The Pingry School is committed to fostering intellectual exploration, individual growth, and social responsibility in our students' lifelong pursuit of excellence and honor. Pingry envisions its students as global citizens and leaders in the 21st century. The mission of technology is to support the school's mission.
To prepare students for the unprecedented opportunities that await citizens of the 21st century, Pingry recognizes that a thorough understanding of technology is essential for success. Educational technology, thoughtfully and appropriately applied as specified in Pingry's Strategic Plan, will enhance not only the learning experiences of all students, but also the professional growth of Pingry's faculty and staff.
In the 2012-2013 academic year, the Upper School began an exciting, year-long transition to a 1:1 learning environment. As part of this program, a laptop will become a mandatory component of a student’s tool kit for the Fall of 2013—just as textbooks, calculators, and notebooks are today. Used effectively, technology enhances the process of learning, research, collaboration, communication, and self-expression. We believe that moving the Upper School to a 1:1 learning environment is necessary to achieve one of our strategic goals to “prepare our students to be global citizens and leaders of the 21st century.” Learn more...
lower school ipad program
In order to help students use interactive technology to supplement their classroom learning, over 100 iPads are now in use at the Lower School for Kindergarten - Grade 4. The iPads are an additional form of technology that helps teachers meet the challenges of differentiated learning and the fact that children learn in multiple and diverse ways. The iPads are perfect hands-on learning tools for young students, and they make it possible to begin nurturing a student's proficiency with technology at a significantly earlier age. In the Lower School, students use the iPads both individually and in groups, and the multitude of available applications for reading, writing, phonics, research, and digital media allow for the development of many valuable academic skills.