Statement of Philosophy
The shortage of women in the fields of engineering and technology is a national problem, and HB is committed to being part of the solution. Information technology in particular is a field that desperately needs women whose learning, teaching, and design styles differ from men, bringing a different perspective to programming and execution.
Students are taught technology skills from Early Childhood through 12th grade. Throughout their time at the School, students master a range of technology from keyboarding to programming, from internet research to online safety, from Office applications to digital photo and video editing, from video conferencing with other students to distance learning with experts around the world.
Facilities and Equipment
The school maintains an exceptional ratio between students and computers. Each division has its own labs where scheduled instruction is given by teachers who are technology specialists for the age group. Examples of equipment availability and instruction include:
• For the current school year the school has over 300 computers that are student use machines. All are connected to the HB network and the internet.
• Wireless access is available throughout the Middle School and the Upper School Geisel Library.
• Every Pre-kindergarten classroom has two computers.
• Every Primary School classroom has three or four computers and a SMARTBoard and projector.
• Nearly all Middle and Upper School classrooms have a SMARTBoard, projector, and desktop computer.
• The Middle School has a second computer lab.
• The Upper School Geisel library houses a classroom set of desktop computers.
• There are "specialty pockets" of additional computers throughout the school and mobile laptop carts in Middle and Upper Schools.
• Faculty and students have access to document cameras, digital cameras, digital video equipment, distance learning equipment, scientific digital probes and measuring equipment, black and white and color laser printers, and scanners.
• An online course management system is utilized in the Primary, Middle and Upper Schools which teachers and students access from on and off campus.
• The School has a Worldwide Communications Center
which provides distance learning opportunities, broadcast capabilities, and video production.
• The Upper School has participated in FIRST Robotics competitions under the mentorship of Case Western Reserve University. The Primary and Middle Schools sponsor teams to participate in FIRST LEGO League competitions.
Please click below to download the following PDF documents relating to technology at HB:
For more information about Internet safety, visit the websites listed below.
Hathaway Brown School Internet Acceptable Use Policies: