From CampusBird Blog
Students who attend boarding schools are immersed in a different learning environment than their peers in public schools or private day schools. Although boarding school experiences vary, students typically spend more time away from home and on their campus in order excel in academics and prepare for college life. This means it is crucial for students – both prospective and current – to have an online experience that allows them to easily explore and navigate the campus.
Check out the following two examples of boarding schools effectively using interactive maps and virtual tours to create a powerful and influential online campus experience.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Choate Rosemary Hall is a boarding school located in Wallingford, Connecticut between Hartford and New Haven. The school boasts over 17,000 student graduates over the past 126 years.
Among the many features prospective and current students can check out on Choate’s interactive map are academic & administration buildings, student dining and residences halls, athletic facilities, arts and performance venues, and visitor information like parking and ADA building entrances.
Choate’s map also offers 360 degree panoramas, which use professional photography to allow users to zoom and pan locations in any direction.
Choate’s map also features a fall overlay to bring the gorgeous autumn colors to life.
Philips Academy Andover
Philips Academy Andover, an independent co-ed boarding school located in Andover, Pennsylvania. Students in grades 9 – 12 attend the boarding school.
Philips Academy’s interactive map also includes 360 degree panorama views of the campus and menu items academic, administrative, arts, and athletics.
Philips Academy offers a unique global interactive map that shows where their students are located from around the world. Pretty cool!
Even cooler – the map allows users to learn about specific students simply by clicking on their continent of origin. The menu populates a list of all the students from that continent, and users can click on specific students to get a mini-profile of them.