Skip to content

Welcome to school guide

Find more information about starting comprehensive school in the sections below:

To go the school search website to find the schools’ websites for school-specific information on parents’ evenings and other information events. Schools that offer weighted-curriculum education, bilingual education and basic education in English publish information on the aptitude tests and test dates on their websites.

Important dates

  • 15 November 2021–15 January 2022 Schools may hold information events for guardians. All events will comply with the National Institute for Health and Welfare’s safety and hygiene instructions, as well as instructions regarding gathering restrictions. The dates and times can be found on the schools’ websites at hel.fi/peruskoulut/en
  • 5–30 January 2022 Online enrolment to local school on Asti. Compulsory education notes will be posted to homes or sent electronically via the Suomi.fi service on Wednesday 5 January 2022.
  • 5–30 January 2022 Application period for weighted-curriculum education, basic education in English and bilingual education. Register for an aptitude test by submitting the online form: Enrolment in Grade 1 aptitude test.
  • 17–27 January 2022 The school principal invites the future first-grader and guardians to a hearing regarding a decision for special needs education when special needs education is organised as part of mainstream education or in a special needs class at the local school. 
  • 26 January 2022 If you are unable to enrol your child to school online, enrol at your local school at 8 am–10 am. Please bring the compulsory education note with you.
  • 31 January 2022 If your family moves to Helsinki after the enrolment period, and you want to place your child at your local school, you should contact the local school principal, who makes the admission decision. The local school is assigned to you based on your home address. You can check your nearest local school on the Helsinki Service Map by entering your home address in the search field.
  • 1–28 February 2022 The school principal invites the future first-grader and guardians to a hearing before making the final decision regarding special needs education when special needs education is organised at a special needs school, in a special needs class for extended compulsory education, or in a supported special needs class.
  • 4 March 2022 The school will send the admission decision and the decision for special support (if applied for) to the pupil’s home by post.
  • 21 March−22 April 2022 The application period for afternoon activities is open.


Suomeksi

På svenska




21.12.2021 16:13

Welcome to school! Guide for first-graders' guardians

Does your child go to 1st grade in 2022? Learn more about school and education in Helsinki in this PDF guide!