English-language instruction

Englanninkielinen opetus
You can take basic education in English at Kaivoksela school (grades 1-6), Rekolanmäki school (grades 1-6), and the International School of Vantaa (grades 1-9). Admission priority is given to children living in Vantaa. Applicants from other municipalities can be admitted after Vantaa children, if there is still room in the instruction groups. Students at Kaivoksela and Rekolanmäki schools’ English-language classes can take a language test and continue their studies at the International School of Vantaa in grades 7-9.

Schools that offer English-language instruction

Kaivoksela school: 1-6

Kaivoksela school has English-language classes in grades 1-6. The students are chosen based on a linguistic skills test that can be taken in Finnish or English. Unlike in the International School of Vantaa, students do not have to know English at the beginning of school. The aim is that the students have functional bilingualism by the end of the 6th grade. Instruction focuses on science as well as whole language learning.

Rekolanmäki school: 1-6

Rekolanmäki school has English-language classes in grades 1-6. The students are chosen based on a linguistic skills test that can be taken in Finnish or English. Unlike in the International School of Vantaa, students do not have to know English at the beginning of school. The aim is that the students have functional bilingualism by the end of the 6th grade.

The International School of Vantaa: 1-9

At the International School of Vantaa, students can take the entire basic school in English. The school offers 9-year basic education to students whose mother tongue is English and students whose English-language proficiency is sufficient for coping with the studies. The students are chosen based on a linguistic skills test.