Independent US School Web Design Portfolio

Our design team deeply understands how to position your school in your competitive market to stand out. From an in-depth discovery process to innovative design concepts, the web designs we've created for independent schools for the last 20 years have their own unique flare, surprises, and hundreds of "ooh" and "ahh" moments.

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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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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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The Post Oak School in Texas offers Montessori education for students from pre-K through grade 12. With a new tagline, "Challenge the norm," this school's homepage highlights its differentiators and encourages prospective families to learn more. 


Greater Atlanta Christian School

Greater Atlanta Christian School (GACS) is an independent day school in Georgia, educating 1,669 students from across the metro Atlanta area. With the fitting tagline, "Be greater," this school takes cohesive branding and strategic digital marketing to the next level. 

GACS's website features a beautiful opening video on the homepage as well as animated shapes and typography that reinforces the school's brand while users scroll. 

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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. 

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Germantown Friends School

"I was super impressed with Finalsite Composer from the beginning. It's really intuitive, and it goes a step further by having already built-out capabilities that hadn't even occurred to me. I kept thinking 'wouldn't it be nice if Composer could do this,' and then I would find out it can! You can just tell the software was really thoughtfully developed, built based on years of experience and requests, layers and layers of requests, and tailored to a website editor's needs and experience."

Alyce Callison, Website and Digital Communications Manager
Germantown Friends School

Taft School

"Everyone at Finalsite was excellent to work with and exceeded my expectations. The team was as invested in making a gorgeous site as we were, and I felt comfortable knowing that Finalsite knows schools inside and out. They have a depth and breadth of expertise to provide ongoing support."

Kaitlin Orfitelli, Director of Marketing & Communications
Taft School

Benedictine College Prep

"We went with Finalsite because we wanted a good design. A website is all about the look and feel, and we feel that Finalsite is the marketing company in the school website business. Other competitors think about data first, then design. We love how Finalsite is all about marketing your school's brand product — and there's no doubt that our website does just that."

Simon Sjogren, Director of Technology
Benedictine College Prep

The Meadowbrook School

"Working with Finalsite to build our new website was an outstanding experience. Our project manager, Michelle, was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the process, and we felt completely prepared when it was time to launch."

Madison Powers, Communications Manager
The Meadowbrook School

St. Mary School

"About 90% of the callers mentioned hearing about our school online. The investment we made in our school's website was paying off! Three weeks into the new academic year we have 197 students enrolled and the calls are still coming in. Thank you, Finalsite!"

Jonathan DeRosa, Principal
St. Mary School

Independent School Web Design Portfolio

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The Chadwick School website puts true emphasis on story-telling, evident from the very first headline: "Your Journey Starts Here." Navigation is intentional and catered directly to the audience– viewers must choose on the homepage whether to explore village school, middle school, or upper school. From there, each section has a unique display of testimonials, images, and headlines to resonate with its respective demographic. Each interior page has a purposeful and well-thought-out layout, allowing viewers to go as in depth in their school research as they want. 

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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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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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The Taft School

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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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