The school

The Sweden Finnish School in Upplands Väsby is a private school. oktober Today the school consists of a pre-school, kindergarten and compulsory school grades 1-9. We also offer morning and afternoon activities in our after-school-centre. In the school year 2014-15 there are ca. 150 children enrolled in our school.


 The pre-school is meant for children between the ages of 1-5.  It offers child care in Finnish where pre-school pedagogy is  built on concepts such as caring, fostering and learning.
The school from grades K to 9 offers bilingual compulsory  education by using both Finnish and Swedish as the teaching  language.
The after-school centre offers pupils from grades K to 4 the  opportunity to spend their time before and after school in a meaningful way by  taking part in various activities which help build social communication skills  between other children and adults.

 About our school
 Our mission statement states that our pupils are bicultural, creative, tolerant as well as self-confident and they possess an inquisitive curiosity. The school strengthens pupils’ bilingualism and supports the development of their identities as members of the Sweden Finnish culture in Sweden.

The school guides its pupils towards fluency in Finnish and Swedish and that the pupils become tolerant members of a society filled with many cultures. We encourage our pupils to learn various languages and to become multi-lingual. Classroom teaching aims to stimulate each child to develop to his or her fullest potential and we offer the help and guidance they need to achieve this. The goal of the school is to prepare its pupils for life after mandatory schooling where the society goes through constant changes.
The school together with its pupils create a peaceful, secure and organised learning environment which increases the level of learning in classrooms. In the learning process the pupils and personnel take their responsibilities seriously. They show each other respect and work against all forms of discrimination and offensive action.

How to find Sweden Finnish School in Upplands Väsby
The Sweden Finnish school is situated centrally in Upplands Väsby in a suburb called Smedby about a 25-minute drive (28km / 17 miles) north of Stockholm. The school surroundings are prominent with pedestrian walkways and beautiful nature. The school is easily reachable by private and public transportation and lies close to Upplands Väsby city centre, library and sports establishments.

The non-profit Foundation Språkskolan (Language School) in Upplands Väsby is the head of the school and it also operates the English School in Upplands Väsby.