Welcome to the Finnish School of New York!
We offer Finnish language and culture education to the Finnish speaking children of the New York metro area. Students are divided into groups based on their age and Finnish language skills. All the age groups meet every other Saturday. This year the Finnish school had over 50 students.
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FREE Finnish language learning online: Venla.fi
Finnish language courses for adults are offered at the Finnish Lutheran Church, please contact Heli Sirviö at email@example.com or Tiina Haapakoski at the Columbia University firstname.lastname@example.org
Please fill out the enrollment forms, to enroll your child at the Finnish School of New York. Please bring them with you on your first day of school, along with a check made out to "FINNISH SCHOOL OF NY".
The tuition is $400 if paid before 9/30/2016, if paid after it will be $450. We also offer tuition assistance, for those families who should need financial help.
In order to keep tuition costs low, we will ask you to consider volunteering at our school. We offer many opportunities to volunteer throughout the school year. Those parents who feel that they don’t have the time to volunteer, have the option of paying $100/per child in extra tuition.
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Finnish School Days
First day of school Sept. 10, 2016
Oct. 8 and 22
Nov. 5 and 19
December 10 (no school) Christmas Bazaar and Christmas Carols with Lucia Procession
Dec. 17 (School's Christmas Celebration)
Jan. 7 and 21
Feb. 4 and 18
March 4 and 18
April 1, 15 and 29
May 13 and 27 (Spring celebration and last day of school on the 27th).
The library is free of charge and available to all Finnish School students and their parents. The library is open on school Saturdays 10.30 am - 1.45 pm.
Each student can take out a maximum of five items all together. The maximum for cd's and dvd's is two per child.
The school teachers take their students to the library during class time. Parents should discuss with their children if they would like them to lend certain books, or avoid others (as in too heavy to carry home).
Each student has his/her own, barcoded library card that is kept at the library. New students are eligible to receive a library card with parental approval. More info from the librarians.
All loans are up to four weeks. Please make sure to return the books on time! If the books are not returned by the date due, new loans will not be allowed until the books have been returned or paid. At home, it's best to store the checked-out materials separately from any other books or dvd's, in a place that kids know about too. That makes the packing routine easier on those school days.
Loans are returned by putting them into the return box upstairs at the library as soon as students arrive to school. This is important, because the librarians need to have time to scan and shelve the returns before being able to start lending.
You can renew a loan, but you need to bring the book to the library to do so.
Damaged material should be clearly marked or pointed out, so that the librarians know to make necessary repairs. Lost material will need to be reimbursed to the library.
Returning books every school date is recommended and beneficial to all. This way everyone will get to enjoy the variety of books and DVD's.
Welcome to the library!
The Librarians Christa, Karla and Nina