About Us

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.