Espoonlahti Upper Secondary School

Espoonlahti Upper Secondary School is a high school with approximately 600 students. Espoonlahti Upper Secondary School has strong traditions (the school was founded in 1923) and a staff with good professional skills. The professional skills can be seen in all the school activities.  Individual curricula make it possible for the students to fulfill themselves and attain the goals they are trying to reach.

Jylla – a school with a strong emphasis on languages

Espoonlahti Upper Secondary School aka Jylla has a wide range of courses which creates excellent possibilities for the students. A good motivating factor is the great atmosphere in the school. The experts of the future get a solid foundation for their further studies here at Jylla!

Teaching and learning many languages and being international is one of our priorities. Indeed, our school has been awarded the European Language Label for the excellent standards of language teaching. There are many different languages and courses in the foreign language programme. In German the students have the opportunity to obtain the Deutsches Sprachdiplom language certificate and in French the DELF diploma. In Englsih we offer our students a course that helps them to prepare for the Cambridge First Certifate test.

The language programme:

A-level languages: English, French, Swedish, German, Russian

B-level languages:  Swedish, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Other languages: Japanese

Every year there are also several international projects taking place in our school. In previous years our students have, for example, made study trips to Barcelona, London, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Liege and Berlin. Furthermore, we build the students’ future by using the most modern technology available and by offering a wide variety of courses; for example, for those interested in business, there is a complete business entrepreneurship course, which comprises modules in business knowledge, mathematical economics, business English and a field course in entrepreneurship.

Due to its considerable size, there are a lot of options available for the student at Jylla. It is easy to choose your own courses from the impressive selection and create a study plan to fit your individual needs and goals. It is also possible to combine top-class sports with upper secondary school studies thanks to the extensive range of courses. In natural sciences Jylla offers excellent courses which prepare the students for the matriculation examination and further studies. These include revision courses and applied (elective) courses, during which state-of-the-art laboratory equipment is used. In physics there is the CERN project. One of the highlights of this project is the study trip to Switzerland where the students visit the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The students also pay a visit to the University of Helsinki where they get a glimpse into the world of academic research.

A modern school building

In Jylla students study in a school building which has just been renovated. The guiding principle in the design of the school premises has been to create a pleasant and stimulating atmosphere to study in. The new Jylla is a modern building with excellent facilities. All the classrooms are equipped with modern presentation technology and tablets, portable computers and fast wlan-web are used in teaching in order to equip the students with the skills they will need in their further studies and in today’s rapidly changing world.

We look forward to welcoming you to Jylla!

For more information, please contact:

Principal Harri Korhonen: harri.korhonen@espoo.fi

Street address:  Opettajantie 3, Espoo

Postal address:  PL 3435, 02070 ESPOON KAUPUNKI

phone: +358 -9 – 816 46560     fax: +358 – 9 – 802 2787