Childcare and education

Espoo offers educational opportunities for inhabitants of all ages and encourages lifelong learning. Day care services are provided as both municipal and private services. Families who have no need for day care may take part in the activities of open day care centres, residents’ parks and clubs.

Pre-primary education is provided in several day care centres and schools in the city. The comprehensive schools, upper secondary schools, vocational schools and universities of applied sciences in Espoo as well as Aalto University offer high-quality education. The diverse range of courses available at the Adult Education Centre allows residents to develop themselves.

The Finnish Education Unit is mainly on vacation between 4-31 July 2016. The autumn term begins on 16 August 2016 (Tuesday). Read more about our arrangements during the summer, for example how moving pupils can apply for school. Have a great summer!
Espoo's comprehensive and general upper secondary schools begin their summer holidays on 4 June 2016 (Sat). We wish all pupils and students a sunny summer! You can write down next school-year's work and holiday times.


  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two new loan agreements with counterparts in Finland today, supporting urban transport and education in the cities of Helsinki and Espoo.
Published 2012-01-26 15:59 , updated 2012-01-26 15:59