Program Overview

Gilmour Academy has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) computing model in order to facilitate the development of a forward-thinking learning environment that fully leverages digital resources. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to finding creative ways to enhance learning at every grade level. The program allows Gilmour students to choose the devices with which they are most comfortable and encourage them to become adept and responsible users of technology so that they maximize the opportunities for enhanced learning
As of the 2016-2017 school year, all students in grades 7-12 are expected to have their own devices in class each day. Students in the Lower School continue to participate in the iPad program in grades 1-2 and the 1:1 netbook program in grades 3-6.

Device Specifications

Minimum Requirements:

Component Specification
Memory 4 GB
Hard Drive 125 GB or more
USB Minimum 1 USB port
Display 11” minimum, recommend 12-15”
Video Video Card with 512 MB or more of memory
Operating System Windows 10 or 8.1; Mac OS X
Battery 4-8 hours of battery life.

Recommended Coverage for Student Computers

  • Extended warranty
  • Accidental damage coverage
  • Loss/Theft coverage

Required Accessories for Student Computers

  • Protective sleeve or case
  • Earbuds or headphones
  • Wacom Tablet & Digitizer Pen for non-touch screen devices may be required for certain Art Courses.  Please check with your respective teachers prior to purchasing.

Possible Student Devices:

The devices listed below will meet the minimum requirements for the BYOD program, some with much more functionality than others. Inclusion on this list should not be construed as an endorsement by Gilmour Academy. This list is not all-inclusive.
Apple PC
MacBook Pro
MacBook Air
Asus Transformer Book
Dell Inspiron
Dell XPX
Lenovo Thinkpad
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Toshiba Portege Z20t Series
Toshiba Tecra C40-C1430

Mailing Address

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 473-8000

Campus Addresses
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-grade 12.