Etelä-Tapiolan lukio International Baccalaureate (IB)

•   Annual intake: 50

•   Applications for the pre-DP are submitted through the joint application system


The IB challenge

Etelä-Tapiolan Lukio (known affectionately as “Etis”) enjoys an unrivalled reputation for excellence while the English language line has more than twenty years of expertise in delivering a quality education of its own. The school is a short walk away from the new metro in the heart of Tapiola. The WeeGee building, housing the school, is something of a landmark in Espoo, while the airy classrooms and modern, twenty-first learning space on the third floor allow for cutting edge teaching and learning. The IB classes are fully integrated into the bi-lingual Etis community, where all events are held in common with the sole exception of the renowned “bootcamp” in Nuuksio National Park for new entrants at the start of the first year. Our aim is to help students to achieve their best whilst still maintaining a healthy sense of balance.  We never forget that education is about people rather than numbers. Welcome to Etis!


Subjects offered

Group 1 - Studies in Language and Literature:

Finnish Literature SL/HL.

English Language and Literature  SL/HL.

School- supported self-taught language SL (for mother tongue speakers of other languages)

Group 2 - Language Acquisition:

Finnish B French B SL or select a second language from group 1

Group 3 - Individuals and Societies:

Business and Management SL/HL   History SL/HL

Group 4 - Experimental Sciences:

Biology SL/HL    Physics SL/HL   Chemistry SL/HL

Group 5 - Mathematics:

Analysis and Approaches HL/SL   Applications and Interpretations HL/SL

Group 6 - Arts or Electives:

Visual Arts SL (optional - or select another subject from groups 1-4)

At least seven students are required to subscribe to a subject in order for courses to run. Timetable restrictions may also limit choices.


Further information

See “How to apply”


Ahertajantie 5, 02100 Espoo  - postal address PL 3234, 02070 Espoo, Finland

For any inquiries, please contact

IB Co-ordinator David Crawford tel. +358 9 8163 9109

School office  tel. +358 9 8163 9101

school code 0267, section code 809