Turku International School belongs to a network of international and IB-schools. It was founded by the City of Turku in 2003. According to the Treaty signed between the City of Turku and the University of Turku, Turun Normaalikoulu (Teacher Training School of Turku), will take care of the teaching in the International School. The official language of the school is English. The school functions as an independent unit and is maintained by the City of Turku. It is located in Varissuo which is about 6 km from the city centre. The first 6 grades are situated in the TIS building next to Normaalikoulu, while the other classes and management are in the Normaalikoulu building.
Turku International School offers primary (grades 1-4), secondary (grades 5-9) and upper secondary education. The first two of these conform to the National Framework Curriculum, but use some ideas and content from the IBO Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in teaching and assessment. The upper secondary education is based on the IB Diploma Programme.
Turku International School is founded to meet the educational needs of increasing international activities in and around Turku. The school is intended for foreign-born children living temporarily or permanently in Turku Region and for Finnish children returning to Finland after years abroad, as well as for Finnish children competent enough to receive education in English.
It is the goal of this school to educate the professionals of tomorrow and also builds the international infrastructure of the city.
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