Finnish International School of Tampere

Autumn term 2024

Wed 24.7.2024
Online info event for new families who have moved to Tampere at 3pm
(Teams link to come on the day of the event)

Fri 2.8.2024
Language test day for new students, by appointment

Wed 7.8.2024 
First day of the autumn term 
Preschool: 9.00-13.00
Grades 1-6: 9.00-12.00
Grades 7-9: 9.30-13.00


Frequently Asked Questions


The Finnish International School of Tampere, or FISTA, is a comprehensive school offering preschool education and basic education for grades 1-9. 

FISTA has around 1000 students and 110 staff members (school year 2023-2024). We are located in central Tampere in a building that was renovated in 2014-2017.

FISTA follows the City of Tampere curriculum which is based on the Finnish National Core Curriculum, set by The Finnish National Agency for Education. The main language of tuition is English.

FISTA serves families living in the Tampere area. All applicants are invited to a language test to ensure that they are able to participate in English language education.

The school started as Amurin kansakoulu in 1954. The first English language classes started in 1990 and the school became FISTA in 2012.

Finnish International School of Tampere (FISTA)

Satakunnankatu 60 33230 Tampere

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