Have a great Summer

It is time to say thank you to all our wonderful students, families and amazing teachers! You made it through this exceptional school year and kept the Finnish School of Seattle rocking and rolling in the virtual sphere and at home. Kudos to you!

Once more, we proved what the Finnish word SISU stands for. Also, our warmest thank you to all our volunteers and donors this year! Without you we wouldn’t be able to do this.

Now, it’s time to relax and enjoy all the summer activities. Remember to continue reading books in Finnish and take all the opportunities to speak, write and have fun in Finnish with your friends and relatives.

The fall semester at the Finnish School of Seattle starts on Saturday September 11th. See you then!

Meanwhile, in case you’re looking for more information about our school, 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: 10420 SE 11th st. Bellevue, WA 98004