For over twenty-five years, our school has provided an affordable and high-quality program for children of Finnish heritage in the Seattle area that exposes students not only to Finnish language, but to art, music and cultural experiences. The foundation of our success is our commitment to maintaining a stable, talented and committed team of teachers. None of this is possible without the generosity of individual donors. Tuition fees typically cover less than half of the total costs for the school, with the balance supplied by grants from the Finnish government and fundraising.

Our priorities

  • maintain small class sizes to ensure an appropriate student-to-teacher ratio that enables one-on-one interactions in the classroom and a peaceful learning environment
  • invest in teacher training programs to build on past successes by introducing new skills and content areas into the curriculum
  • build a strong, engaging learning community that goes beyond the classroom


Your contribution

Thank you for thinking about us. It would be an honor to have you support our school. There are several ways you can help from credit card donations to books and teaching materials. The easiest way to contribute is to click the Donate button on the side bar of this page. Please note that as our school is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization your donations are tax deductible. Also, don’t forget that your donations may be eligible for corporate matching, doubling your contributions – please contact your HR department for details.

We are also grateful for donations to our library or teaching materials. And, if you have contacts – individual or company, that could be interested in sponsoring or donating to the Finnish School of Seattle, please bring us together.

Thank you for your support! We appreciate your investment in our school!

If you would like to discuss more about opportunities to support our school, please contact president Tutta Lehto-Collin or fundraiser Riina Martin

Finnish School of Seattle’s EIN is 91-1866859 for tax deduction.