Education system in Finland

The Finnish education system is widely recognized as one of the best in the world. One of the the key factors that makes Finnish education so successful is it’s commitment to providing free education to all Finnish citizens, regardless of background or socio-economic status. This ensures that every child has an equal opportunity to pursue and achieve their full potential.

Finland’s education system consistently ranks among the top OCED countries, with a strong focus on equity and inclusivity. Students in Finland can expect a high-quality education that emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity. Students can expect to go through 20 years of education, which includes comprehensive schooling, vocational education and upper secondary schooling.

In addition to providing excellent education, Finnish teachers are also highly respected in society. Teaching is a prestigious profession in Finland. Teachers recieve extensive training and support to help them excel in their roles. The respect and admiration that Finnish teachers receive is a testament to the importance that society places on education. In Finland teachers have an important role in shaping the future of the country.

•Finland has consistently been one of the top-rated education systems for all of the rated OECD countries.

•Finnish students can expect to go through  close to 20 years of education  between the ages of 5 and 39,  above the OECD average of 17  years and one of the highest levels  in the OECD.

•Finland is a top-performing OECD  country in literacy, mathematics and sciences with the average student scoring 523, above the OECD average of 486.

•The trust that teachers enjoy in  Finnish society is deserved and reflects the very high quality of  their training.

•Varala incorporates the world-renown Finnish education methodologies with elite-level sports pedagogy and/or coaching to give our students a holistic educational experience.

A chart articulating how the Finnish Education system works