Our School

Kulosaaren yhteiskoulu is a private publicly-funded secondary school in Helsinki. Our over 900 students in six grade levels and approximately 90 staff are of about 40 different nationalities with 30+ languages spoken. 60% of our students study in both Finnish and English according to CLIL pedagogy and all school events are organised bilingually. We emphasize community, individualism, and goal-oriented studying while helping our students grow into international and skilled Europeans with strong roots in their own cultures.

Our students and staff have diverse international backgrounds, many are from bicultural families and speak two or three languages at home, and many have lived abroad for various reasons.

Studying in the school is free, there are no tuition fees. Upper secondary students are however responsible for getting their own study material i.e. books and a laptop. The school can not offer accommodation or assist in visa applications.



We support growth to a brave individual

We are curious and explore the world actively. We get excited about things, and grasp them with courage and entrepreneurship. We develop creative and individual solutions and create new possibilities. We do not let mistakes discourage us but we learn and always try our best. We take responsibility and learn to know ourselves. We act respectively and with empathy towards everything surrounding us. We encourage responsibility and wellbeing.


We are a caring community

Together we create a safe and fair school community. We respect and trust each other. We all have a possibility to participate and be part of the school life. We take responsibility of the functioning of our community and the world outside it. We help and support each other. We are open-minded towards new and different. We appreciate and benefit the diversity of our community.


We aim to the world

We live in an international world, represent proudly Finnishness and create networks. We welcome diversity, appreciate different cultures and know how to be and communicate in them. We build better world.


We build future

We offer a goal-directed learning environment where diverse knowledge and skills can be learned. Continuous self-development, finding and strengthening one’s own strengths is important to us. Passion towards learning creates our academic atmosphere. We are initiative, innovative and critical. We evaluate and give constructive feedback. We understand the meaning of sustainable development.