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Bring your own MacBook Program (BYOM)

All 6th-12th Grade students participate in our technology initiative, the 1:1 Bring Your Own MacBook (BYOM) Program, where every incoming student is required to have a MacBook for daily use on campus. 

MacBook To-Do List

MacBooks are a useful tool for students to complete their work in and out of the classroom. They also allow teachers to work with students in class to meet the educational technology goals of our program. Whether using their MacBook to access a digital textbook, collaborate with peers, conduct research, or code in a computer science class, MacBooks are versatile and enrich the students’ learning experience.

For the 2023-2024 school year, families of students entering 6th or 7th Grades or new to Brentwood School have the opportunity to purchase a MacBook through the school's lease to own program. Brentwood School offers a purchase program where families may pay for the computer over an 8-month period, interest free. When opting for the school's MacBook Purchase Program, Middle School students will receive the newest, 13" MacBook Air M1 with 8GB RAM and a 256GB hard drive, costing $1,138. Upper School students will receive the newest, 13" MacBook Air M2 with 8GB RAM and a 256GB hard drive, costing  $1,447. This includes the Apple Education price and the Apple Care+ for Schools warranty.

We strongly encourage purchasing your student’s new MacBook through Brentwood School since it also includes an Apple Care+ for Schools warranty (see below) only available through school purchases. 

Students receiving financial support will purchase their MacBook through Brentwood School and receive the same discount percentage that is outlined in their financial support agreement and the Apple Care+ for Schools warranty.

Purchasing a MacBook through BWS is a summer program. Emails go out in the spring to place an order and then MacBooks are available for pickup in August.

MacBooks purchased through BWS prior to the 2022-2023 School year did not include Apple Care+. 

AppleCare+ for Schools - MacBook Air (no service fees)

Every Mac comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for Schools extends your coverage to three years for MS and four years for the US from your AppleCare+ for Schools purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection per year.(1) In addition, you’ll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts by chat or phone.(2)

One stop for technical support

Because Apple designs the computer, the operating system, and many applications, Mac is a truly integrated system. And only AppleCare+ for Schools gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call.

  • 24/7 priority access to Apple experts by chat or phone

  • Global repair coverage1

  • Onsite service for desktop computers: Request that a technician come to your work location or have a courier pick up your Mac for service(3)

  • Mail-in repair for portable computers3: Mail in your Mac using a prepaid shipping box provided by Apple

  • Carry-in repair(3): Take your Mac to an Apple Store or other Apple Authorized Service Provider

Apple hardware coverage

AppleCare+ for Schools provides global repair coverage, both parts and labor, from Apple-authorized technicians around the world.

Coverage includes the following:

  • Your Mac computer

  • Battery(1)

  • Included accessories such as the power adapter

  • Apple memory (RAM)

  • Apple USB SuperDrive

Software support included

Whether you’re sitting in the comfort of your home or office or on the go, you can get direct access to Apple experts for questions on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Using macOS and iCloud

  • Quick how-to questions about Apple-branded apps, such as Photos, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and pro apps such as Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and more

  • Connecting to printers and wireless networks

For Mac computers running macOS Server, the plan covers server administration and network management issues using the graphical user interface of macOS Server. For advanced server operation and integration issues, purchase AppleCare OS Support. See AppleCare+ for Schools Terms and Conditions for complete product details.

1. Service coverage is available only for Mac and its original included accessories for protection against (i) defects in materials or workmanship, (ii) batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity, and (iii) up to two incidents of accidental damage from handling per year. Any unused accidental damage incidents will expire and you will get two more accidental damage incidents to use within the next 12 months of continued coverage.

2. Local telephone fees may apply. Telephone numbers and hours of operation may vary and are subject to change.

3. Availability of each option depends on country or region in which service is requested and location of Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple may also request that the customer replace components with readily installable parts.

AppleCare+ for Schools benefits are separate from and in addition to the Apple Limited Warranty and any legal rights provided by consumer protection laws in your jurisdiction. The company obligated under AppleCare+ for Schools in the United State is AppleCare Service Company, Inc., an Arizona corporation and wholly owned subsidiary Apple Inc., doing business in Texas as Apple CSC Inc. Purchase of the plan is not required to purchase the covered equipment.

For the 2023-2024 school year, students will need a MacBook with a minimum of the following:

  • 2020 or newer

  • at least 8GB Ram

  • at least 256GB Hard drive

  • able to run MacOS Ventura - 13.2.1 

Contact our Educational Technology Team

For general questions related to support, contact the Help Desk at (310) 889-2734 or ext 1234, option 1 or email us directly at

Scott Perloff

Scott Perloff

Director of Educational Technology, K-12
Bob Kahn

Bob Kahn

Educational Technology Specialist, Middle School
Megan Alkema

Megan Alkema

Administrative Assistant, Educational Technology