Children playing.

School term dates and holidays for 2021-2022 decided

The school year 2021-2022 in Finnish-medium preschool, basic education and upper secondary education starts on Wednesday 11 August 2021. In Swedish-speaking schools, the school year starts on Monday 16 August 2021. Autumn holiday in Finnish schools is one-week long, and in Swedish schools two days long.

School term dates and holidays for 2021-2022

Municipal Finnish-language comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools

Autumn term 11 August 2021 (Wed) - 22 December 2021 (Wed)
Autumn holiday 18 October 2021 (Mon) - 22 October 2021 (Fri)
Christmas holiday 23 December 2021 (Thu) - 7 January 2022 (Fri)
Spring term 10 January 2022 (Mon) - 4 June 2022 (Sat)
Winter holiday 21 February 2022 (Mon) - 25 February 2022 (Fri)

Finnish preschools follow the above dates, apart from the spring term 2021–2022, which ends on Friday 3 June 2022.

Municipal Swedish-language comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools

Autumn term 16 August 2021 (Mon) - 22 December 2021 (Wed)
Autumn holiday 21 October 2021 (Thu) - 22 October 2021 (Fri)
Christmas holiday 23 December 2021 (Thu) - 9 January 2022 (Sun)

Spring term 10 January 2022 (Mon) – 4 June 2022 (Sat)
Winter holiday 21 February 2022 (Mon) - 25 February 2022 (Fri)

Helsingin aikuislukio, Upper secondary school for adults

Autumn term 30 August 2021 (Mon) - 21 December 2021 (Tue)
Autumn holiday 18 October 2021 (Mon) - 22 October 2021 (Fri)
Christmas holiday 22 December 2021 (Wed) - 7 January 2022 (Fri)

Spring term 10 January 2022 (Mon) - 3 June 2022 (Fri)
Winter holiday 21 February 2022 (Mon) - 25 February 2022 (Fri)

No teaching on Thursday 14 April 2022.

Summer terms
9 August 2021 (Mon) - 26 August 2021 (Thu)
6 June 2022 (Mon) - 23 June 2022 (Thu)

Schools’ term dates and holidays on the Education Division’s webpage.

Decision on the Finnish-language municipal schools’ term dates and holidays for the school year 2021-2011 was made by the Education Committee’s Finnish-language division on 3 November 2020.

Decision on the Swedish-language municipal schools’ term dates and holidays for the school year 2021-2022 was made by the Education Committee’s Swedish-language division on 17 November 2020.

Photo: Jefunne Gimpel