Finnish International School Georgia

The first Finnish International School in Georgia

The first Finnish International School (FIS) was opened in Tbilisi, Georgia in September 2019. The school founder, Mr. Aieti Kukava, was ecstatic and determined to create the best school in Georgia, which will have the best possible teachers, learning environment, and opportunities for individual students.

Polar Partners has been able to support the client during the covid-19 pandemic in online teaching. According to the parents, the teaching and learning quality has reached a satisfaction rate of 88% out of 100%, making the Finnish International School of Georgia one of the leading schools in the country.

Country: Georgia
Actions:– Introducing all the aspects of high-quality Finnish education to Georgia
– FIS follows the Finnish International School standards and it’s audited every 3rd year
– Top-class and proactive teachers to co-design the school
Results:– Overwhelming interest from teachers, students, and parents – 700 participants in the launch event!
– Accredited Finnish-Georgia FIS curriculum
– FIS has been able to reach a satisfaction rate of 88% out of 100% from the parents during Covid-19
Period:December 2018 – Ongoing

Polar Partners team managed the school design and set-up process

The project started with Phase 1. Project preparation & feasibility study when our project management team conducted a thorough feasibility study (PPEST-analysis: pedagogical, political, economic, social, and technological) to deepen our understanding of Georgia, the current education system, and laws and regulations. As a result, our team created a project plan for the Finnish International School (FIS) Georgia.

Phase 2. School design and set-up started in early 2019 with the school building’s architectural design, school building process, adaptation and localization of the Finnish curriculum to Georgia, teacher recruitment and training process, curriculum validation and registration process with the educational authorities from Georgia and from Finland and launch & promotion process of the Finnish International School. More about phase 2 from our blog.

Future development with steady, but good pace – Recognized school and educational hub of Georgia

FIS will continue to develop dozens of aspects of the school with Polar Partners. New specialized pedagogical and administrative aspects are introduced at a steady, but reasonable pace during the next 5 years. After all the aspects of a Finnish school have been put into practice once, they will be continuously updated with Georgian-Finnish co-operation, based on the latest educational research.

FIS will also aim to be a hub of teacher training and educational co-development in Georgia. It will build a teacher training center next to the school and invite other public and private schools and research institutions to develop education in Georgia together with the Finnish experts.

Polar Partners’ Finnish partners in the project:
Finland University, University of Turku, and private training companies such as KOULU Group, PedaNow, ALO Finland, SkillSafari, Johtajuustaito, an architecture office Finnish Education Group, publishing company Otava, software company Claned and marketing agency Unfair.

The students come excited to school and leave home with a smile.

Teacher, Finnish International School Georgia
The opening day of FIS Georgia.
The promotional launch event about FIS Georgia.

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