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What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

ISH (International School Helsinki) is great. Especially their Winter Games. - Jul 19, 2012
Apply early if you want to get into ISH, where most students go. Don't expect anyone to do the leg work for you. - Jan 23, 2011
I do not have children at post at this time, but I have heard mostly good things about the International School of Helsinki. - May 9, 2010
International School of Helsinki is small but good. Itfollows the IB program. My 2 elementary school children attend it and I'm happy with it. Parents with high schoolers seem to complain about the school not giving enough homework and lack of communication. Espoo International and The English School are also an option but the expat community there is very, very small. There is always a French school, a Russian school and a German school; all 3 seem to be good. - Mar 26, 2008