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A Client Success Manager is your Finalsite advocate.

Here to support you, help you, and guide you throughout the entirety of your partnership with Finalsite.

Not sure where to start?

Our business has been for and about schools since the beginning, which is why 95% of clients stay with us year over year.

Discover all that Finalsite has to offer.

Schools love how Finalsite finds what makes them unique and translates that into an authentic digital experience.

Improve School-to-Home Communications with Password-protected Portals.

Portals provide a safe and secure place for your community to access information that's just for them on every device.

Sarah Gordon, Assistant Director of Communications
Choate Rosemary Hall

A best-of-breed approach to give you the "all in one" solution you need.

We focus on the critical function of marketing and communication, while leveraging relationships and integrations with 70+ partners to provide a more seamless experience between the school and your constituents.

A team of 200, Finalsite has been serving schools worldwide for 20 years.

Our business has been for and about schools since the beginning, which is why 95% of clients stay with us year over year.

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Our secure integrations with popular SIS providers mean you can replace timely manual data uploads with our automatic transfers for a seamless solution.

Sarah Gordon, Assistant Director of Communications
Choate Rosemary Hall

The design process doesn't stop when you redesign... it can be just the beginning

Finalsite's Creative Services team is here to help throughout the lifetime of your website. Working with your website administrators, our team can create unique and elegant page layouts and content elements that engage and inspire your audience and speak to the mission and culture of your community. 

If you're looking to start a microsite, enhance your existing design, or completely refresh your website, we are ready to help you to achieve your goals and stay on budget. For even more inspiration, visit our complete Design Example and Enhancement Library and see how other schools and institutions are using Composer to create microsites, landing pages, Portals, and more!

Looking to Redesign your entire site?

With a creative director and a team of 15 full-time designers, including a design studio in London, our 70+ design awards, best in class packages, iterative design and onsite deployments make us your partner for creating an amazing site that showcases your story online. Below is a sample step-by-step timeline of a full Redesign project. 

Discover

Goals, dreams, expectations and requirements — let's discuss it all. Our discovery process is one of the most important parts of the deployment process as it is where we get to know you, your school and your brand, and begin to plan how to build a pixel-perfect digital representation of it. We treat this stage of deployment like a science. You'll provide our Project Manager with some key brand assets, and after an in-depth kick off call, we'll begin analyzing each component to build a site that is uniquely you.

Training

Training is ongoing throughout the entire deployment the process with hundreds of free resources available at your fingertips. Our online library of resources includes short videos on virtually every piece of Composer and its related modules, text articles detailing how-to's and best practices, live weekly webinars, and hundreds of blog articles, eBooks and other valuable resources that will help you hit the ground running.

Design

Now here's the fun part! During the design phase you'll begin to see your vision come to life and exceed every expectation. You'll have the opportunity to make suggestions and revisions to your homepage and interior pages.

Build

Once your design has been approved, your Front End Developer will begin coding and building your website to work seamlessly across every browser and device. Your site will also endure an 80+ point Q&A process, which includes testing for web accessibility, mobile-friendliness, cross-browser compatibility, and more.

Launch

Finalsite's software ensures you'll hit the ground running after launch. With a Finalsite Project Manager to guide you and online help at your fingertips, you'll be on your way to expert status in no time.

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Finishing touches and custom design enhancements add depth by engaging your website's visitors with dynamic and elegantly styled content. From custom styling for Posts or Directories to unique elements, such as Thermometers or Campus Maps, our design team is ready to work with you to create a solution that will fit seamlessly with your design and wow your constituents. 

A few recent examples include: 

tulsa public schools homepage screenshot
tulsa public school homepage screenshot

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Tulsa Public Schools educates more than 40,000 students across 86 schools and partner charter schools. As one of the top districts in the state and a member of Council of Great City Schools, Tulsa Public Schools knew its website had to share its story, expertise, and strategic visions but also be simple enough for webmasters of all skill levels to manage. The homepage and individual school pages are filled with design enhancements and animations that make the district's lively culture and content come to life. From background colors that change as you scroll to the use of large images and video, this design sets a new standard for public schools. Did we mention that each of the individual school sites within the district took the design and made it their own? 

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chadwick school homepage screenshot in iphone
chadwick school homepage screenshot

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The Chadwick School website puts true emphasis on story-telling, evident from the very first headline: "Your Journey Starts Here." Navigation is intentional and catered directly to the audience-- viewers must choose on the homepage whether to explore village school, middle school, or upper school. From there, each section has a unique display of testimonials, images, and headlines to resonate with its respective demographic. Each interior page has a purposeful and well-thought-out layout, allowing viewers to go as in depth in their school research as they want. 

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tonbridge school homepage screenshot in iphone
tonbridge school homepage screenshot

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Tonbridge School is a leading boys' boarding school in the UK, founded in 1553. The homepage video provides both a bird's eye view of the school's stunning 150-acre-campus and more intimate shots of classrooms, extracurricular activities, and day-to-day interactions. As viewers scroll down through the homepage, social media integration, testimonials from "Tonbridge People" (students, faculty, and staff), and an infographic featuring fast facts about the school culminate into three main calls-to-action that lead prospects down the admissions funnel. For current students and alumni, there are quick links available to various microsites--sports, theatre, events and societies. 

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royal hospital school homepage screenshot in iphone
royal hospital school homepage screenshot in iphone

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Two words describe Royal Hospital's award-winning website: beauty and functionality. The three-centuries-old school (founded 1712) has a longstanding naval history, beginning as an institution specifically for boys from seafaring backgrounds. The new site pays homage to its heritage with distinct nautical design elements, a re-energized blue color palette, and a fitting position statement: "Navigating Success." The imaginative design is supported by functional headlines, well-organized pages, and strategic calls-to-action throughout. Viewers will have no trouble "navigating" through this site.  

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kinross wolaroi school homepage screenshot in iphone
kinross wolaroi school homepage screenshot

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Carrying “Knowledge, Friendship, Integrity” as its motto, Kinross Wolaroi boasts heritage buildings and modern facilities catering for over 1000 students in Orange, New South Wales. The homepage, featuring vibrant and candid photography, neat grid layout, quick-links and clean socially linked header gives the visitor an immediate taste of what life is like at the school, and the drop down navigation allows clear access to the site interior.  The sticky footer design offers a clear sense of location with its Google map layering and custom regional locator, while side banners make for further ease of navigation.

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international school of paris homepage screenshot in iphone
international school of paris homepage screenshot

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The International School of Paris, located in the heart of Paris, has over 50 years of rich history and is home to over 700 students from around the world. In late 2016, the school created a new mission and vision and needed a new website to match. With Paris as their classroom, their site engages visitors with photos, videos, social media and authentic content from their community. The scrolling homepage does a great job providing a comprehensive overview of all the great aspects and opportunities at the school. This site is also dual language, further engaging native French speakers.

