Because there are several options when choosing a school in the Sumter area, we hope that you will give Wilson Hall full consideration. Prospective students and their parents are encouraged to visit our campus, and applications are accepted at any time. Wilson Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in any of its policies, practices or procedures.
Or contact the admissions director, Sean Hoskins, by calling (803) 469-3615, extension 107
To be considered for admission, all applicants must have scored at least in the 70th percentile on a nationally standardized test and earn at least a C in core courses. For students who have only taken a state test, advanced scores in reading and math are preferred but a minimum of proficient scores are required. In addition:
- Students applying for 1st -12th grades must perform satisfactorily on an entrance test. Students applying for the four-year-old preschool and kindergarten classes must meet with a Wilson Hall teacher for a readiness evaluation.
- Students applying for admission to 6th – 12th grades may have to take an additional placement exam for math and/or English.
- Students applying for 9th-12th must have completed the necessary coursework in order to meet Wilson Hall’s requirements for graduation.
- The school may require, on a case-by-case basis, additional information before accepting a student.
- Mid-year transfers are accepted for the three-year-old preschool-5th grades. Mid-year transfers for grades 6th-8th will be considered in most cases, depending on the coursework the applicant has completed. Because the school does not offer partial credit for high school classes, mid-year transfers for grades 9th-12th are not accepted unless the applicant will be taking the same classes in which he or she is currently enrolled.
- Wilson Hall does not accept applicants who have been suspended and/or expelled from their current school.
Wilson Hall is a SEVIS school, which means it has been approved by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement to enroll international students who have an F1 visa. International students are considered for admission to the 10th-12th grades at the start of each school year; mid-year transfers are not accepted. The following are the minimum scores needed to be considered for admission (applicants must provide scores from one of these tests): TOEFL – 60, SLEP – 53, or ELTiS – 223. F1 students must also pass an entrance test. Since Wilson Hall is not a boarding school, agencies representing international students must secure a host family for the students.
Preschool & Kindergarten
Student readiness is the primary factor in gaining admission. For the three-year-old preschool, admissions priority is given to children of current Wilson Hall parents and faculty. Applications for the three-year-old preschool should be submitted by January 31st, but applications will be accepted until the class is filled to capacity. Students must be completely potty-trained before they begin school.
1st – 11th Grades
Academic performance is the primary factor in gaining admission to Wilson Hall.
Local transfers to the 12th grade are admitted only under special circumstances. Applicants must have an excellent academic record with all of the necessary coursework to meet Wilson Hall’s requirements, and applicants must have earned at least the average SAT score of the Senior Class to be considered for admission.
For classes that are not full, the Director of Admissions decides which applicants will be admitted based on the applicant’s file and academic record. However, for classes that have more applicants than there are vacancies, the Admissions Committee will decide which applicants will be admitted.
The primary factor the Admissions Committee will consider when granting admission is the academic record of the applicant. Once the applicant has met the academic and character standards required for acceptance to Wilson Hall, the following factors may also be considered by the Admission Committee prior to making their recommendation (considerations are listed in no particular order):
- Date of application – An early application date signifies a sustained interest in the Wilson Hall program. Applications for the three-year-old preschool should be submitted by January 31st.
- Siblings are in attendance at Wilson Hall – The school believes it is beneficial to keep families together if at all possible.
- Child of a Wilson Hall employee – Enrollment of faculty and staff children indicates a personal vote of confidence in the environment and curriculum.
- Child of a Wilson Hall graduate – It has been determined over the years that active alumni become active and involved parents.
- Brings special talents or skills to the school – One student’s gifts and abilities have the potential to enhance the educational experience of the rest of the student body.
- Ability to pay tuition – The current parent keeps his/her bill paid in a timely manner.
- Supporters of the school – The parent is willing to commit time and talents as well as financial support for the school above and beyond tuition.
- Multiple sibling family – The positive impact made by a new family is frequently increased by additional siblings.
- Helps diversify the student body – Wilson Hall maintains and encourages the enrollment of students who will help diversify the student population.
- Assists in helping Wilson Hall’s community responsibility – Wilson Hall is committed to playing an active role in assisting with the growth of both business and industry in the Sumter community.
The application process is a relatively simple one, and Wilson Hall accepts applications at any time. Before a student may be considered for admission, the application file must be complete with the following items:
- Completed online application
- Application fee of $150.00 ($300.00 for international students). Fee is non-refundable unless the school cannot offer the student a position.
