We are proud of the exceptional quality and expertise of our educators, whom we attract from across the nation. Our faculty are committed to excellence in education and continue to hone their craft as professionals. A passion student learning and growth motivates our educators; and they are invested in their students' growth and well-being.
St. Margaret’s expert faculty members foster authentic engagement and enduring understandings based on inquiry, critical thinking, in-depth analysis, creative thinking and problem solving. These higher order cognitive skills go well beyond the teaching and learning that focuses on rote memorization and inch-deep coverage of material. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of measurement with a focus on mastery learning, yet we recognize that not all students learn at the same pace and in the same way. Our experienced educators use formative and summative data to inform their teaching practices in the classroom to support every student.
A hallmark of a St. Margaret’s education is the many faculty members who are engaged and involved in the life of each student. Students are supported by a professional community of teachers, advisors, college counselors
, chaplains and coaches. Our class sizes are small so every teacher knows and loves every student and differentiates instruction accordingly. We are not bound to pacing requirements that often undermine the process of learning and the joy of exploration for each student.
Further, the mission of educating hearts and minds requires St. Margaret’s to understand the motivational and affective components of passion, interest, relevance and meaning in the learning process. Through an appreciation of diversity, the interconnectedness of the human experience, and real global and environmental challenges, students experience learning in a dynamic, resource-rich environment where problems are complex and answers are ambiguous and they are nurtured and empowered to make claims and find solutions.
We are developing learners of the future, with the capacity to lead, the humility to serve, the passion to pursue interests, the strength to overcome challenges, and the will to make the world a better place.