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mentone girls' grammar school homepage screenshot in iphone
mentone girls' grammar school homepage screenshot

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Alongside “quality teaching, small classes, and an inspired curriculum," Mentone Girls’ Grammar boasts a spectacular Victorian beachfront location and a 6000-strong community of current pupils and ‘Old Girls’. The school’s vivid red colours shine on the homepage, which dazzles with its fixed photo backdrop and highly visual grid layout featuring quick-linked event and news boxes. Social media plays a key role in the Mentone community, with featured posts on the homepage and links in the footer, which also offers user-friendliness for the prospective parent through its ‘Enquire’, ‘Apply’, ‘Contact’ buttons.  A combination of professional and in-house photography gives the visitor a good sense of Mentone life, while Alumni and Parent portals add personalised focus to the existing school community.

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gems world academy switzerland homepage screenshot in iphone
gems world academy switzerland homepage screenshot in iphone

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Offering all three age-grouped IB programmes and boasting over 30 different nationalities among their pupils, GEMS Switzerland is part of the larger, global GEMS Education Network offering a truly international learning experience.  A winner of the Communicator Award, the website uses candid slideshows, bold branding, custom infographics and a quicklink-driven homepage to create an informative and dynamic visitor experience. The enquiry-focused header and clearly set search elements allow for a user-friendly aspect for prospective parents, while the grid drop-down sets up a seamless navigation through the site.  The interior pages are also made engaging and colourful through side banner testimonials, a range of content formats and wide use of multimedia.

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zurich international school homepage screenshot in iphone
zurich international school homepage screenshot

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With more than 1,450 students at four unique campuses, Zurich International School offers an extensive educational program with all the benefits of size but the intimacy of smaller settings. Their website redesign uses best practices throughout and the attention to detail is to be commended. The homepage tells a very complete story of the school in video, in images and through authentic content from their community. Visitors are encouraged to “Follow Their Path” and learn more about the extensive academics and extracurricular activities the school offers. The homepage pulls in social media from many platforms further encouraging visitors to engage with the school’s site. Furthermore, ZIS has created a very welcoming section for prospective employees. Visitors can spend a lot of time on this site and never get bored.

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westfield state alumni homepage screenshot in iphone
westfield state alumni homepage screenshot

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Finalsite built an alumni microsite and portal for Westfield State University in Westfield, MA to enable the University to: create a more cohesive and inclusive website that’s useful to alumni and donors; offer media-rich information, particularly about giving and supporting Westfield State; and to establish an emotional connection that makes people want to visit and give. Finalsite's award-winning design team created a website that not only looked good and achieved these goals, but is built on the Finalsite Platform to make editing a snap.

  • Microsite
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tanglin trust school homepage screenshot in iphone
tanglin trust school homepage screenshot

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Since 1925, Tanglin Trust School (Tanglin) has been educating a diverse cohort of students in Singapore, and now, 92 years later, close to 2,800 students and a staff of more than 600 are fortunate to call this school home. Their site not only captures a visitor's attention on the homepage, but the design flair, attention to detail, well-crafted content and vibrant imagery throughout the site invoke emotion and encourages visitors to further engage with the school. The new site also helps families looking to relocate to Singapore gain a more authentic understanding of all the great qualities the school possesses both in and out of the classroom.

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taft arts homepage screenshot in iphone
taft arts homepage screenshot

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Taft School's award-winning website came equipped with two microsites — one for Arts, and one for Athletics, two of the school's most noteworthy programs. Their Arts microsite takes a creative approach to displaying visual and text content about their Arts program — including concert dates, the student gallery, and more.

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st. mary's international school homepage screenshot in iphone
st. mary's international school homepage screenshot

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St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo is a Catholic all-boys school providing an environment wherein positive self-esteem can fully be developed and where learning is promoted at a pace appropriate for boys. Their mission is to Instruct, to Educate, and to Impart Christian Values in a safe and nurturing environment. Their website redesign leverages clean lines, a streamlined navigation with classic colors and style. The opening video montage brings to life their motto: A School with a Heart. Their site is concise and powerful so that visitors quickly get a good impression. Their public facing site is designed to engage prospective parents while they utilize portals to communicate with current students, family and faculty. This pristine site does a great job reflecting the character of this school and the values it holds.

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inter-community school zurich
inter-community school zurich homepage screenshot

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The Inter-Community School Zurich (ICS) is a fully accredited and renowned international school in Zurich, Switzerland. As an IB World School established in 1960, ICS provides personalised education for students 3 to 19, including a bilingual diploma option. Their new site draws in visitors with a phenomenal video that uses an uplifting melody coupled with words showcasing their vision and mission. As you scroll through the homepage, the motion, color palette and overall attention to detail makes this website a piece of art. The site includes authentic parent content to further justify to prospective families the fine reputation and success of this school. In the primary school, the Rigour, Relevance and Resilience theme resonates, in the middle school they highlight their amazing teachers and in the IB Diploma they complete the story with top university admissions. A great journey that families can understand.

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international school of hamburg homepage screenshot in iphone
international school of hamburg homepage screenshot

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With over 60 years of rich history, the International School of Hamburg is home to nearly 800 students. Offering the International Primary Curriculum, the IB Middle Years and the Diploma Programs, students become inquiring, ethical and risk-taking adults for the 21st century. With their rich history in the large port city of Hamburg, their website redesign uses nautical elements such as an anchor and waves to help users visualize their motto of “Embarking on a Voyage of Learning”. Visitors are drawn immediately into the site and taken on a journey. Their bright and colorful site welcomes visitors and radiates all the amazing things prospective families want to see when visiting a school’s website. A brief sail around this site and you will notice fine attention to detail and engaging content that truly tells their story.

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geneva english school homepage screenshot in iphone
geneva english school homepage screenshot

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Founded in 1961, Geneva English School is an international primary and secondary school with campuses in Geneva Switzerland and offers education for children 3-18 years old. Their new website does a great job showcasing their core values of teamwork, community, respect, courage, opportunity and integrity. With videos, calendars and news, and calls-to-actions, visitors are encouraged to explore all that the school has to offer. Their secondary navigation helps guide prospective families on a logical journey to learn more.

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fairgreen international school homepage screenshot in iphone
fairgreen international school homepage screenshot

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Opening in 2018, Fairgreen International School is an Esol Education school, part of a family of high performing international schools in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon. Their new site successfully highlights the benefits and richness of the Esol network including international accreditation, university recognition, a global alumni network and professional qualified teachers. The site does a great job selling the value and mission of this new school and encourages prospective families to learn more. The school's focus on innovation and sustainability is showcased throughout the site as well, further differentiating their school.

