Technology

Suffield Academy requires students to have an Apple laptop that meets our published requirements.

For a list of specifications and a link to pre-configured models from Apple’s online store, please visit the Suffield Academy Apple store. Please purchase your Apple laptop from Apple’s Educational store for additional discounts.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions


The Technology Office

Matt Graham

Matt Graham

Academic Technology Coordinator
Jason Healy

Jason Healy

Director of Technology, Opatrny Chair in Technology
Connor Kaplan

Connor Kaplan

Technology Support