Welcome to Etelä-Tapiolan IB!


Thank you for finding your way to our webpages. We are proud to be one of the seventeen IB schools licensed to operate in Finland. What sort of school is Etelä-Tapiolan Lukio (“Etis”)? How does the school activate the learner profile which lies at the heart of IB philosophy? How does one go about making a successful application? How are students selected and what qualities are sought?

You will find answers to these philosophical and practical questions on this site. Please check out our commitment to fostering international-mindedness and for practical guidance see the section “How to Apply”. We aim to deliver a challenging education at pre-university level to young people who really want to make a difference in the world.


What makes Etis special?

In a word, the answer has to be the atmosphere – which is busy, purposeful, inclusive and respectful. We know how to enjoy ourselves as well as get results. In these conditions, students are best equipped to realise their academic potential, foster social awareness and find scope for personal growth.


Our mission in Etelä-Tapiolan lukio IB

Together with the International Baccalaureate®, Etelä-Tapiolan lukio aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Furthermore, we encourage our students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.


Welcome to Etis!


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All Finnish IB schools organised their May 2021 examinations as planned and these went off without a hitch. As grade boundaries were lowered to counter the effects of disrupted schooling on a global scale, the results were nudged upwards, with a global average of 33 points (instead of the usua...
Admission results will be announced on www.espoo.fi/lukiovalinnat on Thursday 17.6. at the earliest. Please go to opintopolku.fi to accept your study place before 30.6. The study guidance counsellor Mikko Saxberg and ...
In times of Corona it is far from self-evident that we would be able to hold our annual EE Day final interviews in a public event rather than remotely online. With some simple precautions, such as wearing a mask and limiting the size of the audience, it was nonethe...
On Friday 28th August, 30 proud graduates gathered around their laptops to share a virtual IB graduation ceremony in Etis. Our idea was to make this a very special moment of celebration despite the physical distance between us, with graduates already on both sides ...