Technology and Resources

The Masters School embraces the use of technology - in all of its forms - and recognizes that technology is essential to our educational mission. As such, the Technology Department offers a wide array of the latest technologies to support learning and enhance communication. These include, but are not limited to, public computers in the library; engineering workstations, 3D printers, a laser cutter and CNC router in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center; multiple advanced multimedia labs; and several laptop carts available for classroom use.

Each building on campus is connected by high-speed fiber. Internet access is distributed across multiple circuits, providing accelerated web activity and bandwidth, and is built on an enterprise-level wireless network which is accessible in every building across campus.

The Technology Department is comprised of a very experienced, knowledgeable, and professional group of individuals dedicated to helping optimize the learning experience and providing exceptional technical support to all members of the school community. For more information on Technology at Masters, please see the FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • What devices am I able to use at The Masters School?

    Any device, whether a laptop, tablet, eReader, or smartphone with wireless Internet connectivity can connect and use the “Masters” wireless network.
  • Should I buy a Windows or an Apple device?

    The Masters School has and supports both Windows and Apple devices. If budget is a factor in your decision, or if you are considering using eBooks, Windows laptops generally tend to be less expensive for maintenance and replacement. The Masters School offers special discount pricing for hardware as well as software. Please contact our ServiceDesk at for more information.
  • What computer and tablet models are recommended for students to use at Masters?

    Windows Tablet: The Microsoft Surface Pro is a great alternative to a basic laptop, as it provides touch functionality, has a full-featured desktop operating system, and costs less than a MacBook Pro.
    Windows Laptop: The 14in. Lenovo Thinkpad T480s. Larger display and slightly lighter than a MacBook Air, and is also customizable to your needs.
    Apple Laptop: The 13in. MacBook Air. Lightweight and fast, the MacBook Air is the best Mac option for the majority of computing tasks, like email, browsing the web, word processing, etc.
  • Will The Masters School Technology Department provide support for students' personal devices?

    The Technology Department provides basic troubleshooting and triage for student laptops and devices which prevent the completion of academic work. Depending on the hardware model, the Technology Department can also assist with certified-hardware repairs for student laptops and devices.
  • Does the school provide me with a copy of the Microsoft Office Suite for my personal laptop?

    The Masters School offers a significantly discounted price of $15 for purchasing legal copies of the Microsoft Office Suite for Windows and Apple computers. Purchasing the standalone version of the Office suite is recommended, although you may obtain a free subscription to Office 365 online through the school as well. For information on how to purchase Microsoft Office through Masters, please contact the Masters SeviceDesk at
  • What minimum specifications should my device have?

    If you are purchasing a new device or are thinking about upgrading your current device, the Technology Department recommends the following minimum specifications:

    Windows Laptops / Tablets 
    Operating System: Windows 10
    RAM / Memory: 8GB
    Hard Drive / Storage: 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Warranty: Manufacturer's 3-year onsite if available. Accidental damage protection is strongly recommended
    Software: Microsoft Office Suiteˠ & Antivirus

    Apple / Macintosh Laptops
    Operating System: macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or later
    RAM / Memory: 8GB
    Hard Drive / Storage: 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Warranty: Apple Limited Warranty* and AppleCare+** is strongly recommended
    Software: Microsoft Office Suiteˠ & Antivirus
  • Is printing, copying and scanning available for students 
    on campus?

    Yes! The Pittsburgh Library and the Fonseca Center currently have enterprise multifunction copiers that can print, scan, and make copies. Students can submit print jobs to these copiers from any device on campus while connected to the “Masters” wireless network, and use their ID cards to release these jobs for printing at their convenience. The public computers in the library are configured to quickly print out documents and assignments. Printers are also available in our multimedia labs.
  • Can students print to school printers from personal laptops?

    Yes. Students can print from any Windows, Apple, iOS, or Android device.
  • Do students have access to color printers?

    Yes. Several color printers are available in the multimedia labs across campus.
  • Can boarding students purchase a printer for their dorm room?

    Yes. Please keep in mind that students are not able to connect wireless printers to the “Masters” wireless network. Students will need a USB cable to connect any purchased printers to their personal computers.
  • How do I contact the Masters ServiceDesk?

    Email from a Masters email address, or from a non-Masters address.

    Need to borrow a computer or other technological equipment? Call, email, or stop by our office located in Morris Hall Room 106!

Masters ServiceDesk

To contact The Masters School ServiceDesk for assistance with any technology-related questions or issues, please call 914-479-6400 and ask to be transferred to ServiceDesk.

You can also email our ServiceDesk at

Technology Department

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Bhavin Patel

    Bhavin Patel 

    Director of Technology
  • Photo of Alex Harper

    Alex Harper 

    Jr. Systems Administrator
  • Photo of Alex Orlebeke

    Alex Orlebeke 

    Academic Technology Integrator
  • Photo of Neil O'Sullivan

    Neil O'Sullivan 

    Helpdesk Technician
  • Photo of Ryan Levin

    Ryan Levin 

    A/V Technician

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