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Next SISU School® Opening Scheduled for Mongolia

ISS-Lumo responds to growing interest for SISU Schools.

SAVONLINNA, FINLAND (September 15, 2021) – SISU School Ulaanbaatar is the next SISU School in the fast-growing K-12 entity, brought to life through the collaboration of educator leaders International Schools Services (ISS) and Lumo Education. SISU Schools are part of an innovative, global franchise-model designed to create world-class K-12 international schools. The project in Mongolia follows the SISU School in Punta Cana, a premier resort destination in the Caribbean, which opened this month. ISS and Lumo officials state that additional SISU Schools are currently under discussion with prospective owners in several regions throughout the world.

Ms. Khulan Bayarsaikhan, spokesperson for Metro Development Group (MDG), owners of SISU School Ulaanbaatar, commented, “We are confident that the SISU way of promoting entrepreneurial mindset and growth to students at an earlier stage of their lives and making their happiness the priority, will be essential to our future generations to create the best versions of themselves.” Bayarsaikhan discussed how the organization has successfully launched various successful ventures, “Metro Development Group was founded in 2000 dedicated to creating values socially, economically and culturally to the society and stakeholders. Ever since our foundations, we have been striving to be the leader in various industries including construction, entertainment, trading, mining and education.”

SISU School Ulaanbaatar will be located in Park Garden, a downtown region of the capital of Mongolia. Scheduled to open in September 2022, the school will first provide enrollment for early years through ninth grade and will gradually expand to Grade 12. The school will offer a unique SISU school program, meeting the standards of Finnish and American Education, bilingually in English and Mongolian.

Aki Halko, CEO of Lumo, reflected on the most recent project, “We admire and share the ambition of the Metro Development Company in introducing a new level of education to Mongolia. We created the SISU franchise model to enable prospective school owners, educational entrepreneurs, and investors to deliver a K-12 globalized education program at a reasonable cost, following Finnish, American, and international standards, in any country and in any language. We have been thrilled with the response.”

ISS Senior Leadership Executive for SISU, Dick Moore, explained, “SISU schools embrace the latest in school designs and trends. I’m delighted to see a SISU school planned for Ulaanbaatar.”

SISU Schools® is a K-12 school concept and a registered trademark of Lumo Education Ltd. and International Schools Services.

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Lumo Education Finland

Lumo Education Ltd. (Lumo) is revolutionizing the learning experience. Lumo provides kindergarten and school concepts based on the award-winning Finnish educational approach, offering turnkey services that provide everything needed to set up, manage and operate a KG, or a school. The unique Finnish educational model, which is highlighted by innovation, practicality, entrepreneurship, child-centered approach and trust, provides a tailored educational model where learning desires, cultural context and financial goals will be met effectively. Lumo Education is a member of Education Finland, a national education export program, offering Finnish educational know-how and learning solutions globally. It is managed by Finnish National Agency for Education and works within the Team Finland network.

International Schools Services

As a nonprofit organization, ISS works with more than 800 international schools and thousands of educators each year across its suite of services, creating the largest global footprint in international education support. ISS promotes innovative best practices for global education through its core services: starting and operating student-centered, future-oriented schools; recruiting world-class educators and leaders; providing cutting-edge professional learning opportunities; sourcing essential school supplies; and administering school foundations. Since its inception in 1955, ISS has launched and managed more than 110 international schools; supported approximately 50,000 job-seeking educators and administrators; processed about 15,000 school supply orders annually; developed ground-breaking virtual and in-person learning programs to support leaders and educators; provided accounting and nonprofit board management for over 75 schools; and spearheaded LEVEL 5 Creativity & Innovation Hubs, the ISS Mary Anne Haas Women’s Symposium, and the Diversity Collaborative. In addition to supporting nearly 100,000 educators each year, ISS currently owns or operates about 20 international schools around the world. With headquarters in Princeton, NJ, USA, locations in China and Bahrain, and staff located across the globe, ISS invites all to join in making a world of difference.


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