St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School is a Pre K-8 Catholic school in the Atlanta Archdiocese. When SJNRCS opened, it was the first Catholic school to open in the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 25 years. Since then, the school has spent the last 34 years establishing itself as a spiritual and academic leader. The school prides itself on meeting the educational needs of Non-Catholic as well as Catholic families. SJRCS values quality education in a Christian environment. Their faculty is expansive, with an average of 16 years of teaching experience and specializations like art, media, Spanish, computer technology, and physical education. SJRCS aims to instill its core values of faith, service, community, courage, excellence, integrity, and respect in its students today to create citizens that actively serve their communities tomorrow.
In 2017 a new Principal joined St. John Neumann School and came to Hive Media Studio because their enrollment was down, and their website was extremely outdated. They were eager for Hive to modernize the site and make it reflect the diversity within the school. Most importantly, they wanted a website that educated prospective families about the school. They also wanted an area for parents to easily access important links and information.
To meet their requests, we started by doing extensive research on schools with similar structures and student bodies. We formulated a plan that would educate prospective clients on the school’s history, mission, values. We also worked closely with teachers and staff to create quality content. An academics page for every grade in the school was created to help prospective parents learn more about the school curriculum. These pages highlight the curriculum and special events relevant to each grade level. The school told us the lack of organization for accessing photos of their students was a significant barrier to creating quality content for their site previously. We suggested creating a shared google photo album for each of the classrooms to make it easier for the school to utilize student photos. These albums are on a password protected page that parents can access and upload photos of their kids while they are in each grade. Each parent receives a link to the album meant to follow their student from Pre K through 8th grade. They now have an inventory of student photos parents approved to be used for the school’s advertisements, website, and yearbook. We pulled from this inventory to update the site with images that reflected the diversity within the student body more accurately. Finally, we created a parent’s page with links to the lunch menu, their payment portal, the media center, and a private page with an interactive carpool map making it easy for parents to find families close to them and create a carpool.