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School Administration software automates the administrative functions of schools including student information, admissions and records for school administrators, office managers, accountants and registrars.

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Canvas by Instructure is a cloud-based learning management system for every stage and style of education.
Canvas by Instructure is a learning management system for every stage and style of education. As the hub of your digital learning environment, Canvas offers complete LMS functionality including standards-based grade books, course content authoring, customizable assessments, mobile communication, video learning and digital badging, (just to name a few). Take teaching and learning to the next level with Canvas, the #1 educational software, and the foundation of the Instructure Learning Platform. Learn more about CANVAS

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
The building blocks for high-quality childcare: center management, parent communication, billing and payments and curriculum.
Elevate your childcare center with Lillio - the building blocks for high-quality childcare. Trusted by childcare centers worldwide, Lillio is a mission-driven, certified B corporation committed to helping childcare centers improve the quality of their programs. Lillio is your solution for center management, digital reports, parent communication, billing and payments, high-quality curriculum, professional development, and more. Learn more about Lillio. Learn more about Lillio

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Get a free demo of our time saving management software for childcare and preschool directors. Streamline all of your center's tasks.
Accelerate your child care business with brightwheel - the #1 platform for early education. Brightwheel is a management software solution for childcares, daycares, and preschools specifically designed to streamline tasks tackled by directors/administrators and teachers at mid- to high-capacity centers. In addition to saving hours per week of effort for each staff member, 100% of parents are more satisfied with their school experience once brightwheel is implemented. Learn more about brightwheel

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Child care management software enabling contactless check-in/out, integrated tuition collection, business management tools and more.
Procare Solutions is the #1 name in child care management software – used by 37,000+ daycare businesses. For over 30 years, child care professionals have looked to Procare to provide real-time information for making critical decisions, maintaining compliance with local and state regulations, and adhering to business best practices. Child care management software enabling contactless check-in/out, integrated tuition collection, business management tools and more. Learn more about Procare Solutions

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Easy-to-use software to help your school save time, improve enrollment, and fulfill its mission.
Administrators, help your school save time, improve enrollment, and fulfill its mission. Attendance, communication tools, lesson plans, reporting, Google Classroom Integration, and more--all in one integrated platform that's easy to use. Gradelink is entirely internet-based, giving you and your staff the freedom to work anywhere. Plus, you'll enjoy personalized training and support at no additional charge. Learn more about Gradelink

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Schoology, a PowerSchool company, is the education technology company putting collaboration at the heart of the learning experience.
Schoology seamlessly connects learning management with assessments so that school districts can improve student performance, foster collaboration throughout their community, and personalize learning for every student. Every day millions of students, parents, faculty and administrators from nearly 2,000 K-12 school districts leverage Schoology to advance what is possible in education. Learn more about Schoology

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Manage class scheduling and registration, billing and payments, communications, and reporting all from one convenient software online.
iClassPro is the world’s leading class management software solution for children’s activity centers. Our goal is to solve the dilemma most every business owner in the industry experiences — how to spend less time running a gym, swim, cheer or dance business and get back to coaching, teaching and supporting their mission. Our easy-to-use software streamlines and simplifies many of the most time and money-consuming tasks. In addition to Class and Staff Management, some of our stand out features include Skill Tracking, Appointments, Party Booking, Point of Sale, Business Intelligence & Analytics among many more features. We also value our customer's brands and offer custom branded options including Integrated Websites, Branded Mobile App, and Branded Customer Portal - growing affinity for your brand with every successful transaction and communication. iClassPro has an amazing support team is available to help every step of the way. Learn more about iClassPro

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Built by and for children's activity providers, Sawyer is class management software for online scheduling, online payments, and more.
Sawyer is an all-in-one software that allows providers of after school activities to build custom after school programs and easily manage online registration, payment processing, parent communications and more. Our dedicated and top-rated support team provides training videos, hosted webinars, and business resources for educational leaders to bring our community together. Our software is flexibly priced to suit your business and requires no long term contracts. Learn more about Sawyer

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Alma's mission is to help create the greatest generation of educators so that they can create the greatest generation of students.
Alma’s future-ready student information system tools optimize K-12 school operations, empowering educators to improve family engagement and student outcomes. Created by former educators, Alma's platform effortlessly scales to schools and districts of every size, while ensuring data security and student privacy. Our mission is to help create the greatest generation of educators so that they can create the greatest generation of students. Empower progress. Spark potential. Learn more about Alma SIS

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Web-based gradebook and school management system for individual teachers, schools, and districts.
An affordable, easy-to-use, cloud-based school management system and free gradebook offering a wide array of features for individual teachers, schools and districts. Features include student, class, and grade management, attendance and behavior tracking, custom report generation, and extensive student and parent communication features. Individual web portal accounts for students and parents are included with all subscriptions at no additional cost. Learn more about iGradePlus

