The International School of Paris, located in the heart of Paris, has over 50 years of rich history and is home to over 700 students from around the world. In late 2016, the school created a new mission and vision and needed a new website to match. With Paris as their classroom, their site engages visitors with photos, videos, social media and authentic content from their community. The scrolling homepage does a great job providing a comprehensive overview of all the great aspects and opportunities at the school. This site is also dual language, further engaging native French speakers.
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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