Technology enhances the learning experience at Sidwell Friends and offers students new ways to communicate, collaborate, and create.
Technology tools are integrated into classrooms in ways that augment teaching and learning and provide opportunities to reach beyond classroom walls. We strive to create a culture of responsible use and a continuous awareness of the positive (or negative) role technology can play in our lives.
Students in K–4 participate in a 1:1 iPad program. The Middle School has a 1:1 laptop program using School-provided laptops. In the Upper School, students use their own devices and technology tools provided by the School. Students have the opportunity to take a variety of classes through the computer science program. Sidwell Friends students may also participate in co-curricular technology activities including coding and robotics.
Lower Schoolers use iPads in the classroom.
Middle Schoolers participate in a 1:1 laptop program.
Robotics is a co-curricular offering in all three divisions.
Teachers encourage students to use technology in ways that are consistent with the ethical and moral standards of the School and the larger community. Students in all divisions learn about the ethical and respectful use of technology, with the goal of becoming responsible digital citizens through exploration, discussion, and adherence to Quaker values.