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the british school of amsterdam homepage screenshot in iphone
the british school of amsterdam homepage screenshot

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Founded in 1978, the British School of Amsterdam is a leading international institution with over 900 students. Their values are to create a stimulating and caring environment, enabling all pupils to realize their potential. Their website redesign showcases happy, engaged students and quickly draws visitors in to learn more. Each school section is clearly marked and coupled with a mega-navigation to enable visitors to quickly find the information they desire. The website footer does a great job putting into perspective the school’s location while at the same time showcasing the diversity of the school.

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charterhouse homepage screenshot in iphone
charterhouse school homepage screenshot

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Nothing short of iconic, Charterhouse is one of the great historic public schools of England steeped with fascinating history and outstanding academic excellence. Home to 820 pupils from around the globe, the school has created a website that covers all its communication and branding needs. 

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frensham school homepage screenshot in iphone
frensham school homepage screenshot

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“Outward-looking and forward-thinking”, Frensham focuses on the girls’ boarding experience and prides itself on “moving beyond traditional structures and breaking new ground for Australian schools”, and the website powerfully assists in conveying this ethos. The homepage pulls the visitor in, its slideshow filtered with the school’s brilliant purple colour, and featuring an exciting array of quick-linked news boxes. The site’s header features a full-screen and beautifully divided drop-down navigation, while an aerial-photographed campus map serves as the site’s sticky footer, giving a good feel for the school’s rural surroundings.  The ‘Girls Say, Parents Say, Teachers Say’ testimonials provide refreshing insight into school life, further assisted by social media links to online Frensham community spaces.

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Jackson County Public Schools
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Jackson County Public Schools is a small district in Syva, NC — a location central to cities like Atlanta, GA and Asheville, NC. With nine schools spanning 2 districts and 4,200 students and teachers, JCPS is a small, but impressive district. And they wanted a website to prove it.

At JCPS, the schools in our district are small enough for each student to be known and recognized as an individual, but large enough to provide a variety of opportunities for involvement and growth. JCPS came to Finalsite because they were losing some students to Charter Schools that were popping up in the area as well as to highlight all the features that they have to offer. The technology at JCPS alone was a driving force to keep students attending the schools as well as wanted to show that in the new website.

  • Best-in-Class
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canford school homepage screenshot in iphone
canford school homepage screenshot

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Set in stunning Dorset grounds and featuring grand classical architecture alongside abundant modern facilities, pupils enjoy an environment The Good Schools Guide aptly describes as one that “fizzes with activity from dawn till dusk”.  With high-impact use of stunning photography, slideshows and videos, this redesigned website wows from the homepage onwards, and we gain a real insight into the feel of the campus. Visitors can engage with the interactive school map, visit the extensive school history and archives, while Canford’s community engagement commitments both at home and through their international charity partnerships are supported through online donation and enterprise pages.  The parents portal adds a tailored environment where current families can engage on a much more personalised level.



 

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roedean school homepage screenshot in iphone
roedean school homepage screenshot

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Dramatically located on Brighton’s cliff side with sweeping sea views, ISI inspectors have described 440-pupil strong Roedean as a school of “outstanding creativity”, and an “all-round education and experience”.  The photo-driven homepage design and visually expressive fonts throughout the website bring the school’s holistic ethos to life, while the social media-linked header assists in their outreach to the public community. Colour-branded filterable news boxes take us on mini journeys into different corners of school life, from sports to drama, music to community action. Sidebar links allow for easy navigation, while featured testimonials add a personal touch to the Roedean web experience.

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dulwich college homepage screenshot in iphone
dulwich college homepage screenshot

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Drawing in on its 400th anniversary, steeped in history, prestige and academic excellence, it is no wonder that Dulwich College remains a popular global choice.  Offering learning from the very outset at 6 months in their ‘Ducks’ kindergarten, through to A-Levels in the senior college, Dulwich’s website is clearly navigable into the three different age categories of the school, each colour-branded. An extensive Alumni dropdown also gives the visitor a flavour of life after school for ‘Old Alleynians’.  Winner of a Gold Hermes Creative Award, this refreshingly designed site’s subtle sticky header, multimedia visuals, and simple, elegant layouts beautifully exhibit life at the South London campus, and make for an exciting, vibrant user experience. Featuring quick-link driven pages and best practices throughout, it’s easy to find your way to the many facets of school life and beyond at this world-renowned institution.  

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nsu university school

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NSU University School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, independent college preparatory school that provides a challenging and personalized education within a supportive environment for students of average to gifted abilities. With their goals of recruitment and retention in mind, Finalsite's deployment team was able to create a website that includes bold imagery that showcases the quality of acadmics, athletics and arts programs with easy to use navigation that entices families to ultimately book a tour and/or apply.

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franklin road academy iphone
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Franklin Road Academy is located in Nashville, TN and is a pre-k through grade 12 coeducational private school offering a challenging educational experience in an inclusive Christian community. FRA's main goal was to transform their site into a marketing tool for prospective parents by working with us to create a clean, concise page that is easy to navigate and visually attractive. From their signature programs, impressive statistics, and testimonials that will be able to maintain a robust future marked by strong enrollment with top-knotch faculty and an exceptional applicant pool.

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singapore american school

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Singapore American School located on the small island of Singapore holds a legacy as one of the world’s leading American international schools with over 4,000 students. Partnering with Finalsite over 7 years ago, they have been raising the bar for international school websites ever since. Their latest site embodies their spirit and showcases 60 years of rich history. They wanted their website to showcase their state-of-the-art facilities, strong academic rigor, accomplished faculty, and most importantly, their engaged community. The new site lets them share their story while differentiating on what makes them unique by incorporating stories from their community. Their site utilizes best practice on every page and comes alive with color and animation directing users to the appropriate next step.

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Peddie School
Peddie School

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Guided by the confidence in their motto, “We Finish Our Labors to Begin Them Anew,” Peddie School, a top boarding and day school in New Jersey, is committed to the intellectual, social, and moral growth of each of our students. Peddie turned to Finalsite to create a truly unique website to capture its mission and vision in partnership with their communications team and ongoing branding efforts. Finalsite's content management solution and suite of software modules make it easy for the multimate editors to update content, create new layouts, and develop media-rich pages without any technical expertise -- and with the peace of mind that Finalsite's top-notch support team is available to help.

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Vanguard University
Vanguard University

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Vanguard University, with a mission to pursue knowledge, cultivate character, deepen faith, and equip each student for a spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service, turned to Finalsite to revamp its website to reflect the richness and diversity of the student experience.  A fundamental goal of the design was to give users a path into each of the three divisions (undergraduate, graduate and professional studies), which provides a coherent aesthetic and navigational devices. A best-in-class design with a variety of interactive elements and special treatments propelled the University's online presence to something as unique as they are.

