Etelä-Tapiolan lukio International Baccalaureate (IB)

•   Annual intake: 35

•   Applications for the pre-DP are submitted through the joint application system In addition, all students must complete a separate application form, available at


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:  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

Group 5            Mathematics: Mathematics SL/HL Mathematical Studies 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

All applicants are tested. The date of the entrance test is Tuesday 24th April 2018.The test starts at 13.30. Candidates should arrive at 13.00. Mathematics, English and äidinkieli/Finnish as a Second Language, will be tested (except for those without any knowledge of Finnish, who have a second English test).

Open doors for applicants: 17 and 23.1.2018 at 13.30

Information evening for parents: 24.01.2018 at 18.30


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

Head of school:  Harri Rinta-aho tel. +358 9 8163 9100 050 428 9440

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

School office  tel. +358 9 8163 9101

school code 0267, section code 809