Owing to shorter expat stays and difficulties in learning Finnish, many expats choose to send their children to international schools in Helsinki. The biggest advantage of these schools is that they allow students to continue studying a curriculum with which they’re familiar, often in their home language.

International schools can be difficult to get into, so parents should plan well in advance and contact the schools directly for a full list of entrance requirements.

Below is a list of some of Helsinki's best international schools.


International schools in Helsinki

Deutsche Schule Helsinki

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: German
Age: 5 to 18
Websitewww.dsh.fi

Ecole Française Jules Verne

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Age: 3 to 18
Websitewww.ecolejulesverne.fi

The English School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Finnish
Age: 5 to 18
Websitewww.engs.fi

The International School of Helsinki

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Age: 4 to 18
Websitewww.ishelsinki.fi

Ressu Comprehensive School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate (Finnish and English streams)
Age: 7 to 15
Websitewww.ressuy.edu.hel.fi

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