DreamClass

RATING:

4.8

(51)

About DreamClass

DreamClass is a school and classroom management solution designed to help educational institutions, such as schools, colleges, dance studios, language academies and more, manage operations. The platform, which is deployed within the cloud, provides tools for managing students, attendance, grades, teachers, finances and other operations. With the DreamClass school management system, educational organizations can track student admissions, monitor student progress, track payments and more. Students are assigned a personal student portfolio, which includes information such as contact information, grades, attendance and payment history. Payments can be tracked and logged as paid, pending or overdue. DreamClass offers a student and guardian portal, which allows parents a...

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DreamClass Pricing

DreamClass pricing starts at $29/month for the Basic Plan and scales according to number of students, as follows: Basic: $29/month for up to 40 students Premium: $59/month for up to 100 students Pro: $129/month for up to 300 students Contact DreamClass for a quote for more than 300 students.

Starting price: 

$39.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Manage your school easily with powerful dashboards that give you dynamic insights on the most important resources of your school.
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DreamClass Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for DreamClass

1 - 5 of 51 Reviews

Anonymous

2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2023

Great Product and Support Team!

For our foundling school, DreamClass has been a God-send. It has all the features we need, is much more user-friendly than competitors, and the price point allows us to have features that we wouldn't have been able to afford with our previous company. For reference, we paid five times as much with another company, and that was just the first installment with them, and for only online registration (and their system was not at all intuitive to use). With DreamClass, we get online registration, classroom management, grade book, parent communication, invoicing, online payment processing, and more.

PROS

Classroom management, grade book, online registration/enrollment, invoicing and online payments.

CONS

Not as feature-rich as I would like, but the support team is incredibly helpful and responsive. I brought up one item I'd like to see added, and a few weeks later got an email that it is now implemented. Some of the workflows are not as simple as they could be, but overall, these are minor issues.

Reasons for switching to DreamClass

Price and ease of use.

Vendor Response

Thank you for taking 5 star review :) We are on a mission to democratize the School Management Software so every school can optimize their operations from enrollment to graduation. Thank you again for your invaluable feedback The DreamClass Team

Replied October 2023

Caitlyn

Education Management, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2022

Affordable, accessible & wonderful customer service!

Working with DreamClass has been amazing; their customer service (shout out to Lids!) is better than any other product I've worked with, and it was definitely one of the main reasons we went with DreamClass over other products. Most issues we have come up with have been immediately brainstormed and troubleshooted by the DreamClass support team, and they have made so many custom fixes for us. Everything we have asked for they have worked on and provided. They are constantly updating the platform and adding more features so it gets better and more expansive each day!

PROS

We are a small nonprofit afterschool program with about 200 students, some in-person and some online.School periods, courses, and classes are all easy to create, enroll students in, and manage. Attendance is easy for our teachers to complete and on the admin side, it is easy to get reports on daily absences and student attendance summaries.Student profiles allow for UNLIMITED custom fields (other products charge per custom field), which was useful for us as we ask a lot information of our youth (demographic, short answer, health information, learning accommodations etc) and that information is helpful for us to have visible on the student profile. Billing is connected to Stripe and is easy to set up. Invoices can be created and sent manually or automatically on a variety of schedules. Payment schedules can easily be set up for monthly, one-off, or periodic fees, and there is no limit to the number of fees/payment plans created. It is easy to pull reports of unpaid, overdue, or uninvoiced payments. Transcripts are easy to create and download from completed courses. Student information is kept in the system (creating an automatic alumni database) and there is no maximum number of student profiles or accounts. Product is intuitive and even our less-tech-savvy staff have learned how to use it quickly. I would write more but I am running out of characters!

CONS

DreamClass launched an Admissions tool this summer. It is helpful to have a form that links directly to class enrollment, but there aren't quite enough form building options for our needs. We are still using Formstack for our main registration form then bulk uploading student data through a CSV file.Similarly, there is a gradebook on DreamClass, but there aren't great ways to upload files, create assignments or quizzes, or collect homework assignments through the platform. We are still using Canvas as our Learning Management System, then uploading the final grades to DreamClass to create transcripts. I would love to see DreamClass make their LMS portion more robust or allow for integration with Canvas.

Reason for choosing DreamClass

DreamClass is more affordable, has better customer service, and is structurally more inclusive than these other products.Example: DreamClass allows for unlimited custom fields and does not require certain fields such as race or sex. In contrast, one alternative product only allowed for a dropdown of ~5 racial categories, based on the U.S. census groups. If we wanted to add our own custom race/ethnicity category to better reflect the reality of our students, we would have to pay something like $100 per field. Gender was defined as Male, Female, or Prefer Not to Say, not allowing for non-binary or other groups to self-identify. DreamClass fields are open and can better reflect the needs of each organization and their student population.Further, the DC team helped us to make some custom fields only visible to the student and administration. For example, some of our youth use different pronouns in our program than they use with their families. DC helped us to have 2 fields - one pronoun field that was visible just to students/admin, and one that was also visible to families.DC customer service is far more respectful and responsive than my interactions with these other platforms. There is no limit to how many trainings or conversations you have with the support team (some alternative solutions charge per hour). Lids is always willing to jump on a call or answer emails with any questions and meet with any team members!

Vendor Response

What a review! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a detailed overview of your experience with us! Small non-for-profit organizations are the heart of DreamClass. In 2023 we will invest in making our Assignment & Homework management more robust and offering advanced admission settings. We will make sure to keep you and your team updated.

Replied December 2022

Ana

Education Management, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed April 2024

Great software

PROS

The quick response of the team. The way they work to improve and listen to our needs.

CONS

The fact that when a student is inactive in a class, and it still counts on the list.

Vendor Response

Thank you Ana for the 5 star review! It means a lot to us :) For the number of students, we will give you a new tool to separate the active from inactive in the class to avoid any further confusion. The DreamClass Team <3

Replied May 2024

Laurie

Education Management, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed November 2021

All in one portal

PROS

I am able to keep all student information in one portal, such as lesson plans, quizzes, and invoices.

CONS

Would like for the portal to be able to enroll the student

Vendor Response

Hi Laurie, We're glad to hear that you are enjoying the ease of use of our product and its value for money! We are happy to confirm you can enroll students in your DreamClass account one by one or with a csv file. Check out our quick video that demonstrates all the steps: https://www.awesomescreenshot.com/video/5928980?key=1316635f32ed25efd92b12e9c1e29d0a We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and if there is any way we can improve our customer service kindly share your feedback with us at support@dreamclass.io Have a beautiful day and thank you very much for your review, Lids

Replied January 2022

Melissa

Religious Institutions, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2024

Great option for small schools!

PROS

One stop shop for gradebook, parent communication, school calendar, annoucements, and invoicing. I love the customer service and the easy to use platform and it can be customized for your individual school. When issues have come up, the support team will get on a call with you and show you how to navigate or fix any issue you are having.

CONS

I wish they would have up-to-date tutorial videos for the initial set up. Some of the videos that I watched on the initial setup and tried to follow were not able to be implemented and my experience was different than I thought it would be. I think having a step-by-step system that new users can follow would be great.

Reason for choosing DreamClass

The appearance was modern and the tutorial was easy to use and there were videos using the product. The customer service was very helpful.

Reasons for switching to DreamClass

We wanted to make a switch to a cloud based system and have the ability to input outside of a server. We wanted families to have mobile access.

Vendor Response

Thank you Melissa! We have now launched a complementary onboarding service where new customers can follow a customized and tailored plan based on their needs. We are so grateful to work with you and your school. Have a beautiful day DreamClass Team

Replied March 2024