Oulu International School

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Oulu International School
Oulun kansainvälinen koulu
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Kasarmintie 4
Oulu, Oulu Province, 90130
Coordinates 65°1′0″N 25°28′50″E / 65.01667°N 25.48056°E / 65.01667; 25.48056Coordinates: 65°1′0″N 25°28′50″E / 65.01667°N 25.48056°E / 65.01667; 25.48056
School type State Comprehensive
Established 2001 (2001)
Principal Raija Perttunen
Grades 1–9
Age range 7 - 16
Pupils 300
Language English/Finnish

Oulu International School (OIS) is a public, not-for-profit, co-educational international school in the Myllytulli neighbourhood in Oulu, Finland. The school was founded in 2001. It is one of nine English-speaking schools in Finland that offer basic education.[1]

The school is part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) network. It offers the IB Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme[2] in English, but the IB Diploma Programme is offered by Oulun Lyseon Lukio.

Oulu International School has about 270 students, ages 7 to 16 years.[3] More than half are from Finland, but approximately 20 different nationalities are represented.[4] Enrollment is free of charge for both Finnish people and expatriates.[5] The headmistress is Raija Perttunen.


  1. ^ Foreign Language Education, Finnish National Board of Education website (accessed 20 July 2008)
  2. ^ Oulu International School, International Baccalaureate Organization website (accessed 20 July 2008)
  3. ^ Our School, Oulu International School website (accessed 20 July 2008)
  4. ^ Marjukka Liiten, Growing number of international schools emerging in Finnish cities, Helsingin Sanomat, 13.2.2005
  5. ^ Jo Parfitt, Chilling out in the sauna with the help of a good read, The Guardian, 11/04/2005

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