Dear NCHS Student,

New Canaan High School is committed to preparing you to become successful participants in today’s sophisticated technological world. To succeed, you must be able to use technology as a learning and communications tool responsibly and effectively. By practicing digital literacy skills in a purposeful, responsible, and ethical way, you are preparing to excel in your complex, and exciting, future.

In 2016, New Canaan High School initiated a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program for all students 9-12. This BYOD program enriches the learning environment by providing technology in authentic and effective ways to support and deepen the learning experience. Throughout this experience, we have found that this experience enhances and individualizes the learning opportunities for our students, extends the collaborative and creative opportunities in and out of the classroom, and empowers students and teachers to integrate technology in authentic, real-world applications.

All high school students are expected to bring a personal device (laptop, tablet, or iPad) to school each day for classroom use. While we hope this notice provides your family sufficient time to acquire a device if needed, we are also able to provide devices to students in need for a nominal charge. For more information about device loan assistance, click on the link at the top of this page.

We are excited to continue on this path towards transforming teaching and learning as we prepare all of our students for to excel in today’s modern digital world. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or


William D. Egan, Principal

Matthew Salvestrini, Director of Digital Learning

New Canaan Public SchoolsDirector of Digital Learning: Matthew SalvestriniNCHS Technology Integrator: Emily Hernberg