1:1 iPad Program
We employ a 1:1 iPad program in 5th through 8th grade at St. Mark’s. This means that our Middle School has a ratio of one iPad for every one student.
Our 5th grade students participate in the iPad 1:1 program through the use of school-owned devices issued to students at the start of the 5th grade year for use only during the 5th grade year. The 5th graders progress through several phases that help them develop responsibility and digital citizenship as they immerse themselves in this integrated learning program. We feel this approach will best serve our 21st century learners in preparing them for the future. Since the spring of 2012, our faculty has been thoughtfully implementing ways to integrate iPads in their classrooms.
Rising 5th grade students receive their own iPad bundle, purchased and configured by the School, at the start of the 6th grade school year. This is the device bundle that will stay with the student from the start of 5th grade until the student graduates at the end of 8th grade. The cost of the iPad bundle is built into tuition over the 5th-8th grade years. Upon graduation, the iPad bundle is paid for and ownership will be turned over to the family.