Fall semester

It has been a great start for our 27th school year! There is laughter from the classrooms and happy faces in the hallways. When you pass by, you can see kids working enthusiastically with their assignments and playing joyfully together. We wish all a happy fall semester at the Finnish School of Seattle!

Our theme of the year is “Soiva vuosi” – musical year. We will include music and its different dimensions in the content and methods of teaching. At the same time, our students increase their Finnish vocabulary, creativity and knowledge of Finnish culture through musical means. Naturally, our day includes other fun and imaginative activities, such as play, crafts, fairytales, and stories- all in Finnish. During the school year, there are 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.

Curriculum

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