Greenwich Academy’s academic technology program provides faculty and students with the tools and training to take full advantage of the latest information and educational resources. Students at all levels have access to computers and training in productivity applications, typing, drawing, multi-media, and online research.
Technology classes offered in the Lower and Middle Schools emphasize technical skills and knowledge of specific applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, database management, and multi-media production, while at the same time developing appropriate behavior and responsibilities for computer usage. In the Upper School, laptops are used extensively for research, graphic arts, music and video production, presentations, language studies, and curricular collaboration in every department.
Faculty and staff receive extensive on-going training in all aspects of computer technology, and are encouraged to seek professional development in their areas of interest.
All of the learning spaces on campus are hard-wired for network and internet access, and the entire campus is served by a robust wireless network.
Most classrooms feature LCD projectors, audio systems, SMART Boards, video and other presentation media as the curriculum dictates.
Greenwich Academy’s laptop program has been in existence since 1998 and is a model for other schools. All students in Groups VII through XII carry their own laptop computers to class and home, and use them extensively in curricular activities. Students are encouraged to develop sound computing practices, such as backing up their work, efficient file management, and maintaining their laptops in good condition, as well as using the Internet safely and wisely.
Greenwich Academy is firmly committed to academic technology, believing that computer skills and the discipline to use them appropriately are of the utmost importance in modern life.