Technology

Our faculty and students use technology at all grade levels as tools to enhance learning.

Lower School teachers can bring a mobile iPad cart into their classroom when needed.

At both the Lower and Upper/Middle School campuses, classrooms are equipped with interactive projectors and white boards so teachers visually can instruct the entire class at one time. Both campuses also have wireless Internet.

USJ also is a leader in using technology to provide information and convenience for our parents and students. Grades, homework and other information are accessed on the Internet. Students can buy lunch and breakfast in the cafeteria with school-issued debit cards.

Our website is an important communications tool. Each teacher has his or her own website. You can also follow all campuses on Facebook and Twitter.


Technology instruction begins in Kindergarten

Students begin learning keyboarding and about the Internet in Lower School; computer classes begin in first grade. The Kindergarteners also are introduced to the computer; they come to the lab once a week for six weeks and practice using the mouse, typing their name, and are introduced to the parts of the computer. Students in grades one through five learn about the parts of a computer, the history of computers, and Internet safety. They work with Microsoft Word and Excel in all grades, learning about formatting font, setting up documents, typing reports, and formatting graphs.

By the time they finish Middle School, they are very familiar with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and the ability to do PowerPoint presentations for school assignments. Computer learning is enhanced in Upper School where students can brush up on rusty skills, but also learn how to do computer programming.