Our teachers aren’t just passionate about teaching. They’re passionate about learning. With the Merck-Horton Center for Teaching and Learning, St. George’s supports the exploration of research-based and innovative strategies for the 21st century.
Since 2009, the Merck-Horton Center — named in honor of educational visionary Albert B. Merck ’39, P’76 and former Director of Instructional Services Beth Horton P’79, ’85 — has worked to bring the best, most up-to-date teaching and learning strategies to St. George’s classrooms. The program, a partnership with researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has attracted national attention through several publications — a rare accomplishment for a secondary school. But, as program director Tom Callahan notes, the center’s mission is a commitment to student success. “If there’s a better way to teach and learn,” he says, “we feel it’s our responsibility to provide it.“
Featured Projects & Publications
The Merck-Horton Center supports research and innovative teacher initiatives throughout the year. Within the framework of annual research with university partners and grants for individual and collaborative work, each project is driven by the curiosity and dedication of St. George’s faculty. And because our research is highly coveted by education experts, a number of scholarly journals have published our findings.Learn More