Basic education refers to the general education for children between 7 and 16 years of age. It consists of year levels 1–9. Basic education is free of charge and aims to prepare and qualify students for secondary education. Further goals and the contents of basic education are defined in the curriculum.
In Turku, basic education is available in Finnish, Swedish and English in city-owned schools. In addition to the schools owned by the City of Turku, there are privately owned schools in the area.
A student’s home address determines which school they will attend.
Luostarinmäki is a popular field trip destination in Turku. You can book a guided tour of the Handicrafts Museum for your class.
Comprehensive schools in Turku get free guided tours in Luostarinmäki, as part of the city’s Culturepath programme. The Culturepath tours are organised throughout the school year, with the exception of May.