SISU Finnish-American Schools Partners with FranGlobal to Expand Presence in India

SISU Finnish-American Schools expands presence in India

PRINCETON NJ, USA (February 2, 2022) – SISU Finnish-American Schools announce their expansion in the Indian market. This expansion is brought in association with FranGlobal, the international business arm of Asia’s largest franchising solutions company, Franchise India Holdings Limited.

SISU Schools® is a unique school model by two world-class education providers, International Schools Services and Lumo Education. SISU Schools brings quality education available to any country, in any language and at any school level.

SISU Finnish-American Schools is now seeking franchise partners in India and offering three school levels: KG and Preschool, Elementary and Middle School, High School. Interested franchisees can decide whether they want to start small and scale up gradually from KG to elementary or open all the levels at once. They are also open to welcome existing kindergartens and schools to join the network.

Commenting on the collaboration, Mr. Aki Halko, CEO of Lumo Education Ltd., said, “We are happy to work with FranGlobal. This is a great opportunity to offer our comprehensive school model in India and making aspiring school franchisees successful and providing the best possible education for the students in India.”

Dr. Tom Hawkins, Vice President for School Startups, Management and Operations at International School Services, further added, “The collaboration of ISS, Lumo and FranGlobal has been fantastic to bring the SISU Franchise to India. We believe this high-quality international school model will transform the K-12 school landscape in India. Join the SISU Team!”

Ms. Venus Barak, CEO of FranGlobal, said, “India represents the largest market in the world in K12 education franchise, FranGlobal and its parent company Franchise India has worked with all the major brands in the sector for development across the country and region. Education industry in general and K12 especially has been affected due to the pandemic and as the call for schools to open with the new academic season coming up in April, become stronger every day, we foresee a demand for quality education from parents and operators. SISU schools combining the best of Finnish, American and International Standards offers an unmatchable proposition in a highly competitive market. We are looking for franchise partners with existing schools looking for an upgrade/ change, as well as new greenfield projects across the country.”

The India school market is expected to exhibit a strong growth in the forecast period of 2022-2027. Currently, there are around 1.5 million K-12 schools and a student base of over 250 million. The constantly growing population of the country, which currently stands at around 1.38 billion, offers a huge consumer base and opportunity in the education sector.

About SISU Schools®

SISU Schools® is a K-12 school concept and a registered trademark of Lumo Education Ltd. and International Schools Services. It is a globalized education program following Finnish, American and international standards. The entrepreneurial approach to learning that prepares children for success and promotes overall happiness prepares children for any school path and most of all, for life! The SISU Program is not based on the traditional division of subjects. Throughout elementary and middle school, children study phenomena combining different subjects, especially English, Mathematics, Science and Arts rather than focusing on discrete subjects. The program has been prepared by experienced pedagogical experts and teachers with many years of experience in the field of education both in Finland and international contexts. For more information contact or Additional information may also be found at

About FranGlobal

FranGlobal, the international business arm of Franchise India provides every brand with an opportunity to expand their business and follow a dream. For two decades, FranGlobal has been acting as a market entry specialist, serving brands to expand and reach out to global markets. We consult, recommend and implement strategies to help companies create success even in complex markets. With over a million man-hours of business advisory experience, our team of consultants discovers and analyses opportunities, arranges meetings by identifying partners with the right kind of synergy, and supports till a company is well established. It will not be wrong to say that Franchise India is and has been the gateway to domestic brands going overseas and to foreign brands entering the Indian franchising space.

About International Schools Services (ISS)

As a nonprofit organization, International Schools Services (ISS) works with more than 800 international schools and tens of thousands of educators each year across its suite of services, creating the largest global footprint in international education support. Since its inception in 1955, ISS has promoted innovative best practices for global education. Core services include starting and operating student-centered, future-oriented schools; recruiting world-class educators and leaders; providing cutting-edge professional learning opportunities; sourcing essential school supplies; administering school foundations; and encouraging more diverse leadership in international schools. With offices in Princeton, NJ USA and Shenzhen, China and staff located across the globe, ISS invites all to join in making a world of difference. For more information, see

About Lumo Education Ltd.

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. Learn more at