Academic support is available to every student in the form of extra-help sessions, day and evening study hall, weekend study hall, and St. Margaret's advisor program. Through our study skills program, girls learn how they learn and take responsibility for their academic progress by capitalizing on their strengths. In addition, the following resources can be made available through the Wheat Learning Center: math lab, writing lab, tutoring, test preparation, academic coaching, online education, and more.The Wheat Center
fosters a learning culture on St. Margaret’s campus that engages each individual student. Learning specialists work with students to develop strategies and study skills for success in the classroom. The more advanced students with tremendous academic potential are encouraged to seek enrichment opportunities like independent studies, service projects, and internships. Tutoring, test preparation, and online education are other valuable services available through the Wheat Center. The Center is located within the Woolfolk Library where students utilize flexible workspaces, Wi-Fi, and connectivity technology that fosters individual and group learning.
- Phyllis Hollimon has spent the last 26 years teaching and counseling students in Virginia’s public and independent schools including most recently at Chatham Hall. She has vast experience in fostering students’ academic potential while addressing their behavioral and mental health challenges. She holds a degree from the University of Richmond and a master’s degree from James Madison University. She is an American School Counselor Association certified DEI Specialist and a Licensed IIRP Restorative Practices Trainer.
- Allison Forrester arrives from the Epiphany School of Global Studies, where she was Director of Learning Services. She has extensive experience in evaluating students and making accommodations for all types of learning differences. She has also developed lesson plans for gifted students. Forrester holds a degree from Duke University, a master’s from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard University.