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.
Since 2005 when we first partnered with the International School of Brussels, Finalsite has been the premier choice for international school website solutions in all corners of the world. Working with over 225 schools and school groups in over 80 countries, Finalsite enables school communications to be up and running around the clock so that a school's global community can always stay connected. From enrollment, teacher recruitment to parent and student engagement, Finalsite provides solutions to enable international schools to meet these ever-changing challenges.
Drive enrollment by showcasing your school to the world.
Making your school stand out from the crowd and engaging prospective families is critical from the first moment they land on your website.
International schools often find that the website is the most important encounter that prospective families have prior to relocating across the globe, as many new families first time on campus is the first day of school. With 80 design awards and counting — including The Western Academy of Beijing — our design team knows what it takes to make your school stand out from the crowd.
We'll help you stand out in search, too. Our Search Engine Marketing Services Team will help your school maintain a Page 1 presence in the most popular searches made by families around the world — building an unbeatable web presence for recruiting and retaining talent, even in the toughest markets.
Use your site to attract the best talent.
Recruiting and retaining the faculty that best fit your school is critical.
With upwards of 30% yearly staff turnover and with the massive growth in the international school market, recruiting and retaining the faculty that best fit your international school is critical. Recruitment fairs are not always an option but a responsive, eye-catching website that gives insight to life at your school can help.
Engage and retain your current community.
Retaining current students, parents and faculty with engaging and timely content is critical.
With Finalsite's robust array of tools, you can improve school-to-home communications with password-protected community Portals, and with online newsletters and branded emails using eNotify. Finalsite provides your school with a complete digital platform to securely share private and personalized communications easily and in a timely matter.
Ranging from small schools to some of the largest, Finalsite works with schools around the world.
With clients in Africa, Europe, Canada, Asia, Australia and Central and South America, Finalsite spans the globe.
Our iron-clad secure hosting, integrated with Akamai CDN, means a lightning-fast user experience no matter where your users are accessing your website.
Schools who choose Finalsite, stay with Finalsite. Our international team around the world is there to support our clients every day.
Finalsite works with the leading international school associations to help them with their marketing efforts and help them better serve the needs of their member schools.
Finalsite offers hundreds of free best practice resources including blogs, webinars, international case studies and eBooks.
Finalsite's global support team answers your requests in a timely manner and is just an email away to help you in a pinch! We offer round-the-clock support.
"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 Keeling, Communication Director
“The new site is visually appealing, easy to navigate, mobile-friendly and engaging. Furthermore it gives a clear sense of the culture of our school and emotional insight into our community and what we offer. ”
Fiona Shaw, Director of Marketing and Communications
“Our new Finalsite website has been a revelation for our community and enabled us to truly demonstrate who we are as a school. It is easy to create and post content for the communications team and intuitive to navigate for our stakeholders and potential families. The structure provided ensures a structured, clean and readable site that we are proud to be associated with as a progressive school. Moving to Finalsite was one of the best things that we have done in the past 5 years.”
Tara Oldfield, Director of Marketing
"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, Communication Specialist
"We are also in a very competitive market so realized that we needed to stand out from the crowd, which is why we chose Finalsite. Our website is not just for prospective families; that it is a virtual home for our current community is equally critical.”
Kelly Jo Larson, Senior Director of Communications and Strategic Planning
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The Kellett School – the British International School in Hong Kong was founded in 1976, the Chinese Year of the Fire Dragon. The parent founders sought a high-quality, British-style education, rich in the Arts and in Sports. The homepage, complete with a dragon logo, does an incredible job telling a complete story about the school. Great images, infographics, authentic stories, news and calendars items enable visitors to get a comprehensive view on all the school has to offer. As you dive deeper into the site, unique page elements along with videos make for an engaging experience.
