South Kent School is the Most Technologically Advanced Prep School in the Country
Leadership in the evolving global economy requires the ability to recognize and adapt to change and the flexibility to adopt new technologies.
South Kent is the pioneer in the adoption of digital classroom technology and is sought after by other top schools for information on best practices in educational technology.
South Kent School launched its iPad program in the spring of 2010 and achieved full deployment in the 2011-2012 academic year. The school currently boasts a 99% digital curriculum adoption across all grade levels, the highest in the nation.
The School's has also been recognized by media outlets around the country and in national publications including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. South Kent was also recognized locally by the Chronogram for its adoption of educational technology.
Additionally, the School has relationships with top eTextbook providers. That, combined with a robust campus-wide WiFi network and smart boards in all campus classrooms, ensures that our students have unmatched capabilities in research, interactive learning, and connectivity in and out of the classroom.
Please use the links below to gain access to useful resources for the school network.
South Kent School is pleased to continue its commitment to embracing Apple’s iPad as a learning tool. This is just another example of the school’s willingness to adopt cutting edge technology to enhance its rapidly evolving new curriculum.
The iPad has been selected as the most appropriate device for South Kent. Its compact design, long battery life, ease of use and functionality make it the perfect tool moving forward into the digital education landscape.
Every student at South Kent School will be required to provide their own Apple iPad for their course work. The recommended model for student iPads is the new (2018) 9.7 inch iPad. Click here for more information. However, any iPad meeting these minimum required specifications would be adequate:
- 32 GB of storage
- WiFi connectivity (Cellular is not required)
- Compatible with iOS 10 or above
Students should arrive for registration day with their iPads, where our Technology Department will assist with connecting them to the campus network. We will also provide assistance with downloading textbooks and any necessary applications.
South Kent School recognizes that today's students learn and engage in education differently than students of the past. Research has demonstrated that students learn best when they are actively engaged in their work and technology helps facilitate that engagement.
Students will use their iPad:
- as an organizational tool to track assignments, homework and class projects
- to access the internet to research information needed for class projects
- to create on-line presentations
- to word process class papers and projects
- to run a variety of applications to enhance their learning experience in class
- to read electronic books, tests, newspapers and magazines