Ithaca Montessori School Website Design

Ithaca Website Design Case Study

Ithaca Montessori School
Ithaca, NY
www.ithacamontessori.org

Client Goals

  • Modern, mobile-friendly website design
  • Easy to manage backend for non-technical team to work with the website
  • Simple to use events & open houses module
  • Easy to manage faculty, staff and curriculum sections
  • Updated website copy and content
  • Easy to manage image slideshows and galleries

The Process

How did I take Ithaca Montessori School from their old site to their new one

Listening

I started by speaking with the team at the Ithaca Montessori School about their previous website, what they liked, what they didn’t like, and what were the most obvious features / functions that they wanted improved upon.

Design & Development

I started by speaking with the team at the Ithaca Montessori School about their previous website, what they liked, what they didn’t like, and what were the most obvious features / functions that they wanted improved upon.

Training & Support

I started by speaking with the team at the Ithaca Montessori School about their previous website, what they liked, what they didn’t like, and what were the most obvious features / functions that they wanted improved upon.

Ithaca Montessori School Design Overview

Features & benefits of the new Ithaca Montessori School Website

Mobile-Friendly Design

It was critical that the new Ithaca Montessori School website look great on computers, tablets, and mobile phones as parents browsed the site on all of these platforms.

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Calls-To-Action

The main goal of the website is to get prospective parents to sign up for a tour of the school. Easy-to-find calls to action were used to simplify the process of requesting these tours and get new parents the information that they need to grow the school’s student base.

Social Media Integration

To help the Ithaca Montessori School spread its message through social media more effectively, icon links to their various social media pages (Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest) were given prominent places at both the top and bottom of each page of the website.

Image Galleries & Slideshows

To help the school keep their site looking fresh throughout the year, easy-to-manage image galleries and slideshows were integrated in the homepage, events, and other pages. Lightbox was used to make the galleries easy to look at on mobile devices.

Staff & Faculty Highlight

The school really wants to promote their teachers and staff, as these professionals are what really make the school shine. A custom faculty module was created to allow the school’s team to easily manage the staff, their bios, images, and even allow teachers to post a video message to parents.

Featured Events Calendar

To help increase event attendance, featured upcoming events were placed in the footer of the website, with easy click-button selection of the events that appear there on the site’s management dashboard.

Featured Website Sections

A quick look at the custom faculty / staff section and custom events calendar

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