Basic education in foreign languages

Some schools in Espoo offer foreign-language instruction beginning in the 1st grade. This is separately applied for, and the pupils are chosen based on entrance exams. In addition, there are 11 Swedish-language comprehensive schools in Espoo. Espoo offers versatile foreign-language education: English-language education, bilingual education (Finnish-English) and Swedish-language immersion education.

English-language education

English-language education in grades 1–9 is arranged in the joint comprehensive school Espoo International. The school operates in two locations: Opinmäki campus (address: Lillhemtintie 1, grades 1-9) and Kivimies (address: Lämpömiehenkuja 2-3, grades 1-2).

Pupils admitted to these forms of education are not entitled to school transport subsidy. The pupil's younger sister or brother does not have a sibling basis to be selected in the same school when applying to a local school.

Photo: Taru Turpeinen

Bilingual education (Finnish-English)

Bilingual education is meant for Finnish-speaking pupils living in Espoo. It is possible to apply to the education from all Espoo areas.

Photo: Olli Häkämies

Swedish-language immersion education

Swedish-language immersion education is meant for Finnish-speaking pupils living in Espoo. It is possible to apply to the education from all Espoo areas.

More information

Sara Raitala

Secretary of Pupil Administration040 507 0817

Enrolment in comprehensive school (grades 1-6) and school admission

Noora Järvi

System Planner040 636 9154

Enrolment in comprehensive school (grades 7-9) and school admission

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