Curriculum, school subjects and assessment
The curriculum guides the school's activities, teaching and learning. The curriculum also describes the goals of learning, key content and assessment criteria. The curricula for schools in the City of Helsinki are based on national criteria and local emphases in Helsinki.
The school day and practical matters
Term dates and holidays, school meals, absences, journeys to and from school, insurance and cooperation between the home and school – read more about these important things regarding education and school days.
Support for learning, wellbeing and schoolwork
Our schools support the growth and learning of children and young people in many ways. All adults at a school are responsible for taking care of the pupils’ wellbeing.
Learn more about the different forms of support for learning and the services of school health care, school social workers and psychologists. We will also tell you about our anti-bullying activities.
Video: Four Facts about Finnish Basic Education
Four Facts about Finnish Basic Education
See a brief presentation of comprehensive school: compulsory education, teachers, the school day and the assessment of learning.