4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday




At St. Joseph School, technology is integrated into all aspects of our curriculum as we aim to provide our students with the productivity tools needed to facilitate digital learning. Our teachers utilize varied instructional techniques to create enhanced learning opportunities for our students. Through the use of various devices and web-based programs in the classroom, Computer Lab and Learning Resource Center, our students receive instruction and participate in more creative, productive lessons.

Progressive technology program offers:

  • Kindergarten and 2nd Grade iPads

  • Grades 3-5 Laptops in the classroom

  • 1:1 Middle School Chromebooks

  • New laptops in computer lab and LRC

  • Google classroom collaboration

  • Wireless internet access in all classrooms

Benefits of integrating technology into our curriculum for all K-8 students include:

  • Increased engagement in instructional materials

  • Ability to share and collaborate with other students

  • Opportunities to perform creative and interactive exercises

Technology equipment and devices used in our classrooms:

  • Smart Boards and Mimios: These interactive whiteboards use digital touch detection for user input. Teachers and students use their fingers or stylus to perform literacy and math exercises, graphing and other applications.

  • Document Cameras: High resolution web cams display worksheets, textbook pages, three-dimensional objects and more, including web-based lessons, videos and educational games.  Applications include experiments, manipulatives, student work product and note-taking skills.

  • Classroom Computers: Classroom computers allow students to enhance skills across all subjects from basic reading and math in lower grades to advanced presentation preparations in Gr. 6-8.

Computer Lab facilitate full class 1:1 computer access.

All K-8 students receive instruction on:

  • Computer components and keyboarding skills

  • Digital citizenship skills appropriate to each grade level

  • Navigation of online educational games and resources

Students learn how to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations appropriate to each grade level. In addition, our students learn how to use video recording devices and digital cameras for incorporating into projects and presentations.

Our Learning Resource Center (LRC) includes over 30 laptop computers for full class 1:1 access. Students are taught how to search websites for use in research projects and report writing. The LRC also includes an LCD projector for presentations made to students, faculty and parent groups.

Additional technology facts:

  • Both the Computer Lab and LRC have color printers. Students may use the Computer Lab and LRC before and after school to work on reports and presentations.

  • All computers and servers have been installed with filters to protect students from accessing objectionable content. St. Joseph School is fully compliant with CIPA (Children Internet Protection Act) and COPA (Child Online Protection Act) regulations.

  • St. Joseph School students and parents sign an Acceptable Use Agreement form which governs students’ conduct with regards to school equipment, the school network and the Internet.