For Vanguard University, an enviable location on the California coast lends itself to some pretty impressive imagery, but this site is so much more than just beautiful photography. It's a modern, immersive website experience that guides its varied visitors down clear paths to information and conversion. Vanguard's website recently took home Gold — the highest award — in the Fall 2017 Davey Awards.
We take great pride in our work and working with such great schools. With accolades from the AVA Digital, MarCom, Davey, Webby and Hermes Creative and various other awards, our sites have received international recognition for excellence. Here is just a partial list.
The Community School was a 2018 Webby Award Honoree — one of the most prestigious and most difficult creative awards to win. Only a small percentage—less than 20%—of Webby entrants receive the acknowledgment of being named an Honoree in their category. The Community School's web design is as innovative and exciting as their adventure-filled curriculum. This is one site that is certainly worth exploring.
The Hotchkiss School is a premier boarding school nestled in the humble town of Lakeville, CT. Their Best-in-Class website was awarded "Best School Website" in the 2018 IAC Awards. The site features numerous design enhancements, including embedded video, integrated social media, landing pages and more!
Awty International School is Houston's premier international school with a rigorous IB curriculum. Awty International School's Best-in-Class website took home gold in the 2017 MarCom awards. The site features parallax scrolling, embedded video, a sticky navigation, use of Finalsite's Portals, a mega-navigation with call-to-action buttons — and dozens of other special treatments to "wow" their website visitors.
When you first arrive on campus at Taft School, the beautiful collection of collegiate-Gothic buildings takes your breath away. In addition to their picturesque campus, Taft wanted to put a spotlight on their passionate faculty, bright students, and close-knit community. Taft School's website was 10 years old and the team knew it was time for an overhaul as it didn't 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 recently received a 2017 Communicator of Distinction Award, one of the most prestigious web design awards in the industry.
Leysin American School (LAS) was a 2019 Platinum Winner for the AVA Awards — an international website competition recognizing innovative design and production of digital communication. The website's homepage is full of photos, infographics, testimonials, and videos which together emphasize the core values of LAS. It's worth scrolling all the way down!
Finalsite's deployment team was able to deliver a groundbreaking website for the largest independent school in the country. Outstanding functionality and creative features showcase the vast breadth of opportunities, and the site puts a spotlight on the ability for students to find their own unique path through the curriculum in a variety of ways.
The Western Academy of Beijing was recognized by the 2017 AVA Digital Awards with a Gold Award for their Best-in-Class website. This prestigious worldwide award honors excellence in digital creativity, branding, and strategy.
WAB is a leading non-profit, independent IB World School in China. Founded in 1994, WAB prides itself on innovative and highly qualified teachers, world-class facilities, diverse community, warm and supportive environment and service-oriented culture. 1,400 students from over 50 countries are the focus of WAB's learner-centered atmosphere, and are encouraged to take their place as responsible citizens of the world.
American International School of Gaungzou
American School of Bombay
American School for the Deaf
Avon Old Farms School
Awty International School
Bear Creek School (2x winner)
Capitol Hill Day School
Central Catholic High School (2x Winner)
Charlotte Country Day School
Choate Rosemary Hall
Community Consolidated School District
Colonial Independent School District
Dock Mennonite Academy
Donhead Preparatory School (UK)
Divine Child High School
Episcopal Collegiate School
Felsted School (UK)
Franklin Road Academy
Georgetown Visitation School (2x Winner)
Global Indian International School
Good Shepherd Episcopal School
Grace Brethren Schools
Lakeside SchoolLaguna Beach Unified School District
Lower Merion School District
North Bennett Street School
Parish Episcopal Academy
Penn Charter School
Penn Charter School Campaign Site
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Providence Day School
Punahou School (2x Winner)
Punahou - Capital Campaign (2x Winner)
Red Oaks School
Royal Hospital School (UK)
Sacred Heart School
Saint Thomas Academy
Sidwell Friends School
St. Anne’s-Belfield School
St. George’s School
St. Joseph’s Preparatory School
St. Paul’s Schools
Penn Charter School
Phoenix Country Day School
Portsmouth Abbey School
St. Timothy’s School
Sidwell Friends School
Summer at Lawrence
Singapore American School
The Bement School
The Episcopal Academy
The Kinkaid School
The Pingry School
The Taft School
The Woods Academy (2x Winner)
The Wyndcroft School
Tonbridge School (UK)
Tulsa Public Schools
Ursuline School of Dallas
Vanguard University (2x Winner)
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Washington International School (WIS)
Western Academy of Beijing
Western Reserve Academy
Westminster School (2x Winner)
Schools in bold won the highest award in their category.
Our entire design team brings advanced degrees and training in website and digital design.
And the list continues to grow!
Many of our designers have advanced degrees in digital media and graphic design.
Top awards from five different award competitions.
An international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication.
Almost everyone on our team has over 5 years of design experience that they'll bring to bear in your project.
- UK Independent
- Higher Ed
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.
- US Independent
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.
- School Groups
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.
- US Independent
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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