Oulun Lyseon Lukio

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Oulun Lyseo Upper Secondary School
Oulun Lyseon lukio
Oulu Lyseo Inner Court 2008 06 08.JPG
Kajaaninkatu 3
Oulu, 90100
Coordinates 65°00.9′N 025°28.3′E / 65.0150°N 25.4717°E / 65.0150; 25.4717Coordinates: 65°00.9′N 025°28.3′E / 65.0150°N 25.4717°E / 65.0150; 25.4717
School type Public school
Established 1874
Principal Mika Aalto
Teaching staff 50
Age range 16+
Number of students ca. 650

Oulun Lyseon Lukio (Oulu Lyseo Upper Secondary School) is a Finnish school in the city of Oulu in northern Finland. There are about 50 teachers and about 500 students in the high school and 150 in the IB-study programme (2005).

Oulun Lyseon Lukio has been offering IB-study programme in English starting 1992. There are also some distance education programmes for small towns of Ylikiiminki and Tyrnävä.


In the autumn of 1874, Oulun lyseo started as a private Lyceum and it adopted Finnish as the official academical language. During the 1880s the school was admitted state aid and gradually the schools ownership was changed as state owned. In 1891 the first graduates were graduated from the state owned Oulun Lyseo.


Oulun Lyseo moved to the current school building in 1890. The building representing neoclassical style was designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel and built in 1831 as a Trivial school, which was the first school in the northern Finland that lead to university studies. Descendant of this old school nowadays is the University Teacher Training School (Oulun Normaalikoulun lukio). The building has been extended several times during its history.

Notable alumni[edit]

Plaques for the three presidents that have attended Oulun Lyseo.

External links[edit]

Media related to Oulun Lyseon lukio at Wikimedia Commons