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.

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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

I began my career in a classroom 25 years ago, as a class teacher. Later on, I worked 10 years as a principal, including the last 5 years as a founding principal of Finland Oman School in Muscat.

Having completed a Master´s Degree in Education and Post-graduate studies in Social Sciences (Cultural Diversity: Islam and the West). The areas of my expertise are    student-centered solutions, the Finnish  education system and multilingual & multicultural education, and  coaching & mentoring of teachers.

- Terhi  Carita Merensky


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.

Quality assurance and accreditation from Finland