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Pia Jormalainen
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New Nordic School

location_on Finland
New Nordic School is transforming current systems of education through a Finland-based K-12 system that empowers students to explore their natural creativity, discover their true passions, and shape their own future. Our innovation includes a: 1) pre-K to grade 12 educational system, 2) complete AI-powered hybrid school platform, and 3) professional development for teachers and leaders.
Pia Jormalainen, CEO & Co-founder
We ensure the child's learning process is one that will make them academically competent and prepared for the future while also having fun and finding true joy in the learning journey.

Pia Jormalainen, CEO & Co-founder


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Innovation Overview

Target Group
3 500
1 335
Updated on June 21st, 2022
about the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

School systems were designed 200 years ago to create factory workers. Still today, students memorize knowledge to pass standardized tests. New Nordic School is transforming current systems of education through a K-12 system that empowers students to explore their natural creativity, discover their true passions, and shape their own future.

How does your innovation work in practice?

The New Nordic Educational System is brought to new and existing schools worldwide. Our innovation has three main components:

1. It is a pre-K to grade 12 interdisciplinary system where we apply the renowned Finnish curriculum integrated with best pedagogical practices. We put student agency and their passions first by making learning personalized, purposeful, and locally relevant.

2. The global pandemic has forced schools worldwide to wake up to the lack of working hybrid education solutions. Online learning is here to stay. Our hybrid technology provides digital tools for schools: hybrid teaching, AI-powered personalized learning, curriculum integration, and automated reports. Teachers are able to spend more time on what matters: supporting each child in their personalized learning journey.

3. Together with the University of Eastern Finland, local school teachers and leaders are trained to become autonomous and empowered teachers through Finnish and international pedagogy.

How has it been spreading?

We have partner schools open in Finland, India, and France as well as ongoing pilot programs in the UK, Serbia, and Bahrain. We are rapidly scaling with the pandemic easing in most areas of the world. From 2021 onwards, New Nordic partner schools will be opening in the USA, Brazil, UK, Serbia, India, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Australia.

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

Whether it's our K-12 educational system, hybrid school platform, or professional development, 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

University Teacher Trainees Practicing Finnish ECEC at By The Sea Daycare — New Nordic School
Hill Avenue Academy Partners with New Nordic School to Bring Finnish Education to the UK — New Nordic School
New Nordic School Partners with the University of Eastern Finland — New Nordic School
By The Sea Daycare's Trained Staff
Our flagship daycare in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki opened its doors in January 2021, after the teachers completed their New Nordic School teacher training.
Partner School in Indore, India
Nordic High International School, a New Nordic School, opened it's doors in June, 2021.
New Nordic School By The Sea
New Nordic School's flagship bilingual daycare in Helsinki, Finland.
Partner School in Indore, India
Nordic High International School's principal (in red) and teachers after completing New Nordic School's extensive pre-opening professional development program.
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

April 2021
Partnered with University of Eastern Finland
March 2021
200 Top Women CEOs and Founders leading Global EdTech Startups
December 2020
#20 Hottest Startup in Finland
August 2020
Top 50 Nordic-Baltic Edtech Company
February 2020
GESS Education Awards Finalist 2020
November 2018
Education Finland Membership

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