Student Laptop Recommendations

We have a "bring your own device" model to allow you and your student(s) to choose the laptop device with which you are most comfortable. Students in grades 7-12 will be required to bring an approved laptop device to school each day and should be prepared to use this primary device at any time during the school day.

Below is the list of minimum device requirements for compatibility with the Bayside network. For your convenience, we have also included a list of recommended laptops for both PC and Apple platforms.  Please note that if your Upper School student is currently using a laptop device that is compatible with Bayside’s network, he/she may continue to use that deviceDevices such as iPads, Android tablets, and Windows RT tablets, as well as eReaders such as the Nook and Kindle, do not meet Bayside’s primary device requirements. While these devices are popular with students, they do not support the full range of specific classroom applications.

Minimum Device Requirements:

  • Laptop/Hybrid with attached keyboard 
  • Windows 7 or 10 Professional Edition or Macintosh operating system
  • i3 Processor
  • 4 GB Ram
  • 250 GB Internal HD or Cloud Storage
  • Earbuds or headphones with built in microphone
  • Access to the Internet via Wi-Fi
  • Ability to display Adobe Flash content
  • Minimum of 4-hour battery life
  • Productivity suite (Microsoft Office 2013 or higher, LibreOffice, Apple’s iWork Suite/Pages)
  • Virus, malware and spyware protection (updated versions with automatic updates)
Additional Recommendations: (Not required but strongly encouraged)
  • External hard drive, flash drive, or cloud-based storage for backing up files
  • Additional AC power adapter (one for school and one for home)
  • High-capacity battery if available

Protective computer sleeve or backpack with a laptop compartment for increased protection


Josh Montgomery

Head of Upper School

Steve Marine
Dean of Students

Marilee Propst
Head of Lower School

Kelly F. Hughes

Head of Intermediate School

Josh Montgomery
Head of Upper School