Finalsite, a global education technology leader in digital communications, website development, and online marketing for private and public schools, has acquired SchoolAdmin, a K-12 enrolment management platform based in Austin, Texas.
According to a statement, the acquisition will enable Finalsite to offer a wide array of offerings from website and digital marketing to a user-friendly, strategic enrolment management platform compromising modules such as automated student/parent communications, appointment scheduling, contracts, and tuition billing – specifically designed for education.
Commenting on the development, Jonathan Moser, Founder and CEO of Finalsite, said,
“Education is about personal relationships and human interaction, and for more than 20 years Finalsite has helped schools around the world transform the way they connect and engage with their communities through innovative technology solutions. Today marks an exciting new chapter in Finalsite’s history. Combining the strengths of Finalsite and SchoolAdmin will accelerate our mission to help schools prepare students to be successful in a technology-enhanced, global marketplace. As we look to the future, we will be able to provide our school partners with new ways to innovate and impact the communities they serve.”
Based in Glastonbury, Connecticut, Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of over 6,000 schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Its products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise; while managing the complex requirements around data privacy, accessibility, hosting and security.
Nate Little, Co-founder and CEO of SchoolAdmin, said,
“For more than a decade, the SchoolAdmin team has been deeply committed to helping schools grow and thrive. We are thrilled to be joining forces with Finalsite, a company that shares our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for customers and creating an engaging and rewarding place for our teams to work. We enjoy similar cultures centred on caring and innovation, with a shared dedication to the communities, families, and educators we serve.”
SchoolAdmin’s enrolment management platform includes a robust suite of integrated admissions, enrolment, retention, and billing tools custom-built for private and independent schools. The company’s easy-to-use software and award-winning customer support are designed to help schools thrive by building stronger relationships and more successful enrolment management strategies. SchoolAdmin is trusted by more than 650 schools.
The latest acquisition is aligned with Finalsite’s vision to grow and change the way communities engage with their schools. The combined entity will make it significantly easier for schools to manage communications and personalize the entire family journey – from attracting prospective students, to converting families to loyal community members, and retaining them as supportive alumni and lifetime donors.