Technology courses are essential to every Catholic school curriculum. In fact, technology is required to be integrated throughout each course of study from Mathematics to Religion. The use of technology in the 21st century is integral to preparing students for college and career success. Technology courses in Catholic schools cover a variety of lessons including Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Collaboration. All of these units are taught and influenced by the lens of Catholic identity and the dignity of all humankind.

3D Printing

In addition to the core technology integrated curriculum, 3D printing has been added as an activity to enhance instruction throughout many of the schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

On May 5, 2015, Archbishop William E. Lori held a press conference to announce an exciting new initiative that makes a 3D printer available in every Archdiocesan school. The initiative was made possible due to support from the Embracing Our Mission ~ Shaping Our Future capital campaign, a generous donation by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Croteau, and our technology and curriculum partners, 3D Systems and STEAMTrax.

3D printing is considered a “game-changer” for schools, as they provide children with unparalleled access to innovative technology used by engineers, astronauts on the International Space Station, and medical professionals and scientists.

St. Philip Neri School students will have access to this same technology and a curriculum that allows our students to become more ready every day for future discoveries and advances we have yet envisioned.

At St. Philip Neri the following technology is currently available to students:

  • Campus Wide wireless Internet access
  • 200 megabit Comcast Internet connection
  • Fiber optic backbone between church and school
  • Document Cameras in every classroom
  • SmartBoards and/or BENQ Interactive Android Screens in every classroom
  • 200+ iPads assigned to students in grades Prek – 1
  • 300+ Chromebooks assigned to students in grades 2 – 8
  • Multimedia Computer Lab with 29 Lenovo work stations
  • Ceiling-mounted LCD projectors
  • Osmo game systems for iPads

In the Computer Lab:

  • 29 Lenovo Workstations for students
  • 1 PC for teacher
  • 1 Projector
  • 1 Interactive Smartboard

In the Maker space:

  • 1 Interactive Smartboard
  • 1 Projector
  • 4 HP Laptops
  • 12 iPads
  • 2 Makerbot Sketch 3D Printers
  • 1 Makerbot Replicator mini 3D printer
  • 14 Lego NXT Robotics Kits
  • 4 Lego EV3 Robotics Kits
  • $3000 worth of Legos obtained from a grant from Lego Education
  • 3 computer controlled mini drones with still photo capability
  • 2 Lego Spike Prime Robotics Kits
  • 20 Ozobots
  • 2 Ozobot Evos
  • 3 Cubetto Programmable Robots
  • 1 Lynxmotion robot arm
  • 1 HP Laserjet BW printer
  • 1 HP Laserjet Color printer
  • 3 Raspberry Pi micro computers
  • 4 Arduino micro controller kits with basic electronic components
  • 1 First Lego League Competition Table to support our Lego Robotics Teams
  • 8′ by 4′ Lego Wall
  • 3 Multipurpose white board/dry erase tables