Vistamar is committed to providing our students with the most dynamic and engaging learning experiences possible, which includes those driven by digital educational technologies. We also support the professional growth of our faculty through their exploration and use of edtech in their classrooms. Vistamar thus not only recognizes but prioritizes the critical role that technology plays in today’s learning process within our community.
To this end, Vistamar launched a “Bring Your Own Laptop” (BYOL) program in the fall of 2017 to allow our students to make even more effective use of digital technologies. All students are required to bring their own laptops to campus every day and use them as directed by their teachers according to the school's Responsible Use Policy (see here
for details). Most laptop devices should be acceptable, provided that they meet the minimum specifications listed below (see the FAQ below). Students on Moderated Tuition will receive assistance to help them meet the requirement.
Our BYOL program will impact instruction at the school by ensuring that technology is always available to students, that their daily technology experience is consistent, and that the technology is well performing, with the result that our program will allow students to explore, make, and share their work more meaningfully and personally, especially as Vistamar continues to grow its STEAM and coding offerings. Moreover, our BYOL program will serve to connect students both within the Vistamar community, as well as helping them to participate in local and global conversations.