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.
Whether you're a small IB school in Rome, or a large international school in China, our pragmatic design team understands your needs (and even the time difference!) and works with you to craft a site as unique and diverse as your campus culture. We understand the importance of first impressions since many perspective families don't have the chance to visit your school prior to enrolling, which is why our team takes the time to bring your campus to life online.
We even offer multi-language sites so that you can showcase your school in any language, custom directories, campus maps, embedded video, and virtually any design enhancement you can dream up to share what makes your school unique.
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!
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.
"Finalsite was very responsive, and we found using the online project management tool easy to use and good for dialogue. We were able to track project milestones, log any concerns and communicate with the support and design teams. Finalsite was supportive and kept the project moving so that we could meet our deadlines, very important for a busy school and Communications team."
Nur Firzillia, Communications (Technical) Executive
"Finalsite was very patient and helped us get it just right – without making us feel like we were a nuisance. It was a somewhat organic, non-linear process, and we had plenty of time to develop our ideas as they kept evolving. We did not want to rush into our first ideas but involve others on our team who could help tune the messaging to get it just right."
Anne Kneeling, Communications Director
"One benchmark the WAB Communications team uses to measure success is lack of complaints – which we can proudly say we have had none. We have also measured an increase in website traffic by 50% since last year at the same time. WAB families, faculty, and members of the international education community have all remarked that the new WAB website truly embodies the warmth and vibrancy of the school."
Kyle Bueschlen, Communications Specialist
Western Academy of Beijing
"Finalsite is always telling us we need to tell more of the story of our school while also making it easy for prospective families to find information and make an inquiry. We have really taken this advice and are looking at our site with a critical eye to make improvements. So far, our efforts have really paid off as we have had a lot more inquiries. We are so proud to say we have 200 percent increase in average time per page, 26 percent increase in acquisition from organic search, and 240 percent increase in acquisition from social media."
Doug Brittain, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
Seisen International School
“Our redesign process was nearly seamless from start to finish. The Finalsite team is knowledgeable, adept at anticipating and handling client questions, and great at keeping clients on track. Initial community feedback has been extremely positive. Thank you for everything!”
Kimberly A. Bennett, Director of Marketing & Communications
Washington International School
With more than 1,450 students at four unique campuses, Zurich International School offers an extensive educational program with all the benefits of size but the intimacy of smaller settings. Their website redesign uses best practices throughout and the attention to detail is to be commended. The homepage tells a very complete story of the school in video, in images and through authentic content from their community. Visitors are encouraged to “Follow Their Path” and learn more about the extensive academics and extracurricular activities the school offers. The homepage pulls in social media from many platforms further encouraging visitors to engage with the school’s site. Furthermore, ZIS has created a very welcoming section for prospective employees. Visitors can spend a lot of time on this site and never get bored.
Singapore American School located on the small island of Singapore holds a legacy as one of the world’s leading American international schools with over 4,000 students. Partnering with Finalsite over 7 years ago, they have been raising the bar for international school websites ever since. Their latest site embodies their spirit and showcases 60 years of rich history. They wanted their website to showcase their state-of-the-art facilities, strong academic rigor, accomplished faculty, and most importantly, their engaged community. The new site lets them share their story while differentiating on what makes them unique by incorporating stories from their community. Their site utilizes best practice on every page and comes alive with color and animation directing users to the appropriate next step.
The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) is a family of international schools that welcomes young people from all nationalities to an educational community that fosters a passion for excellence along with mutual respect and understanding. TASIS schools are located in Switzerland, England and Puerto Rico and also include an extensive Summer program. Their websites showcases through imagery, engaging authentic content, call-to-actions and emotional appeal all that makes TASIS so unique. Their websites utilize best practice while also incorporating very creative and cutting-edge ideas.
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.
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.
The International School of London is a pioneering international school group that has paved the way for integrating mother tongue languages into a standard international curriculum, starting in the Early Childhood years. Founded in 1972, it was one of the first International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Schools. Since then the group has grown to include schools in London, Qatar, and Surrey. Their website redesign provides consistent messaging and branding across the organizations while each school can showcase what makes them unique on their own school sites. These scrolling homepages are rich with imagery, infographics, and news and events to capture visitors’ attention.
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.
Esol Education, a Finalsite partner for over a decade, specializes in the establishment and management of high-quality international schools around the Middle East and the Mediterranean. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, with branch offices in Hong Kong, Cairo, and Nicosia, Esol Education currently serves over 10,000 students, operating a total of nine international schools in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Nicosia, and Aley. Visitors to the group website learn about their focus on attaining the highest standards of educational excellence and convey their ethos and atmosphere.Visitors can also visit each school’s site which showcases amazing photographs, infographics, and call-to-actions to engage even further.
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