The school operates within conditions set by the Finnish Ministry of Education and is established as a non-profit association, “The Parents’ Association of the International School of Helsinki”.
The Parents’ Association elects members for the school board, “The ISH Board of Governors”. The board consists of 7-9 members, primarily ISH parents. The Board supports the school’s ambition to strive for gender balance and diversity of cultural background. All board members are volunteers.
The Board represents the Parents’ Association and board activities are concentrated on establishing and supporting the school’s vision and strategic direction.
Day-to-day administration of the school is not a board responsibility but is delegated to the Head of School and the leadership team.
Strategic Direction and Policies
The board meets regularly. The board also sets up standing and ad hoc committees to assist the board on key areas of the strategic plan.
Personnel (head of school)
An essential role for the board is to appoint, evaluate and provide support to the Head of School.
All other personnel matters are delegated to the Head of School and the leadership team.