Laptop Program Information

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Laptop Program Information

Updated June 3, 2014
Laptop Program Introduction for Upper School Parents

Welcome to the Catlin Gabel Upper School laptop information page. As you may know, all Upper School students are required to own a laptop academic use in classes.

Students may purchase laptops through Catlin Gabel School or bring a laptop provided it meets minimum specifications as outlined below:

Apple - MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. 2011 or newer. Operating system must be 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer.  4 GB RAM minimum and we recommend at least 256GB Storage.

PC - Lenovo or Dell. 2011 or newer. Operating system must be Windows 7 or 8 Professional. The Home version is not permitted.  4GB RAM minimum and we recommend at least 256 GB Storage.

If you plan to order a laptop through Catlin Gabel School, please use our online order form.

If your child will be using a laptop not purchased through Catlin Gabel, there will be a series of steps your child will need to complete online in order to install the necessary software the school requires. You will receive additional emails on how to complete this task.

Laptops can be ordered for any Catlin Gabel student. Laptops can be ordered throughout the school year however, new and incoming freshman laptops orders are due mid-June to ensure enough time for laptop processing and delivery.

Due to some recent change with Apple and damage protection insurance companies we're now self insuring for Apple damage protection.  This change assures that the AppleCare warranty remains in force.  This insurance covers drop, splills, and other types of damage just like our coverage in the past.  There is a 10% deductable on any repair and a payout limit based on the number of years of coverage purchased.

Windows laptops purchased through the school include a 4-year manufacturers' warranty and a 4-year accidental damage warranty. Dell and Lenovo accidental damage protection is provided by Dell/Lenovo and does not have a deductible or a published claims limit. Claim fulfillment is at the sole discretion of Dell/Lenovo.

Once laptops are ordered, we will collect all orders and place a bulk order with our vendors. Once the laptops arrive, they we will install the required software and contact you for laptop pickup.

A mandatory student laptop orientation session will be held in early September. Please watch for details and dates.

Please contact us by email or phone if you have any questions regarding a laptop purchase.

Financing/Financial Aid:
Joe Walsh —

Specifications / Platform / Service and Support:
Andrew Thomas -

Order Information / Status:
Andrew Thomas -