The article focuses on the substantive principles of health-saving upbringing of students in Finnish general education schools.The goals, the main structural segments of training and the organizational features of the educational process in general schools in Finland aredefined.The features of preparation for the adult life of pupils are analyzed.The state of children's health is always at the center of society's attention.School education in Finland is aimed at teaching children to preserve their own health and that of their loved ones, to share useful and harmful habits in daily life, to observe the regime of the day, nutrition, personal hygiene, and to act quickly and correctly in various situations. At the current stage of development of secondary schools in the world, the main task of pedagogical teams in their activities is the formation of a special, motivated attitude towards the health of pupils and their parents, the preservation and strengthening of health from the educational institution, the definition of the content and the implementation of health-saving measures.Modern society in the conditions of constant changes in all spheres of human life needs to consider the problem of strengthening the health of the individual.The process of studying in Finnish general education schools is based on a series of principles aimed at: maintaining the physical and mental health of schoolchildren, providing safety to all pupils, providing healthy and proper nutrition. The purpose of the article is to identify and disclose the content of the principles of healthcare-saving education of pupils in secondary schools in Finland. For realization of the set goal the general scientific methods of research are used: analysis, synthesis, abstraction and generalization, which are the basis of development of the investigated phenomenon. Prospects for scientific research we see in the further analysis of the content principles, which guides the Finnish secondary school in the healthcare-saving upbringing.This research does not exhaust all aspects of the problem of healthcare-saving education of students in schools in Finland. Finnish schools are a comfortable environment built on the principles of humanism. Equality and respect for all participants in the process have become the starting point for Finnish success.