- In its first year, with only four
teachers, da Vinci was open for 6th and 7th grade
students. Students were selected by lottery, with the
program maintaining gender equality.
- Today, da Vinci continues its vision
to use technology to enhance students' learning of
traditional skills. A ratio of 1 computer per student is
maintained in language arts classrooms, where students
spend a high percentage of each class period writing and
using keyboarding skills, and computers are used across
all curriculum areas in the program. A COW (computer on
wheels), consisting of 16 iBook laptop computers with
wireless internet access, was added in 2000.