Upper secondary school education is given in the schools of Turku
- in Finnish at 6 schools
- In Swedish at Katedralskolan i Åbo
- in English at the Turku International School
In addition to the upper secondary schools administrated by the City, also the Normal School of the University of Turku and Steiner School operate in Turku.
Service Area Director of Upper Secondary School Education in the City of Turku is Esko Heikkonen.
Basic education is free all-round education, which is given to all children residing permanently in Finland. Compulsory education means that all children must go to school in Finland. Compulsory education begins the same year that the child has his/her 7th birthday. Compulsory education continues until the age of 17, unless the student has graduated before that. The family will receive information about starting 1st form in January, and when the student starts 7th form, there will be an info for the family.