Espoo school and holiday times for school year 2022-2023 are decided

Published: 26.11.2021 11.07Updated: 15.12.2021 6.36
A pupil pulls another pupil on a sledge.
Photo: Taru Turpeinen

Next year in Espoo, the schools and upper secondary schools will begin the school year on 11 August 2022.

School and holiday times for school year 2022-2023 

Autumn term begins on 11 August 2022 and ends on 22 December 2022. 

  • Autumn holiday: 17 October 2022 – 21 October 2021 
  • Christmas holiday: 23 December 2022 – 8 January 2023

Spring term begins on 9th of January 2023 and ends on Saturday 3rd of June 2023. 

  • Winter holiday: 20 February 2023 – 24 February 2023 

In pre-primary education provided by the Early Childhood Education Unit the last day of spring term is 2 June 2022. The final-year students in upper secondary school have their last school day on 9 February 2023. 

The number of school days and the last day of the school year will be the same throughout Finland. Schools can change maximum one school-day into a holiday by running school on one Saturday.

In 2019 and 2020, pupils, their parents and students and school boards were asked for their opinion on the timing of school days and holidays. In the surveys, a clear majority hoped for a week-long autumn holiday.

The Growth and Learning Committee Finnish and The Swedish Education and Cultural Committee decided on the school days and holidays in at their meetings on 24 and 25 November 2021.

Espoo offers activities for children and families during holidays 

The City of Espoo offers many activities to school children and families during the holidays, for example, exhibitions, sports, movies, events, various workshops and versatile outdoor activities. Most of these activities are free of charge.  

More information

  • Growth and Learning
  • Preschool
  • Basic Education
  • General Upper Secondary Education