  • Award-Winner
  • Best-in-Class
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Western Academy of Beijing
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The Western Academy of Beijing is a leading non-profit, independent IB World School in China. This school is home to over 1,400 students from over 50 countries. This award-winning website uses best practices throughout, and from the moment a visitor lands on the homepage, they are taken on an amazing journey. The focus was narrowed to be outward facing for admissions, marketing, advancement with the main navigation including action words like "Learn, Discover and Apply." The site showcases engaging content that utilizes bold, vibrant images to tell their unique story not only on the homepage but on interiors pages as well.  The iconic colored squares used throughout the site in both static and parallax effect are inspired by the "11 Reasons to Come to WAB" and reflect the school colors, logo and web experience and are integrated throughout the site, providing unique connectivity.

  • Award-Winner
  • Best-in-Class
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Brooks School
Brooks School

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Established in 1926 in the town of North Andover, Brooks School provides a co-educational, college preparatory program for 380 students on a 270-acre campus overlooking Lake Cochichewick. The school has a well-established reputation in a stunning setting, and wanted an innovative way to showcase all they have to offer. , The goal for the new Brooks site was to inspire prospective students to inquire and plan a visit, because once families visit the campus and sit for an interview, they are almost certain to apply. This means it was essential for website visitors to get a sense of the Brooks campus, community and culture within that first 7-second first impression. To accomplish this, Brooks selected a Best-in-Class design — our top design package. The site feature a sticky mega-navigation, embedded video and a scrolling, storytelling experience that provides a solid balance of marketing pieces that highlight signature programs and accomplishments, and current news stories to engage current families as well. The site also recently received the "Best School Website" award in the 2017 Web Awards, judged by the AVA.

  • Award-Winner
  • Best-in-Class
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Ravenscroft
ravenscroft school

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Ravenscroft is a Pre-K through grade 12 independent day school in Raleigh, NC — an increasingly competitive market. As a Finasite client since 2008, the school approached us with the desire to go above and beyond, and be more innovative than any other school in their market by providing a unique, yet intuitive, content and navigation experience. In their recent redesign, Ravenscroft’s goal was to inspire audiences to learn more about Ravenscroft, and to facilitate ease of inquiry/visit, application, and “giving” to Ravenscroft. They wanted their site to look and feel unique to Ravenscroft - to be as distinctive as they know they are, and to make sure that their site is unlike (and not replicated by) other schools’ websites. Mission accomplished! The site also received an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Web Awards.

  • Award-Winner
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Westminster
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The Westminster Schools, based in Altanta and one of the largest independent day schools in the country, serves a community of over 400 faculty and staff, 1800 students and 12,000 alumni. Needless to say, Finalsite was challenged to deliver a website solution that could capture the incredible depth and breadth of its academic program, its broad outreach and student life opportunities, fundraising initiatives, an amazing campus covering hundreds of acres, and a vibrant school community. A new best-in-class website, with a modern aesthetic, compelling storytelling, engaging visual elements, with simple navigation -- all helped to meet that challenge, but it was also our trusted partnership with the School, who looked to Finalsite to help them with the software they needed to keep the site fresh and as exciting as every day is. This is a site to spend some time on, with lots of special treatments and new approaches to content.

  • Award-Winner
  • Best-in-Class
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Ellington Public Schools
Ellington Public Schools

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Ellington Public Schools is a small school district in Ellington, CT, whose core values include big heart/small town, innovation, mindfulness, global connectedness, and growing learners/growing leaders. They wanted a site that helps highlight the great teaching/learning that is happening. We are competing with magnet schools that seem to have more of a draw; we need to highlight student life in Ellington. With that, they wanted social mashups as the key to making the site more vibrant and providing changing content. Using a custom design for the Finalsite Feeds module, they highlight students and faculty daily rather than simply providing information, which drives more traffic to the site.

Ellington's website also received a website received the top website award acknowledgment — Communicator of Distinction — and an honorable mention for their social media presence in the 2016 CABE Awards.

  • Award-Winner
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The Taft School
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When someone first arrives on campus at Taft School, the beautiful collection of collegiate-Gothic buildings often will takes their breath away; Finalsite had a tall order to create a website that would do the same.  In addition to their picturesque campus, Taft wanted its website to spotlight their passionate faculty, bright students and close-knit community.  Finalsite helped Taft School transition from a 10-year-old website, working closely with the team to accurately portray a 'first glance' of everything that makes Taft special. Finalsite's deployment team created a beautiful interactive experience, equipped with two microsites for Athletics and Arts, social media feeds, and video marketing. The site received a 2017 Communicator of Distinction Award, one of the most prestigious web design awards in the industry.

  • Award-Winner
  • Best-in-Class
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Ogden School District
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Ogden School District is a district of about 20 schools, enrolling more than 12,000 students in Ogden Utah. With a rather large community, Ogden’s biggest challenge was informing the public. They needed their web presence to be simple, organized, and consistent throughout their school district, allowing visitors to quickly find and access the information they needed.

They now have an elegant design applied to all their school sites which enables them to tell their story. Both the main district site and each individual school website features a sleek, branded design, and the content is easy to update.

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dubai college u.a.e. homepage screenshot in iphone
dubai college u.a.e homepage screenshot

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With over 900 pupils and counting, Dubai College has been a fast-growing international school since its royal inception in 1978. Continuously rated as “outstanding” by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, its website features some stunning forward-thinking design and layouts.  The homepage breaks ground with its adjustable sliding scales attached to different areas of interest within the school; the visitor then clicking the custom ’start’ icon to begin their personalised journey into the site. On the interior pages, the Flickr-linked sticky footer and variety of social elements demonstrate the school’s engagement with the community and overall marketing-mindedness.  Exceptional use of best practice assets and infographics combined with slick high-resolution photography and visuals create a very strongly branded site.

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Shasta COE iPhone
shasta county office of education website

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The Shasta County Office of Education serves more than 100 districts in California — meaning that building a functional, easy-to-navigate and information website was the key to a successful redesign. With beautiful photography, a spotlight on recent news and upcoming events, and bold call-to-action buttons to make important content easy-to-fund, Shasta COE's website clearly met its redesign goals. Shasta COE's website also features the AudioEye toolbar, ensuring all the content on this brilliant design is fully accessible to all end-users.

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TASIS homepage

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The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) is a family of international schools that welcomes young people from all nationalities to an educational community that fosters a passion for excellence along with mutual respect and understanding. TASIS schools are located in Switzerland, England and Puerto Rico and also include an extensive Summer program. Their websites showcases through imagery, engaging authentic content, call-to-actions and emotional appeal all that makes TASIS so unique. Their websites utilize best practice while also incorporating very creative and cutting-edge ideas.

