International Classes of Maunula Secondary School
Our International Classes are for students aged 13–16 studying in grades 7-9. The International Classes form a small, yet significant section in our bigger Finnish-speaking school. As well as being well-integrated with the rest of the school, the classes form 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 and academic career.
Who can attend the International Classes?
- Students between 13-16 years of age in grades 7-9.
- Children of Finnish or other nationality who have received their elementary education in English – in Finland or abroad.
- The most important requirement is that the student has a very good command of the English language.
Free of Charge
There is no charge for tuition or study materials. Students are given a warm lunch every day, with consideration to special diets. The school offers the students free health care services and dental care. Study guidance, psychologist and councellor services are also available for our students.
Parents receive information on matters concerning their child’s education through an Internet portal Wilma (yvkoulut.inschool.fi). At the start of the school year, the students’ guardians receive their own student-specific user ID for Wilma.
Our school has several partner schools in different European countries. Many Erasmus+ (previously Comenius) projects have taken place over the years and students have participated in various exchange programs.
Admittance to school
Upon entry to the school the student has to pass an English test if her/his competence of English cannot be otherwise proven. The general testing takes place in January.
The entrance exam for the International Classes (for the upcoming academic year 2020-2021) was held on the 29th of January. The results will be announced on Wednesday, the 18th of March, 2020.
You can enquire for available study places for 2020-2021 by contacting Inkeri Miekkavaara (email@example.com) and sending her the filled-in application form.
Please note that there are no more available study places for the ongoing academic year (2019-2020).
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