Technology in Education

Wichita Collegiate School provides a technologically integrated and innovative environment in which students connect, communicate, collaborate, and create.  The Collegiate classroom incorporates age-appropriate technology in the hands of every student with the goal of streamlining workflow and maximizing hands-on learning.  Our students gain skills, knowledge, and self-confidence through their use of technology, as well as becoming digitally literate citizens. 

Wichita Collegiate School also has Innovation Labs for both the middle and upper schools, providing  students with hands-on learning opportunities​ to use technology, machines, and creative materials​ to research, diagnose and design creative solutions to real-world problems, better preparing children to be productive global citizens.

The labs are set up as a separate design space, with multiple lab tables and workbenches.  Equipment includes the following:

  • 3D printers and scanners.
  • Numerous saws, including a table saw, compound miter saw, two band saws, scroll saw, and multiple jig saws and circular saws.
  • Multiple drills, a drill press and various types of sanders.
  • Other tools including air compressors, vi​s​es and hand tools.
  • A sewing machine and extensive arts and construction materials.
  • A fully-equipped video room with all needed technology, green screen, and lighting

Trained instructors supervise the u​se of the lab at all times, and extensive safety measures have been taken to ensure the students are using the equipment safely and under direct supervision.   Photos of the Upper School WCS Alumni Association Innovation Lab are here.

Technology is integrated into the classrooms of all WCS Divisions:

Early Childhood:
  • Focus on learning through play with selective use of technology to demonstrate concepts.
  • SmartBoards in all Kindergarten classrooms
  • iPads in every Pre-K-Kindergarten classroom
  • Apple TVs in all Early Childhood classrooms
Lower School:
  • Each student in grades 1-4 is issued an iPad, which stays at school
  • SmartBoards and Apple TVs in every classroom
Middle School:
  • Each student in grade 5 is issued an iPad, which they may take home
  • Each student in grades 6-8 is issued a Surface Pro 3, on which they complete homework assignments and may take home
  • A Mobile Device Management server pushes out only the apps which teachers require the students to have, allowing for institutional control of the devices and minimal distractions to students
  • Software packages featuring OneNote and services allow for better digital classroom management and student organization
  • Most academic classrooms are equipped with wireless projection capabilities and document cameras
Upper School:
  • Each student in grades 9-12 is issued a Surface Pro 3, on which they complete homework assignments and may take home
  • Software packages featuring OneNote and services allow for better digital classroom management and student organization
  • All academic classrooms are equipped with wireless projection capabilities and document cameras