History

History of the School

1963

ISH was founded as a British Preparatory School.

1973

The school moved to Espoo and became known as the British School.

1976

School moved to Töölö in Helsinki, shared facilities with the Topelius school and was renamed the International School of Helsinki.

1982

The school moved again and expanded to offer grades 7 through 9 as well as kindergarten through grade 6.

1985

The school was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

1990

The school moved to Kulosaari (Helsinki) and added grade 10. The Five-Year Report for accreditation was completed.

1992

Grades 11 and 12 were added and the IB Diploma Programme was introduced.

1995

Self-study for re-accreditation was completed.

1996

The school’s facilities were moved to its present site in Ruoholahti (Helsinki). The decision was made to adopt the PYP and MYP. The next Five-Year Report for accreditation was completed. ISH adopted its first strategic plan.

2003

ISH was authorized to offer the PYP.

2004

ISH was authorized to offer the MYP.

2005

The self-study for re-accreditation was completed.

2006

ISH was fully re-accredited.

2007

The PYP self-study report was completed. The school began its MYP self-study report.

2008

ISH was reauthorized for the PYP. The MYP self-study report was submitted.

2009

The self-study for re-accreditation was completed.

2010

ISH was fully re-accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

2013

ISH celebrates its 50th Anniversary!

2014

ISH is re-accreditated and re-authorised for five years by the IBO, CIS and NEASC

2019

Joint Preparatory Visit of NEASC and CIS

APRIL 2020

Authorization and Accreditation Visit by IB, NEASC and CIS