Tikkurila Upper Secondary

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Tikkurila Upper Secondary School
Tikkurilan lukio
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Tikkurila Upper Secondary
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Coordinates 60°17′56″N25°03′01″E / 60.29889°N 25.05028°E / 60.29889; 25.05028
TypeUpper Secondary School
PrincipalMari Aalto
Number of studentsabout 1200
Nickname TILU/ TILU IB
Website http://www.edu.vantaa.fi/tilu/

Tikkurila Upper Secondary School (Finnish : Tikkurilan lukio), abbreviated in Finnish as TILU, is the largest high school in Finland, with about 1200 students from years 10 to 12. The school also offer an IB programme which is greatly valued in all around the world. The school is located in Tikkurila, Vantaa, and is approximately 430 metres (1,411 ft) from Hiekkaharju's station. In 2018, junior high school graduates needed a minimum of 8.10 GPA to be admitted to study at Tikkurila Upper Secondary. [1]


You can learn more about the school activities that happen in TILU IB by following the TILU IB Instagram: @tilu_ib

TILU classifies its courses into different class groups that focus on specific subjects. Since 2009 there has been a mathematics and physical education group, in addition to a music group. The school also provides a variety of media and different languages courses including Latin and Japanese. TILU's friend-school is in Singapore and the schools arrange visits to one another's schools annually.

Tilu's principal is Mari Aalto

International Baccalaureate

In addition to the typical Finnish curriculum, TILU offers the IBDP, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, with about ninety students in the school. TILU IB is one of the best IB schools in Finland offering a wide range of subjects for students with different aims and goals. In TILU, the IB subject choices are:

In addition, the school also has a personal library for students to use, which other IB schools in Finland do not have. Our students are all-rounded and welcoming!

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