By adopting a cross-platform policy for student-provided laptops, parents have a wide range of purchase options to meet their family preference and budgetary needs. Parents can choose between the Apple or Windows operating systems with prices for PC laptops beginning at approximately $329.
All laptops need to meet the school's minimum system requirements. We only ask that students be equipped with laptops rather than Chromebooks or tablets. The reason for this is that while these devices have their own strengths and benefits, they do not allow students to download software. In addition, our campus printers do not support Chromebooks or mobile devices. Thus, laptops are the best all-around learning tool for our students.
Our 1+1 technology program supports the Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community Hallmark Seven which states, "We develop holistic learning communities which educate for life" and reflects our fidelity to the directive of St. Julie Billiart, our Foundress, "Teach your students whatever is necessary to equip them for life."