Studying in the International Classes
- Students study in accordance with a five-period system. Students’ timetables change every seven weeks.
- Subjects are assessed with grades 4 to 10. A report card is given at the end of autumn and spring term.
- The length of the school day varies. The school day starts at the earliest at 8.00 a.m. and finishes at the latest at 4 p.m.
- In the International Classes, education is given in accordance with the Finnish national comprehensive school curriculum with a strong emphasis on strengthening the student’s English and Finnish language skills.
- All compulsory subjects are taught in English. In some optional subjects taught in the 8th and 9th grades, students can be integrated with the Finnish-speaking students’ groups.
- All the classes are taught by native English-speakers or by Finnish teachers with excellent skills in English.
During their studies in the 8th and 9th grades, students have optional subjects that they choose from: Art, Business Studies, French, German, Home Economics, Music, Technical or Textile Work.