Welcome to Turku International School!

New school year starts on Thursday, 10th August:

- Primary on Thursday, the school starts at 9.15 and the day ends at 12.30. The same programme on Friday. From Monday onwards according to the timetable.
- Gr 7: the school starts at 9.15 in the auditorium, 2nd floor.
- Gr 8: the school starts at 10.30 in the home classroom C2253, 2nd floor, with Mrs Minna Viiniemi
- Gr 9: the school starts at 10.30 in the home classroom B2210, 2nd floor, with Mrs Beata Lafond

- pre-IB: the school starts at 10.00 in the auditorium, 2nd floor
- Year 2 and 3: the school starts at 10.00 in the home classroom. Year 2: B 3108 Mr Elias Heikkonen, Year 3: B3107 Mrs Marja Toivola​

Entrance exam for the new first graders

Entrance exam for the new first graders will take place on Tuesday, 8th August 2017. An invitation to the exam will be sent to the applicants closer to the date.

About Turku International School:

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 1-6), secondary (grades 7-9) and upper secondary education. The first two of these conform to the Finnish National Core Curriculum. 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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