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English language acquisition classes

Students for the English language acquisition classes come from city of Helsinki and are chosen by aptitude tests.  These classes are intended for internationally mobile families. Language of instruction is fully English. Even though we have in the school classes both in Finnish and in English, we are not a bilingual school. Our English language acquisition class students study fully in English, except their Finnish National Curriculum obligated Finnish lessons (Finnish as mother tongue or Finnish as a second language).

Please note that applicants from Helsinki are given priority over applicants from other municipalities.

Please read more about admission to grades 2-6 and 8-9 from Helsinki City website:

We do not accept new students before 1st of January 2022.


7th grade application for the Academic year 2022-23

Enrollment period is 15th of November – 15th of December

Late applications are not accepted.

The aptitude test is arranged 26th of January 2022.

All who have applied are welcome to the test.

We don't send invitation letters separately.

The test will take place in Ruoholahdenkatu 23 school building.

The test will start 9.00am. Registration is from 8.00-8.45am.

Applicants will only complete a written test. We test only English language skills ​to make sure that accepted students are able to study fully in English. Applicants don’t need to nor should prepare for this test. ​

Families are advised to reserve the morning (from 8 to 12). The test itself will take approximately 90 minutes.

The arrangement are subject to change due to the covid situation. Please check our website again prior to the aptitude test day.

NOTE! If you apply and get accepted, you are required to take the place.​

​How to apply for the 7th grade

Students already enrolled in Helsinki city schools

Helsinki City students will apply through Wilma​ at their own school. You can apply with the same test to Ressu Comprehensive School, Maunulan yhteiskoulu and Kulosaaren yhteiskoulu.​ Applicant will take the test at the school of their first choice.

Enrolment process for the applicants applying from outside Helsinki City schools

The application form is required to reach the school by Wed 15.12.​ Late applications are not accepted.​ Here you can find the application form and print it:



More information about the process.

Print the form and sign it. ​Submit the form through post.​

Address: Koulusihteeri, Ressun peruskoulu, PL 18301, 00099 Helsingin kaupunki ​

You can also drop the application to our mailbox in Lapinlahdenkatu.​

Form must be submitted to the school you have marked as your first choice. ​

Applicant will also take the test at the same school they submitted their application to.

More information available:

More information about Ressu Comprehensive School, if needed, contact Vice principal Aliisa Ranta, tel 040667 2208

1st grade application for the Academic year 2022-23

Two information sessions will be held for the guardians of children applying for Grade 1 2022-2023. Information event for the Finnish classes (in Finnish) on 24.11. 17:00-18:00, and information event for the English language acquisition classes 18:15-19:15.  code: xfr-tcou-zay. 

1st grade enrolment period is 5th- 30th of January 2022.

Aptitude test day is 2nd of February.

Families are advised to reserve the whole day.

More information will be updated closer to date.

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