Custom Web Design for Schools and Colleges

Stand out with an award-winning website.

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Custom Website Design and Development

With a creative director and a team of 15 full-time designers, including a design studio in London, our 100+ design awards, best-in-class creative packages, iterative design and onsite deployments make us your partner for creating an amazing site that showcases your story online.

In addition to a custom design experience guided by our award-winning team, a variety of other design options are available as well.

The Woods Academy

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 to secure the permanency of the school and maintain steady enrollment. The independent school's best-in-class website stands out in a competitive market with horizontal scrolling — a feature that earned the school two prestigious design awards.

Dare County Schools

Dare Country Schools, ranked in the top 5 public school districts for academics in North Carolina, has a beautiful location right on the beach. With numerous academic accolades, new buildings and stunning beachfront views, Dare County Schools' new website highlights these unique attributes and keeps its growing community informed. 

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Brentwood School

Brentwood School offers K-12 education for students in and around Los Angeles. Known for student excellence in academics, arts and athletics, the two-campus day school launched a best-in-class website that fulfills the needs of both its current students and prospective students.  

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Derby Academy

As the oldest co-educational independent day school in New England, Derby Academy has an incredible story — and its new, custom website helps the Derby team share that story with the world. 

Working with Finalsite's designers and Blackbaud's data integration, Derby created a beautiful, easy-to-use communications tool that allows them to  increase retention and grow enrollment—all while keeping student data intact. 

Merchiston Castle School

Merchiston Castle School is an all-boys boarding and day school in Edinburgh with 440 students. The school's mobile-first, modern website design sets a high standard for school websites — not only did it win two prestigious design awards, the website has seen a 54% increase in unique website views and 19% decrease in bounce rate.

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LSU Health

LSU Health Shreveport is a growing university in Louisiana comprised of three professional schools. To kick off the design process, Finalsite visited the university on-site for two days and got a true feel for campus life.

LSU Health's best-in-class website is an authentic online representation of its campus and serves as an effective communications tool for its marketing team.

Legacy Early College

Legacy Early College is a public charter school in Greenville, South Carolina with students in elementary through high school. With a strong emphasis on the role of nutritional and physical health, the charter school provides a holistic education experience that allows its students to thrive academically. To convey such a compelling value proposition with prospective families, donors, and teachers, the charter school chose a best-in-class package with Finalsite.  

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Custom Design Enhancements Include...

Custom Social Media Feed

Using Finalsite Feeds, you can create an interactive social media experience right on your website!

Infographics

Share stats and impressive details about your school in a custom, interactive format.

Campus Tours

Essential for international and boarding schools, campus tours provide an interactive experience of your campus, complete with photos, videos and additional information — bringing your campus to life online.

Background Videos

Add motion to create an engaging experience anywhere on your site, including your header, footer, CTA buttons, and more.

Custom Search Element

Make content on your site easy to find with an engaging search experience.

Interactive Elements

Encourage your website users to engage with your site by clicking and scrolling to reveal new information, increasing site time and provoking curiosity. Interactivity can be applied to virtually any content on your site.

Custom Timelines

Rich campus histories are often a differentiator, so use this as an opportunity to share why your school is unique from the ground up!

Subtle Animations

Photos that move, arrows that bounce, colors that change — if you dream it, our designers can do it.

The Sky is the Limit!

Listing all of our custom design enhancements puts us in a box — and that's the last place we want to be! Our designers think outside the box, and can come up with a custom design enhancement unique to your school's brand and mission.

Want to See More Award-Winning Sites?

Our design team has received more than 80 design awards in the past five years for our work. View an (almost) complete list of our design awards.

The Custom Design Process

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. Your designer will take the information you have provided about your school's branding, vision, mission and culture and craft something unique to your school. During the design phase, you'll have the opportunity to make suggestions and revisions to your homepage and interior pages to ensure they are exactly how you want them.

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.

Free 15-Minute Website Consultation

Want feedback on your schools current website? Schedule a free 15-minute website consultation to learn the improvements you can make to your current website to enhance your charter school brand.

Receive a Free Website Report Card

How does your website's design, UX, and search performance compare to industry expectations and standards? Request a free website report card to receive an analysis directly in your inbox!