College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Student Technology Requirements

2022-2023

Grade

New Student

Returning Student

Cost

Process

3

Purchase new Chromebook

N/A

Estimate: $600

Purchase from DSR

4-6

Purchase new Chromebook

Use Chromebook purchased last year

Estimate: $600

7-12

Laptop Computer

Laptop Computer

Estimate: $1,500

Families purchase a laptop of their choice from a vendor of their choice.  Computers purchased through DSR will be shipped to the school and can be picked up at orientation. 

 

Chromebooks 

For the 2022 – 2023 school year, all Lower School students will use a Chromebook for our 1:1 device program. New students entering grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 will be asked to purchase a new, warrantied Chromebook through DSR that they will use throughout their Lower School experience.  Returning students will continue to use the Chromebook they purchased last year. 

Laptop Computers 

B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Computer) Students in grades 7-12 are asked to bring a reliable and approved laptop to school each day with the following specifications: 

Device 

Required Specs 

Recommended Specs 

Option 1 

PC Laptop (windows) 

  • Dual Core Processor 

  • 8 GB RAM 

  • 128 GB SSD 

  • Windows 10  

  • Extended care warranty (if purchased through DSR)  

  • Quad Core Processor 

  • 16 GB RAM 

  • 256 GB SSD 

 

Option 2 

Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Macbook 

  • Dual Core Processor 

  • 8 GB RAM 

  • 128 GB SSD 

  • Max OS X 10.11 El Capitan or newer 

  • Apple Care extended warranty 

  • 16 GB RAM 

  • 256 GB SSD 

  • OSX 12 Monterey 

 

Families are welcome to purchase a laptop computer from the vendor/reseller of their choice.  If you would like to purchase a computer from DSR computer, the IT team will be selecting approved models for you to choose from.  If you already have a usable computer that has the required specs, you should not need to buy anything new.   

DSR Computer  

DSR is an authorized reseller of computer technology equipment for Toshiba, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Acer, Dell, Apple, Fujitsu and Sony among many others.  They are also an authorized service provider (warranty/non-warranty repairs) for the listed computer manufacturers. 

**PLEASE NOTE** DSR has no affiliation with Holton-Arms.  They are a vendor that has provided service to us and a lot of our peer schools for many years.  If you purchase from them, you are not “buying through the school” – you are simply purchasing from a vendor we know and trust.  All sales through DSR are final and subject to their return policies. 

Microsoft Office  

Most of our students use G Suite for their productivity apps.  If you would prefer to use Microsoft Office, a free copy can be provided for Apple and PC platforms.  Instructions on how to install will be provided at orientation in August. 

The technology team is looking forward to working with all of you in the coming year. Please watch for detailed information about pricing, financial aid, and ordering this spring. 

Please let us know if you have any questions,  

Michael Robertson
Director of Library and Information Services 
Technology Helpdesk