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Enrolment

Enrolment

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.

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Supplementary application round to 1st grade

If the family moves to Helsinki after January, vacancies can be applied for in the supplementary application round in August 2022. The application period is open 2 May–22 July 2022 and aptitude tests take place in August.

The aptitude test day is 3rd of August 2022. The families are advised to reserve to whole day for the test. We will send you a personal invite the latest 2nd of August. You can read about the aptitude test from below.

 
Please read how to apply:


1st grade aptitude 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.

Grade 1 group test does not require reading or writing skills. After the group test, the applicants will have individual interviews. The interview time, can be any time during the test day, until 16.00. So families are advised to reserve the whole day for the test. Schedules are given prior to the test day in an invitation letter.

If applicant is sick during the aptitude test day, guardian is required to contact the school secretary as soon as possible, latest during the aptitude test day.

Link below will guide to Helsinki City website where you can find instructions on how to apply for 1st grade.

https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en/childhood-and-education/comprehensive/welcome-guide/

More information in general about applying:

https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en/childhood-and-education/comprehensive/what-how/basic-education-in-different-languages/admissions

Applying to grades 2-9

Please read how to apply to grades 2-9 from Helsinki City website:

https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en/childhood-and-education/comprehensive/what-how/basic-education-in-different-languages/admissions   

Aptitude tests

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.

Grades 2-7

Applicants will complete a written test. For grade 3-7 there is ONLY the written test, but the applicants applying to grade 2 will also have individual interviews after the group test. Families are advised to reserve the morning (7.30-12.00) for the group test. The test itself will take approximetely 90 minutes.  The interview time for the applicant applying to grade 2 can be any time during the test day, until 16.00. Schedules are given prior to the test day.

Grades 8-9

Applicants will complete a written test in English and they will be interviewed in Finnish. Reserve the whole day for the test. Interview time can be any time during the day. Schedules are given prior to the test day.

In the interview the spoken Finnish skills are tested, and only initial level of Finnish is required. (European frame of Languages level A1.2.)

Academic year 2022-2023, birth year of students

Grade 1 (born 2015)

Grade 2 (born 2014)

Grade 3 (born 2013)

Grade 4 (born 2012)

Grade 5 (born 2011)

Grade 6 (born 2010)

Grade 7 (born 2009)

Grade 8 (born 2008)

Grade 9 (born 2007)


More information about enrolment:

Vice Principal Aliisa Ranta

aliisa.ranta(at)hel.fi

tel 040 667 2208




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