Tikkurila Upper Secondary

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Tikkurila Upper Secondary School
Tikkurilan lukio
Vantaa Tikkurilan lukio1.jpg
Valkoisenlähteentie 53
Vantaa, Uusimaa
Coordinates 60°17′56″N 25°03′01″E / 60.29889°N 25.05028°E / 60.29889; 25.05028Coordinates: 60°17′56″N 25°03′01″E / 60.29889°N 25.05028°E / 60.29889; 25.05028
Type Upper Secondary School
Principal Ari Ranki
Number of students about 1200
Nickname 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 is located in Tikkurila, Vantaa, and is approximately 430 metres (1,411 ft) from Hiekkaharju's station. In 2013, junior high school graduates needed a minimum of 7.92 GPA to be admitted to study at Tikkurila Upper Secondary.[1]

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 Ari Ranki, who is also a biology teacher. In fall of 2012, Ari Ranki was principal for 3 terms while Risto Väyrynen, the previous principal, was off duty.

International Baccalaureate[edit]

In addition to the typical Finnish curriculum, TILU offers the IBDP, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, with about ninety students in the school. In TILU, the IB subject choices are:

  • Group 1 - English A1/Finnish A1
  • Group 2 - English B/Finnish B
  • Group 3 - History/Philosophy/Psychology
  • Group 4 - Biology/Chemistry/Physics
  • Group 5 - Mathematics HL/SL/studies SL
  • Group 6 - Visual arts/additional subject from groups 3-4


  1. ^ "Helsingin Sanomat". Retrieved 9 September 2014. 

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