Technology at Wilmington Montessori School

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”

- Maria Montessori

Wilmington Montessori School is committed to preparing our students to be lifelong learners and leaders by providing them with the freedom, skills and confidence they need to succeed in their next educational steps and careers. Integrated technology in the classroom allows these students to explore, think critically, create, communicate, collaborate and so much more.

Technology in the Primary (3-6) Program

While technology is not part of the daily experience for students at this level, all Primary teachers are assigned an iPad to use for communication with families and other learning activities in the classroom (e.g., sharing a video or app related to the curriculum). Kindergartners have opportunities to work with technology more directly during their afternoon enrichment activities. 

Any iPad use is teacher-directed and incorporated into the student’s work plan. Activities are completed with a product that can be shared with and assessed by teachers.The majority of work at this level is graphical and auditory.

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Technology in the Lower Elementary (6-9) Program

In the Lower Elementary (6-9) Program, technology is more visible and increasingly integrated into daily learning activities. A number of student iPads are assigned to each classroom, and students begin to take responsibility for device storage and charging. Students typically use iPads in pairs or small groups to conduct research, document their learning and communicate their knowledge and ideas. At this level, children are challenged to communicate their information clearly, and complete their projects creatively. Digital projects have more structure to ensure students are exposed to different tools.
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Technology in the Upper Elementary (9-12) Program

Students in the Upper Elementary (9-12) Program are expected to demonstrate a greater level of independence as they prepare to graduate and move onto middle school. Their use of technology reflects this new sense of responsibility as they are each assigned their own iPad for use at school and at home. Beyond simply using technology to complete their school work, students at this level also learn how to safely participate and find their identity in the global community
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