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Lenoir-Rhyne University
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Lenoir-Rhyne University's website redesign began with a two-day design onsite, where out team was able to immerse themselves in the community to get a real feel for what made LRU stand out. While the campus is quickly growing and expanding, to consolidate the campuses under one "roof," while maintaining a clean interface and navigation structure. The site features numerous compelling design elements, including an interactive content dropdown that personalizes homepage content based on the visitor's desire, an infographic, and a custom social media mash-up. Additionally, special attention was paid to the academic majors and admission sections to engage the site visitors with the site for a more interactive experience.

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American School of Milan
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The American School of Milan, Italy is an American-International school offering both the American High School Diploma and IB Diploma programs and boasts of 780 students from over 50 countries. Having worked with Finalsite for nearly a decade, their big shift for their new site was to focus primarily on prospective families, while current family content was moved to the Finalsite’s password-protected Portals. It was a philosophical change for the school and required a delicate balance. Their new site features a scrolling homepage offering quick access to videos, news and calendar events, while showcasing their in-house photography, which truly captures the vibrancy of their school. Their current and relevant content encourages visitors to come back to the site.

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The Community School
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The Community School is an independent pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade day and boarding school located in Sun Valley, Idaho. The Community School's academics, extracurriculars, and overall experience are adventurous, exciting, and unlike any other school in the country — and they wanted a website to not only showcase that experience, but simulate it. The Community school's new Best-in-Class website draws website visitors in with a design, videos, and photos that mirror the quality of the institution and supports their ambition to have a national and international presence. The homepage projects the essence and differentiators of the school: an education that involves lots of programmatic options, an outdoor program, athletics, arts, teacher/student connections, experiential learning, outdoor program, and an amazing location, as well as the outcome of that: graduates who are great kids with unlimited options for continuing their education. The Community School was also awarded the top honor in the 2017 Webby Awards — one of the toughest award competitions in the world.

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Lakeside School
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Lakeside School, a premier day school in Seattle, WA serving grades 5-12, turned to Finalsite for not only a design that suited their academically rigorous, progressive and forward thinking mission as a top school in the region, but also improved ways to connect their internal systems together with Finalsite's experienced integration team. The interactive homepage leads with a provocative statement and walks users through the countless ways a student can experience the diverse curriculum and program at the school. As a school and community based near the homes of Microsoft and Amazon, the website needed to meet the highest of expections, and Finalsite was prepared to take on that challenge.

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Barbers Hill Independent School District

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Barbers Hill looked to Finalsite to create a new website design that was accessible and met ADA compliance requirements; provided their staff, parents, and community with timely and useful information that would be easy to find; and shared their core objective of "Tradition of Excellence" as both a district and with their schools schools through great design and content. Finalsite worked closely with Barbers Hill to ensure that their site visitors would have a positive experience through easy-to-use navigation, intuitive layouts and well-developed content.

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The Campaign for Punahou School
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The Campaign for Punahou School is an award-winning Best-in-Class microsite for Punahou School's Capital Campaign. As the country's biggest independent school with a vast alumni community, their new microsite aims to drive engagement and donations, as well as celebrate school-wide and alumni accomplishments. The site took home Gold in the 11th Annual W3 Awards.

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The Ulster BOCES turned to Finalsite to develop a website that could effectively communicate the benefits of participating in their services (both student-based programs and services that support school operation or staff development) as well as the value (financial) that the schools in the program receive for their investment. They wanted visitors to be welcomed with a site that would inspire confidence that their programs and services are important to a district's success, are on the leading edge of what is available, and are effectively delivered. Ulster BOCES also wanted to make sure that it partnered with a reputable, forward-thinking company they could recommend to their own districts, which made Finalsite a perfect fit.

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The Kellett School – the British International School in Hong Kong was founded in 1976, the Chinese Year of the Fire Dragon. The parent founders sought a high-quality, British-style education, rich in the Arts and in Sports. The homepage, complete with a dragon logo, does an incredible job telling a complete story about the school. Great images, infographics, authentic stories, news and calendars items enable visitors to get a comprehensive view on all the school has to offer. As you dive deeper into the site, unique page elements along with videos make for an engaging experience.

 

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Harrow School is a full-boarding school for boys aged 13-18, founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Elizabeth I. Harrow's website showcases their rich history and fine reputation through vivid storytelling and the use of images, call-to-actions and authentic content. Finalsite also works with several of the Harrow International Schools which are independently owned and operate under a license of the Name and Badge of Harrow School. The first Harrow International School was established in Bangkok in 1998, and further International Schools have been set up in Asia since then.

 

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Cleveland University Kansas City
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Cleveland University-Kansas City turned to Finalsite to share its broad offerings to the outside world. The University offers a personalized approach to education for a rewarding career in chiropractic, a baccalaureate in health sciences or a masters in health promotion — all of which Finalsite needed to capture via a compelling and engaging design and an interactive responsive website. The Finalsite Platform is a perfect fit for colleges and universities like CUKC with software that's quick, easy and flexible, allowing the team there to spend that much more time telling its unique story.

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Global Indian International School
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The Global Indian International School (GIIS) is an international school group founded in 2002 in Singapore. GIIS now operates 23 schools in 7 countries throughout Asia and the Middle East. GIIS needed consistent messaging and branding across all the schools with clear navigation to guide users to the correct school. Finalsite created a new design that was able to highlight the key messaging of the group as well as enabling each school to communicate their information while maintaining consistent branding. Each scrolling homepage tells the story of each school and invokes an emotional response through the use of amazing photography and engaging content.

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Springfield School District
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Springfield School District is a small school district in Sprinfield, PA that consists of four schools and a literacy center. Because the district is committed to providing an innovative, customized learning experience for each student, they wanted their website to offer this type of experience to webstite visitors. From the embedded, high-quality hero video that showcases the engagement between student and faculty, to a custom expandable element that highlights their custom approach to learning, SSD's web design, content and experience mirror its mission and brand. Each individual school's site follows the same design as the district homepage, which includes the same unique enhancements, unifying the user experience for website visitors.

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The International School of London is a pioneering international school group that has paved the way for integrating mother tongue languages into a standard international curriculum, starting in the Early Childhood years.  Founded in 1972, it was one of the first International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Schools. Since then the group has grown to include schools in London, Qatar, and Surrey. Their website redesign provides consistent messaging and branding across the organizations while each school can showcase what makes them unique on their own school sites. These scrolling homepages are rich with imagery, infographics, and news and events to capture visitors’ attention.

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Taft School's award-winning website came equipped with two microsites — one for Arts, and one for Athletics, two of the school's most noteworthy programs. Their Athletics microsite takes an innovative approach to their design, making the as interactive and engaging as it is informative.

