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 75 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 100 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 one 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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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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