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Oulu International School

Kasarmintie 4, 90130 Oulu

Principal Raija Perttunen

tel. +358 44 7039418

Office Administrator Kati Tiikkainen 

tel. +358 50 3716977

Vice Principal, MYP Coordinator Raija Johnson

tel. +358 44 7039 703

PYP Coordinator Heidi Tuomela

tel. +358 44 7039702

Deputy Head, Student Counsellor, 
Anneli Jokelainen

tel. +358 44 7039 430

Welcome to Oulu International School

Oulu International School (OIS) is an IB (International Baccalaureate)World School owned by the City of Oulu and exists to meet the educational needs of the international and internationally minded community in and around Oulu. As an authorised IB school, we offer the Primary Years  (PYP) and Middle Years  (MYP) programmes.

We started in Kasarmintie 4 in August 2001 under the administration of Myllytulli Primary and Secondary schools and opened our doors as an independent school in August 2002. The teaching staff is highly qualified and experienced and offers a wide range of expertise to support all areas of the curriculum through the first nine years of Basic Education. We currently number about 325 children and 31 teachers. Students are taught in age-based classes, supported by a team of auxiliary staff.

OIS Mission Statement:

"The aim of Oulu International School is to educate children to become interculturally minded, active and co-operative citizens, who have good learning skills and knowledge to contribute positively to society."


Current Events at OIS



School office is closed during 23.6-31.7.

Language proficiency assessment (aka entrance test) is on Monday 7.8. at 12:00. Please come to the entrance lobby and wait for instructions.

School starts on Thursday 10.8. at 9:00 for PYP and at 10:00 for MYP.


How to  apply to OIS :

More details here. Send your application, copy of passport and report cards from your previous school to our Office Administrator.


Traffic information:

Please drive very carefully at the campus. The speed limit in the OIS driveway is 10km/h. To keep the traffic flow as smooth as possible, please drive all the way up to the very end of the driveway (near the PYP entrance) to the student drop-off point (see the traffic map). 

Guardians should not stop or park their cars in any of the teachers' parking spaces

The traffic on the parking lot parallel to Kasarmintie should only flow one-way. When leaving the OIS driveway, a right turn at peak times is strongly recommended.

Only taxis transporting children to and from Leinonpuisto school are allowed on Valjastehtaankatu bicycle path.





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