In English

Association of independent schools in Finland

In addition to discuss current educational issues the Finnish association of independent schools wants to promote the co-operation between school managements and teacher colleagues in Finnish independent schools.

Our priorities are education, advocacy, information, counselling and projects. We organize further training both for headmasters and teachers.

Association of independent schools in Finland has 56 members: basic education and upper-secondary schools: These comprise from general education schools, Christian schools, language schools, special pedagogic schools and upper secondary schools for adults. 22.000 pupils are attending our schools, which is 2 % of Finnish pupils in basic education and 10 % of students in upper secondary education.

Finland has a common legislation for both independent (state subsidized) and public (city or state maintained) schools. Both independent and public school follow the national core curricula