At the heart of Wilson Hall is its focus on the development of a student’s academic and intellectual capabilities to his or her potential. The success of this goal has been based on maintaining a challenging curriculum and a professional faculty in a supportive, family-like atmosphere.
Wilson Hall is a small school by design, giving teachers and students the opportunity to get to know one another on a more personal level. This allows teachers to identify and react to the strengths of each student.
Wilson Hall students pursue serious studies in a curriculum designed to challenge each student, which is why applicants must meet certain academic standards before being admitted. With a traditional curriculum, emphasis is placed on reading and English language skills, mathematics, science and social studies, with technology, foreign languages, and fine/performing arts rounding out the educational experience.
Wilson Hall is a certified Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) school by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). To earn the certification, the school met SCISA STEAM standards that include having an inquiry-based learning environment for students that encourages problem solving, students working independently and collaboratively, and students demonstrating creative and critical thinking.
Other STEAM standards include students using technology resources to conduct research, learning through performance-based assessments, and students demonstrating oral and verbal communication skills to express and elaborate their conclusions. Students in each class, from three-year-old preschool through twelfth grade and across all academic disciplines, participate in STEAM activities.
Since seniors must be accepted to a four-year college or university in order to graduate, it is not a question of whether they are going to college, but where they are going to college. The average SAT for the graduating class is over 200 points or higher than the national SAT average. And showing that Wilson Hall is a solid investment in the education of its students, nearly every graduate receives a merit-based scholarship offer for college.
The exceptional academic achievements of Wilson Hall students and alumni speak for themselves and clearly demonstrate why the school has been one of the top college preparatory institutions in South Carolina for over five decades.