Student Support

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

Here For Every Student

The Hoehn-Saric Family Center for Academic Excellence works to serve the needs of all learners and to help each student identify and work in his or her upper range. We support each student’s effort to develop effective learning skills and strategies, but more importantly, we work to ensure that each student develops greater self-awareness and confidence in his or her own ability, thus achieving long-term success at Severn and beyond.
The Learning Resource Center is way more than a study hall. It's a fun place to hang out and learn with your friends. I like that you find a new way of doing something when you're stuck.

Our Philosophy

The LRC holds true to a belief that students must be active participants in their own learning process but that each student may benefit from different types and levels of support in order to achieve his or her greatest potential.

The LRC Mission

The Center provides comprehensive services to support the needs of the entire school community. Its services range from structured support for a student with learning differences to drop-in assistance for a student working through a rough draft or difficult problem set. The LRC's peer-mentoring program trains students to share their knowledge and skills with others. The Center also serves as a vital resource to adults in the community - teachers and parents alike - who can benefit from engaging in the shared conversations about excellence in teaching and learning.


For Upper & Middle School Students
Support for improving skills in managing time, note taking, writing papers, reading strategies, studying, and test taking

For Middle Schoolers
All 6th graders take a one quarter class in study skills administered by Middle School faculty

For Freshmen
All freshmen take a six session study skills seminar that focuses on improving skills in managing time, note taking, studying, and test taking. The LRC also provides mid year and final exam preparation.

  • Teacher guidance in math/science and the humanities
  • Peer mentoring/tutoring (appointment only)
  • Small group student instruction/study sessions
  • Continued support for students with special needs – implementation, management, and modification of individual educational plans as needed
  • Growing library of educational materials
  • Parent workshops

Meet our LRC Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Laura Steppe

    Mrs. Laura Steppe 

    Director, Learning Resource Center
    410.647.7701 ext. 2283
    University of Pennsylvania - M.S.Ed.
    University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
  • Photo of Catherine Martino

    Dr. Catherine Martino 

    Learning Resource Center Specialist
    410.647.7701 ext. 2436
    Regent University - Ed.D.
    Regent University - ME
    Virginia Wesleyan - BA

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146