Mount St. Mary Academy uses cutting edge technology to keep online with the latest in digital education.ipad-classroom-2015-7

  • All MSM students benefit from a 1:1 program, which allows them to work in school and at home easily. iPads offer students an array of online resources and learning opportunities, and Surfaces provide the ability to do more with a full computer and its resources at students’ fingertips.
  • Updated, full building wi-fi is accessible throughout the school. Smart TVs and Miracast technology give students and teachers a breadth of wireless technology.
  • Students have access to two technology centers, a STEAM Lab, and a Library Media Center equipped with two 3D printers, tablet-laptop hybrids, notebooks, and e-books. Students who need a facility with more computing power than a personal device offers can use our traditional computer lab. We also offer Playaways for students to check out from our Library Media Center for leisure or assigned reading.
  • Each student is given her own private MSM email account through Google Apps for Education, which includes a cloud drive. Students also have a secure “home” drive on our on-premise server and full access to Microsoft 365 apps including OneDrive to store data throughout their high school career and create responsible digital citizenship.
  • Foundations of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) is a course taken by all sophomores. Students are exposed to a variety of concepts related to science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math and they participate in an overall capstone project.
  • Plus Portals opens the walls between the classroom and home by providing parents, faculty and students access to up-to-date information about grades, attendance, and homework.  In addition, parents can also sign up for Google Classroom updates from any teacher who uses Google Classroom to obtain day by day, or weekly reports of projects and due dates.
  • Mount St. Mary students have the opportunity to take STEAM workshops through our partnership with the Education Collaborative of WNY (EdCo).
  • We have created special centers, including our Makerspace and STEAM center, to enable students to explore hands-on projects based on personal or cross-curricular interests.
  • All student devices are equipped with camera technology for ease of transitioning between in person and remote classrooms.
  • Our faculty have received significant training in the effective use of remote technology, enabling a smooth transition when necessary from in-person to at-home learning.