The school makes several software packages available to students via a one-time technology fee ($50). This includes software for word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and other specialized software used in certain courses. We recommend self-instructional software for students who would like to improve their typing ability. Please note that the Academy does not offer a typing course. All students receive services and support including unlimited email messaging, full Internet access, limited network file storage, network printing (no need to bring your own printer), repair depot service, and training. Boarding and day students have access to network services via wireless connection in all campus buildings and dormitories. Additionally, boarding students have wired connections in their dorm rooms. Day students may also use their home Internet connection to access Suffield’s network services from home during the evening or on weekends.
We are a school where electronic communication is a keystone of campus life. Computing and information technology are pervasive at Suffield Academy. Computers are integrated into the daily life of all community members. Students are required to have a functioning, Academy-recommended Apple laptop. Everyone is expected to check email at least once every twenty-four hours; classes and student groups rely on email discussion forums, and the campus is covered with wireless or wired networking.