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Pia Jormalainen
New Nordic School’s K-12 Educational System is transforming learning in schools around the world

New Nordic School

location_on Espoo, Finland
Our pre-K through grade 12 educational system empowers all students to explore their natural creativity, discover their true passions, and shape their own future. We apply the renowned Finnish curriculum integrated with best pedagogical practices from around the world to provide a personalized, purposeful, and locally relevant system to new and existing schools around the world.
Pia Jormalainen, CEO & Co-founder
We at New Nordic School prepare students for a world that requires them to be creative, innovative, adaptable, and collaborative problem solvers, with excellent communication skills.

Pia Jormalainen, CEO & Co-founder


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about the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

Current systems of education are outdated. Our children need a different skill set that includes critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. We believe that no one should be judged at any given moment; every student has potential. We encourage and support them to share their learning not through standardized tests but through evidence of authentic, enduring understanding.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The New Nordic School Educational System is a fully-integrated interdisciplinary system that empowers students to explore their natural creativity, discover their true passions, and shape their own future. The pre-K to grade 12 system consists of the Nordic Baccalaureate curriculum, pedagogy, and Smart Learning Platform.

The Nordic Baccalaureate curriculum provides personalized and purposeful learning from pre-K through to grade 12. The curriculum has been designed to empower students to shape their own future and is built upon Finland’s renowned curriculum which promotes personalized learning, discovery, collaboration, and student involvement. Our pedagogical approach moves from a teacher-led classroom to a learning environment where students are empowered to lead their own learning, supported by teachers. Our Smart Learning Platform automates planning, creates dynamic suggestions of grouping and activities, and suggests next steps of personalized learning for students and teachers.

How has it been spreading?

Currently, the New Nordic School Education System has been implemented in four schools around the world. The pandemic has brought with it challenges in implementing the system in physical schools, but at the same time, it has brought new opportunities for online and blended learning. In 2021, New Nordic School partner schools will be opening in India, France, and other markets.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

Whether it's our full K-12 educational system, stages of it, or our consulting services, the New Nordic School team is here to discuss your needs and identify the right solutions for your new or existing school. Please get in touch with us at or fill in our contact form at for more information.


See this innovation in action

New Nordic School By The Sea
New Nordic School's flagship bilingual daycare in Helsinki, Finland.
New Nordic School Student in India
Student exploring some Montessori exercises.
New Nordic School Student in France
Student exploring her natural creativity on paper.
New Nordic School Advisor in India
Partnering with Fatema Agarkar, founder of Agarkar Centre of Excellence, to transform current systems of education in India.
Partner School in India
Celebrating the opening of the New Nordic School partner school in Mumbai, India.
Online Leadership Course - The Making Of
Revathi Srinivasan, Director of Singhania Group of Schools, teamed up with New Nordic School to create an online course that equips school leaders across India with the skills and mindset needed to transform their schools for NEP 2020 and the future of education. 
Teacher Training in Saudi Arabia
Teacher training at a local school in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Partner School in France
Teacher and leadership training for New Nordic School partner school in Paris, France.
Partner School in India
Teacher training for New Nordic School partner school in Mumbai, India.
Teacher Training in India
"It was a wonderful experience, we are learning new things! I liked the mindfulness that Suzanne taught us and I'm looking forward to more wonderful ideas."Opinder KaurTeacher - PrimaryIndraprastha International School
Teacher Training in India
"The best thing which I liked about the workshop was integrating all the topics together and then looking for the overall development of the child. Looking forward to more inputs!"Namita JhamTeacher - PrimaryIndraprastha International School
Teacher training in India
“It was wonderful working with New Nordic School. We got really good ideas and the best thing that I liked about this workshop was the rubric system, that was wonderful!”Shalu KapoorHeadmistress - PrimaryIndraprastha International School


Achievements & Awards

December 2020
#20 Hottest Startup in Finland
August 2020
Top 50 Nordic-Baltic Edtech Company
February 2020
GESS Education Awards Finalist 2020
May 2019
April 2019
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Call with a New Nordic School team member
In order to understand your new or existing school's needs better, a call will be arranged with both teams.
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Contract and Project Kick-off
Once the contract has been finalized and signed by both parties, the project will be kicked-off and implementation begins.
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