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 online.


Saturday mornings 9:30 – 12:00


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

For Ontario residents $10.00 per child for OCDSB. Voluntary OSKU membership is $20 per year per family.

More information on OCDSB Elementary International & Indigenous Languages 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.