Welcome to Turku International School!
- 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.
News and Events
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
We are now on Instagram!
TIS secondary school pupils have just launched their Instagram account. Come on over and follow us at @tissecondaryturku !
Applying for a school place for the academic year 2021-22
7th graders info evening will be held on Wednesday the 27th of January 2021 at 18.00 via Zoom
Please fill in the online application for 1st grade by the 24th of January 2021
Please fill in the online application for 7th grade by the 1st of February 2021
Please fill in the online application to the IB diploma programme by the 23rd of March 2021
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/ email@example.com well in advance in order to inquire the student situation of the grade in question.
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.
Procurement of the Turku International School was suspended – the school’s future location may after all be Itäharju
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
Turun Normaalikoulu School and International School Transfer in Part to Remote Teaching
Holidays and School Calendar 2021-2022
Autumn term: Wed 11.8. – Wed 22.12.2021
- Autumn Holiday – Mon 11.10. – Sun 17.10.2021
- Christmas break – Thu 23.12.2021 – Sun 9.1.2022
Spring term: Mon 10.1. – Sat 4.6.2022
- Winter break – Mon 21.2. – Sun 27.2.2022
Holidays and School Calendar 2022-2023
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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