UNIS provides students, faculty and staff with a wide range of computing resources and support services.
There are five computer laboratories at the Manhattan campus. Three are general purpose labs, one is dedicated to Language Learning and another to New Media. Our more intimate Queens campus also has a computer lab. Laptop carts in the different schools provide portable labs. Additionally, there are computers available in the three school libraries and the classrooms. Overall, there are approximately 850 state-of-the-art computers available to faculty, staff and students in classrooms, computer and language labs, libraries, and offices.
Starting at the Middle school level, students have individual network accounts and e-mail addresses. The network accounts come with a "home directory," a space on a server that makes it possible for students and faculty to easily and transparently save and retrieve their files from any computer at UNIS. Remote access to the same directory is available through the web.
Student resources available through the network and over the web include the computerized catalogs of the three UNIS libraries and a varied collection of databases and online encyclopedias. Projectors and more than 120 interactive whiteboards, ActivBoards, facilitate instruction of class-size groups with the help of a computer.
All teachers and the school offices use a completely integrated single-database system that stores all academic, address, and business information. The system is linked to the portal web site to provide teacher, student, and parent access at any time.