Admissions 2020 - 2021

The Helsinki Normal Lyceum comprises comprehensive school grades 1 and 7–9. Grades 7–9 share facilities and teachers with the general upper secondary school.

We mainly admit comprehensive school pupils from the school’s catchment area in Southern Helsinki, with the exception of the Latin class, to which admission is based on an aptitude test.

Admissions to the 1st grade in 2019–2020

The Helsinki Normal Lyceum is the local school for pupils whose address is in our catchment area. A guardian may enrol their child to Helsinki Normal Lyceum child electronically through Wilma-system. Enrollment can also be done at Helsinki Normal Lyceum (Ratakatu 6B, first floor, entrance from the courtyard) on Thursday 23 January 2020 at 8.00-10.00 or at 17.00-19.00.

Those applying from outside of the school’s catchment area must fill an application personally at school on Thursday 23 January. Applicants need to have their compulsory education announcement with information regarding their assigned near school with them.

Language selection, grades 1-6

A1 English or French beginning on 1st grade.

Voluntary A2 language 10 from 4th year onwards is either French or English. 

Norssi welcomes first-graders and their parents to an admissions briefing held on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 18.00 in the Helsinki Normal Lyceum auditorium A107 (Ratakatu 6A, first floor, entrance from the courtyard).

More information: Helsinki's welcome to school -guide (in Finnish).

For additional information please contact associate principal Olli Hyvönen, p. 050-4160677, olli.hyvonen(at)

Admissions to the 7th grade in 2019–2020

Language selection

A1 English, French, Swedish

A2 English, French, Swedish

B1 Swedish

B2 Latin from the 7th grade

B2 French, German, Russian from the 8th grade

Norssi welcomes sixth-graders and their parents to an admissions briefing held on Wednesday, 8 January 2020 at 18.00 in the Helsinki Normal Lyceum grand hall (Ratakatu 6B, third floor, entrance from the courtyard).

Norssi’s catchment area includes the local schools Snellmanin alakoulu and Tehtaankadun alakoulu. The Helsinki Normal Lyceum is the local school for pupils whose address is in our catchment area during grades 7–9.

Pupils wishing to attend the Latin class will have to pass an aptitude test that measures the pupil’s native language (Finnish) skills. Please enrol for the test on Thursday, 16 January 2020 by 15.00 at the latest, using the form “Kuudesluokkalaisen ilmoittautuminen soveltuvuuskokeeseen” available at

The aptitude test is held on Thursday, 23 January 2020 at 12.00-15.00. All enrolled pupils should attend the test; no invitations will be sent. We admit pupils to the Latin class based solely on the aptitude test scores. If there are available places in Norssi’s admissions quota after the catchment area pupils and Latin class pupils have been accommodated, we will also admit pupils from outside our catchment area.

All pupil admissions are published during spring on the school’s front door and, with the guardian’s permission, also on the school website. Application forms are available from sixth-grade teachers, and they must also be submitted to the teacher.

Admissions to other grades

We accept pupils to the 2nd, 8th and 9th grades from our catchment area only.

For additional information please contact comprehensive school principal Juha-Pekka Husso, 050-3243163, juha-pekka.husso(at)