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Elmbrook Public Schools
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The School District of Elmbrook is a top tier public school district located fifteen minutes west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and serves the Cities of Brookfield, New Berlin, and the village of Elm Grove. Elmbrook Schools serves over 7,000 students with a dedicated and highly skilled staff of over 1,100. Elmbrook is consistently ranked as one of the top five school districts in the state of Wisconsin. Thier flagship high schools, Brookfield Central and Brookfield East are consistently ranked in the top 400 high schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine. The goal of the redesign was to promote teaching and learning excellence and the personalizing of learning for all students, while also creating a site that made it easy for current and prospective families to navigate to the information they need in just a couple of clicks.The homepage of the site was designed to celebrate the district's accomplishments for current families as well as faculty and staff.

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Summer at Lawrence is an award-winning microsite for Lawrence School's summer programs. The site was awarded "Best School Website" in the 2017 IAC (Internet Advertising Competition). Visit the site to experience a subtle, color-changing background and an array of gorgeous visuals to help fill up summer programs, fast.

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The Hotchkiss School
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The Hotchkiss School, a top New England boarding school in Lakeville, CT, founded in 1891, launched a terrific new website with Finalsite in 2017, having worked with Finalsite for many years already. The new site leverages Finalsite's flexible modules to share news, calendars, photos, athletics information and much more within a best-in-class design that helps the school tell their story every day. Integration allows the school to simplify logins for students, parents and faculty while leveraging their internal databases to avoid redundant information. Drone video draws users into the homepage, while pages like "Alumni Accomplishments" showcase just how special the school's alumni are.

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Turner Unified School District
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Turner Unified School District #202

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Turner Unified School District 202 is located in Kansas City, Kansas, in Wyandotte county. Other school districts that share a border with Turner are the Bonner Springs School District, Kansas City Kansas School District, and Shawnee Mission School District.

Turner hosts approximately 4000 students from pre-school through twelfth grade. There are four elementary schools containing students from pre-school through fifth grade which are Junction Elementary, Midland Trail Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, and Turner Elementary. All sixth-grade students matriculate to the Turner Sixth Grade Academy which is designed to help sixth-grade students prepare for their transition to middle school. Upon completion of sixth grade, students transition to Turner Middle School for seventh and eighth grade and then to Turner High School for ninth through twelfth grade. An alternative high school program resides at Journey School of Choice, which is located separately from Turner High School. Turner also hosts QUEST, a dropout recovery program, in collaboration with the Southeast Kansas Educational Service Center. This program provides continued learning opportunities for adult high school dropouts culminating in a Turner High School diploma.

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American School of Paris is an international, coeducational, independent school of more than 700 students in 3-year-old programs through Grade 12. Founded in 1946 as the first international school established in Europe, ASP has a rich heritage and continues to be a leader in the world of teaching and learning. From the second visitors land on the school's scrolling homepage, they are engaged with great photography, parallax scrolling, infographics and news. The mega navigation does a great job leading visitors throughout the site and includes call-to-actions to further engage. The site also succeeds in emphasizing their rich heritage, vibrant community and robust academics.

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Harrow School is a full-boarding school for boys aged 13-18, founded in 1572 under a Royal Charter granted by Elizabeth I. Harrow's website showcases their rich history and fine reputation through vivid storytelling and the use of images, call-to-actions and authentic content. Finalsite also works with several of the Harrow International Schools which are independently owned and operate under a license of the Name and Badge of Harrow School. The first Harrow International School was established in Bangkok in 1998, and further International Schools have been set up in Asia since then.

 

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College of Coastal Georgia
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With a compelling homepage video, simplified tier one navigation, great design and an intuitive, responsive interface, the College of Coastal Georgia's website helps them stand apart from the crowd. The Finalsite Platform makes page and content editing easy, with extended functionality to handle a variety of unique scenarios.

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Solano COE iPhone
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Solano County Office of Education is an Educational Service Agency (ESA) in Fairfield, CA. This ESA had two projects as a piece of their deployment, both the SCOE main website, as well as a second microsite for the Solano County SELPA. While SCOE provides students with disabilities in Solano County with career readiness training to support the development of employment skills, the Solano County SELPA coordinates with school districts and SCOE to provide a continuum of programs and services for individuals with special needs from birth through 22 years of age. So, while these two organizations are independent of one another, they are also dependent on one another, which is why it made sense to work on both projects at the same time. Because of these organizations' natures, both projects included the addition of AudioEye, our accessibility software solution that provides website visitors with a toolbar to personalize their experience based on their disability. Both organizations many of Finalsite's marketing and communication modules to keep the many districts and individuals they serve in the loop about upcoming events, news, and more.

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Operating since 1959, AIS today proudly serves almost 800 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. They celebrate a rich diversity, with over 50 countries represented. From classrooms to sports fields, and from concert halls to volunteer outreach, students develop intellectually and interculturally while practicing commitment, leadership, and meaningful self-reflection. Their website redesign greats visitors with amazing photography coupled with news and a clear navigation guide for users to learn more about the school.

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International School of Tanganyika
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IST is an independent, private, not-for-profit day school located on two campuses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. IST offers rigorous academic programs coupled with a wide range of extra-curricular activities serving close to 900 students from age 3 to grade 12. Their redesign capitalized on Finalsite theme sites, and does a great job utilizing the colors and shape of the logo to create a very coherent design. The quick links provide visitors with easy access to key pages, while the interior pages do a great job using tabs and other design elements to make it easy to process information. A good combination of text and images enable visitors to quickly get a feel for the school.

 

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WFL Boces iphone
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Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES is an educational service agency that serves the Finger Lakes area of New York State. In addition to showcasing the benefits of working with WFL BOCES, finding an easy-to-use CMS was a top priority for the district. The organization is very diverse, with more than 70 individuals contributing content to the website — meaning they needed something that was both easy-to-use, but would also maintain a certain look and feel, no matter who edited it. When you visit the site, it is easy to see that this goal was successfully achieved! The homepage, which featured embedded video, interactive elements and an infographic is both enticing and informative. This same compelling user experience is consistent on all interior pages.

WFL BOCE's project also included an on-site two-day training experience.

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Baruch College Alumni
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This microsite for Baruch College Alumni provides all the information the 100,000+ alumni need to stay connected with the business school. The College has been working with Finalsite for many years, leveraging Composer and other modules to assist with its alumni program, update content easily, build pages and manage important functionality to keep communication levels high.

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Misericordia University
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Misericordia University, in Dallas, PA, has been a Finalsite client for nealy five years and a frequent user of the Finalsite platform to update their website easily, advance their communications goals, and grow the site as their needs change. A responsive website means that mobile users have an equally compelling experience on their phone as they do on their desktop, which is fundamental to Finalsite's "Mobile First" approach to web development.

