Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from New Families
- Long single bed sheets and regular pillow cases (unless using the laundry service)
- Comforter and/or blankets
- Under-the-bed storage bins
- Desk lamp
- Desk supplies
- Small floor rug (optional)
- Posters (must be appropriate)
- Small bookcase (optional)
- Small "mini-refrigerators" are permitted (though not required) in dorm rooms
To see what a typical boys and girls dorm room on campus looks like, click below:
There are several local stores where items can be purchased once students arrive: Kmart on Route 113 near the junction of I-95 in Newburyport; TJ-Maxx on Route 1 near Route 133 in Rowley; Marshall’s on Route 113 near I-95 in Newburyport; and WalMart at 270 Lafayette Road in Seabrook, NH.
The specific graphing calculator that the departments require is the Texas Instruments “TI-Nspire CX CAS”. Other calculators - whether produced by Texas Instruments or by another company - may not serve the student’s needs. In addition, the teacher will not be teaching with (or for that matter even familiar with) these other models. The school bookstore has the required calculators available for purchase. Students may use engraving tools in the Mathematics and Science Department offices to etch their names on calculator cases. We strongly urge each student to identify clearly his or her own calculator.
The Academy requires every student to come to school with a laptop computer that meets a minimum set of requirements. Students will not necessarily need their laptop in every class every day, but they will need to be able to bring it when requested by a teacher. For more details, please read about our system requirements and a FAQ about our BYOD program.