Applying to the third grade of weighted-curriculum education

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Beginning from the third grade, the pupil has an opportunity to apply for weighed-curriculum education in mathematics and natural sciences or music.

Application period has ended.  Applications submitted after the application period are rejected and the applicants will not be given a right to participate in the entrance examination.

Applying for weighed-curriculum education in the 3rd grade takes place between 15th Dec 2020 and 15th Jan 2021 by filling in the application form 'Painotettuun opetukseen hakeminen 3. luokalle' (only in Finnish). The application form must be submitted to Your child's own class teacher by January 15th 2021 at the latest. The applicants must participate in the entrance examination.

Application period

  • 15th Dec, 2020 - 15th January, 2021

Application form (only in Finnish)

  • Painotettuun opetukseen 3. luokalle hakeminen 

Entrance examinations

  • Matematics and natural scienses 29 January 2021 at 8-10 am. at Meritori School (address: Merivalkama 9). The applicants will not receive an separate invitation. 
  • Music 20.-28.1.2021. The applicants will receive an invitation to participate in the entrance examination.
    • Jousenkaari school 27-28 January 2021
    • Lintuvaara school 25, 27-28 January 2021
    • Maininki school 27-28 January 2021
    • Päivänkehrä school 26-27 January 2021
    • Rastaala school 20-21 January 2021
  • Changes are possible due to COVID-19.

The principles of admission (only in Finnish)

Briefings for the guardians

  • Due to COVID-19 schools will arrange briefings for guardians via TEAMS. Please check the dates and links to the TEAMS-meatings at schools' websites.

Additional information

  • The Finnish Education Unit,  Coordinator Ilkka Miettinen, tel. +358 40 639 4740,