Ressun lukio is an upper secondary school located in the very heart of Helsinki, within easy distance of excellent traffic connections. The school has approximately 700 students and 60 teachers. The students are 15-18 years old.
Two upper secondary school programmes operate under the same roof. The Finnish-language programme follows the Finnish national curriculum and the English-language programme follows the international IB Diploma Programme. Either of these examinations gives general university entry qualifications.
The school is run by the City of Helsinki and does not charge for tuition. School meals and the health services are free. Students only have to pay exam fees and purchase textbooks The school has a good library, with collections of books, magazines and newspapers, and Internet connections. The classrooms are equipped with modern presentation technology and computers. Moreover, the school building also contains a gym, language lab, photography laboratory and a computer classroom for independent study.
Students are encouraged to participate in the development of the school and independent initiative is encouraged. The student association is active and holds various events each year such as the culture week and different group meetings. An active parents’ association supports the students.