Integrated Tools For Learning

Be on the forefront of technology! Use resources to improve your thinking skills in all subjects and share your knowledge with others! At Brimmer technology is a tool we employ to make learning more effective and compelling. To prepare our students for the modern world, we use the latest devices, strong programs, and excellent facilities. This includes the Hastings Center's creative learning spaces.

Technology Overview

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  • Lower School

    The appropriate use of technology enriches students’ learning experience across disciplines and promotes higher order thinking skills. Students in grades PK-5 benefit from a 1-1 iPad program. Students use Computers, iPads, and 3-D printers as learning tools to support classroom curriculum, develop research skills, and design and build interdisciplinary projects. Students study and use a variety of creative content, authoring and sharing applications. Multimedia projects are designed as interdisciplinary projects, and targeted curricular software provides instructional reinforcement. Skills such as keyboarding, coding, and navigating the Internet safely and effectively are taught. The Coding curriculum begins in PK. Students are first introduced to robotics and coding concepts using KIBO robots and Kodable. Coding continues throughout the Lower School using Blue-Bots, Hopscotch, LEGO Mindstorms, LEGO Wedo 2.0, Scratch, Scratch Jr, and Sphero.
  • Middle School and Upper School

    Students have Office 365 and Canvas accounts where they can safely store and access their work from school or home. Middle School students benefit from our 1-1 iPad program, while Upper School student progress towards bringing in a laptop or an iPad for their academic program.

    Brimmer believes it essential that all students have a baseline of computer knowledge and skills to thrive in our society. The Brimmer Technology Department develops creative and efficient students prepared for the dynamic technological world. The department has created an environment in which all students have access to a variety of technologies. We encourage teachers to integrate technology into their curriculum to enhance their teaching methods, encourage and develop student creativity, and to improve student achievement.

    One goal of the Technology Department is for students to develop the skills needed in the field of technology to be prepared for Upper School work and their future educational and vocational endeavors. As students' progress through each grade, they are exposed to scaffolded technology that allows them to build on their knowledge and ability. Upon graduation, each student will have a foundation of skills and exposure to many facets of technology.

Campus Technology Infrastructure

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  • Resources

    • 1-1 student iPad program in PK - 8
    • Apple-based BYOD model in Grades 9-12
  • Interactive Whiteboards

    Interactive projection systems in our classrooms are used to facilitate dynamic learning experiences through a variety of disciplines, including math, science, art, and the humanities.
  • Mobile Computing Lab(s)

    MacBook Pro laptops for classroom and student use are available in the Science Department, Media Lab, Learning Commons, and Lower School Design Lab.
  • Network Details

    • 802.11ax wireless access connecting all areas of the campus 
    • 2000 Mb (megabit) primary data connection, 500 Mb secondary data connection 
    • 10Gb (gigabit) network backbone 
  • Pappas Lab

    • 18 iMac computers
    • Multifunctional color laser printer
    • Interactive projection system
  • Printing Services

    Multi-function copiers (printing and scanning) are available throughout campus.
  • Servers

    All campus computers are connected to Brimmer’s servers for authentication, file storage, mail access, calendaring, printing, and collaboration services. The entire server infrastructure has been virtualized to decrease power and cooling costs, streamline hardware replacement cycles, and facilitate disaster recovery. 
As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.