Bring Your Own Device Requirements

The following are current Bring your Own Device (BYOD) requirements for grades seven through twelve.

Required Hardware

  • A Laptop: Mac, PC, or *ChromeBook 3 years or newer
    * Chromebooks will meet the minimum standards but may require the student to use School-owned iPads or computer labs for more extensive projects (e.g., video editing and graphic design).
  • Macs running 10.10 (Yosemite) or later
  • PCs running Windows 7 or later, 64 bit processor (AMD or Intel)
  • Video Output (ability to hook laptop to a projector)
  • USB support
  • Wireless Internet Connectivity (802.11g or 802.11a)
  • Power adapter

Hardware Recommendations

  • PC: Intel i5 or AMD equivalent (or higher) processor, 4 Gigabytes RAM (or higher), No Questions Asked/Accidental Damage warranty
  • Mac: 4 Gigabytes RAM, Extended AppleCare (3 years)

Required Software

  • Regularly updated antivirus software
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Web Browser - Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari
  • Common plugins (Flash, Silverlight, Java, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office Productivity Suite (or open-source Office-compatible software such as OpenOffice or LibreOffice)


St. Anne’s-Belfield School is committed to ensuring all students have a laptop at home and School, and will assist families as needed to facilitate this access.


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