Saint Maur does not limit its students to one device or operating system. We have a multi-faceted technological environment, where students are encouraged to learn many techniques on a variety of platforms. As any engineer or computer scientist will tell you, succeeding in their discipline requires a broad knowledge of many different technologies. Therefore, we host a balanced environment of Macs, PCs, and mobile platforms. Moreover, students grade 8 and above are allowed to bring a device they are most comfortable with, enabling them to be more productive.
While many schools emphasize using software, Saint Maur Technology emphasizes creating it. We aim to meet the high demand for future computer scientists. The instruction of robotics fundamentals at Saint Maur begins at Grade 3, and Introductory Computer Science & Graphical programming begins at Grade 8. And in 2013, Saint Maur will be the first school in Japan to offer IB Computer Science.
Throughout summer 2012, Saint Maur overhauled and upgraded its infrastructure and wireless coverage to facilitate a safe & secure, yet more accessible network environment for the entire school community. Parents and campus visitors can also take advantage of ultra-fast & secure guest Internet access beginning August 2012.
The technologists at Saint Maur are more than just teachers – they are also trained & experienced computer scientists, engineers, and network administrators. Their knowledge, diverse experiences, and love of technology are passed on to students through projects, clubs, excursions, and our advanced technology curriculum.
The Technology Department keeps all equipment on a short replacement cycle, which ensures that students, faculty, & staff are always using the latest, most advanced hardware available. Software contracts & licenses are also evaluated annually, so that students & faculty are always learning on the most relevant platforms and software.
Saint Maur International School launched its first native iOS app in October 2011. The app was written in the Objective-C language by Saint Maur technologists, and is an ongoing project for technology students.