SchoolsBuddy markets itself as a “complete school-to-home management system”. The platform offers schools a gateway for students and parents to access signups for after school activities, excursion consent, transport information, payments, event bookings and managing communication with all these groups.

The SchoolsBuddy platform can be fully integrated with ManageBac and is now part of the Faria suite of school software, allowing all users (including parents) to be automatically synced and up to date at all times. Admins can choose to allow users to sign-in with ManageBac credentials, amongst other single-sign-on options.

I’ve used SchoolsBuddy at two international schools and it certainly made the task of preference based choices for CCAs / ECAs much easier. While there are many different parent interview sign up platforms on the market, the fact SchoolsBuddy syncs with ManageBac and makes preference based choices for CCAs so simple, makes it a compelling addition to a school already using other Faria platforms.

Product: SchoolsBuddy


Ideal for: Schools using ManageBac LMS.