1:1 Program

The Prep recognizes the value of incorporating 21st century teaching and learning strategies as well as the need to create confident, capable, self-directed, lifelong learners who can successfully navigate an information driven global society.  

It was with this in mind in the fall of 2012 that we began discussing how to best create an environment in which all students have reliable, consistent access to information. Schools all over the country were having these same discussions, some moving faster than others, and some moving immediately to the hot device of the time without much thought to how it would impact teaching and learning. It is part of our Jesuit culture to be reflective and thoughtful in our actions, and so we took the time we felt was needed to research, discuss, plan, test and discuss some more. It was through this thoughtful process that we came to settle on the Chromebook as the device that is most suitable for our environment.

Important Chromebook Information for INCOMING FRESHMEN (Class of 2022):

Your son will be receiving a Chromebook to assist in his learning here at St. Joe's Prep. We regard this as an important tool for communication, research, organization and learning support, and we are please to be able to provide it as part of your son's experience.

Chromebooks will be distributed during Freshman Orientation on August 29. At that time students will receive the Chromebook as well as an introduction to the policies and procedures regarding the use of it as a tool for learning. There will also be some brief introductions to the device itself and to Google Apps for Education.

In order for your son to receive his Chromebook on that day we must have a signed copy of the Student/Parent Chromebook Agreement. Please review the agreement with your son so that he understands his responsibilities as a user of the device. The agreement must be signed by both student and parent/guardian and returned before August 29.

Click here for the agreement form.

The signed agreement can be returned in any of the following ways:

Mail to:
St. Joseph’s Preparatory School               Fax to 215-765-1710 ATTN: Colleen McManus   
Attn: Colleen McManus                           Scan and email to cmcmanus@sjprep.org
1733 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Colleen McManus at cmcmanus@sjprep.org or 267-515-5920.

Helpful Links and Information:

  1. Free Library of Philadelphia Hot Spots

  2. Comcast Internet Essentials

Any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Colleen McManus - cmcmanus@sjprep.orgor 267-515-5920.


St. Joseph's Preparatory School
1733 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
tel: 215.978.1950
fax: 215.765.1710
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