Emphasizing St. Margaret’s commitment to the growth of students in every area of their lives and inspiring them to make the best of themselves, the Wiley H. Wheat Center for Innovative Learning fosters a learning culture that is engaging to each individual student and promotes curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and perseverance. There are seven main areas of focus within the Wheat Learning Center: Academic Counseling and Coaching, Community Outreach, Enrichment Programs, Online Education, Study Skills, Testing, and Writing and Math Labs.

In order to serve the incredibly diverse student body at St. Margaret’s and the even wider range of learning differences, the multipurpose academic resource center offers something for everyone. For students with a unique learning style, learning specialists will help the student to develop strategies and build skills for success in the classroom. For students who are beginning their college search, the Wheat Learning Center offers SAT, ACT, and TOEFL preparation courses as well as individualized instruction. For the more advanced students with tremendous academic potential, they will be encouraged to seek enrichment opportunities like independent studies, service projects, and internships. Tutoring and online education are other valuable services made available through the Wheat Learning Center.

The Wheat Center builds confidence, competence, and character in students. We teach them to become passionate learners who are prepared to succeed in life. Our focus includes the following:

Wheat Learning Center

"The Wheat Learning Center teaches girls to unlock their passions and reach their potential."

Jane Harrington
Coordinator of the Wheat Center


One-on-one instruction; 50-minute sessions; subject areas include math, reading, writing, social studies, science, and study skills. These tutoring sessions are open to the public.

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TOEFL Test Prep

16 one-hour group sessions OR individual training sessions

Contact jharrington@sms.org for more information.

Wheat Center for Innovative Learning