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Basic education

Basic education is free of charge. There are 14 Finnish language and 5 Swedish language basic schools where basic education is arranged in the city of Vaasa. Furthermore, there are a few private schools; Vaasan kristillinen koulu and Vaasan Rudolf Steiner-koulu as well as a state-run school, Vasa Övningsskola in the City.

Compulsory education applies to children who are permanent residents in Finland in the year in which they turn seven years old.

Compulsory education ends when the children have completed the basic education syllabus or ten years have passed since they started in compulsory education. The period of compulsory education may be extended due to a disability or illness.

Adults may complete the basic education syllabus for example at Alma Adult Education Centre.


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Administration of Basic Education

Opening hours

  • customer service only by appointment

Basic education in Finnish

Head of education department Kari Nummela p.  040 754 7702,

Principal Johanna Olsson  040 510 0717,

Principal Jyrki Jokinen  040 756 8618,

Coordinator of pupils from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds, Markku Nirkkonen 040 542 3240,

Basic education in Swedish

Head of education department, Marianne West p.  040 777 3225,

Morning- and afternoon activities

Secretary services

Administrative secretary Therése Kangas p.  040 647 5611,

Administrative secretary Saija Salo 040 520 4516,