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
BrainCert goes beyond course delivery with true collaborative learning and comes with over 300+ premium features.
BrainCert's all-in-one unified training platform comes integrated with built-in Student Information System (SIS), blended courses, adaptive testing, virtual classroom, content management system and more. Create multiple schools with multiple-language support. Integrate with over 3000+ apps. Supports RTL languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. Learn more about BrainCert

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Xplor automates administration for childcare operators. Childcare software made easy.
Childcare software made easy. Xplor is a leading Australian ed-tech company that has developed an easy-to-use range of apps and software, helping childcare centres manage their operations efficiently while also allowing parents to receive real-time updates from their childcare centres. Childcare operators also use Xplor to help manage critical processes such as payments, rostering and reporting. As a 100% Australian-owned/operated company, all data remains securely on-shore. Learn more about Xplor Education

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
#1 School Management System. Enhance your tuition, enrollment, waitlisting, reporting, and much more. Same day payouts- only with TUIO!
Discover the ultimate hassle-free solution for your school's administration with TUIO, the premier School Management System! TUIO empowers parents with digital self-registration, payment processing, and instant access to crucial information. Seamlessly manage enrollment, waitlisting, and billing - all from one integrated platform offering same-day payouts. Trusted by over 45,000+ users across North America, TUIO stands as the go-to choice for educators aiming to optimize their operations. Elevate your educational experience. Start automating with TUIO today! Learn more about TUIO

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Tuition Express automates tuition collection for child care, enabling contactless payments— EFT, online or completely automated.
Tuition Express by Procare is the easiest and safest child care billing software, making tuition collection seamless for child care providers. Tuition Express, a PCI compliant direct processor, gives you all of the contactless payment options you need - electronic fund transfer (EFT), online or completely automated. With low fees, numerous payment options and live customer support, Tuition Express is the child care industry's most used and recommended integrated payment processing system. Learn more about Tuition Express

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
School management software providing parents online access to their student's grades, homework assignments, attendance and activities.
MSP is a powerful all-in-one School Information Management System (SIS). MSP saves your school, faculty and parents time by consolidating critical processes into one cloud-based platform. MSPs roots were founded (and have been trusted by) some of the largest and most prestigious Pk-12 Private, Independent & Charter Schools across the United States for over 8+ years. We provide everything to seamlessly operate a School from enrollment to emergency communications and everything between! Learn more about MyStudentsProgress.com

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Skyward offers a student information system and enterprise resource planning (including HR and financial tools) for K-12 schools.
Skyward offers a K-12 student information system and enterprise resource planning software. It provides solutions for school districts and municipalities. The student information system manages administrative tasks, classroom tools, family engagement, and student services. The ERP handles human resources, fiscal management, payroll and timeclocks, employee portals, and asset management. Skyward aims to streamline workflows and provide a better experience for administrators, office staff, teachers, parents, and students. The software provides reporting, training, and support to help schools operate more efficiently. Learn more about Skyward Student Management Suite

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
PowerSchool SIS is the leading student information system software solution for K-12 educational institutions.
Focused on driving your success, PowerSchool SIS is the leading student information system software solution for K-12 educational institutions. Power your operations with flexible, innovative, easy-to-use technology that plays a central role in your school or district. Learn more about PowerSchool SIS

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Classe365 is a modern student management software with SIS, LMS & CRM features for running schools, colleges, universities & academies
Classe365 is a unified student management software with a comprehensive Student Information System, Learning Management System & Customer Relationship Management features. It is a one-stop solution for running all kinds of educational institutions: schools, colleges, universities & academies. The LMS feature enables institutions to offer online learning in just 2 steps. The SIS feature makes course management, attendance, grading & assessment easier. CRM helps in increasing student enrolment. Learn more about Classe365

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
We empower schools to transform their daily and emergency operations with an easy-to-use platform.
Pikmykid is the leading safety and dismissal platform that empowers schools to transform their daily and emergency operations without the need to purchase, install, or support additional hardware. Designed by former educators and parents, Pikmykid has helped more than 2,000 schools in all 50 states eliminate the busy work and vulnerabilities of their emergency and dismissal management so they can keep students safe throughout the entire school day and focus on what really matters - learning. Learn more about Pikmykid

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Infinite Campus SIS provides K-12 school districts and schools a student information system and learning management software.
Infinite Campus SIS is a student information system software for K-12 schools and districts. The software provides a centralized database to manage student data including attendance, grades, schedules, assessments, and more. Teachers, parents, students, and administrators can access the real-time student information through Infinite Campus's integrated suite of SIS, LMS, and mobile features designed for the K-12 sector. The software aims to streamline school administration and parent/student engagement. Infinite Campus is used by over 5.5 million students across the US. Learn more about Infinite Campus SIS

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
Your centralized hub for teaching & learning. Say goodbye to siloed tools with curriculum, instruction, and assessment all in one place
The Kiddom education platform places everything schools and districts need for teaching and learning in one place. Say goodbye to siloed tools with curriculum, instruction, and assessment all in one place! Align curriculum with student performance data for the first time, and receive real-time early warnings. Learn more about Kiddom

