Welcome to Suomikoulu DC,
The Finnish School of Washington DC.
Suomikoulu DC is part of the worldwide Suomi-koulu organization, which is working to preserve Finnish culture and language among young people of Finnish origin. The Suomi-koulu organization’s work is supported by the Finnish government. Our primary goal is to support parents in their efforts to transfer Finnish language and heritage to their children. We focus on teaching children to understand and speak Finnish. Reading and writing are taught when children are ready. Our school also offers children various experiences related to Finnish culture, such as art and crafts. You will find more detailed information about our school under the Info-tab on the upper left hand corner. Thank you for visiting us!
P.S. We use English when communicating administrative matters since we have some parents who are not fluent in Finnish. However, at school we aim to use only Finnish with the children.
P.S. Osaamme suomea erinomaisesti, vaikka internetsivumme ovatkin englanniksi. Englanti on koulumme virallinen viestintäkieli, jotta voimme palvella myös suomea taitamattomia perheitä. Koulutiloissa puhumme pelkkää suomea.