St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School has demonstrated a long history of staying on the cutting edge of technology and its importance to education and student life. It is infused into our culture, visible in every classroom and utilized by every student on both campuses. It is important to us to continue to be on the forefront of technology usage so that our students become 21st century learners.
In September 2012, St. Thomas Aquinas began its 1:1 technology initiative at the Upper School. Currently, students in 6th grade are issued iPads that stay with them through graduation and beyond. The iPads serve as an educational tool in the classroom and are used for a variety of activities including homework, time-management, taking notes, research and interacting with STA's learning management software Moodle and Renweb.
Technology as a teaching tool begins before the distribution of 6th grade iPads. As early as kindergarten, our computer specialists at both the Lower School and the Upper School provide basic computer skills, applications, and concepts for students through 5th grade. Every classroom is equipped with interactive smart boards providing our teachers and students the opportunity to fully engaged through a hands-on learning approach to our curriculum and multiple personal computers.