Study at the Helsinki Normal Lyceum

Our general upper secondary school boasts a wide selection of subjects. We encourage our students to work independently, acquire a broad knowledge base, learn through progressive inquiry and adopt a scientific mindset. In addition to our regular course selection, our students can take university courses at the University of Helsinki. We also place great value on creativity and handicraft; in fact, Norssi offers general upper secondary education diplomas in home economics, visual arts, crafts and physical education.

Moreover, we regularly organise various theme days and visits to museums, exhibitions, theatres and the opera. Every year in early May, we celebrate the traditional Norssi Day, and in late May, we go head to head against the Ressu upper secondary school in the sports field.

Key figures

Norssi hosts approximately 245 upper secondary school students and admits 80 new students each year. Our school building is also home to comprehensive school grades 1 and 7–9. At Norssi, the minimum number of students per teaching group is 10, while the usual number of students ranges between 20 and 30.

In recent years, the following average grades have been required for upper secondary school admission:

2011–2012: 8.85

2012–2013: 8.85

2013–2014: 9.08

2014–2015: 9.25

2015–2016: 9.17

2016–2017: 9.33

2017–2018: 9.33

2018-2019: 9.38

2019-2020: 9.33