Finalsite launches an average of 300 new websites per year, and we currently work with more than 2,200 schools around the globe — meaning you're viewing a very small percentage of our work in the portfolio below.
Below is a sampling of some of our best design work for independent schools, MATs, international schools and higher ed. Using the drop-down menus below, you can search by "type of school," such as a independent — as well as a "website quality or feature" — such as award-winner.
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The bold and immersive Felsted website represents our third collaboration with the school to bring their online presence to life. Every iteration has pushed creative boundaries and this one is no different. The website has recently received a Platinum award for excellence in design at the 2018 international dotCOMM Awards.
Nothing short of iconic, Charterhouse is one of the great historic public schools of England steeped with fascinating history and outstanding academic excellence. Home to 820 pupils from around the globe, the school has created a website that covers all its communication and branding needs.
The website homepage is emboldened by nautical graphic design and use of language; “Navigating success”, the visitor is encouraged to “Dive In” and “Discover RHS” with the focal search element, supported by clear and colourful calls to action.
With high-impact use of stunning photography, slideshows and videos, this redesigned website wows from the homepage onwards, and we gain a real insight into the feel of the campus
The Notre Dame home page delivers maximum visual impact, showcasing a banner slideshow of the school’s outstanding grounds and facilities. The photo-driven grid menu allows for easy, direct navigation while the infographics highlight the school’s impressive statistics.
One of Britain’s most prestigious schools encapsulating tradition, global recognition and a pioneering education, Harrow School’s ethos is 'to measure success not by grades but by one’s influence on the world'.
The website is an outstanding synergy between mobile-first, premium design and Composer’s in-built software functionality.
The school’s red branding shines throughout the homepage, which through its animated arrow design concept, subtle parallaxes and varied choice of photography, creates an energetic user experience.
The website has driven a substantial increase in admissions for the school, and no doubt this has been assisted by some of the stunning new design features.
Renowned for excellence and for preparing its boys with a clear and structured, values-based education, the Dulwich Prep website is innovatively designed with a unique metro grid layout mirroring the school’s ethos and supportive learning environment.
Drawing in on its 400th anniversary, steeped in history, prestige and academic excellence, it is no wonder that Dulwich College remains a popular global choice.
With over 600 pupils from 3 to 18 years including boarders and a diverse international community, the school commits to providing a secure and culturally diverse family atmosphere, where each pupil can attain their personal best academically.
Capturing a story shaped over 500 years, the Pocklington School website combines expressive use of shape and typography with fantastic and vibrant photography to deliver an aspirational, yet authentic insight into the journey of every student.
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Nothing short of iconic, Charterhouse is one of the great historic independent schools of England steeped with fascinating history and outstanding academic excellence. Home to 820 pupils from around the globe, the school has created a website that covers all its communication and branding needs. Determined to use the website platform’s technology to its full potential, the school takes advantage of a secure Parent Portal enabling parents to log-in to view specific content relevant to their children – from reports and grades to examination information to essential documents and policies. In addition, the site also houses a dedicated Parents’ Area with a clear and easy-to-navigate grid layout linking to the most popular areas for parents. The school’s impressive Video Gallery gives an impeccable insight into school life and its educational principles, with engaging and excellently produced video content, essential in engaging their prospective and existing parents.
One of Britain’s most prestigious schools encapsulating tradition, global recognition and a pioneering education, Harrow School’s ethos is “to measure success not by grades but by one’s influence on the world”.
To experience Harrow is to see Harrow, and thus the interactive map reveals the school’s outstanding grounds, and features each of the Boarding Houses along with a short introduction of the Housemasters. With inspiration being at the core of Harrow, its distinctive alumni page promotes some of its famous former pupils, taking emotional engagement to a new level by showcasing biographical profiles that also reveal a childhood photo of their time at Harrow. Aware of the interest in Harrow’s legacy, the school created a dedicated page to the Old Speech Room Gallery, appealing to academics and members of the public who are interested in the rich history of the school.
The task of designing a website to reflect the vast qualities and unique intricacies of this school is not one to be underestimated and Harrow excels at creating visually attractive and interactive quick links to help steer their visitors seamlessly.
