School year 2019 - 2020
Autumn term begins on Thursday 8th of August 2019
Autumn holiday: 14th - 20th October 2019
Autumn term ends 20 th of December 2019
Christmas holiday: 21st December 2019 - 6th January 2020
Spring term begins on Tuesday 7th of January 2020
Winter holiday: 24th February - 1st March 2020
School ends on Saturday 30th May 2020
Usually, students of seventh to ninth year go to the school located nearest their home. The school’s resources and the student’s particular subject choices may impact on the selection of the school location. Ultimately, the school location of the student is decided on by the provider of the education.
A student will receive a bus ticket if the distance to the nearest school (or the school allocated to him or her) is over 5 kilometres. If the student goes to another school, commuting is not paid for.
Jälkkäri – after-school activity for students
Jälkkäri, supervised after-school activity, is arranged in all schools with years 1 to 6. About 600 students attend Jälkkäri-activities in Jyväskylä. Jälkkäri is a pleasant combination of recreation and rest. A snack is also included in the programme. Jälkkäri aims to offer versatile and high quality activities as e.g. various hobby clubs. The presence of an adult ensures that it is safe to attend Jälkkäri after school. A small fee is collected for attending Jälkkäri.
The education services of the City of Jyväskylä are responsible for basic education. Basic education (comprehensive school) is free of charge all-round education. Every child residing permanently in Finland is obliged to attend comprehensive school. Comprehensive school takes nine years and is intended for children/teenagers from 7 to 16 years of age. This also applies to immigrant children/teenagers residing permanently in Finland. In comprehensive school, the teaching groups are established by class year.