Bring Your Own Device
MINIMUM Requirements

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) applies to students in the Upper School (Middle and High).  It does not apply to students in the Lower School, as Graded supplies classrooms in that division with the appropriate technology necessary for a robust learning environment.  

Graded is a 1-to-1 school and a “bring your own device” (BYOD) institution. It is the expectation that all students come to school, prepared for learning, with fully charged and functioning computers that meet these minimum requirements outlined below. These requirements enable students to fully participate in educational activities and be supported by teachers and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

All systems and ICT services are device agnostic - any computer will work on campus.  Please note that:

  • iPads and Android tablets are great devices with many uses.  However, some limitations mean they are not suitable as a primary device in Graded’s educational setting.

  • Students are welcome to bring a tablet or other digital devices in addition to their laptop.

  • Please see below for information on each division’s cell phone policy.  

Cell Phones
Each of the divisions takes a thoughtful and research-based approach to student use of cell phones.  Below find a brief summary of each division’s policy.

Lower School:  Lower School students may not use cell phones to send or receive calls or messages during the school day, unless approved by the teacher to support an educational activity.  

Middle School:  Cell phones and other personal technology other than the laptop computers and electronic readers are prohibited in the Middle School during the school day, between the hours of 8:10 am and 3:10 pm. Such devices should remain out of sight, locked in lockers, and turned off during these hours.

High School:  Do not use cell phones during class, meetings, or assemblies without teacher permission. During school hours, use the features of smartphones and digital music players (like the camera and apps) appropriately.

Please see additional information in your child’s division handbook:  High School, Middle School, and Lower School.  

BYOD Requirements
Specification Minimum  Configuration Recommended
Processor (CPU) Intel (i5) or AMD (Ryzen 5) processor.  Intel (i7) or AMD (Ryzen 7) processor.
RAM 8 GB 16 GB
Hard Drive

250 GB SSD
500 GB Hybrid

Video Card Graphics 1 GB +
Operating System

Windows 10.  64-bit operating system.

Apple with OSX 10.13+ and Bootcamp

Network Must have wireless connectivity
Language Support English language
Keyboard A physical keyboard suitable for touch-typing
Other Software

Internet Explorer 11+

Firefox 66+
Chrome 68+

Microsoft Office 2016

USB ports At least one port, A or C with a student-supplied dongle.  
Antivirus We recommend you buy and install an antivirus solution.  We recommend Norton, McAfee or Kapersky. 
Power Power cord and adapter that meet Brazilian standards.


Students should have sufficient privileges to update and install software, drivers and other components.

Please ask your faculty member or the ICT department.   Parents may email for assistance.  Or stop by!

Av. José Galante, 425
São Paulo, SP - Brazil - 05642-000
T: 55-11-3747-4800
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