The International Classes are intended for 13 – 16 year-old students studying in the 7-9th grades. The bilingual 10th grade is intended for students wanting to improve their grades and thus enhancing their possibilities for better further education.
The International Classes form a small section in a bigger Finnish-speaking school. As well as being well integrated with the rest of the school, the classes are a close unit where mutual understanding and support among the students have always been the tradition. In this atmosphere students grow into responsible, independent and motivated individuals who can set firm goals for their future life.
On entry to the school the pupil has to pass an English test if her/his competence in English cannot be proven otherwise. The test takes place in January, but the pupils are also taken throughout the year when coming from abroad.
There is no charge for tuition or study materials. Students are given a hot meal every day with consideration to special diets. The school offers students free health care services and dental care. Also study guidance, psychologist and curator services are available for students.
The Parents’ Association has traditionally been active in our school and any international contribution is more than welcome.
Parents receive information on matters concerning their child’s education through Internet portal Wilma. At the start of the year students’ guardians receive their own pupil-specific user ID for Wilma.
The school has many contact schools in different countries in Europe. During the years many Comenius projects have taken place and students have participated in exchange programs.