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1:1 iPad Program FAQ

The iPad is an integral part of the educational experience at Fairfield Prep.

Through our 1:1 iPad Program, students are informed of the most up-to-date and advanced learning tools available. Students use apps and interactive learning tools to enhance their learning experience in ways not possible previously.

All students and parents are required, as a component of the enrollment and re-enrollment processes, to read the iPad and Smartphone Acceptable Use Policies listed in the Student Handbook.

The following is a list of frequently asked questions. Please check this page periodically for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions about 1:1 iPad Program

What is the Fairfield Prep 1:1 iPad Program?

Introduced in the 2014-2015 school year, all students at Prep are required to purchase an iPad, which is integrated with instruction at Fairfield Prep.

How are iPads utilized for educational purposes?

  • The array of iPad resources and apps make it a valuable tool in any classroom.
  • Students have access to various programs and apps that assist them in solving problems in science and math courses as well as different programs to enhance their ability to take notes within other courses such as English, the social sciences and foreign languages.
  • Use of the iPad also allows the teacher to better gauge students' grasp of the material during class so that a teacher may emphasize the material with which students may be struggling.
  • With the rapid development of e-textbooks, it makes sense for Prep teachers and students to make use of the array of resources available electronically.

Will an iPad Mini be acceptable?

No, an iPad mini will not be acceptable. Its screen is too small for our purposes.

Will students use electronic textbooks?

Each academic department compiles a list of electronic textbooks (“e-books”) suitable for use in its respective discipline. Many works, primarily in the field of literature, are available in the public domain for a small fraction of the cost of a printed book for the same work.

Will students still be required to purchase printed textbooks?

Print textbooks will be used only in those situations in which a suitable e-book cannot be found for a department’s specific requirements.

Which software programs and apps will my son be using?

  • Each student at Fairfield Prep uses a series of apps adopted by the school as "school-wide apps," including but not limited to Casper, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, Google Apps for Education, and Notability.
  • Each academic department also adopts "departmental apps" for use within the department's course offering

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