Technology & STEM
Sacramento Country Day School is committed to the ongoing development of an engaging, interdisciplinary learning environment that innovates and creates, while also embracing the use of technology to support the growth of each student and the overall educational goals of Country Day.
Central to our philosophy is that we use technology when it is the right tool for the job and not just technology for the sake of technology. Our goal is to prepare our students to become key contributors to the world of the 21st century.
High School students are issued MacBook laptops for grades 9 - 12. Middle School students use individual school-owned Chromebooks for grades 6 - 8. Lower School students make use of mobile iPad and laptop carts.
Every corner of the campus, including all 53 classrooms, is connected to the Internet via a high-speed wireless network. Both libraries offer a wide array of online resources for student coursework and research, and our Robotics and Engineering clubs and teams utilize 3D printers and laser cutters to produce new parts and supplies. There are also dedicated middle and high school computer labs. In 2017 the school opened a brand new recording studio.
Students collaborate online through using Gmail, Google Suite for Education, and Google Classroom. Parents and High School students access assignments through Country Day's Learning Management System CavNET while Middle School students make use of Google Classroom.
Country Day offers a wide variety of technology-related courses in all three divisions of our school. Lower School students can participate in an after school robotics club and may select an after-school enrichment class in programming called Game Design, when it's offered. Middle School students are offered elective classes in programming, robotics, maker lab, game design, and video making as well as an after-school robotics club. Our High School curriculum includes two AP Computer Science courses and one AT Computer Science class, three AP math classes and one AT math courses, three AP science courses and two AT science classes.