Considering that Åland has a population of 30,000 people, we have a wide range of education to offer our pupils. We invest in our children’s future by providing them with small classes and a nice school environment
The autonomous Åland has its own education legislation with its own comprehensive education law, comprehensive education regulation and curriculum.
School is an early and vital part of lifelong learning. The elementary school curriculum is compiled with influences from both Finland and Sweden.
Schools in Åland
The smallest school in Åland currently does not have pupils in grades 1-6 while the largest primary school has ca 280 pupils. Secondary schools have between 130 and 330 pupils in each school, except the secondary schools located in the archipelago municipalities, which have 2 to 29 pupils in each school.
Basic and primary education in Åland is compulsory and free of charge. Children start school the year they turn 7 years old.