Computers / Laptops
All Elmwood Senior School students take part in our 1:1 MacBook program. Students in the 21st century learn most comfortably and enthusiastically when they are able to access, analyze, and synthesize information using digital tools. When every student in the classroom has technology at their fingertips, a whole new world of instructional possibilities appears. Our classrooms are ideally set up for laptop usage and most are also equipped with SMART boards. This makes it simple for our faculty members to integrate laptop usage into many of their lessons in all areas of study.
Elmwood School has contracted with Apple, Inc. to set up a lease-to-purchase program for our Senior School. Apple has offered us lease terms that will make it possible for our families to acquire this wonderful learning tool and all the needed software applications, along with 4 years of hardware and software assurances, at a price that is unavailable elsewhere. In addition, Elmwood provides a dedicated laptop support technician and loaner laptops if repairs are required—your daughter’s learning will continue uninterrupted.
The laptop will have the Mac OS X operating system. Additional applications come with the laptop. The software we are adding includes:
- Mac OSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (includes iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools)
- Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
- iLife 2011 (iPhoto, iWeb, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband)
- iWorks 2009 (Keynote, Pages, Numbers)
- Adobe CS3 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
- Logger Pro
- Geometer's SketchPad
- Inspiration 8
For details of the lease agreement please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is required to have a laptop?
All Senior School students are required to lease a laptop.
What does the cost for the programme cover?
The yearly technology fee provides the student with access to a laptop and accompanying educational software, all-perils insurance, full time technical support and service from our dedicated laptop technician, and a loaner laptop if needed.
When do I pay for the laptop programme?
The technology fee will be billed to the student's account on September 15th.
Who owns the computer?
While a student, the computer remains the property of Elmwood.
Can I buy the laptop when my daughter graduates? How much will it cost?
In Grade 9, students will use a laptop that will be returned to school at the end of the year. They will then be given a new laptop for Grade 10 that will use for three years and will be theirs when they graduate. If your daughter joins Elmwood in Grade 11 or 12, the laptop will be available for purchase at a pro-rated amount.
Does the laptop come with a warranty?
Yes. The warranty covers all possible issues that may arise—whether the laptop needs to be repaired or replaced. This also covers theft.
Does the laptop come with insurance?
All-perils insurance is included in the laptop programme fee.
Can my daughter take her laptop home?
Yes, they are encouraged to use their laptops as a learning tool at both home and school.
Apple is known as a leader in educational support with a wealth of resources to ensure the success of our program. The seamless integration of applications, cross-platform compatibility, and a secure operating system allow for maximum educational use with minimal support needed.
Resources for Download (PDF)
- Summer Reading List (Gr 1-5)
- Summer Reading List (Gr 6-12)
- 2013/14 School Year Dates
- Generic Consent Form
- Course Calendar (Gr 9-12)
- Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015
- Student Handbook