The SISU Way
Heroes of Learning
The SISU Way is a whole new approach to learning and a life philosophy about each child reaching their full potential and becoming their own best version of themself – a hero!
SISU Schools® promote an entrepreneurial mindset and holistic growth. In the spirit of "less is more" we understand what contributes to a child’s success and well-being. Each child is a hero in a SISU school!
This revolutionary program is a unique blend of the best educational practices from two of the world's most acknowledged and recognized educational systems: Finnish and American International.
This powerful combination of overall happiness and entrepreneurial approach to learning ensures success not only in school path but in life.
SISU Learner Profile
Be the Best You
Body, Mind, Soul, Hard Work
Know who you are.
SISU students grow up to be balanced and hard-working adults. They understand the importance of physical and mental wellbeing and are able to lead a healthy lifestyle.
SISU means persistence, grit, bravery, courage and will power. The SISU mindset means having extraordinary determination and endurance in the face of adversity. It is an action mindset that enables individuals to reach what was considered impossible.
SISU students become global citizens by knowing who they are, where they come from and by appreciating their roots and cultural heritage as well as that of others.
Future working life is unknown but SISU students are well prepared for innovative, creative, and cognitive challenges. They can do what a machine can never.
The SISU Program
Forget the subjects. Think BIG.
We welcome students aged 1-6 years old for the academic year 2021-2022. Ikigai SISU School offers a bilingual program where the core subjects (English, Math and Science) will be taught in English.
The SISU Program consists of three levels:
SISU Kids - KG and Preschool (Ages 1-5)
SISU Students - Elementary (Age 6 / Grade 1)
SISU Program is not based on the traditional division of subjects. We think bigger. Throughout elementary and middle school, children study phenomena combining different subjects, especially English, Mathematics, Science and Arts rather than focusing on discreet subjects.
The core contents of the program are five different areas together with the unique SISU Skills that prepare students for life.
SISU program has been prepared by experienced pedagogical experts and teachers with many years of experience in the field of education both in Finland and international contexts.
How Heroes Learn?
Be Cared For
World of Meaning
Think and Learn
World of Languages
Do Your Maths
World of Wonder
Do It Yourself
Move and Eat
World of Health
Express and Interact
Create and Be
World of Expression