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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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Enrolment for 1st grade 2023-24


Enrolment time 9.1.-29.1.23.Aptitude test is held in Ressu Comprehensive Wed 1.2.2023. The group test will start at 9.00. Before the applicant is required to register between 8.20-8.50.Instructions on how to apply will be found trough this link:

 

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

 

(Find the title Applying to weighted-curriculum education, bilingual education, and basic education in English)

 

After applying, the latest 30th of January 2023, you will receive an invitation letter by email stating your group test number and the time for the interview.



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.

If applicant is sick during the aptitude test day, guardian is required to contact the school secretary before the test starts and provide a doctor’s certificate.

Applying to grade 7 for Academic year 2023-24

The enrolment period has ended.Aptitude test is held in Ressu Wed 25.1.2023.  The aptitude test starts at 9am. Registration at 8.30-8.50am.

The test will take max 90 minutes. Applicants can leave by themselves after finishing the test.

The aptitude test will be held in Ruoholahdenkatu 23 school building.Applicants will not receive a separate invitation for the test. Guardian is required to follow our website for instructions. Only applicants who have enrolled will be accepted to take the test.If applicant is sick during the aptitude test day, guardian is required to contact the school secretary before the test starts and provide a doctor’s certificate.



Admissions for applicants who move to Helsinki in the middle of basic education

Basic education in English, continuous admission

Please read how to apply to grades 1-9 from Helsinki City website: https://www.hel.fi/helsinki/en/childhood-and-education/comprehensive/what-how/basic-education-in-different-languages/admissions

Aptitude tests

The school will invite you to the test after getting approval from Helsinki City. The aptitude test is arranged once a month.

· Autumn 2022: Wed 3 August, Thu 1 September, Thu 6 October, Thu 3 November and Thu 1 December.

· Spring 2023: Thu 12 January, Thu 2 February, Thu 2 March, Thu 6 April and Thu 4 May.

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 1-7

Applicants will complete a written test. For grade 3-7 there is ONLY the written test, but the applicants applying to grades 1-2 will also have individual interview.

Grades 8-9

Applicants will complete a written test in English and they will be interviewed in Finnish.

In the interview, the spoken Finnish skills are tested, and only initial level of Finnish is required. (European frame of Languages level A1.2.) We require A1.2 level language skills of Finnish for those applying to grades 8 and 9.

We follow the Finnish system and students are placed to grade levels according to their year of birth

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)



For more information, please contact:

Email eduguidance@hel.fi

Tel. +358 9 310 76965

Vice principal Aliisa Rantatel. +358 9 310 82031 / +358 40 6672208aliisa.ranta(at)hel.fi
All student admission related inquiries





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