A Coeducational Boarding and Day School for Grades 9 Through 12

St. George's School

Horton Center for Learning

The Horton Center for Learning is a student-centered campus space dedicated to academic growth, skill-building and collaborative learning.

Resources for Writing Support

St. George’s offers students several options to support writing across academic disciplines, including the faculty-staffed Writing Center and the student-led Writing Lab, in addition to a summer writing program.

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Academic Coaching at SG

Today’s Instructional Services program is built on the groundbreaking work done by Beth Horton in the mid-1960s, while simultaneously being rooted in the latest research on how the teenage brain learns. The Instructional Services team's goal is to equip students with the skills necessary to engage in self-sufficient learning, develop strong and consistent study habits and routines, and take full advantage of learning supports on campus and beyond.

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Campus Resources for Extra Help

The academic culture at St. George’s encourages students to take advantage of campus resources that provide extra help in all subject areas. Campus resources fall into two broad categories, individualized extra help through the Peer Tutoring programs and more informal support offered through Campus “Labs.” Both of these supports are largely student-run, yet teachers and the Horton Center staff work together to train and support tutors and also direct students to these programs.

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ACES! is a six-week course designed to help new students adjust to community and academic life on campus. Taught by the Horton Center’s academic coaches, ACES! introduces new students to expectations unique to the academic experience at St. George’s, while also focusing on the importance and creation of strong study habits and routines.

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Through a variety of group and individual programs, the Center supports the development of students' own unique and independent approaches to learning at St. George’s and beyond.

The Horton Center for Learning...

... identifies individual student learning preferences and needs.

... includes all types of students.

... develops strategies, processes, understanding of campus resources, and self-sufficiency.

... enhances executive functions, metacognition, cognitive flexibility and self-assessment.

... supports the “whole” student, the needs of individuals as well as the student community at large and the growth of all, through an environment that addresses and accelerates present and future success.

Joe Lang

Joe Lang

Director of Instructional Services, Beth Horton Chair in Instructional Services
Sarah Mason

Sarah Mason

Instructional Services, Special Liason with the Academic Office, Buell Dorm Head