In English

Leppävaara Upper Secondary School is located in Leppävaara, which is close to the capital, Helsinki. The school has nearly 500 students. The school offers effective all-round education. We have an open and encouraging atmosphere for studying and utilize modern technology.

Leppävaara general upper secondary school has a sports programme. Altogether 100 of our students participate in professional sports coaching. The programme has separate admissions. We provide high-quality and flexible opportunities for combining professional sports and upper secondary studies. Our school co-operates with the Capital Region Sports Academy URHEA. All students enjoy our versatile selection of sports courses, for example hiking-course in Nuuksio. Our school also provides eSport-training together with Metropolia and Incoach.

In many subjects, applied studies are offered. In natural sciences, for example, it is possible to complete work studies, in mathematics, one can immerse oneself in symbolic computation. In Finnish, history, religion/ethics and other sciences, one can participate in debating studies. We also offer creative writing studies in Finnish and English. As regards music, we offer studies in music technology and students can join band. The combined course of Swedish and history includes a visit to Uppsala in Sweden. One history course visits Berlin and in physics, there has been an opportunity to participate in a CERN-course. We also co-operate with our friendshipschool in Shanghai and we have several Erasmus-projects going on.

Our school also has the preparatory education for upper secondary (LUVA) programme. In addition, one can complete a general upper secondary education diploma in visual arts, dance and sports.


Our new exchange student: Welcome to Leppävaara Upper Secondary School!

We are glad that you have decided to spend your exchange year in Finland. We hope that you will enjoy the year in our school and that you will find it beneficial.

Our teachers and other students will help you willingly. Information on semesters 2021-2022

Have a good and memorable year with us!

Ismo-Olav Kjäldman, the principal