The International School of Vantaa was founded in 1992. The language of instruction is predominantly English. We provide schooling for those children whose home language is English or who have sufficient fluency in English to cope in the classroom.
Our school is unified, consisting of grades 1-9 with approximately 580 students.
One of our aims is to produce competent, self-motivated students who can function in an international environment and cope in English.
The general framework is determi…ned by the Finnish National Board of Education with our school developing its own tailor-made curriculum within these parameters. We incorporate many subject areas into thematic units, which give students an opportunity to build on their own strengths and learning styles.
French, Spanish, Swedish and German are offered as electives starting from grade 4. Swedish instruction begins in grade 6 as a compulsory course. Our selection of students for the school is based upon oral and/or written assessment in English. Our school accepts predominantly children living in Vantaa. Parental and professional support contributes to meeting our school mission.
Our school premises is located in Kartanonkoski. The building also includes a daycare center and a public library.
The accessible parking space is located outdoors under 10 m from the entrance. The width of the parking space is less than 3.6 m.
The route to the entrance is narrow and illuminated and it uses movement-guiding surface material.
The main entrance
The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
The doors connected to the entrance stand out clearly. Outside the door there is sufficient room for moving e.g. with a wheelchair. The door opens automatically with a motion sensor.
In the facility
The customer service point has 2 floors.
For moving around, there is a lift, which can hold a wheelchair; the door opens automatically. The floor numbers in the lift cannot be felt with fingers. (The minimum dimensions for an accessible lift are width 1.1 m and depth 1.4 m.)
The indoor walkways have 1 step.
The doors in the facility stand out clearly.
The facility has an accessible toilet on the same floor as the entrance.