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Applications for Admission for 2023-24 School Year

Applications are being accepted at this time for the 2024-25 school year. To submit the online application, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of the page. The school begins offering admission to new students for the 24-25 school year at the end of March and will continue to offer admission throughout the summer until the classes are filled.  

At this time, the 2024-25 Preschool 3, Preschool 4, and fourth grade are filled to capacity and there are waiting lists for admission. To be placed on a waiting list, please submit an application for admission. 

Admission Requirements

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. 

To be considered for admission, it is preferable that applicants score at least in the 70th percentile on a standardized test. For students who have only taken a state test, advanced scores in reading and math are preferred, but a minimum of proficient scores is required. Applicants must have earned at least a C in core courses (English, math, science & social studies). In addition:

  • Applicants for 2nd -12th grades must perform satisfactorily on an entrance test
  • Applicants for the four-year-old preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade classes must meet with a Wilson Hall teacher for a readiness evaluation
  • Applicants for 6th - 12th grades may have to take an additional placement exam for English, foreign language or math
  • Applicants 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 an applicant
  • Wilson Hall does not accept applicants who have been suspended and/or expelled from their current school
  • Applicants for the three-year-old preschool - 1st grades must meet the minimum age requirements; September 1st is the cutoff date
  • Applicants for preschool must be completely potty trained
  • The school does not offer extraordinary academic accommodation for students with special needs.

Mid-year transfers are accepted for four-year-old preschool-5th grade. 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 accepted under special circumstances pending the ability to schedule classes for the student.

Preschool, Kindergarten & 1st Grade
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 February 15th. Students must be completely potty-trained before they begin school.

2nd - 11th Grades
Academic performance is the primary factor in gaining admission to Wilson Hall.

12th Grade
Local transfers to the 12th grade are admitted only under special circumstances. Applicants must have an excellent academic record with 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.

Admission Process

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 completed with the following items:

  • Completed online application
  • Application fee of $200.00 ($500.00 for new international students) - fee is non-refundable unless the school cannot offer the student a position
  • Completed entrance test (2nd-12th) or evaluation (PS4-1st)
  • Copy of most recent report card or grade report (required for 2nd-12th)
  • Copy of transcript that includes all courses for which applicant has received high school credit (required for 10th-12th)
  • Copy of most recent standardized test results (required for 4th-12th)
  • Wilson Hall does not request academic records of an applicant directly from the applicant's school for the admissions process. If a student is enrolled, Wilson Hall will then make an official request for records.
Sean Hoskins
Director of Admissions

For questions regarding the process, please contact Sean Hoskins, Director of Admissions, at or 803-469-3615, ext. 107.  

Gaining Admission

For classes that are not full, the Director of Admissions decides, with input from other administrators, which applicants will be admitted based on the applicant's file and academic record or academic promise. However, for classes that have more applicants than there are vacancies, the Admissions Committee will decide which applicants will be admitted.

Applicants for the three-year-old preschool will be granted admission based on the following order of priority: child of a Wilson Hall faculty member, applicant has an older sibling currently attending Wilson Hall, child of a Wilson Hall graduate, and date of application.

The primary factor the Admissions Committee will consider when granting admission to the four-year-old preschool - 12th grade is the academic record or the academic promise of the applicant. Once the applicant has met the academic standards required for acceptance to Wilson Hall, the following factors may also be considered by the Admission Committee prior to making their recommendation:

  • Ability to pay tuition
  • Assists in helping Wilson Hall's community responsibility 
  • Brings special talents or skills to the school
  • Child of a Wilson Hall employee
  • Child of a Wilson Hall graduate 
  • Date of application 
  • Helps diversify the student body 
  • Multiple sibling family
  • Siblings are in attendance at Wilson Hall
  • Supporters of the school

Wilson Hall does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in any of its policies, practices or procedures.

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