Middle and Upper School students are required to have an approved laptop for use in classes.


Required Operating System: Windows 10 Professional for a PC and Mac OS X 10.14 or later for an Apple MacBook.

Microsoft Office

When ordering a laptop, please do not purchase Microsoft Office. It will be installed at Pine Crest during configuration. The $120 fee will be charged even if a new laptop already has Microsoft Office installed. This fee will be charged to the student’s account.

Alternative Devices 

There are many alternative network access devices available today, such as Android tablets, iPads, and Chromebooks. While Pine Crest may allow them to be brought to campus, these devices may not be supported on the Pine Crest network. A standard Mac or Windows-based laptop is still required for all students from Grades 6 to 12. 


Recommended Models for 2022-23 - Updated laptop information will be available in the Spring of 2022 in preparation for the 2022-23 academic year. 

  • Apple MacBook Air 13-inch
  • Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch
  • Dell Latitude 5310 2-in-1
  • Dell XPS 13  9310

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You are not required to purchase a recommended model. We provide recommendations to make it easier for you to order. All student laptops must be configured for Pine Crest's network by the Technology Department before being used on Pine Crest campuses. To avoid a late fee and last-minute rush, laptops should be brought in or shipped to the Technology Department by Friday, July 29, 2022. Pine Crest will continue to repair and support all previously recommended models.

If you are ordering online, please have the laptops delivered directly to Pine Crest's shipping address:

Pine Crest School

[Student's Name / Campus]

5959 NE 14th Ave

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 

Parents may also drop off their student’s laptop in person to the campus to which their student will be attending during designated dates/times. Once the laptop is configured, parents will be contacted to pick up their student’s laptop during designated dates and times.  

If you are bringing in the laptop, click here to download the configuration form. Please fill out the form and tape it to the laptop prior to drop-off. 

To comply with Pine Crest COVID-19 protocols, we have established specific drop-off/pickup days for the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale campuses. Below are the dates/times available by campus. 

Benefits of Recommended Models

  • Authorized on-campus repairs: Our technicians’ familiarity with these models makes for quicker repairs. 
  • Many years of Pine Crest experience: Parent, student, and faculty feedback is incorporated every year into our selections. 
  • Special Pine Crest pricing: The laptops available via our links include all requirements and recommended warranties at academic discount pricing. 
  • Easy purchasing and setup: Laptops are shipped to Pine Crest for configuration and you are notified when they are ready for pickup. 

Know your warranty 

All laptops should be purchased with a 3 or 4-year parts and labor warranty. The manufacturer’s warranty does not cover theft, loss, or damage. Batteries are typically covered for 1 year only. 

Insure your laptop 

We highly recommend purchasing accidental damage insurance. This insurance covers most damage to the laptop, including screen replacement. Dell offers ProSupport Plus, which covers accidental damage. We recommend ProSupport Plus for all Dell laptops. 

Apple offers AppleCare+ which is limited accidental damage coverage. AppleCare is an extended warranty without accidental damage. We recommend AppleCare+ for all Apple laptops. Third party companies offer separate policies that cover theft, in addition to accidental damage. 

Consider a replacement 

When your warranty expires, consider purchasing a new laptop. This ensures you have the most up-to-date hardware and software and that repairs will be covered by the new warranty. 

The laptop is a school supply 

The school-required laptop is for use as an educational tool. Loading excessive numbers of games, music, videos, or photos may negatively impact performance. 

Back up your files 

Back up your files weekly. Google Drive and USB flash drives work well for backing up school work. 




  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 



  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.