Pupil admissions for primary school

Helsinki Normal Lyceum provides basic education for grades 1–5 and 7–9 as well as general upper secondary education. Studying in basic education takes place according to the national core curriculum drawn up in 2014.
Admissions for grade 1 for academic year 2023–2024

Basic education pupils are admitted based on their school admission area from southern Helsinki, except for the Latin class for which pupils are admitted based on a separate aptitude test. School admission areas are displayed in Helsinki's map services: Palvelukartta (in Finnish).

Admission for grade 1

Compulsory education starts in autumn term 2023 for children born in 2016.

Helsinki Normal Lyceum admits approximately 20 pupils for the 1st grade primarily from the school’s school admission area.

Wel­come to school guide for homes

City of Helsinki sent a welcome to school guide for autumn's 1st graders on October or November 2022.

Compulsory education letters

The child's local school is stated in the compulsory education letter and at the address asti.hel.fi 9.–29.1.2023 after signing in. The compulsory education letter will be sent through the Suomi.fi service from 4.1. If the guardian has enabled the electronic messages of the suomi.fi service for their child, the notification of compulsory education will be submitted electronically. For others, the compulsory education notice will be mailed to the child's home address by mid-January.

Re­gis­ter­ing for school

Registration for school is mainly done at asti.hel.fi between January 9th to January 29th 2023. In the container, the guardian can accept a local school place according to the residential address. Instructions for online registration can be found on the Electronic registration page.

You can also enroll your child in the school by attending a local school with a residential address on Wednesday 25.1.2023 at 8.00–10.00. Take with you the compulsory education notice submitted to the school at the beginning of January, in which the child's local school is indicated.

In certain cases, it is possible to do enrollment only by attending a school.  These include extended compulsory education or starting school one year before or after the start of compulsory education. Read more in the School Enrolment section.

In certain cases registration can only be done by visiting the school on January 25th 2023 at 8.00-10.00. These include applying to a school other than the local school based on the choice of the A1 language and applying to a non-local school for some other reason.

More information about registration on the City of Helsinki website: Registration (in Finnish).

A information event for guardians regarding the admission to the Helsinki Normal Lyceum will be held on December 12th 2022 at 18:00 in the school auditorium.


Language programme/grades 1–6

A1 language: Helsinki Normal Lyceum offers English as an A1 language to all students from the 1st grade onwards.

Optional A2 language at the Helsinki Normal Lyceum: French can also be studied as an A2 language starting in 3rd grade.

Admission for other basic education grades

We will accept pupils only from our school admission area for grades 2–5.


For more information and inqueries, please contact assistant principal Olli Hyvönen, tel. 050-4160677, olli.hyvonen@helsinki.fi