Founded in 1961, Geneva English School is an international primary and secondary school with campuses in Geneva Switzerland and offers education for children 3-18 years old. Their new website does a great job showcasing their core values of teamwork, community, respect, courage, opportunity and integrity. With videos, calendars and news, and calls-to-actions, visitors are encouraged to explore all that the school has to offer. Their secondary navigation helps guide prospective families on a logical journey to learn more.
Harrow Beijing, founded in 2005, enjoys a strong link with Harrow School London and with the other Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Unifying their link is the educational expertise forged at Harrow School London over hundreds of years, and in their core mission - Leadership for a better world. With over 1000 students and growing, Harrow’s admission-focused site encourages visitors to learn more. By highlighting their rich history as well including stories of today, Harrow does an excellent job showcasing their commitment to excellence. Clean lines, concise text and powerful images have huge impact.
Opening in 2018, Fairgreen International School is an Esol Education school, part of a family of high performing international schools in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Cairo, Nicosia and Lebanon. Their new site successfully highlights the benefits and richness of the Esol network including international accreditation, university recognition, a global alumni network and professional qualified teachers. The site does a great job selling the value and mission of this new school and encourages prospective families to learn more. The school's focus on innovation and sustainability is showcased throughout the site as well, further differentiating their school.
Marymount International School Rome is a private, Catholic, co-educational day school founded in 1946 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and is home to over 650 students from age 2 through grade 12. Their mission, to develop students who are capable, honest, and respectful, is reflected throughout their website. When landing on their homepage, visitors are immediately engaged by video footage showcasing the beautiful campus as well as engaged students and successful alumni. Icons are displayed throughout the site to enable visitors to inquire, visit and apply.
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.
Operating since 1959, AIS today proudly serves almost 800 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. They celebrate a rich diversity, with over 50 countries represented. From classrooms to sports fields, and from concert halls to volunteer outreach, students develop intellectually and interculturally while practicing commitment, leadership, and meaningful self-reflection. Their website redesign greats visitors with amazing photography coupled with news and a clear navigation guide for users to learn more about the school.
Since 1925, Tanglin Trust School (Tanglin) has been educating a diverse cohort of students in Singapore, and now, 92 years later, close to 2,800 students and a staff of more than 600 are fortunate to call this school home. Their site not only captures a visitor's attention on the homepage, but the design flair, attention to detail, well-crafted content and vibrant imagery throughout the site invoke emotion and encourages visitors to further engage with the school. The new site also helps families looking to relocate to Singapore gain a more authentic understanding of all the great qualities the school possesses both in and out of the classroom.
BCIS is a not-for-profit, independent, co-educational day school. BCIS acts as a pilot school offering education reform and innovation through international educational practices that incorporate 15 grades of schooling, from pre-school to grade 12. The school creatively and authentically implements the Chinese national curriculum through Early Childhood, and the Primary, Middle and IB Diploma Programs. When you land on this site, you are greeted by bold colors coupled with Chinese characters. The logo unifies the site with its creative placement in infographics and in the navigation. The mega navigation enables visitors to quickly find the information they desire while also encouraging them to take the next step and apply. This site also includes a comprehensive section showcasing their faculty and staff.
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AAIE is a non-profit, membership based international organization that partners with educational institutions and associations worldwide.
AASSA's mission is to provide and promote programs and services to member schools whose primary language of instruction is English in order to enhance the quality of American and international education in the Americas.
The Association, which is non-profit, provides a forum where member schools can collaborate and share best practice. The Association is a critical resource for schools which are going through the IB authorization process for one or more IB programmes.
CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals that share an interest in providing students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens.
Representing over 400 member organisations, COBIS is a responsive organisation, and has developed markedly since its foundation, changing to meet the needs and aspirations of its growing global school membership base.
The Federation of British International Schools in Asia is a membership association of British schools in Asia
The IBSC connects dedicated educators worldwide to discover the best learning practices for boys. Members join a coalition of professionals who are committed to advancing schools and the learning experience for boys.
The Tri-Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve on the quality of teaching and learning opportunities for schools in the region.
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