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1:1 iPad and Laptop Initiative

At Bryn Mawr, we believe that technology helps to foster higher level thinking skills while supporting different learning styles, creativity and collaborative learning.


The Bryn Mawr School was an early innovator of technology. That tradition continues today on a campus equipped with the latest wireless infrastructure. Some of the highlights of our technology curriculum include:
  • 1:1 laptop and iPad initiative
  • Multiple computer labs
  • Multimedia resources library
  • Formal Computer Science instruction starting in Lower School 
  • Computer programming, iPhone app development, Maker, Cyber Security and graphic design elective courses
  • Dedicated Makerspaces in each division and a cross-disciplinary Innovation Lab

Bryn Mawr: Inspiring Innovators

Professional Development

Professional Development is paramount to the technology program at Bryn Mawr as it allows our faculty to explore and master new tools and approaches to learning. Our faculty professional development program includes:
  • Regular technology training sessions
  • A dedicated laptop for each teacher
  • Ceiling-mounted projectors in all classrooms
  • Access to an ever-growing multimedia resource library
  • A summer initiative called TECHsploration, which introduces participants to different applications and technologies
  • Faculty training sessions on the tools within our Makerspaces

Lower School iPad and Laptop Program

In the Lower School, a 1:1 iPad program has been implemented in kindergarten through grade 4. While each iPad is assigned to a particular student, these devices remain at school and are the property of the school. Students in grades 2, 3 and 4 can also explore and use new sets of MacBook Airs.

In grade 5, a 1:1 MacBook program prepares students for a seamless transition to the Middle School. Each MacBook is assigned to a particular student, but remains at school.

Middle and Upper School Laptop Initiative

All students in grades 6-12 are required to bring a laptop to school for daily use. In the Middle School, we require a MacBook Air or Pro with an Apple Care package. Upper School students may choose from a list of approved Mac or PC options. In most cases, it will not be necessary for students to buy a new laptop to meet the requirement. For more information, please email laptops@brynmawrschool.org.

By requiring each student to bring a laptop to school for daily use, we are able to increase equitable access to digital resources. Additionally, it is important that students be able to move seamlessly between school and home, using a device that they know and for which they are responsible.

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