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St. Francis College
St. Francis College

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A client for over seven years, St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, NYC, turned to Finalsite recently for a best-in-class redesign, while still being able to use the latest tools and technology to update content, leverage critical functionality, and build their web presence. Infographics, featured testimonials, great photography and an intuitive navigation all come together into a great homepage and interiors that drive engagement. Finalsite's 24/7 support is always there when the college needs it and ongoing webinars, blogs, white papers and a deep knowledgebase ensures that staff can stay current with trends and best practices.

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American School of Guatemala
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The American School of Guatemala is a bilingual college preparatory school educating over 1600 local and international students. With a very active parent community, AS Guatemala is proud that generations of families continue sending their children and grandchildren to the school with upwards of 35 percent of their students coming from legacy families. They realized their bulletin board style website needed to be upgraded, and with tuition the primary source of funding, the focus of their redesign was to drive admissions. In working with their Finalsite deployment team, they were able to craft a new website that matches their strategic goals. From the engaging homepage video, to stories showcasing meaningful lives, to an infographic featuring successful outcomes, prospective families are inspired to learn more.

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American School of Bombay
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The American School of Bombay is a college preparatory day school with over 700 students and is in Mumbai, India. A Finalsite client for over a decade, they have always pushed the envelope with bold vision, the latest in technology and cutting-edge designs. They pride themselves in their community and wanted their website to share this through the eyes of their teachers, parents, and students. As their main marketing vehicle, they engage visitors from the moment they land on the site through stunning photography and engaging content. Their Motto of DREAM, LEARN, SERVE permeates throughout the site and captivates visitors and encourages them to learn more. This award-winning site encourages visitors to learn more and take the next step.

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Branksome Hall Asia
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Branksome Hall Asia is an independent educational institution located in South Korea educating over 900 girls. The school opened in October 2012 and is the sister campus of the Canadian school Branksome Hall. Their redesigned site showcases their purpose-built, aesthetically appealing, and technologically advanced environment that enables world-class learning and teaching in both boarding and day scenarios. Their website pulls visitors in with great photography, vivid colors and engaging call-to-actions.  Strong messaging round out this site to make for an overall “remarkable” experience.

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Chadwick International School
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Chadwick International is a PK-12, independent, day school located in Incheon, South Korea and is the sister school of Chadwick in California.  This school has always been ahead of the curve in web design and this award-winning site proves it. This site delivers the message that they are an important player in global education. With scroll and hover effects engaging every click and scroll, screen-width photos that share the school's culture, and dozens of interactive elements to delight prospective and current families, Chadwick's new website sets a standard for international school web design.

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Concordia International School
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Concordia International School of Shanghai in China is home to 1200 students from around the world. They wanted to convey the details of their community through their online presence and allow visitors to see inside the walls of the school without having to visit the campus. They also wanted to stand out from the crowd in a busy market. From their stunning and unique homepage, to the attention to minute details in the interior pages, the Concordia Shanghai Best-in-Class website does all this and more! Read their case study here.

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Choate Rosemary Hall
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Choate Rosemary Hall, a top New England boarding school serving grades 9-12, has been a client of Finalsite's for over decade and has gone through several redesigns. In the latest iteration, Choate's goal was to launch a cutting-edge website that reflects their commitment to innovation and reinforces their desire to enroll students who are highly academic and motivated, independent and mature, yet collaborative by nature. Their site tells the story of a community where students are encouraged to take calculated risks, follow their passions, and become active community contributors with a global view and openness to understanding others. Live@Choate, a showcase for their social media, and other features, such as Choate by the Numbers, are one of many examples of how a school can leverage Finalsite software in a stunning design.

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Sidwell Friends School
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Sidwell Friends School, a well-established Quaker day school in the heart of Washington, DC has been a Finalsite client for nearly a decade. This most recent design aimed to embrace the Quaker values while providing depth and meaningful stories and information to its broad audience. The site affirms the centrality of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of academic and campus life, honoring a multiplicity of voices, making the student voice a priority.  Site visitors will see the "voices" throughout the entire site. Another website priority was to highlight what distinguishes the school -- particularly its programs, clubs and the strength of it’s faculty -- which users can find featured throughout the website.

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St. John's Episcopal School
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St. John's Episcopal School is located in Dallas, TX, and is home to more than 500 students. The school is dedicated to a program of academic excellence designed to train the mind, strengthen the character and enrich the spirit of each student. To reinforce that message, the school wanted the new website that would as bright and bold as their community, showcase their dynamic energy, and infuse pride and confidence in their faculty and staff. St. John's Episcopal Day School's website offers a one-of-a-kind scrolling experience you won't find anywhere else — you really have to experience it, so be sure to visit their site. You won't be disappointed.

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The Woods Academy
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The Woods Academy is an inclusive Catholic community preparing boys and girls to lead lives of significance. Located in Bethesda, MD, The Woods Academy came into the redesign process with thee main goals: 1. secure the "permanency" of the school; 2. maintain steady enrollment; and 3. launch the Entrepreneurial Leadership Innovation Lab, a center for learning and applying an entrepreneurial mindset, modern technological skills, leadership development and business acumen for students who engage in real-world collaborative projects through innovative curriculum. With their new site, The Woods Academy stands out in a competitive market with a horizontal scrolling website that has received two design awards in the past year. As you scroll, the homepage moves like a storybook, providing both a unique and user-friendly user experience.

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Lower Merion School District
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Lower Merion School District has been a Finalsite Client since 2012 and has gone through two website redesigns. LMSD's six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools have all been recognized for excellence at the regional and national levels, and the district uses their site to boast the community's ongoing accomplishments. The mobile-first, intuitive design provides a functional user experience, and gives LMSD a platform to share their most important content right on the homepage. A personalized "Parents" area, which can easily be found in the utility menu at the top, provides current parents with the information and content most relevant to them, without cluttering the homepage. LMSD's site utilizes one of Finalsite's pre-built designs, offering them the design flexibility and customization they required to showcase each of the school's unique content, while maintaining a streamlined brand and UX.

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Lake Washington School District
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Lake Washington School District, comprised of more than 50 schools, is located in Redmond Washington. The city of Redmond is also home to Microsoft, and growing at a rapid pace. With the many job seekers and new hires visiting the area, the redesigned website had to showcase and provide information about the district and the communities in which the schools are located. An equally important objective was to provide information to current constituent groups in a way that was logical and easily accessible. 

The end product features a visually rich homepage that walks new site visitors thought the school district's mission. The site features numerous design enhancements to make the site easy to navigate and prove to its tech-savvy community that it too, is tech-savvy. At the very top of the page, role-based navigation, calendar, news and search features provide current constituents with a variety of access points into the site. A jump to school feature in the footer provides easy access to individual school websites.

