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Ylöjärvi Upper Secondary School

Ylöjärvi upper secondary school is located in the heart of beautiful southwestern Finland next door to Tampere. The town of Ylöjärvi (almost 30 000 inhabitants) offers ideal surroundings for life and learning in both urban and rural environments.

Ylöjärvi upper secondary school’s focus lies on a wide general education. Our course-based curriculum offers a vast range of choice for our students, but at the same time the relatively small size of the school as well as the friendly atmosphere provide safety and support whenever needed. Our expert teaching staff is one of our main assets, and the school’s modern facilities enable them and the students to make full use of their potential.

In addition to general upper secondary education our students have the opportunity to specialize in entrepreneurship. It is a nationally recognized specialization and a maximum of 40 students are chosen for it each year.

The international cooperation is very active. Our students participate in international projects and gatherings on a regular basis. They can participate in our international projects as well as enjoy the opportunities for short-term student exchanges provided by the European School Network (ESN) with partner schools across Europe. For more information on ESN, visit www.esnetwork.eu/

Our ESN coordinator is Tommi Lindholm (tommi.lindholm(a)ylojarvi.fi).

If you want to find out more about the school or its international activities, contact Elina Yli-Pohja (elina.yli-pohja(a)ylojarvi.fi), Anu Tarhonen (anu.tarhonen(a)ylojarvi.fi) or Anri Tuohimäki (anri.tuohimaki(a)ylojarvi.fi).

School visits

Our school also offers school visits. If you want to book a school visit be in contact with Miia Bergman (miia.bergman(a)ylojarvi.fi).

The price for a visit of 2-3 hours is 300 euros. A whole day visit (duration 5-6 hours) is 600 euros.

Here is what we offer, but we can also tailor the visit based on the questions you present:

  1. School Tour
    • guidance by teacher or student
  2. Finnish Upper Secondary School and Finnish School System
    • presentation by teacher
    • if requested students can also join the discussions if the time of the visit is appropriate for them (extra fee +50 €)
  3. Entrepreneurship Education in Upper Secondary School
    • entrepreneurship education is based on team learning experience, includes a lot of practical examples
    • presentation by teacher
    • if requested students can also join the discussions if the time of the visit is appropriate for them (extra fee +50 €)
  4. Teampedagogics in Upper Secondary School
    • content: how to learn in teams for 8 weeks (the so called ’teamperiod’)
    • presentation by teacher
    • if requested students can also join the discussions if the time of the visit is appropriate for them (extra fee +50 €)
  5. Observation of Teaching / Visiting a Class

In every presentation the visitors will have the opportunity to make questions and discuss.

Availability to have food or beverages along the visit. They must be booked in advance. Special diets can be taken into account if requested.

  1. School Lunch
    • 7 €/person (coffee included)
    • teacher/headmaster can join the lunch if requested
  2. Coffee/Tea/Juice with Stuffed Roll/Bun/Cake/Karelian pie
    • coffee/tea/juice is about 2-5 € /person depending what you want with the beverages
    • the price also depend on whether you enjoy it in the school cafeteria or do you want the catering along the presentations