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School Web Design Awards

Finalsite's design team is the most decorated in the industry.

We strive to be the best, year after year

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. 

Kansas City Public Schools homepage displayed in laptop

The storytelling on Kansas City Public Schools' website is top-notch, complete with videos, superintendent quotes, student features and news to keep its large, multilingual community engaged, informed, and connected — no easy feat for a district with 15,000+ students across 35 schools! 

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Whitgift School

Whitgift is an independent day and boarding school in South Croydon for students ages 10-18. Founded in 1596, the all-boys school is known for its IB programme and academic success, broad co-curricular programme, and unique campus atmosphere — which includes peacocks and other exotic animals on the campus grounds. 

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Tulsa School Mockup Mobile and Desktop

Tulsa Public Schools is a large school district serving thousands of constituents across more than 80 schools in Oklahoma. Awarded gold in the 2018 MarComm Awards, the district’s Best-in-Class, custom design is an innovative and stunning approach to district website communications. 

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Jakarta Intercultural School website on a macbook and iphone

Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) one of the largest international schools in the world, launched a beautiful best-in-class design that highlights its three campuses in Indonesia. This one-of-a-kind homepage design ditches the "safe" hero image or video, and instead, features an interactive collage of images and text to engage website visitors at first glance.

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hun school of princeton homepage featured in a laptop and iphone

The Hun School of Princeton is a private, coeducational, secondary boarding school in New Jersey. In 2019, the school partnered with Finalsite to design a website that illustrates the authenticity of a Hun education and engages both prospective and current families. 

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Merchiston Castle School homepage displayed in laptop and iphone

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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legacy early college homepage displayed in laptop and mobile

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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More Award-Winners

Agnes-Irwin School
American International School of Gaungzou
American School of Bombay
American School for the Deaf
Asheville School
Avon Old Farms School
Awty International School

Baylor School
Bear Creek School (2x winner)
Blake School
Camp Christopher
Capitol Hill Day School
Carroll School
Central Catholic High School (2x Winner)
Chadwick School
Chapin School

Charlotte Country Day School
Choate Rosemary Hall
Community Consolidated School District
Colonial Independent School District
Dauntsey's School
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
Greenwich Academy
Hotchkiss School

ISASW
Lakeside SchoolLaguna Beach Unified School District
Lauralton Hall
Lower Merion School District
Marvelwood School
North Bennett Street School
Parish Episcopal Academy
Peddie School

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)

Ravenscroft
Red Oaks School
Riviera 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

Thayer Academy
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)
Wingate University

Western Academy of Beijing
Western Reserve Academy
Westminster School (2x Winner)
Westtown School
Woods Academy
Woodward Academy

Schools in bold won the highest award in their category.

Notable from our Design Department

100%

Advanced Degrees

Our entire design team brings advanced degrees and training in website and digital design.

100+

And the list continues to grow!

15

Full-time designers in our Creative Services team

Many of our designers have advanced degrees in digital media and graphic design.

51

Top awards from five different award competitions.

10

AVA Digital Awards

An international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication.

88%

With 5 years or more!

Almost everyone on our team has over 5 years of design experience that they'll bring to bear in your project.

A Sampling From Our Portfolio

Vanguard University
  • Award-Winning
  • Higher Ed
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.

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The Taft School
  • Award-Winning
  • US Independent
taft

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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.

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hotchkiss homepage screenshot in iphone
  • Award-Winning
  • US Independent
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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Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Award-Winning
  • US Independent
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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