Welcome to Turku International School!

Welcome back to school!

Turku International School will start the new academic school year on Wednesday the 10th of August 2022 as follows:

Grades 1–6 at 9.00

7th graders at 9.30

8th graders at 10.00

9th graders at 10.30

Pre-DP at 10.00

DP1 and DP2 at 11.00

  • Turku International School offers primary (grades 1-6), lower secondary (grades 7-9) and upper secondary education (IB Diploma Programme).
  • In basic education (grades 1-9) the Finnish National Core Curriculum is implemented, while the upper secondary education is based on the IB Diploma Programme.
  • The language of instruction is predominantly English.
  • The school is intended for international families moving to Finland and living and working temporarily or permanently in the Turku region and also for Finnish families returning to Finland after years abroad.

Applying For a School Place For the Academic Year 2022-23

 

Info evenings

1st graders info evening on Thursday the 13th of January 2022 at 6.30 pm will be held via Zoom https://utu.zoom.us/j/68829035687 Meeting ID: 688 2903 5687

7th graders info evening on Tuesday the 18th of January 2022 at 6.30 pm will be held via Zoom https://utu.zoom.us/j/66866245342 Meeting ID: 668 6624 5342

IB diploma progamme info evening on 12th of January 2022 at 6.30 pm will be held via Zoom https://utu.zoom.us/j/62067425998 Meeting ID: 62067425998

 

Online application

Please fill the online application for 1st grade by the 16th of January 2022. 

Link: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/F5B6A0110FE6365B

More information on admissions can be found HERE in the “Admissions” section.

Please note, that all guardians who are living in Turku and their children are applying to Turku International school, must also fill in a form on Wilma separately stating that they are applying to Turku International school.

 

Please fill in the online application for 7th grade by the 26th of January 2022.

Link: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/F5B6A0110FE6365B

More information on admissions can be found HERE in the “Admissions” section.

 

Please fill in the online application to the IB diploma programme by the 22nd of March 2022.

Link: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/Participation/Public/26374810-a7ec-43f2-a7fc-98a8cb84a6ff?displayId=Fin1852839

More information on admissions can be found HERE in the “Admissions” section.

Please note! Families that are planning to move to Turku during the academic school year 2022-23 are advised to contact the principal Mirjam Rasmus via phone +358 46 9224778 or email mirjam.rasmus@utu.fi well in advance in order to inquire the student situation of the grade in question.

 

Admission test

The admission test for 1st graders will take place on Monday the 7th or Tuesday the 8th  of February 2022 in Turun normaalikoulu. Personal invitations will be sent via email based on the submitted online applications. Guardians will be informed of the decision by the 10th of March at the latest.

The 7th graders admission test will take place on the 9th of February 2022 in Turun normaalikoulu. Personal invitations will be sent via email based on the submitted online applications. Guardians will be informed of the decision by the 7th of March at the latest.

The entrance exam for pre-DP entry will be held on the 22nd of April 2022 at 10.00 am in the Turun normaalikoulu (Annikanpolku 9, 20610 Turku). Please note, that applicants will not receive a separate invitation. The applicant should come to school in time and have their personal ID (e.g. passport) with them.  Admission results are announced the 16th of June 2022 at the earliest. The results will be sent to the email address given on the online application form.

Admission test for students arriving to Finland during the summer 2022 will be held  as follows:

Admission test for grades 1-9 will be held on the 4th and 5th of August 2022. Invitations will be sent via email based on the submitted online applications. Please note, that applications need to be submitted by the 11th of July 2022 in order to be tested on the 4th and 5th of August 2022.

The entrance exam for 2022 pre-DP entry and DP1 will be held on the 8th and 9th of August 2022 in the Turun normaalikoulu (Annikanpolku 9, 20610 Turku). Invitations will be sent via email based on the submitted online applications. Please note, that applications need to be submitted by the 11th of July 2022 in order to be tested on the 8th and 9th of August 2022.

