Finnish education export company Polar Partners has agreed with Alliance Group Holding to establish a school in Georgia that follows the Finnish education model.
According to Talouslämä, the agreement is worth millions for Polar Partners. It is the Finnish startup’s first deal for an entire school and will cover everything from the design, to learning environments and hiring of the teachers, all tailored to the local culture.
The school will first open its doors for first- to third-grade students in Saguramo, near Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, in September 2019. Later, education will be provided all the way up to the 12th grade, with the first phase of the school project estimated at five years.
“I believe that in the future we will be able to carry out similar projects in several other countries, in addition to Georgia,” commented Polar Partners’ CEO Maria Haapaniemi, in Talouselämä.
Founded in 2017, Polar Partners collaborates with a network that includes the Finnish National Agency for Education, as well as 43 schools and companies specialising in education, to offer an entire Finnish school concept with more than 200 products. Eight of the partners are already involved in the initial stage of the project.