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Minnetonka Public Schools
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Often, districts use their websites as a simple way to inform their community. However, Minnetonka Public Schools was one of the first districts we worked with who took a marketing-first approach to their website, with the goal of selling the Minnetonka brand, community value, and academic excellence. With 10 schools, as well as numerous community programs for youth and adults, Minnetonka Public Schools boasts a modest-sized district in Minnetonka, Minnesota. When you visit their site, you're greeted with high quality images, an infographic, and an engaging social media mash-up that pulls in the latest content shared by the district. The utility navigation provides quick and easy access to important community links, such as the portal login — ensuring that current families are still given the necessary attention on the new site.

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Spring-Ford Area School District
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Spring-Ford Area School district is centrally located in a growing area of rural Pennsylvania consisting of 11 schools and a virtual academy. With the mission to be educationally relevant, Spring-Ford partnered with Finalsite to ensure their website proved this mission. Complete with a sticky navigation element on the right, bold call to actions, and a unique customizable news element, the website's improves the user experience by making it easy to access important, personalized content. With parallax scrolling, beautiful high-res images, and an elegant use of the district's bold colors, their new website is engaging, easy-to-use and timeless.

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Upper Perkiomen School District

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Upper Perkiomen School District wanted a site that was visually appealing, user friendly, and showcase all of the great happenings in their school district — including the construction of a new Middle School. The district uses their homepage to promote the district's initiatives and mission, as well as their upcoming events. To keep their current community informed, the district actively uses their password-protected community portals, news, and directories.

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The American School Foundation on the west side of Mexico City was founded in 1888 and is the oldest operating accredited American school outside the US. The primary goal of their redesign was to create a visually attractive, clean, and easy to navigate website that would serve as the central source of information for their internal constituencies. Finalsite accomplished this goal by helping create a series of portals where timely information could be provided to parents, students and faculty. A secondary goal was to provide information about the school to prospective families. The homepage uses a clean design to showcase their long history of academic excellence, their multitude of programs, and school vibrancy through bold colors, infographics, strong photography and clear call-to-actions.

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St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is a PK-8 independent school that wanted to reinforce their commitment to educating the whole child: mind, heart, and spirit. Their education reaches far beyond the classroom through local outreach activities, parish communities, and by serving those in need throughout the world. There was one issue - their website did not showcase all the school had to offer. Finalsite's Deployment team was able to create a unique design, with fun animations, that shows through parent and student testimonials, the school's love for learning and why St. Junipero Serra Catholic School is the right choice for your child. The innovation and functionality of this design were recognized in the 2017 Davey Awards, when the school took home Silver for their website.

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International School of Kenya
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The International School of Kenya in Nairobi is home to over 900 students from 60 countries. With budget and staffing concerns, they opted for one of Finalsite's theme websites which met their needs and short timeframe. Their website is instrumental in selling the school since many families don’t get to visit Africa prior to enrolling.  First impressions are critical, and their new site features a cleaner, more modern design, with simplified navigation that works great on mobile devices and showcases great content. The school does not have a webmaster but shares content responsibility across the school empowering users to market their areas of expertise. Read their case study here.

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Marymount International School Rome is a private, Catholic, co-educational day school founded in 1946 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and is home to over 650 students from age 2 through grade 12. Their mission, to develop students who are capable, honest, and respectful, is reflected throughout their website. When landing on their homepage, visitors are immediately engaged by video footage showcasing the beautiful campus as well as engaged students and successful alumni. Icons are displayed throughout the site to enable visitors to inquire, visit and apply.

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Cayman International School
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Cayman International School, located in the Cayman Islands, is a college preparatory school governed by International School Services. The school wanted their new site to be the focal point of all of their communication efforts both internally and externally.  Their new site highlights their amazing location, international community and collaborative teaching style, and features a clear, easy to navigate homepage with engaging photos and imagery.

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Harrow Beijing, founded in 2005, enjoys a strong link with Harrow School London and with the other Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Unifying their link is the educational expertise forged at Harrow School London over hundreds of years, and in their core mission - Leadership for a better world. With over 1000 students and growing, Harrow’s admission-focused site encourages visitors to learn more. By highlighting their rich history as well including stories of today, Harrow does an excellent job showcasing their commitment to excellence. Clean lines, concise text and powerful images have huge impact.

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ISZL is an independent, co-educational, non-profit day school serving the international community of Central Switzerland by providing a comprehensive education from early years to university preparation, from ages 3 to 18. With their website redesign, visitors are greeted with colorful animation and photographs providing immediate engagement. The homepage tells a complete story and guides users to learn more. ISZL has a comprehensive Community Voices page so visitors can see the school from the eyes of various constituents including not only students, but also faculty, parents alumni and more: real stories making a real impact.

 

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BCIS is a not-for-profit, independent, co-educational day school. BCIS acts as a pilot school offering education reform and innovation through international educational practices that incorporate 15 grades of schooling, from pre-school to grade 12. The school creatively and authentically implements the Chinese national curriculum through Early Childhood, and the Primary, Middle and IB Diploma Programs. When you land on this site, you are greeted by bold colors coupled with Chinese characters. The logo unifies the site with its creative placement in infographics and in the navigation. The mega navigation enables visitors to quickly find the information they desire while also encouraging them to take the next step and apply. This site also includes a comprehensive section showcasing their faculty and staff.

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Esol Education, a Finalsite partner for over a decade, specializes in the establishment and management of high-quality international schools around the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, with branch offices in Hong Kong, Cairo, and Nicosia, Esol Education currently serves over 10,000 students, operating a total of nine international schools in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Nicosia, and Aley. Visitors to the group website learn about their focus on attaining the highest standards of educational excellence and convey their ethos and atmosphere.Visitors can also visit each school’s site which showcases amazing photographs, infographics, and call-to-actions to engage even further.

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FAQs

How often do schools redesign their sites?

It can vary due to local market pressures, rebranding, admission goals etc. but on average our schools look at a full website redesign every four to five years.

 

What team works with me during a website redesign?

While you are building a new website, or performing a redesign, you will be assigned to a Deployment Team, which consists of a Project Manager, Designer, and Developer. Your Project Manager will be your primary point of contact for all questions regarding the design and construction of your website. 

Once your site has completed warranty and/or launched, you will then work with the Support Team to request assistance or report any trouble you are having with the site. Alongside Support, your Client Success Manager is always available to you. Your CSM is your guide and expert on all things relating to Finalsite and your website. 

If your site is currently in deployment, please visit the Deployment Portal for additional information and assistance. 

Where do I start if I want to discuss changes to our current Finalsite website?

Be sure to sign up for our design-specific webinars or download our Website Redesign Playbook, then contact your Client Success Manager to talk next steps for you new website!

Free Website Audit

How would your school's design process begin? Set some time up with your Client Success Manager to see how you can improve your school's website, and how we can help.

Download Finalsite’s Website Redesign Playbook

Is it time for a redesign? Use The Website Redesign Playbook as your guide for success during the entire process.