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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. 

the community school website

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. 

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vanguard university website in laptop

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.

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hotchkiss school website

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!

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awty international school website

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.

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Taft School

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.

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leysin american school homepage screenshots displayed in an iphone and laptop

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! 

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Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenior-Rhyne is a growing university in North Carolina and needed a website to showcase expanding programs. To get a true feel of campus life, our team did a two-day on-site visit to kick-off the design process, which led to this innovative, award-winning, Best-in-Class Design.

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Punahou School

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.

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Western Academy of Beijing

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.

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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

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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+

Design awards since 2013

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

Gold & Platinum Medals

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

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