Derryfield's magic is in the relationship between faculty and students, and we believe that iPads will enhance that relationship. The iPad itself is not magical, but the engagement and lessons that a talented teacher can create with it are. iPads will enable students to access rich resources right in the classroom. Teachers will coach students in researching, writing, analyzing, and creating: all classic skills of a well-educated thinker. A relatively affordable tool, the iPad will provide many advantages including: access to the research libraries of the world, a common calendar, inexpensive e-books, and a simple, paperless way to organize notes, "handouts," and student work. The Derryfield School will require each student in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade to have an iPad, which will serve as each student's primary academic tool. The iPad will be one tool among many designed to bring out the best in our students. Using the student-centered approach that is a hallmark of Derryfield, we are designing a program that will introduce the benefits of this technology to students.