Pupil admissions for upper level of comprehensive school
Helsinki Normal Lyceum provides basic education for grades 1–4 and 7–9 as well as general upper secondary education. Comprehensive school grades 7–9 share facilities and teachers with the general upper secondary school at the Normal Lyceum. Studying in basic education takes place according to the national core curriculum drawn up in 2014.
Pupil admissions for academic year 2022–2023

Admission for grade 7

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).

School info for 6th graders and their guardians will be held online on Wednesday November 2rd 2022 at 18.00. Link to Zoom meeting: https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/62722786498?pwd=a2RiRjdmOTVtK1VJSWVrcVVsbUYyUT09.

Meeting ID: 627 2278 6498
Passcode: norssi

Language programme

A1 English French Swedish
A2 English French Swedish
B1 Swedish
B2 Latin from grade 7
B2 French, German, Russian from grade 8 (group will be formed if there are enough participants)


The school admission area for grades 7–9 comprises the school admission areas of the Snellman and Tehtaankatu primary schools. If a pupil lives and is registered at an address in the aforementioned area all through secondary school, their local school is the Helsinki Normal Lyceum.

Pupils for the Latin class are admitted based on an aptitude test. The test is an examination in the pupil’s native language. Pupils in city of Helsinki's schools enroll via Wilma, pupils of other cities or schools enroll via en electronic form (Lomakkeet >Perusopetus > Kuudesluokkalaiset > Ulkopaikkakuntalaisten ilmoittautumislomake soveltuvuuskokeeseen, in Finnish), which must be submitted to the office of the Helsinki Normal Lyceum’s comprehensive school by email (lotta.sjoblom(at)helsinki.fi) or by mail (Helsingin normaalilyseo, Sihteerit, PL 38, 00014 Helsingin yliopisto) by Friday, January 13th 2023.

The test takes  place in the assembly hall of the Helsinki Normal Lyceum (Ratakatu 6 B, 00120 Helsinki, assembly hall B318) on Thursday, January 19th 2023 from 12.00 to 15.00. No separate invitation for the test was sent. Only the score from the aptitude test will play a role in the admission to the Latin class.

All admission decisions will be mailed to pupils' homes by the end of March.

Admission for other basic education grades

We will accept pupils only from our school admission area for grades 8 and 9. School admission areas are displayed in Helsinki's map services: Palvelukartta (in Finnish).

For more information, please contact Juha-Pekka Husso, principal of basic education.