Technology

St. Mary School offers technology integrated into all subject areas at all levels from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Our computer lab, adjacent to the Discovery Hall, has 33 MacBook Air laptops along with a color and black and white printer. For teacher and student convenience, additional color and black and white printers are located throughout the building.

Each classroom has Chromebooks for student use, making our school 1:1 for all students, Grades K-8. Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, St. Mary School implemented a 1:1 Chromebook program for students in grades 6 - 8, allowing the students to use these Chromebooks throughout the day in classes, and then take then home at night. Each 1:1 Chromebook has a filtering program installed directly on the device for on-line security that follows the device wherever it is being used. Our students use G Suite for Education (Google Apps). The core G Suite of applications allow students to collaborate on documents and projects, seamlessly save them and allows access from any device with an internet connection. An iPad cart is located in the Kindergarten for their use. Preschool students can share these iPads as well. There is an additional mobile cart of iPads in the Discovery Hall for student use. Apps requested by teachers are loaded onto the iPads.

Every classroom, including Preschool, is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard that allows teachers to present lessons in an exciting way, engaging students in the learning process. Each room has also been equipped with a new Sound equipment. Teachers wear a pendant microphone that amplifies his/her voice to all parts of the room. This allows our hearing impaired students to easily hear the teacher no matter where he/she may be standing in the room.

St. Mary School students create video news broadcasts using Green Screen technology. Broadcasts can be distributed to classrooms via a closed circuit TV channel. Students also produce projects for their classrooms using the Green Screen equipment.

As  you can see, St. Mary School continues to provide exciting new ways for our students to learn and share their knowledge.