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.
Finalsite launches an average of 300 new websites per year, and we currently work with more than 5,000 schools around the globe.
Below is a sampling of some of our best design work for independent schools, districts, international schools and higher ed. Using the drop-down menus below, you can search by "type of school," such as a district — as well as a "website quality or feature" — such as award-winner.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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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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.
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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