Set in stunning Dorset grounds and featuring grand classical architecture alongside abundant modern facilities, pupils enjoy an environment The Good Schools Guide aptly describes as one that “fizzes with activity from dawn till dusk”. With high-impact use of stunning photography, slideshows and videos, this redesigned website wows from the homepage onwards, and we gain a real insight into the feel of the campus. Visitors can engage with the interactive school map, visit the extensive school history and archives, while Canford’s community engagement commitments both at home and through their international charity partnerships are supported through online donation and enterprise pages. The parents portal adds a tailored environment where current families can engage on a much more personalised level.
With over 900 pupils and counting, Dubai College has been a fast-growing international school since its royal inception in 1978. Continuously rated as “outstanding” by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, its website features some stunning forward-thinking design and layouts. The homepage breaks ground with its adjustable sliding scales attached to different areas of interest within the school; the visitor then clicking the custom ’start’ icon to begin their personalised journey into the site. On the interior pages, the Flickr-linked sticky footer and variety of social elements demonstrate the school’s engagement with the community and overall marketing-mindedness. Exceptional use of best practice assets and infographics combined with slick high-resolution photography and visuals create a very strongly branded site.
Offering all three age-grouped IB programmes and boasting over 30 different nationalities among their pupils, GEMS Switzerland is part of the larger, global GEMS Education Network offering a truly international learning experience. A winner of the Communicator Award, the website uses candid slideshows, bold branding, custom infographics and a quicklink-driven homepage to create an informative and dynamic visitor experience. The enquiry-focused header and clearly set search elements allow for a user-friendly aspect for prospective parents, while the grid drop-down sets up a seamless navigation through the site. The interior pages are also made engaging and colourful through side banner testimonials, a range of content formats and wide use of multimedia.
Dramatically located on Brighton’s cliff side with sweeping sea views, ISI inspectors have described 440-pupil strong Roedean as a school of “outstanding creativity”, and an “all-round education and experience”. The photo-driven homepage design and visually expressive fonts throughout the website bring the school’s holistic ethos to life, while the social media-linked header assists in their outreach to the public community. Colour-branded filterable news boxes take us on mini journeys into different corners of school life, from sports to drama, music to community action. Sidebar links allow for easy navigation, while featured testimonials add a personal touch to the Roedean web experience.
Drawing in on its 400th anniversary, steeped in history, prestige and academic excellence, it is no wonder that Dulwich College remains a popular global choice. Offering learning from the very outset at 6 months in their ‘Ducks’ kindergarten, through to A-Levels in the senior college, Dulwich’s website is clearly navigable into the three different age categories of the school, each colour-branded. An extensive Alumni dropdown also gives the visitor a flavour of life after school for ‘Old Alleynians’. Winner of a Gold Hermes Creative Award, this refreshingly designed site’s subtle sticky header, multimedia visuals, and simple, elegant layouts beautifully exhibit life at the South London campus, and make for an exciting, vibrant user experience. Featuring quick-link driven pages and best practices throughout, it’s easy to find your way to the many facets of school life and beyond at this world-renowned institution.
Renowned for excellence and for preparing its boys with a clear and structured, values-based education, the Dulwich Prep website has an innovative design and includes a unique metro grid layout mirroring the school’s ethos and supportive learning environment. Any visitor to the site can navigate easily and instantly connect with the school’s exceptional education principles. With a clear understanding of the importance of vibrant, mobile-first design, the grid layout lends itself perfectly to remote access ensuring existing and prospective parents and stakeholders can view and navigate the site across any device and still experience the school’s intended sense of branding. Nothing speaks to your audience more than visuals and Dulwich excels at leading their visitors with a compelling photo-driven menu and related page quick links throughout the site.
With over 600 pupils from 3 to 18 years including boarders and a diverse international community, the school commits to providing a secure and culturally diverse family atmosphere, where each pupil can attain their personal best academically. St Lawrence College prides itself on its safe, spacious surroundings as well as its cutting-edge facilities and architecture, which exist alongside the more traditional and late nineteenth century buildings. The website too is a seamless hybrid of tradition and modernity with a design and navigation that meets the needs of its diverse visitors.
Taking care not to disturb a clean visitor journey, St Lawrence takes advantage of a non-intrusive, collapsible notice, which blends into the homepage delivering essential prompts whilst respecting the visitor’s purpose. One of its most striking and innovative features is its branded Google map tour, which displays local landmarks and airports for international families. The school identified the value of designing Senior and Junior landing pages with engaging and tailored content in the form of fast facts and statistics. Attuned to the day-to-day needs of parent visitors the school created a dedicated Parents Resources Hub providing a quick and easy place for parents to find their most sought-after content.
