Start your own K-12 school

Polar Partners provides the best education from early childhood education to grade 12 . Our solution delivers you a high-quality school where students gain important life skills and shape a bright future of their own. Are you ready to open a school using Finnish model?

Comprehensive school concept contextualized to your reality

We at Polar Partners specialize in designing the best schools of the future. Our Polar School concept and one-stop service provide everything you need to operate a high-quality school. With our help, your school can achieve the standards of Finnish education and can be recognized as a Finnish International School. In partnership with us, you will have long-term support for your school, and we can assure a good return on your investment.

  • The best educational system in the world

  • Future skills and well-being for students

  • Comprehensive school concept

  • A high value return on your long-term investment and social responsibility goals

Finnish education is a fresh and reputable brand for your school

The Finnish education system is research-and-evidence based. Students are guided to explore, demonstrate understanding, and reflect on new knowledge and how to apply it in the real world, not just in tests. Trained teachers understand how age-appropriate learning happens. They have a wide toolkit of modern teaching methods to introduce new knowledge or support students with difficulties. The Finnish approach has won many awards for its emphasis on skill-based learning.

How to start your K-12 school?

First, you need to have a vision of what kind of school you are intending to create, and the best location for it. Our experienced team can help to crystallize your vision and make it a reality. A visit to Finland is a great option to plan when starting the project together. We want you to experience the spirit of Finnish education and gain a deeper understanding of how it works. Experiencing the system and seeing the learning results for yourself, makes it much easier to start designing all the aspects of your school.

Our award-winning Polar School concept combines all the elements of Finnish education into your environment. Our services include all you need to start operating a school. When partnering with us, setting up a school is a smooth process because we’ve thought it all through and done it many times before. We have the largest vetted network of experts on the market and our experienced project management team ensures that everything is completed according to plan.

To start designing your school, we want to start by asking a few questions. Please let us know your current vision & wishes, the timeline for the project, and budget for the first five years by answering the questionnaire. We are very happy to tell you more about our services for how to start a K-12 school together.

One-stop service for all aspects of operating a school

  • Localized Finnish curriculum with 21st century skills

  • School architecture and
    interior concepts

  • Handbook for operating your school

  • Certified leadership and
    teacher training

  • Modern learning materials and pedagogical equipment

  • Official Finnish International
    School standard

The delivery process of a school

1. Phase: Project preparation

3 months

2. Phase: School design and set-up

1 – 5 years

3. Phase: Licence and operation

5+ years

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    3 months 1. Phase: Project preparation

    We start our co-operation with a visit to the location (or a remote visit). Our team conducts a thorough feasibility study (PPEST-analysis: Pedagogical, Political, Economic, Social and Technical) to deepen our understanding of the new area, current education system, laws & regulations. Following the results of the 1st phase, our team of experts creates a detailed project plan with a timeline, project budget and all the other essential elements of the 2nd phase of the school project.

  • teacher training

    1 – 5 years 2. Phase: School design and set-up

    During the school design and set-up, our experienced project management team oversees the entire school project. We make sure the school has all the aspects needed to be recognized as a Finnish International School and we guarantee quality delivery on time and on budget. You will be ready to promote the new school to parents and launch the first grades in 1-2 years. By gradually adding new grades to the school, it will be completed in 3-6 years.

  • 5+ years 3. Phase: Licence and operation

    When the school is operating, our partnership continues with a license-based model. We provide operational support to the school management, continuous training for the teachers to deepen their skills, we update the curriculum and recommend the latest learning content. Our official school audit ensures you are operating your school according to the Finnish International School’s educational standards.

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Let’s get started

Please contact our team and let us know your initial plans by answering a few questions about your project such as your vision, timeline for the project and budget for the first five years. This will help us to provide you with relevant new information. We will get back to you within two working days.

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