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Intentional Technology

We're committed to taking a whole-community approach to preparing our students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.

Creative, innovative, and intelligent use of technology is critically important. By blending the best elements of traditional teaching and strong student/teacher relationships with the inventive nature of digital learning, our students will be ready for the future.

Technology in the classroom
  • We recognize that in the 21st century there is no divide between the online and physical worlds. Our emphasis on integrity, honesty, moral courage, personal accountability, and compassion for others applies to all aspects of our students’ lives.
  • Advisories and coursework explore the challenges of growth and development in each division, with special attention to the modern challenges of digital communication tools, information permanence, and the long-term implications of a student’s online footprint.
  • Teachers are supported by a team of educational technologists who analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate processes and tools to enhance the educational experience.

Jessica DemeterSeventh-grade Social Studies Teacher

You’re never going to be a master, so you have to go ahead and learn along with the students; be open to taking risks in front of them, failing in front of them, and let them know it’s OK.”

100%

students in grades 3–12 receive school-issued personal computing devices as an integral part of their Country Day experience.

6

Number of classes in which Upper School students regularly use computer programming, such as in Computational Biochemistry and AP Statistics with R.

496

Middle School students use iPads to practice fluency in French and Spanish.

100%

of faculty have received training in digital lesson planning.

1st

area school to be approved as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School, which recognizes our efforts in teaching digital literacy and citizenship.

7

3-D printers, two laser cutters, and one CNC router are used to complete student projects across all divisions.

A Glimpse into Learning About Technology