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Technology at St. George’s provides the framework for authentic, real-world educational opportunities that guide our students towards a successful future—one that involves collaborative activities in a globally-connected world.
As early as prekindergarten and all the way through 12th grade, technology is integrated into the instructional process to enhance student-centered learning, differentiated instruction, digital literacy and lifelong learning. Computers, wireless laptops, iPads and smart boards serve to provide a blended learning environment, giving students access to a variety of tools that best meet the needs of the curricular goals.
On any given day, a visitor to our classrooms might see a kindergartner using an iPad to draw parts of a plant or graph animal characteristics, a fourth grader using concept mapping software to analyze characters in a novel, or a group of 10th graders, huddled around laptops, sharing ideas, debating viewpoints, researching topics, and synthesizing information. Teachers use projection systems and interactive whiteboards to facilitate discussion and share ideas. Virtual field trips and discussions with experts are often conducted through videoconferencing and students are able to virtually collaborate with students from other schools around the world.
St. George's is a Google Apps for Education school, and students regularly use Google's tools for communication, collaboration, creativity, and publishing. In addition, students use a standard suite of software that includes the Microsoft Office suite and multiple web 2.0 and online resources. These include Discovery Education and Quia as well as many others.
Veracross, our student information system, provides comprehensive resources that support our academic program, our students and teachers, and the greater St. George's community.
The libraries at each campus support the school’s mission of outstanding academic achievement by offering an exceptional library program to enrich the school curriculum and expand each student’s world view. The library faculty builds students’ core competencies in information literacy and inspires a lifelong love of reading and learning.
On our two lower school campuses, students participate in Mother/Daughter Book Club and Guys Read while middle school students participate in Battle of the Books. In addition, New York Times best-selling authors visit our campses throughout the year and hold writers workshops.