Esol Education, a Finalsite partner for over a decade, specialiaes 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.
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 enquire, visit and apply.
IST is an independent, private, not-for-profit day school located on two campuses in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. IST offers rigorous academic programs coupled with a wide range of extra-curricular activities serving close to 900 students from age 3 to grade 12. Their redesign capitalized on Finalsite theme sites, and does a great job utilizing the colors and shape of the logo to create a very coherent design. The quick links provide visitors with easy access to key pages, while the interior pages do a great job using tabs and other design elements to make it easy to process information. A good combination of text and images enable visitors to quickly get a feel for the school.
The International School of Kenya in Nairobi is home to over 900 students from 60 countries. With budget and staffing concerns, they opted for one of Finalsite's theme websites which met their needs and short timeframe. Their website is instrumental in selling the school since many families don’t get to visit Africa prior to enrolling. First impressions are critical, and their new site features a cleaner, more modern design, with simplified navigation that works great on mobile devices and showcases great content. The school does not have a webmaster but shares content responsibility across the school empowering users to market their areas of expertise. Read their case study here.
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.
Concordia International School of Shanghai in China is home to 1200 students from around the world. They wanted to convey the details of their community through their online presence and allow visitors to see inside the walls of the school without having to visit the campus. They also wanted to stand out from the crowd in a busy market. From their stunning and unique homepage, to the attention to minute details in the interior pages, the Concordia Shanghai Best-in-Class website does all this and more! Read their case study here.
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 organization 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.
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 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.
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 Western Academy of Beijing is a leading non-profit, independent IB World School in China. This school is home to over 1,400 students from over 50 countries. This award-winning website uses best practices throughout, and from the moment a visitor lands on the homepage, they are taken on an amazing journey. The focus was narrowed to be outward facing for admissions, marketing, advancement with the main navigation including action words like "Learn, Discover and Apply." The site showcases engaging content that utilizes bold, vibrant images to tell their unique story not only on the homepage but on interiors pages as well. The iconic colored squares used throughout the site in both static and parallax effect are inspired by the "11 Reasons to Come to WAB" and reflect the school colors, logo and web experience and are integrated throughout the site, providing unique connectivity.
Founded in 1978, the British School of Amsterdam is a leading international institution with over 900 students. Their values are to create a stimulating and caring environment, enabling all pupils to realise their potential. Their website redesign showcases happy, engaged students and quickly draws visitors in to learn more. Each school section is clearly marked and coupled with a mega-navigation to enable visitors to quickly find the information they desire. The website footer does a great job putting into perspective the school’s location while at the same time showcasing the diversity of the school.
“Outward-looking and forward-thinking”, Frensham focuses on the girls’ boarding experience and prides itself on “moving beyond traditional structures and breaking new ground for Australian schools”, and the website powerfully assists in conveying this ethos. The homepage pulls the visitor in, its slideshow filtered with the school’s brilliant purple colour, and featuring an exciting array of quick-linked news boxes. The site’s header features a full-screen and beautifully divided drop-down navigation, while an aerial-photographed campus map serves as the site’s sticky footer, giving a good feel for the school’s rural surroundings. The ‘Girls Say, Parents Say, Teachers Say’ testimonials provide refreshing insight into school life, further assisted by social media links to online Frensham community spaces.
Alongside “quality teaching, small classes, and an inspired curriculum “, Mentone Girls’ Grammar boasts a spectacular Victorian beachfront location and a 6000-strong community of current pupils and ‘Old Girls’. The school’s vivid red colours shine on the homepage, which dazzles with its fixed photo backdrop and highly visual grid layout featuring quick-linked event and news boxes. Social media plays a key role in the Mentone community, with featured posts on the homepage and links in the footer, which also offers user-friendliness for the prospective parent through its ‘Enquire’, ‘Apply’, ‘Contact’ buttons. A combination of professional and in-house photography give the visitor a good sense of Mentone life, while Alumni and Parent portals add personalised focus to the existing school community.
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Carrying “Knowledge, Friendship, Integrity” as its motto, Kinross Wolaroi boasts heritage buildings and modern facilities catering for over 1000 students in Orange, New South Wales. The homepage, featuring vibrant and candid photography, neat grid layout, quick-links and clean socially linked header gives the visitor an immediate taste of what life is like at the school, and the drop down navigation allows clear access to the site interior. The sticky footer design offers a clear sense of location with its Google map layering and custom regional locator, while side banners make for further ease of navigation.
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