From iPads to digital video to SMART boards in the classroom, Bancroft’s wireless campus and state-of-the-art computing environment give students access to resources that prepare them to excel in today’s technology-driven world.
Bancroft’s Mac-based computer curriculum begins in first grade, when students learn a simple programming language. By the time they complete fifth grade, they’ve mastered Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and are proficient at working with digital images. They have also begun ongoing instruction in online safety.
Bancroft adopted the iPad as our 1:1 technology tool for teaching and learning in 2011 — the first private school in the region to institute an iPad program.
Today, every Bancroft teacher and every student in Grades 6 through 12 is required to have an iPad. In our Lower School, mobile iPad carts give students access to iPads when appropriate for projects, and teachers use the device as an important part of their daily teaching toolkit. The iPad brings learning alive with access to images, videos, sound files, and primary source materials. Our Technology Department works closely with the faculty to integrate the iPad and other technologies into the curriculum, and provides ongoing iPad training for teachers, students, and parents.
Bancroft students graduate prepared to meet the challenges of higher education and the professional world.
Director of Institutional Technology
Technology Support Engineer