Are the students required to wear uniforms?
Yes, beginning the 2020-2021 school year, students will be required to wear uniforms.
How do Wilson Hall's SAT scores compare to those of other schools in the area?
With an average SAT score of 1384 for the top 25% of the class and a top score of 1490 (1203 average for entire class) for the Class of 2020, Wilson Hall's average scores are well above the local, state and national averages and are the highest in Sumter County. Every student is required to take the SAT at least twice.
How do Wilson Hall students perform on standardized tests?
Every student in grades 1-8 takes the Stanford Achievement Test, a nationally normed test, each spring. The following are the 2019 average national percentiles for Wilson Hall: language - 84th, math - 83rd, and reading - 82nd. In interpreting these scores, Wilson Hall students scored in the top 16% in the nation, on average, in language, top 17% in math, and top 18% in reading.
What percentage of Wilson Hall graduates are accepted to college?
All of our graduates must be accepted to a four-year college or university to graduate, so the answer is 100%. The 53 members of the Class of 2020 were accepted to 79 different colleges and universities. In addition, 96% of the graduates received a merit-based scholarship, garnering $4.9 million in scholarship offers.
What kind of colleges and universities grant acceptance to a Wilson Hall graduate?
The types of colleges that our alumni attend are as varied as the alumni themselves. Graduates attend Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Princeton as well as other top-ranked universities such as Johns Hopkins, Duke, Emory, Stanford, Vanderbilt and West Point. While many graduates attend the fine public institutions in our state, such as Clemson and USC, they also attend leading out-of-state schools like Cal Poly, Georgia Tech, Penn State, UNC-Chapel Hill, Southern California and Virginia. To see a list of the 63 colleges and universities where our alumni are currently attending school, please click the link: Alumni at College
Can Wilson Hall students receive college credit while still in school?
Yes, with our Advanced Placement program that gives students the opportunity to take a nationally standardized test to receive college credit. Wilson Hall offers 21 courses in which students may take the AP Exam, more than any school in the area. Over half of the 58 members of the Class of 2019 passed at least one AP Exam, earning a total of 223 college credit hours. Seventy percent of Wilson Hall students passed at least one exam in 2019, well above the global passing rate of 60%. This shows that a Wilson Hall education is an investment with a tangible return.
Does the school offer before school/after school care?
The school does offer after school care until 6:00 PM for Wilson Hall students enrolled in PS3-5th. Before school care is available from 7:00-7:45 AM for students in PS3-2nd. The after school care program is available during the summer months from 7:45 AM-5:45 PM for students in PS4-5th. For more information, click on the links:
After School Care
Before School Care
What are the sizes of the classes?
To ensure a close relationship between students and teachers, Wilson Hall has a policy that limits class size. The preschool classes are limited to 12 students, the kindergarten classes and first and second grades are limited to 20 students, the third and fourth grade classes are limited to 22 students, and the fifth grade classes are limited to 23 students. Because they have a wider variety of classes from which to choose, the middle and upper school classes can range in size from 4 - 24 students. Keep in mind that since the school screens its students for academic ability, all students in a class are taught at the same level.
Does the school provide transportation for its students?
While the school does provide transportation for field trips, extracurricular and athletic events, the school does not provide transportation to and from school for its students.
Are new students and families easily accepted?
Nearly one-third of each year's graduating class has attended Wilson Hall since preschool, which makes for a very stable, cohesive student body. New students, however, are always welcomed and are made to feel a part of the Wilson Hall Family immediately. Approximately 19% of the student body is comprised of students whose parents are affiliated with the military, so Wilson Hall is always welcoming new students coming from all parts of the country and the world.
Does Wilson Hall have any religious affiliation?
No, Wilson Hall is an independent school. While a vast majority of our students and faculty are Christian, there are students who represent each of the major religions in the world, and these students are encouraged to express their beliefs as well. Wilson Hall does have a daily devotion and prayer each morning and it does have prayer before all special programs and events. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes for high school students and First Priority, a Christian outreach organization for middle school students, both hold weekly Bible studies on campus, and YoungLife has its own Wilson Hall chapter that meets off-campus.
Wilson Hall is fully accredited by AdvancED and the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and our teachers must have either certification by the state or teach in the area of their college major. Wilson Hall teachers have an average of 22 years of experience, with an average of 15 years at Wilson Hall.