Wilson Hall prides itself on its traditional, classical education that provides students with a variety of intellectual skills necessary for the different academic disciplines offered in college. Although there is a strong emphasis on the fundamental academic disciplines of English, math, science and social studies, students are also required to take foreign language, performing or visual arts, and technology courses. The wide range of elective courses available encourages students to develop their academic interests.
Technology is incorporated into learning and students have access to provided Chromebooks, and hands-on learning experiences are provided as Wilson Hall is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math certified school. Students are encouraged to collaborate with classmates, think critically, develop written and verbal communication skills, and develop their creativity through projects.
Since Wilson Hall is a college preparatory school and all students are required to be accepted to a four-year college or university to graduate, all courses are taught at an advanced level with eligible students taking the even more demanding Advanced Placement and honors courses. The school offers 21 AP courses, more than any school in the area, taught at the college level by specially trained faculty members. At the end of the year, students have the opportunity to take a nationally standardized test in the AP subject and may receive college credit. This can really pay off in the long run as some students have graduated with over 30 hours of college credit. Many college admissions counselors prefer that students take the AP exams for credit instead of taking courses at a local college. The reason is that the AP exams are nationally standardized and are recognized by all colleges across the nation.
Students have a seven-period schedule with different teachers for each subject, and the school day is from 8:00 AM–2:30 PM. The school does not offer extraordinary academic accommodation for students with special needs.