A home away from home for FinnsChicago Finnish School

Finnish language,culture and traditions Welcome!

Chicago Finnish School was founded to serve the Finnish speaking and bilingual families in Chicago area. Our goal is to maintain and improve Finnish language skills and to teach Finnish culture and traditions.



Finnish School is a great place for kids and the whole family. Whether you are in United States permanently or just for a year or two, Finnish School offers a place where you and your family can feel at home. The age range of students is from 0-15 year olds. Our doors are always open to new members.


Let's do this together Looking for active members

Chicago Finnish School is a volunteer organization that relies on its members to participate in all the school’s functions. In order to keep membership fees low, the parents help by teaching, organizing events, participating in meetings etc. Due to the small size of the organization, teaching is also being taken care of by parents. The teachers get a modest compensation for their work.

Finnish School Offers

Fun Events

Finnish school has many events throughout the year. Get up to date information about our events from our Facebook pages.

Teaching for ages 0-15

The school meets according to the needs and interests of its members once or twice a month. Get more information by sending us an email.

Finnish speaking community

Finnish School offers a place where Finnish speakers can feel at home.

Pictures from Chicago Finnish School


Independence Day


Runeberg's Tarts


Arts and Crafts


Tested kantele


Christmas Around The World Museum of Science and Industry


Cross country skiing


Fall Field Trip


Summer Olympics

Welcome to Chicago Finnish School!

Our SupportersFinnish School Thanks its Sponsors and Supporters


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The more money spent on AmazonSmile with the Chicago Finnish School as the chosen charity, the more money will be generated to support our mission. On behalf of the Chicago Finnish School students, thank you!