- Completed entrance test
- Photocopy of most recent report card
- Photocopy of transcript that includes all courses for which applicant has received high school credit, if applicable
- Photocopy of most recent nationally standardized test results, if applicable.
To apply for admission, please complete the application by clicking on the following link: https://wh-sc.client.renweb.com/oa/?memberid=1613
Tuition & Fees
Year (due July 10)
Preschool (3): $3,295.00
Preschool (4): $5,395.00
Grades 1-5: $7,245.00
Grades 6-8: $7,345.00
Grades 9-12: $7,445.00
Semester (due July 10 and December 10)
Preschool (3): $1,667.50
Preschool (4): $2,717.50
Grades 1-5: $3,642.50
Grades 6-8: $3,692.50
Grades 9-12: $3,742.50
Quarter (due June 10, September 10, December 10 and March 10)
Preschool (3): $843.75
Preschool (4): $1,368.75
Grades 1-5: $1,831.25
Grades 6-8: $1,856.25
Grades 9-12: $1,881.25
Month (12 payments due beginning June 10)
Preschool (3): $302.00
Preschool (4): $495.00
Grades 1-5: $663.00
Grades 6-8: $673.00
Grades 9-12: $683.00
Application fee (non-refundable): $150.00 ($300 for international students)
Instructional fee: $200.00
Building fund (per family): $300.00
Campus Safety fee (per family): $150.00
Tuition Refund Insurance (one-time payment required for monthly payees and for all international students)
Preschool (3): $92.00
Preschool (4): $151.00
Grades 1-5: $203.00
Grades 6-8: $206.00
Grades 9-12: $208.00
Baron Care (for students enrolled in WH in grades PS4-5 only)
$50.00 registration fee per family
1st Child (per month)
5 days – $240.00
4 days – $192.00
3 days – $144.00
2 days – $96.00
1 day – $50.00
2nd Child (per month)
5 days – $170.00
4 days – $139.00
3 days – $110.00
2 days – $77.00
1 day – $40.00
Preschool 3 Mid-Day Care
12:00-2:00 PM: $5.00 per day
Before School Care (PS3-5th) 7:00-8:00 AM: $2.00 per day
Victoria Livingston Shaw Foundation Scholarship Awards
In the light of Vickey’s passion for education, her tenure as a Wilson Hall faculty member, PTO president, and trustee, as well as the Shaw family’s connection to Shaw Air Force Base, the Victoria Livingston Shaw Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship awards with special, though not exclusive, consideration for students of Shaw AFB families.
The scholarships, in the amount of $1,500 – $2,000, are presented to two students in grades three-year-old preschool through fifth grade who meet the following criteria:
- Qualify for admission to Wilson Hall under normal admissions requirements
- Complete and submit the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement with the understanding financial need is a component though not exclusively so
- Award is presented as the student maintains enrollment status and at the discretion of the awards committee for a period of one, two or three years.
To apply for the scholarship, parents must complete the SSS financial application through the link provided in financial aid. Also, parents must complete the Shaw Foundation Scholarship application. Please contact the Director of Admissions at Hoskins@wilsonhall.org to receive an application.
Applications must be submitted by May 1st.
Financial aid is available and is based on the family’s financial situation. The maximum amount of financial aid awarded would be one-third of tuition, while the average amount of financial aid awarded is one-fifth of tuition.
Wilson Hall uses School & Student Services (SSS) by the National Assoc. of Independent Schools to assist in administering the financial aid. To apply for financial aid or to receive more information about SSS, please visit the service’s website http://sssbynais.org/parents/
The school code is 905067.
Although SSS asks for applicants to download tax documents, please do not do this. Instead, email or mail a copy of the most recent federal tax return directly to the Director of Admissions. Only the 1040 is needed; please do not send additional schedules.
Applications for financial aid should be submitted by August 1st.
The Dale & Shannon Areford Scholarship
The scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, is presented to a student in grades 1-12 who meets the following criteria:
- Qualifies for admission to Wilson Hall under normal admissions requirements
- Is the child of a parent stationed at Shaw Air Force Base
- Completes and submits the SSS Parents’ Financial Statement with the understanding financial need is the primary factor in receiving the scholarship.
To apply for the scholarship, parents must complete the SSS financial application through the link provided in financial aid. Also, parents must complete the Areford Scholarship application; please contact the Director of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive this application.
Applications must be submitted by June 1st.