At the Academy of Notre Dame, we are committed to providing our students with a dynamic, state-of-the-art learning environment that will prepare them to succeed in an ever-evolving, information-based, and highly technological society.
All students receive an Apple Macbook Air, one of the most powerful personal devices on the educational market. By using the same device and consistent software, teachers and students can focus on enhanced critical thinking, streamlined collaboration and communication in all disciplines, and other skills necessary for a 21st century individual. Our curriculum encourages students to become more responsible citizens, highlighting measures to leaving an appropriate digital footprint.
Alongside our one-to-one program, our technology department supports student learning with a blend of Cloud-based technologies as well as traditional on-site technologies: large format and 3D printers, a laser cutter, and dynamic classrooms equipped with: high resolution projectors, and Apple TVs for a fully wireless environment, multimedia workstations with DVD and streaming capabilities, and iPads for a fully mobile teaching and learning environment.
The campus infrastructure combines high-speed gigabit Ethernet, fiber-optic and copper data network, Wi-Fi in all academic buildings and multiple high-speed Internet Service Providers whose connections are managed by load balancing and failover protection ensuring connectivity to the cloud-based applications.
An updated wireless digital language lab offers students in every classroom a multimedia-based learning environment for independent or collaborative activities to develop language proficiency. Students in our physical science classes use interactive data recorders and computers to analyze data in real time. Middle school mathematics courses feature a dynamic e-book which provide instantaneous feedback to assignments and embedded videos to support immediate remediation. As technology evolves, Notre Dame teachers are constantly adjusting their curriculum to maximize learning while simultaneously embracing the importance of healthy digital citizenship.
Throughout all disciplines, teachers make extensive use of technology to bring a real-life context to learning. Notre Dame views technology as a tool for enhancing instruction, fostering collaboration across the entire curriculum, and connecting into an ever-evolving global society. Because of its innovative uses of technology throughout the school and our leadership in the field, the Academy of Notre Dame has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018-2021.