International School of Helsinki
The International School of Helsinki is an independent co-educational
day school offering an educational programme to the group of largely
foreign resident children whose stay in Finland is for a limited period.
The age range of the school is 4-18/Gr K-12. ISH opened its 12th grade
in the fall of 1993. Founded in 1963, the school is administered by
a Board of Governors elected annually by the Association of Parents.
The International School of Helsinki offers a broad-based curriculum
IB with the emphasis on the development of learning skills in an
attempt to accommodate the variety of educational backgrounds from
which the children are drawn. The school is working towards the
adoption of both the Primary and Middle Years Programmes of the
International Baccalaureate Organisation.
The student body at International School of Helsinki comprises
individuals from 40 countries.
All grades meet from Monday to Friday between 08:45 and 15:20.
The school year runs from mid-August to early June. After-school
clubs are offered in a variety of activities. The school moved to
its new purpose-built facility in August 1996. There are 25 classrooms,
two science labs, two computer labs with networking and Internet
access, an art suite with darkroom/kiln, a music suite, cafeteria/auditorium,
full-size gymnasium, library with 12,000 texts, and neighbouring
The International School of Helsinki is open to any child of appropriate
age from any nation who could benefit from the education offered.