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Technology at Belmont Hill


Overview

While the interaction between teacher and student remains paramount at Belmont Hill, we seek ways for technology to enrich the learning process.

Knowledgeable of the role that it plays in their lives, we teach students to harness the positive powers of technology—its role in research, digital citizenship, and communication—with an eye on the world at and beyond Belmont Hill.

School Perspective on Use of Technology

A recent school survey revealed that:
  • 240 of our 431 students bring a laptop or tablet to school on a regular basis;
  • 387 of 431 students have a computer of their own (not shared amongst family) to use for homework or school related projects;
  • All 431 students report having internet access at home. 
With our faculty expressing a strong interest in using laptops or tablets on a regular basis in class, the School has committed to having all students bring a device to campus.
 
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
Belmont Hill School has a BYOD requirement, which asks the boys to bring their devices to campus each day. This program requires families to purchase the machine that they think is most appropriate for their son independently of the school and to handle service issues on their own.
 
Financial Aid
All families who receive Financial Aid will receive sufficient financial support to purchase a quality device.
 
Device Recommendations
Director of Academic Technology Eric Smith and Director of Information Technology Dan Butler have established the standards for acceptable devices, which can be found on the right of this page under BYOD Guidelines. Please consult with Mr. Smith at smith@belmonthill.org or Mr. Butler at butler@belmonthill.org should you have any additional questions regarding the School's BYOD requirements or recommendations.

Technology at Belmont Hill FAQs

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

Acceptable Use Policy

At the beginning of each academic year, the contract linked below should be read and signed by each student and his parent(s) or guardian.

BYOD Guidelines

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