Ottawan Suomalainen Koulu

Welcome to OSKU, the Finnish School of Ottawa. This site will give you information about the school, its purpose, how to get involved, events, the Finnish community in general and more.

OSKU/Children’s Program JK-Grade 8

Finnish classes are offered through the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and the International Languages Program, as mandated under the Ministry of Education. Communities work in partnership with the school board in order to provide high-quality instruction in non-official languages.

The children enjoy a program that develops their verbal and written language skills in a fun, interactive environment. The program incorporates music, videos, games, field trips and occasional special guests from the Finnish community.

The Finnish classes for children are multilevel classes and meant for all 4 to 14 year-old children regardless the language level or background.


Late registrations are always welcome and new students are welcome anytime during the school year. Registration is open at the school, any school Saturday at 9:30AM. You can also register online.


Saturday mornings 9:30 – 12:00 starting Sep 10, 2016 to June 17, 2017

Hopewell Elementary – 17 Hopewell Avenue (corner of Bank Street and Hopewell Avenue) Ottawa, ON K1S 2Y8.

$10.00 per child for OCDSB plus voluntary OSKU membership is $25 per year per family or $40 for two years per family.

More information on OCDSB IL programs can be found at on the OCDSB website.


OSKU/Adult Program

Adult classes have been cancelled by the Ottawa Carleton School Board for the time being.


4 thoughts on “Ottawan Suomalainen Koulu

  1. Hei,

    Haluaisin yhteyttä Raija Hilska-Halliin, saisiko teiltä sähköpostiosoitetta? Tiedän, että Raijan sukunimi on vaihtunut, joten senkin suhteen tarvitsen apuanne.


    Annamari Paimela-Wheler

    1. Hi there. Thank you for your interest. City of Ottawa cancelled the adult language programs all across the board, unfortunately. Were you a past student? If so, I can let you know if there will be a group starting at a local coffee shop or another private location.

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