Weighted-curriculum education

Espoo offers versatile options for weighted-curriculum education in mathematics and natural sciences, music, dance, sports, information technology, visual arts and in performing arts. In addition, Montessori education is offered.

Pupils in weighted-curriculum education may have more demanding goals for subject-content and skills. Assessment follows the national core curriculum. Pupils in weighted-curriculum education study the weighted subject more than those in mainstream education. At the same time, their possibilities to choose other free-choice subjects diminishes. The weighted subject is seen in the activities of the entire school.

Pupils are admitted to weighted-curriculum education or Montessori education according to the Committee's admission principles. Pupils are not entitled to school transport subsidy and when the pupil's younger sister or brother is enrolling in a local school, they do not have a sibling basis to be selected in the same school.

Instructions and application periods are found in the Read more section below.