Technology is thoughtfully integrated into classroom life at SMS in a manner that is in alignment with the mission of the school. Computers and iPads are used in the Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary classrooms for research and word processing, but there are a limited number in each classroom and they are not a focus. Instead, they are an effective complement to the rich array of Montessori materials, used only when appropriate for a specific type of research or technology-related project.
In addition to the integration of iPad and computer use into daily work in the classroom, students in the elementary grades attend a specific innovation class in the computer lab once each week for thirty minutes. During these classes, students learn to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, GoogleDrive, and Scratch. Students also learn about internet safety.