The Resource Wise Jyväskylä 2040 program is a compilation of the City’s key programs, roadmaps, and commitments that pertain to sustainable develop
‘The park has a small pond, over which brave children may slide on a zip wire’ – Children participated in city planning in Pupuhuhta
The children became acquainted with the planning of the park in their own daily lives.
Income limits in early childhood education and care will be raised as of 1st of August 2021, client fees applying to many children are to be reduced
The income limits on which the client fees are based will be raised by 31%.
Declaration of income must be made by the end of the starting month of the child’s early childhood education
When a child starts in municipal early childhood education, the family must submit an income statement no later than the end of the month in which the daycare begins. The income statement is made in the electronic customer services at www.jyvaskyla.fi/varhaiskasvatus/sahkoinen-asiointi.
Nearly 150 people quarantined in connection with Kuokkala Comprehensive School – overall coronavirus situation in Jyväskylä still calm
Individual infections related to one chain of transmission were found simultaneously in several different classes of the Kuokkala Comprehensive Sch
Jyväskylä was originally founded by an estate owner, Major Carl Christian Rosenbröijer.
Jyväskylä continues to fight coronavirus with current restrictions – upper secondary schools continue in contact teaching after skiing holidays
The Emergency Management Team of the City of Jyväskylä reviewed the Government's recommendation on the additional restrictions.
City of Jyväskylä waiting for more detailed instructions on how to implement the coronavirus restrictions – decisions on possible distance education in upper secondary schools will be made on Friday 5 March
In accordance with the Government's guidelines, upper secondary schools are proposed to be transferred to distance education for the period from 8
The Covid-19 situation calming down in Jyväskylä - Sports restrictions for under 18 years old will be released and libraries and museums will be opened to the public from 15 February 2021
The Emergency Management Team stated in its meeting today (12 February) that since the infection situation has calmed down, sports activities for u
Pupils in grades 7-9 return to classroom learning and youth services facilities open again in Jyväskylä – other restrictions in force in accordance with the coronavirus spread phase
The need for hospital care has not increased much in Jyväskylä.
City of Jyväskylä extends recommendations and restrictions on its services until the end of February - Mask recommendation applies to sixth graders
Following recommendations and restrictions are in force until the end of February in Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä gives an extensive mask recommendation to its residents over the age of 15 for two weeks - masks must always be worn in all indoor public places as well as at public events.
During this week, there have already been 37 positive test results in the Jyväskylä health services (the situation on 24 September). The incidence
On this page, we’ve assembled measures and procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus which the Jyväskylä municipal early childhood education services have adopted so far. This page will be updated as the situation develops.
On this site, you will find details of the policies and measures that have been introduced for schools in Jyväskylä to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They will shape how our local schools operate in the 2020/21 academic year. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
Updated on 28 August 2020
It is important to prevent the virus from spreading to other people for whom the virus may be dangerous. The virus may be dangerous for old people in particular and for those with other lung and heart diseases.
What should I do if I get ill?
If you have normal cold symptoms, such as cough or fever, stay at home and rest.
Students in upper secondary school can also access the City of Jyväskylä’s pupil and student support services. The service is staffed by psychologists and student welfare advisors, who are on hand to offer help and guidance to all students. The services are provided with the student’s consent, and they can also involve family and friends as well as teachers and other relevant professionals. The purpose of the service is to promote the wellbeing of individual students and the wider school community and to help create a safe and positive learning environment for all.
Psychiatric nurses working as part of the pupil and student support services team offer support to young people under the age of 18 and their families with mental health, drug, alcohol, gaming and gambling addiction issues. If you feel that you need help with any of these issues, you can get in touch with the nurses directly. Alternatively, contact can be initiated by a teacher or school nurse, however, staff must discuss this with you or a member of your family first.
The City of Jyväskylä’s Pupil and student support services are designed to promote health, welfare and learning across our schools and other educational establishments. They are available both on a direct one-on-one basis but also offered in communal and group settings. The content of the services is set out in the curriculum, and all staff, including teachers, school psychologists, student welfare advisors, school nurses and school doctors, contribute to their delivery.
Early childhood and basic education support service staff are there to help if a child finds it difficult to attend school or they are struggling with learning, for example. Staff will also liaise with the child’s family, teachers and other staff at the child’s school and they are a great source of help and guidance on parenting skills.
In Jyväskylä you are able study according to the Finnish comprehensive school curriculum in English and Swedish.
Finnish and foreign students can study in English in Kortepohja school from years 1 to 6 and in Viitaniemi school from years 7 to 9. The teaching language is English, but in art and crafts subjects and some optional subjects the students can have teaching in Finnish. The students’ language proficiency in English is tested before coming to the school.
All 6-year-old children and those 5-year-old children who are included in extended compulsory education have the right also to a free pre-school education. Participating in pre-school education is optional. Pre-school education is given in the daycare centres and in some schools. The daycare centres and schools have a common curriculum.
Pre-school education follows the schedule for the school's academic year. Teaching is given on school days for approximately four hours a day.
To seventh year
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.
To first year
Compulsory education begins the year the child turns seven. A new school year always begins in August. Usually, the child goes to the school which is closest to his or her home. For the first to second years, if the distance to the school exceeds 3.5 kilometres, the City provides school transport. A school other than the nearest school must be applied for separately. Admission to another school depends on the capacity available at the school.
Jälkkäri – after-school activity for school goers
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.
Support for learning and growth
The task of the entire school staff is, in co-operation with the student's guardians, to support the pupil's school attendance, learning, as well as positive growth and development. If the student needs support, the student is provided with remedial education in his or her own class, individually with a remedial education teacher, in small groups, or remedial education groups. Depending on students’ needs, this support may be provided as enhanced support based on an individual learning plan, or full time special education.