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A scalable software platform for all budgets.

Recruit students, help parents stay connected, and empower your staff to easily update content with premium communications products and tools.

Award-winning designers bringing your school to life online.

Schools love how Finalsite finds what makes them unique and translates that into an authentic digital experience.

School marketing experts at your service.

Schools turn to Finalsite's consultants for their decades of experience developing and executing a digital marketing strategy.

Improve School-to-Home Communications with Password-protected Portals.

Portals provide a safe and secure place for your community to access information that's just for them on every device.

Sarah Gordon, Assistant Director of Communications
Choate Rosemary Hall

A best-of-breed approach to give you the "all in one" solution you need.

We focus on the critical function of marketing and communication, while leveraging relationships and integrations with 70+ partners to provide a more seamless experience between the school and your constituents.

A team of 200, Finalsite has been serving schools worldwide for 20 years.

Our business has been for and about schools since the beginning, which is why 95% of clients stay with us year over year.

Save Time and Enhance Data Integrity

Our secure integrations with popular MIS providers mean you can replace timely manual data uploads with our automatic transfers for a seamless solution.

Sarah Gordon, Assistant Director of Communications
Choate Rosemary Hall

Our Creative Deployment Process

Launch your school's dream website on time.

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Great Designers. Exceptional Designs. On-Time Projects.

At Finalsite, we believe that when you put good in, you get good out — which is why we treat our website deployment process like an art and a science, and we treat you like family. From the first day you join Finalsite until after the proud moment when your new site goes live, your dedicated Finalsite Team is here for you. You’ll have a designer, coder, project manager, client success manager and our all-star technical support team ready to answer any questions you may have, and help you along for an easy deployment.

Our website deployment process has been refined over the past 20 years, and we help more than 300 schools launch a new website, on time, annually.

Discover

Goals, dreams, expectations and requirements — let's discuss it all. Our discovery process is one of the most important parts of the deployment process as it is where we get to know you, your school and your brand, and begin to plan how to build a pixel-perfect digital representation of it. We treat this stage of deployment like a science. You'll provide our Project Manager with some key brand assets, and after an in-depth kick off call, we'll begin analysing each component to build a site that is uniquely you.

Training

Training is ongoing throughout the entire deployment the process with hundreds of free resources available at your fingertips. Our online library of resources includes short videos on virtually every piece of Composer and its related modules, text articles detailing how-to's and best practices, live weekly webinars, and hundreds of blog articles, eBooks and other valuable resources that will help you hit the ground running.

Design

Now here's the fun part! During the design phase you'll begin to see your vision come to life and exceed every expectation. You'll have the opportunity to make suggestions and revisions to your homepage and interior pages.

Build

Once your design has been approved, your Front End Developer will begin coding and building your website to work seamlessly across every browser and device. Your site will also endure an 80+ point Q&A process, which includes testing for web accessibility, mobile-friendliness, cross-browser compatibility, and more.

Launch

Finalsite's software ensures you'll hit the ground running after launch. With a Finalsite Project Manager to guide you and online help at your fingertips, you'll be on your way to expert status in no time.

Blog Post: What to Expect from the Finalsite Redesign Process

Here's a quick overview of what you can expect from our website roll-out process, or what we refer to as "Deployment."

Don't Just Take Our Word For It — Our Clients Love Working With Us!

"We brought in $31,000 in sales from 681 transactions and 1,400 total items sold using Finalsite's Commerce Manager. This would not be possible if we could only use the on-campus store. Our campus store is only open two days a week, but the online school store allows the greater community to purchase when it is most convenient for them."


Colleen Adams, Director of Marketing and Communications
Fairfield College Preparatory School

 

"Calendar Manager saved our school 228 hours – nearly six weeks of staff time. That resulted in a savings of almost $5,000!"

Meghan Easterly, Webmaster
Seacrest Country Day School

"Calendar Manager makes it easy for parents to find any event by topic and the necessary event details like location and time right on the calendar. The module also makes it easy to show parents/guardians if an event is cancelled, postponed, changed, or on time."

Jonathan DeRosa, Principal
St. Mary School

"We've received really positive feedback from parents and staff. eNotify makes reading the newsletter so much more fluid. People can just open the stories and click to read the stories of their choice."

Jessica Cotton 
Director of Marketing and External Relations

"Finalsite Advantage gives my one person Marketing Communications office and our small school the tools to keep step with our larger, better staffed competitors. From strategic advice to tactical implementation, the Finalsite Advantage partnership ensures that I am always supporting my school's mission and vision for the future. Every school, not just small schools, can benefit from this type of personal, professional support."

Jodie Shoemaker, Director of Marketing, Communications & Alumni Relations
The Woods Academy

Free Website Audit

How would your school's design process begin? Request to meet with one of our website experts to see how you can improve your school's website, and how we can help.

Download Finalsite’s Website Redesign Playbook

Is it time for a redesign? Use The Website Redesign Playbook as your guide for success during the entire process.