Our school is situated in northern Espoo, in the suburb of Järvenperä.
Visiting address: Auroranmäki 1, 02940 Espoo.
Postal address: PL 3523, 02070 Espoon kaupunki.
The main philosophy of Järvenperä School
Our aim is to educate our pupils to become responsible, tolerant and active member of the Finnish society. In addition to teaching and guidance, we want to encourage the pupils towards lifelong learning. Our school supports the individual development of each pupil by using various ways of working together.
Head teacher Mrs Sisko Savolainen, tel. +358981643222
Assistant head teacher Mrs Miia Karjalainen, tel. +358981643224
School secretary Mrs Stiina Bergström, tel. +358981643220
In all there are approximately 60 people working at our school. The number of teachers is 35.
The lessons last for 75 minutes.
Most of the days the pupils have four lessons. The school day starts at 8.30 and ends at 15.00.
The pupils get a free school lunch each day. During the one-hour-long lunch break the pupils also have a chance of participating in clubs and extra-curricular activities.
The school year is divided into five periods; the pupils get a report card at the end of each period.
Since 2010 our school specializes in natural sciences.
In 2011-2012 the number of pupils is 308. In addition to that we also have classes for handicapped children and one class for pupils with learning difficulties. 25 pupils with milder learning difficulties are integrated in ordinary classes. They receive part-time special education either in smaller groups or simultaneously with their class. We have two special education teachers.