Maryvale Prep, the all-girl's Catholic school in Brooklandville, will use a $71,000 grant from the Marion I. and Henry J. Knott Foundation for enhancements to the school's technology infrastructure, the school announced earlier this month.
The grant money will be used towards laptops for middle school students, LCD projectors, and other uses, the school said.
"We are thrilled to receive funding from the Knott Foundation," President Tracey Ford said in a statement. "Following our school’s mission to prepare young women for life, Maryvale is dedicated to continuously integrating technology into our curriculum. Our technology program is one-of-a-kind and we look forward to strengthening school-wide education and enriching STEM disciplines thanks to the support of the Knott Foundation."
School officials said in the statement that the improvements are next in a line of technology improvements that are enhancing its students' educational experiences, beginning with the schoolwide iPad program implemented several years ago.
"We believe that technology integration enhances each student’s educational experience," Lisa Cohen, the school’s director of academic technology said. "We must continue to grow and evolve to stay current."