Innovation in the Classroom

How these seven Roswell private schools use technology to benefit students and staff.

1. Swift School - Headmaster: Chris Pomar

Established: 1998

Enrollment: 180 Students

Swift School’s STEAM Lab will have a state-of-the-art 3D printer in the coming year, allowing students to enhance their creativity and employ the Engineering Design Cycle: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve. 

The school also assists struggling students by removing reading and writing obstacles digitally using literacy software. They then track each student's progress via digital portfolios that can be shared with parents.


300 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell 

2. Blessed Trinity Catholic School - Principal: Cathy Lancaster

Established: 2000

Enrollment: 1,000 Students

Blessed Trinity Catholic plans to prioritize communications between staff and administration by implementing group texting abilities. This will help minimize emergency response time and mitigate potential dangers. BTCatholic.org

11320 Woodstock Road, Roswell 

3. Saint Francis Day School - Headmaster: Collette Staak

Established: 1976

Enrollment: 800 Students

The engineering lab at Saint Francis will be growing even more robust in the coming year with new hardware, software and robotics tools available for student use and exploration. This will allow students to broaden their knowledge of STEAM fields at young ages, setting them up for success.

Saint Francis has catered to students who learn differently for years by supplying all students with laptops equipped with assistive technologies for writing, note-taking and voiceover abilities. 


9375 Willeo Rd, Roswell 

4. Fellowship Christian School - Headmaster: Kathy Teston

Established: 1986

Enrollment: 922 Students

With so much buzz around AI, Fellowship Christian plans to capitalize on the new tech's ability to streamline processes. While students won't get the luxury of using it to cut corners, teachers will. Plans to supply teachers with AI tools to help create rubrics and quizzes are in the works.

Meanwhile, the school takes a personal approach to student disabilities. They work to customize solutions to the individual and the circumstances of the disability, and often use a mix of speech-to-text, speech selection and voiceover technology. 


10965 Woodstock Rd, Roswell 

5. Porter Academy - Headmaster: Lynn Schoeneck

Established: 2000

Enrollment: 74 Students

Porter Academy plans to continue using Chrome boxes, Chromebooks and Google Education apps like Meet, Docs, Sheets and Slides for collaborative learning. The school's newest technology, FACTS, will aid parents in registration, payment and scholarship management. While all student technologies feature tools for differently-abled students, Porter also uses multi-sensory teaching, small group instruction and movement breaks to accommodate their entire school days. 


200 Cox Road, Roswell 

6. The Cottage School - Headmaster: Dr. Steven Palmer

Established: 1985

Enrollment: 261 Students

The Cottage School (TSC) has used its technology lab, Creation Station, to enhance student learning for years. It allows students to experiment and test their ideas while learning basic robotics skills.

As for students that prefer to learn outside of a traditional classroom, TSC anticipates a capital campaign to build a track and field, a new emphasis on sensory learning and the completion of a Culinary Arts Kitchen and teaching space.


700 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell, GA  30075

7. Atlanta Academy - Headmaster: Angela Naples

Established: 2000

Enrollment: 385 Students

Atlanta Academy implements technology for every age. In preschool, they offer age-appropriate technology tools to help students develop logical thinking skills, sequence actions, and understand cause and effect. Meanwhile, older students will gain access to new digital music creation tools and benefit from incorporating VR into the curriculum.


2000 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Roswell 

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