General upper secondary schools provide all-round education comprising languages, mathematical subjects, humanities and natural sciences as well as art and physical education. The studies last between 2–4 years.
Students may focus on specific subjects according to their personal preferences. General upper secondary schools provide a good and extensive basis for further studies, particularly theoretical university studies.
Passing the final examination of general upper secondary schools, the matriculation examination, entitles the candidate to continue his or her studies at university level.
Espoo has 11 Finnish daytime upper secondary schools, one Swedish daytime upper secondary school and one upper secondary school for adults. Each general upper secondary school provides excellent all-round education, in addition to which some upper secondary schools focus on a particular subject, such as art and physical education, languages or communication, social sciences or mathematics. Some general upper secondary schools have a special educational responsibility. Two of them offer the possibility to pursue the international IB Diploma where the language of insruction is English.
Upper secondary schools in Espoo
Espoon yhteislyseon lukio (Football line)
Espoonlahden lukio (Language specialism)
Etelä-Tapiolan lukio (IB line and specialism in Society and Economics)
Haukilahden lukio (Golf and Ice hockey line)
Kaitaan lukio (Artistic line)
Kuninkaantien lukio (Information Technology and Media specialism)
Leppävaaran lukio (specialised in Sports)
Mattlidens International (IB line)
Olarin lukio(Mathematics and Science specialism)
Pohjois-Tapiolan lukio (Expressive Arts and Media Studies line)
Tapiolan lukio (Music studies)
Viherlaakson lukio (specialised in Art, Theatre and Expressive Writing)
Espoon aikuislukio/ Espoon Upper Secondary School for Adults (possibility to conduct research work and study individual subjects)