What makes the Finnish education system so good?

Finland has a reputation as an education powerhouse, with its long track record at the top of the world rankings, and proven results. The strength of the Finnish school system is that it guarantees equal learning opportunities, regardless of social background. Instead of comparison between pupils, the focus is on supporting and guiding the weaker pupils.

The curriculum utilizes the Finnish National Core Curriculum. We offer unique high-quality education based on modern pedagogical approaches and methodologies having its roots in the long-term educational development of the Finnish education system.


Be Aware of the Differences


The Reasons Finland is the Best

8 Finland Core Concepts

How Finland is unlike any other


Crawlers – 2 Years Old


For Kids between 2 – 4 Years Old


Grade 1 – 6

In the global perspective, the Finnish education system seems to be a paradox. Finland Intercultural School is an educational nirvana that delivers excellent outcomes despite short school hours, the aversion to homework and the absence of external assessments.

The Finland Intercultural School curriculum engages students through the context of Finland’s ideals of exploration, risk-taking, innovation, creativity, and excellence.

Students are engaged to understand and own their learning process, pace, and progress though an increasing focus on inquiry, project-based learning, and an emphasis on social-emotional learning.


Sacrificed Weekends for Students


Satisfied Students


Classroom Hours

In the Finnish approach, learning is fun and the children are not prepared for tests but for life.

Even though our educators can provide answers and solutions, they strongly encourage the self-development of the child through seeking understanding, questioning, experiencing, reflecting, discovering, and meaning making.

The nature of a child is to want to know new things, to be inquisitive, curious about the world around them, and to experiment with what they learn. Finland’s education system builds on this, taking advantage of the natural curiosity and placing it at the heart of education planning and curricula.

Students take initiative in planning, directing, and evaluating their own learning process, collaborating with their peers, solving problems and steering projects through teamwork. At FIS, although students receive progress evaluations, scaled grading is not introduced until the 8th year.

Section No. 2

With looks to kill competition

Finland Intercultural School’s curriculum provides a well-balanced system incorporating highly academic skills and strong self-expression and creative skills.

Teachers use student-centred approaches when planning lessons showing awareness of prior learning and assess pupils’ progress formally and informally.

Inter-disciplinary projects feature in the curriculum and allow students to explore a range of questions using a cross-curricular approach.

Fun and freedom

We put emphasis on having

a creative work environment

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