General Upper Secondary Education

Finnish general upper secondary education provides students with extensive general knowledge and skills needed in the development of their further studies, working life, leisure activities, and personality.

At the completion of general upper secondary school studies, students take the Finnish national matriculation examination.

The general upper secondary school syllabus normally takes three years to complete. After graduation students are ready to begin studies at a university, university of applied sciences and vocational training based on the general upper secondary education syllabus.

Gradia General Upper Secondary Schools  provide strong competences for further education and for the labour markets. 

 Our general upper secondary schools include Jyväskylän Lyseo Upper Secondary School, Schildt Upper Secondary School and Jyväskylä Upper Secondary School for Adults.

Cornerstones of our Education

  • Strong local autonomy
  • Participative and autonomous leadership and management
  • Guidance
  • Students’ well-being
  • Students’ active role in the school community
  • High degree of autonomy for school teachers
  • National Matriculation Examination