Spring semester

There is laughter from the classrooms and happy faces in the hallways. We wish all a happy spring semester at the Finnish School of Seattle!

Our theme of the year is “Tunnetaitoja yhdessä”. This year we will emphasize social and emotional learning. We will use Finnish vocabulary, exercises, stories, music, art, and play to work on our social and emotional skills in an age-appropriate way. During the school year, there will be also interesting excursions and events!

For more information, please contact principal teacher Airi Suomalainen, principal@finnishschoolofseattle.org.

Our Mission

The Finnish School of Seattle is a caring learning community with high-class programs for Finnish-speaking children and teens as well as their families.

The school’s values and objectives are as follows:

  1. We learn and use the Finnish language in a joyful and loving environment, respect one another and treat everyone with dignity and kindness.
  2. We share and learn about Finnish culture, society and its values in relation to other cultures in a warm, open and welcoming community.


Every year, the Finnish school teachers come up with a theme to base lesson plans on. Throughout the year we explore the chosen theme through stories, songs, games, and art projects.

An essential part of our teaching is learning the Finnish language not only through using the language itself, but also through culture. During the lessons we learn about the Finnish society, culture and its values in an age-appropriate way. We celebrate both Finnish and American holidays throughout the school year.

School Address: 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033