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
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Ranked as the #1 childcare management app, Illumine offers comprehensive solutions to preschools & daycares around the world.
Illumine is an all-in-one childcare management software designed to assist preschool and daycare directors in running their centres smartly and conveniently. It’s a feature-packed, easy-to-use childcare app that enables childcare facilities to go wholly digital and save time and money. Managing day-to-day activities, attendance, automating billing processes, and enhancing parent-teacher communication, the platform offers everything one needs to drive their childcare facilities to success. Learn more about Illumine

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
All-in-one cloud-based SIS/LMS powering PK-12 student records, grades, admissions, scheduling, communication, billing & online learning
Integrated, web-based PK-12 school management and communications software to manage and streamline all aspects of school administration. Grading, admissions, financials, homework, data reports, calendars, schedules, enrollment, forms, attendance, conference scheduling, email communication, gradebooks, lesson plans, discipline, health, dismissal and much more. Learn more about ParentLocker

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
FACTS elevates the education experience through integrated school tech - SIS, tuition management, financial aid assessment, and more.
FACTS is committed to making educational dreams possible through service and technology. FACTS serves more than three million students and families at over 11,500 schools globally. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, a student information system, payment processing, financial needs assessment, admissions/enrollment solutions, a fundraising platform, professional development, coaching, instructional services, and title funding consultation. Learn more about FACTS

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software
End-to-end school management solution - SIS, SMS, LMS, ERP, CRM in 12 modules. Streamline administrative & academic tasks efficiently.
Classter is an end-to-end Student Information, School, and Learning Management System designed to streamline administrative processes and digitalize educational institutions. It is a comprehensive solution offering a range of integrated modules including Admissions, Billing, CRM, Learning Management Systems (LMS), Student Information Systems (SIS), Transportation, Library Management, and Alumni Management. Learn more about Classter

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  • Admissions Management
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Parent/Student Portal
  • Financial Management Software
  • Online Payments
  • Curriculum Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Student Management
  • Records Management Software

School Management Software Buyers Guide

What is school administration software?

School administration software provides a single repository for student, staff, and faculty data that can be accessed by school administrators, office managers, accountants, and registrars. With this data, you can automate your school's admissions, enrollment, and class scheduling. In addition, school administrator software can integrate with existing school accounting software to automate billing and manage tuition payments, as well as with classroom management and gradebook software. 

The benefits of school administration software

  • Improved record keeping: The amount of paperwork required to keep a school operating can be staggering. School administration system software provides a central data repository for recording school attendance, inventory and assets, accounting information, and more. Administrators can then easily access this information via desktop and mobile apps.
  • Ease of accounting: School administration software allows you to record matriculation, attendance, and tuition costs for individual students. Considering that many students pay tuition and fees using a variety of sources (scholarships, personal funds, grants, etc.), a central database that acts as a general ledger and automates student billing saves time and money associated with traditional accounting methods.
  • Improved platform for parental involvement: Maintaining parental involvement is a cornerstone of any educational program . School administration system software allows parents to monitor and assess the progress of their children. Parents can readily contact (and even meet with) teachers, view grades and progress reports, and manage payments using portal tools.

Typical features of school administration software

  • Student information and records: Allows you to record all students' academic and behavioral information.
  • Attendance tracking: Tracks individual student attendance and the total number of attendees for a specific class.
  • Class scheduling: Facilitates scheduling for both in-person and online class meetings.
  • Admissions management: Automates the registration and admission process for existing and new students.
  • Parent/student portal: Allows students and parents to view material and communicate with teachers through an online gateway. 
  • Financial management: Provides a comprehensive overview of school finances.
  • Assessment management: Records and evaluates the learning progress of students.

The school administration software directory lets you filter by feature(s) to view only options that meet your business needs, which can help you narrow your software shortlist. 

Considerations when purchasing school administration system software

  • Type of school: The school administration software market defines "school" in broad terms. Although many school management offerings address the needs of traditional K-12 environments, others are designed for schools that provide specific instructions or activities. For example, a school teaching one-on-one music instruction or a private daycare center would require a more flexible interface to adapt to the variable schedules of teachers and students.
  • Level of functionality/integration with existing software: School administration system developers offer a broad range of functionality, which can affect the overall price tag. Some offer accounting features that automate student billing and tuition, while others offer integration with classroom management or gradebook software for teachers. Depending on your particular needs, some of these features may not be necessary. 
  • The integration of wearable technology will improve attendance tracking: Teachers can spend anywhere from five to ten minutes taking attendance for a single class session. Considering recent innovations in wearable technology and its growing popularity , expect to see more schools using fobs or other devices to automate attendance in physical classrooms in the coming years. 
  • Virtual classrooms and eLearning will put new demands on school administration: During the 2016 school year, approximately 5 million of the country's 54 million K-12 students took at least one online or virtual class. This number currently represents about ten percent of the student population, and is expected to rise. As schools seek ways to serve more students, the need to successfully manage students and classrooms (both physical and virtual) will grow.