In English

Viherlaakso is the oldest Upper Secondary School founded in Espoo but still modern, innovative and young in terms of spirit and pedagogy and methods of teaching. There are about 360 students studying in Viherlaakso at the moment but the School is growing fast during the next few years. Viheri, as we call our school, is the fifth largest Upper Secondary School in Espoo. In Finland there are proximately four hundred Upper Secondary schools all together and comparing with them Viherlaakso is a quit big School. In Scale of Schools in China that is a different story.

In our school students should set a realistic, yet challenging goal, plan their studies for a full school year and do their best to achieve their goals. The living as a Student is a balanced mixture including hobbies, social life and academic work. All that builds up the good future for an individual. Initially on the most important thing is to learn good study techniques and study habits, that means focused, intensive studying daily bases both in school and at home.

There are four groups at the first year level: math class, art class, language class and overall class. Second and third year students make their own schedules. In Finland the Upper secondary school syllabus includes at least 75 courses. One course lasts seven weeks and each week includes three 75 minutes lessons. Courses are offered in three different types: compulsory courses, advanced courses and school-based applied courses. The students have to study 47-52 compulsory courses depending on the number of languages ​​in their syllabus and the level of math they are studying.

During the third school year the students are studying courses for the matriculation examination and they will have at least four test in the examinations.

During the academic year 2015-16, students will use computers in their studies some useful way. This will change the high school student’s everyday lives and also teaching in many ways. All of the first annual students need their own tablet or laptop.