Education in Kauniainen
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Early childhood education
Kauniainen has city-owned and private day-care centres as well as private family day care providers. Day care is available in Finnish or Swedish. Kauniainen also has one English-language day-care centre.
Please apply for a day-care position for your child at least four months before you wish the service to begin. If you are applying for a day-care position for the first time, use an electronic application.
You can also obtain an application form from a day-care centre or the City Hall information point. Return the application to the day-care centre or City Hall.
Read more: Early childhood education
In Kauniainen, preschool education is organised at day-care centres. Preschool education begins in August, and the application period is open at the beginning of each year.
Read more:Pre-school education.
Kauniainen has both a Finnish-language and Swedish-language comprehensive school Enrolments for comprehensive school must be submitted at the beginning of the year. If you have questions about comprehensive education, please contact the School Office.
Kauniainen City Hall
Tel. (09) 50 561 (exchange)
Read more:Basic education
The nearest vocational schools are located in Espoo and Helsinki.
Read more: Vocational education
Omnia, Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo RegionVocational educationLink redirects to another website
Helsinki Vocational CollegeVocational education and trainingLink redirects to another website
General upper secondary school
Kauniainen has two general upper secondary schools, one of which provides education in Finnish and the other in Swedish.
Espoo has a general upper secondary school for adults, where adults can complete general upper secondary school and the matriculation examination
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A unit of the HUMAK University of Applied Sciences operates in connection to Kauniainen’s Työväen Akatemia (Workers’ Academy), which provides the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in culture production.
At the universities and institutes of higher education in Espoo and Helsinki, you can study many fields.
Read more: Universities of applied sciences, Universities
HUMAK University of Applied SciencesInformation about the HUMAK University of Applied SciencesLink redirects to another website
Other study opportunities
At the Kauniainen Adult Education Centre, you can study languages, crafts and cooking, for example, or engage in guided exercise.
The Kauniainen Art School provides children and young people with the opportunity to study visual arts, while the local music school educates both children and adults in music.
Kauniainen School of Fine ArtsInformation about the School of Fine ArtsLink redirects to another website
Kauniaisten musiikkiopistoInformation about the School of MusicLink redirects to another website
Kauniainen is home to the Finnish Bible Institute, which is a Christian education establishment. There you can complete individual courses or study in one of the institute’s programmes. The programmes last 1–2 years. The Finnish Bible Institute also has a study programme specifically intended for immigrants.
Työväen Akatemia offers education in many university disciplines, along with coaching for those who want to get into a university.
Read more: Studying as a hobby