Your school website is the digital face of your community, and to make a lasting impression, it must be equipped with a comprehensive set of essential elements that cater to the diverse needs of students, parents, teachers, and the community. Explore the fundamental components that every successful school website should incorporate for effective communication, information sharing, and engagement.
Homepage with Clear Navigation
An organized homepage that provides easy navigation to various sections of the website, ensuring visitors can quickly find the information they need.
About the School
An "About Us" section that offers an overview of the school's history, mission, vision, and values.
Detailed information about academic programs, curriculum, and courses, with links to course catalogs and descriptions. If you have before or after school programs make sure to include those as well!
Faculty and Staff Directory
A directory of teachers, staff members so families can see and learn more about the fabulous educators that will be with their kids all day.
Calendar and Events
An events calendar that lists important dates, including school events, holidays, parent-teacher conferences, and extracurricular activities. Considering hosting a detailed calendar on private, internal pages and only a general calendar on the public page for safety.
News and Announcements
A section for news updates, announcements, and newsletters to keep the school community informed. Keep it simple by using a communication platform that integrates with your website!
Information for prospective students and parents, including admission requirements, application forms, and enrollment procedures. Consider virtual tours, inquiry forms and a "day in the life" section to help prospective families understand what being a part of your community is like. The more info you put out their the happier your prospective families will be!
Parent and Student Portals
Provide easy access in the menu for login portals for parents and students to access grades, attendance records, assignments, and other personalized information. Consider a secondary navigation to separate what current parents need from information for prospective families.
A contact page with the school's address, phone numbers, and a contact form for inquiries, feedback, and support.
Resources and Support
Links to resources such as a school handbook, policies, guidance services, and educational support for students and parents.