Finnish Education

Finland’s education system is internationally acclaimed for its impressive track record in producing high-ranking student performance, while nurturing well-being for individuals and communities. The Finnish education system from Finland is widely regarded around the world as the best and foremost education system since the publication of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assessment rankings.


The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), run by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), continually revealed just how good Finnish education/institutions are. The PISA assessment ranks the performance of over half a million school children in science, literacy, and math. In this triennial test, Finland has continuously scored very high (first worldwide in reading in 2000, first in reading and science in 2003, first in science in 2006, and second in science in 2009).

The focus must always be in learning.

The fundamental tool for that is collaboration.


Our Vision

Finland International School Maldives is built on experiences and know-how from the Finnish education system in respect of Maldivian culture to cherish students’ joy of learning and to encourage teachers’ pedagogical collaboration leading to success.

Our Mission

Deliver outstanding education in collaboration with Maldivian and Finnish teachers

Assemble and implement school level curriculum based on Finnish Core Curriculum and the best practices from Finnish education

Build students’ learning experiences based on their learning potential

Forster hands-on training for the Maldivian teachers in co-operation with Finnish teachers

Principal's Message

Welcome onboard! I am happy to invite you to learn about Finland International School Maldives. 


C.S. Lewis has once said "you can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending". We have now taken a great step towards creating something new in combining the best practices from Finland and Maldives. It is time to broaden our mindset to a new way of organizing education, to a different pedagogical approach. The focus is on active learning in a child-centered way.


The quality of education relies on the excellence of teaching staff. We are proud to have talented and motivated Maldivian and Finnish teachers who are eager to promote education in respect of Maldivian culture and religion. The learning will take place in the open learning environment settings with mainly team teaching methods. 


We have built our curriculum based on the Finnish core curriculum with additions of Dhivehi, Quran and Islam studies according to the instructions from the Ministry of Education. The curriculum delivery is conducted with the cross-curricular approach targeting to understand the phenomena. 


I strongly believe right attitude produces right actions. This concerns us all – our students, teachers and stakeholders. I am sincerely happy with the professional support we receive from Educonnect and EduCluster Finland. I am excited to start the collaboration with the parents!


Nothing can dim the light that shines from within (Maya Angelou). Let’s keep shining!


Dr. Eija Valanne

Finland International School Maldives is the result of a partnership between EduConnect under the Islanders Group and EduCluster Finland. EduCluster Finland is a pioneer education provider of Finnish expertise in education and learning, it is also part of the University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, and Jyväskylä Educational Consortium. The University of Jyvaskyla is the leading university in education research and innovation in Finland.


The Finnish education concept is internationally acclaimed for its impressive track record in producing high-ranking student performance, while nurturing well-being for individuals and communities. The ECF approach takes this concept, reinventing it for contexts and cultures worldwide. We build a sustainable education model with you, because we believe in learning for life.

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