News and Events

16.6.2022

Turku International School is proposed for the Kupittaa Science Park Area

link to the article

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7.6.2022

Start of the new academic school year 2022-23

Turku International School will start the new academic school year on Wednesday the 10th of August 2022 as follows:

Grades 1–6 at 9.00

7th graders at 9.30

8th graders at 10.00

9th graders at 10.30

Pre-DP at 10.00

DP1 and DP2 at 11.00

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1.8.2021

Start of the new academic school year

Turku International School will start the new academic school year on Wednesday the 11th of August 2021 as follows:

Grades 1–6 at 9.00

7th graders at 9.30

8th graders at 10.00

9th graders at 10.30

Pre-DP at 9.00

DP1 and DP2 at 10.00

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8.4.2021

We are now on Instagram!

TIS secondary school pupils have just launched their Instagram account. Come on over and follow us at @tissecondaryturku ! 

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18.11.2020

Applying for a school place for the academic year 2021-22

Info evenings

7th graders info evening will be held on Wednesday the 27th of January 2021 at 18.00 via Zoom

https://utu.zoom.us/j/69617659131

Online application

Please fill in the online application for 1st grade by the 24th of January 2021

Link: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/F5B6A0110FE6365B

Please fill in the online application for 7th grade by the 1st of February 2021

Link:https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/F5B6A0110FE6365B

Please fill in the online application to the IB diploma programme by the 23rd of March 2021

Link:https://link.webropolsurveys.com/Participation/Public/26374810-a7ec-43f2-a7fc-98a8cb84a6ff?displayId=Fin1852839

Families that are planning to move to Turku during the academic school year 2020-21 are advised to contact the principal Mirjam Virtanen +358 46 9224778/ mirvir@utu.fi  well in advance in order to inquire the student situation of the grade in question.

Admission test

The admission test for 1st graders will take place on the 11th of February 2021 in Turun normaalikoulu. Invitations will be sent via email based on the submitted online applications.

The 7th graders admission test will take place on the 12th of February 2021 in Turun normaalikoulu. Invitations will be sent via email based on the submitted online applications.

The entrance exam for 2021 pre-DP entry will be held on the 16th of April 2021 at 10.00 in the Turku normaalikoulu (Annikanpolku 9, 20610 Turku). Please note, that applicants will not receive a separate invitation. The applicant should come to school in time and have their personal ID (e.g. passport) with them.

Admission test for students arriving to Finland during the summer 2021 will be tested as follows:

Admission test for grades 1-9 will be arranged on the 4th of August (if needed also on the 5th of August). Invitations will be sent via email based on the submitted online applications.

The entrance exam for 2021 pre-DP entry will be held on the 9th and 10th of August 2021 in the Turku normaalikoulu (Annikanpolku 9, 20610 Turku). Invitations will be sent via email based on the submitted online applications. Please note, that applications need to be submitted by the 11th of July in order to get tested on the 9th and 10th of August 2021.

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10.11.2020

Procurement of the Turku International School was suspended – the school’s future location may after all be Itäharju

LINK (click to read)

More information: 

Director of Education Division Timo Jalonen, City of Turku, tel. +358 50 432 3646
Head Principal Vesa Valkila, Turku Teacher Training School, tel. +358 400 523 093
Principal Mirjam Virtanen, Turku International School, tel. +358 46 922 4778

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30.10.2020

Turun Normaalikoulu School and International School Transfer in Part to Remote Teaching 

LINK (click to read)

Holidays and School Calendar 2022-2023

 

Welcome back to school!

Turku International School will start the new academic school year on Wednesday the 10th of August 2022 as follows:

Grades 1–6 at 9.00

7th graders at 9.30

8th graders at 10.00

9th graders at 10.30

Pre-DP at 10.00

DP1 and DP2 at 11.00

 

Autumn term: Wed 10.8. – Wed 21.12.2022

  • Autumn Holiday – Mon 17.10.  – Sun 23.10.2022
  • Christmas break – Thu 22.12.2022 – Sun 8.1.2023

Spring term: Mon 9.1. – Sat 3.6.2023

  • Winter break – Mon 20.2. – Sun 26.2.2023

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