 state championships in 13 different sports, including the most recent title in 2018 for softball. Twelve students have received the S.C. Independent School Association's highest award recognizing the top male and female scholar-athlete in the association.
Participation in athletics provides the unique opportunity for molding character, building lasting friendships, and for the great but simple pleasure of play. The renowned Baron spirit is derived in part from the playing fields and courts. School spirit, however, is not contained to just the students which is obvious by the enormous support of parents, alumni, grandparents, and parents of alumni at our sporting events.
Although the Barons have been honored three times with the President’s Trophy for having the most successful athletic program in the state, the primary focus at Wilson Hall is always academics. Students must maintain academic standards in order to practice or participate with an athletic team.
Each year, Wilson Hall has graduates who continue their athletic careers at college by participating in everything from football to tennis, and from baseball to cross country. Some athletes receive athletic scholarships, while others play simply because they love the sport, keeping in mind that nearly every Wilson Hall graduate receives an academic scholarship for college.
Wilson Hall firmly believes that a healthy body promotes a healthy mind as evidenced by the numerous state championships. With some of the strongest academic talents in the state as well as some of the most talented athletes, Wilson Hall proves each year that academics and athletics are not exclusive of one another, but are complimentary.
Before students may try out for a team or participate in team practices, they must be officially enrolled in the school. Also, they must submit the following forms to the office: physical form, agreement for participation, warning of inherent risk, consent/release and waiver, and pre-participation history and health form.
For more information regarding the athletic program, please contact the athletic director, Mr. Glen Rector, at firstname.lastname@example.org.