We study in a new school building of Finnish logs. There is plenty of light and a feeling of space and the acoustics of our school building are great.
The unique thing in our school is the atmosphere. In a small high school, we are committed to value the feeling of togetherness.
We have only one school in our municipality and that is why there are different-aged pupils and students in our school’s hallways. Everybody knows each other and it is easy to get friends. Also teachers and the staff, in general, are easy to reach. There are only 10-25 students per course and teachers know all students by name. Teachers have time to help all students during lessons.
In Finland, students get a free school lunch every day. The school lunch in our school is especially good, made from fresh ingredients in our own school kitchen. The lunchroom is beautiful, peaceful, and comfortable.
In Finland, we have all four seasons. There is plenty of snow during the winter, you can go skiing and ice skating. During the summer the weather is warm and you can swim in the lakes. Nature is clean and there are lots of forests nearby. You can pick berries for free and walking in nature is allowed everywhere. Hiking is a common hobby.
If you want to have a close connection to nature and live in a clean and serene environment - our school is a perfect place for you. You are welcome to become part of our community!
The climate on average:
Month Average temperature (24 hours) Average rain (converted to water)
January -9.5 °C 40.7 mm
May 8.2 °C 39.2 mm
July 16.8°C 73.8 mm
October 3.5°C 62,4 mm
The bus station is located 1 km from the school. You can take the bus to Kuopio. The nearest railway station is located in Suonenjoki, 50 km from Vesanto. A train to Helsinki takes 4 hours from Suonenjoki and 4, 5 hours from Kuopio.
Distances to towns in Finland:
Vesanto – Suonenjoki 50 km
Vesanto – Kuopio 80 km
Vesanto – Jyväskylä 110 km
Vesanto – Helsinki 370 km
The school is in the center of the municipality. The center is quite small, and the forest begins right beside the school area.
School – health care center 2 km
School – restaurant 1 km
School – bus station 1 km
School – gym 0,1 km
School – parks and forest 0,1 km
School – rental apartments 0,1 -1,5 km
Guardian/Person in charge's Information
Anne Syrjänen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Study line: General line
Our school is a good high school, our mission is to offer high-quality teaching to our students. The line of studies is defined by the legislation and studies enable to apply to all universities and universities of applied sciences. The studies aim at the Finnish matriculation examination which is highly valued in Europe.
In addition to the general line of studies, we offer unique courses of our own. We offer two different demo courses in natural sciences, and they are organized in the Jyväskylä University’s Konnevesi Research Station. We also offer a hiking course, in which students are able to hike in some national parks or hiking routes in Finland.
In our school, we organize exceptionally many excursions to different destinations. For example, the University of Jyväskylä, theater, and other interesting attractions.
We have traditions of our own. For example, we have live music during the Prom dances. We organize several sports activities during the semester.
Demo courses in natural sciences are held in the Jyväskylä University's Konnevesi Research Station and students stay there for two days. The school takes care of the costs. On the hiking course, students visit a national park or a hiking route. School offers also bus trips. In these courses, students learn a lot about science and nature and also spend a nice time with schoolmates.
The rent depends on the apartment.
Own bedroom and shared living room and kitchen: 300– 375€/month
Shared bedroom, living room, and kitchen: 150 - 250 €/month
In addition to rent costs, there will be fees for water and electricity according to use. Rental apartments are located within walking distance of the school, some of them just beside the school. Apartments are in a rowhouse. There are different possible apartments and we shall inform the applicants of available ones later.
If you want to have a private room, it is possible. It is cheaper to share a room with another international student. The kitchen, bathroom, and living room are shared with another student/other students. Some apartments have also Sauna. Studio apartments are significantly more expensive. The grocery store is about 600-1000 m from the apartment.
Free: tuition, laptop, lunch, snack, learning materials, textbooks, e-learning environment, student healthcare, tutor, and group study for international students. A person, who is dedicated to supporting young people in our municipality, is easy to reach and helps our international students.
International action. We have two international students in our school. There are two high schools located nearby, Suonenjoki and Rautalampi high schools, which also are part of Finest Future program. In addition we are applying to an Erasmus project, which provides European co-operation and trips to other European countries.
Students who graduated from our school apply to all universities and universities of applied sciences in Finland. The nearest university is the University of Eastern Finland (uef.fi) and the nearest university of applied sciences is Savonia (savonia.fi). We cooperate with several universities, but we have a special co-working bond with the University of Jyväskylä. Our students take part in science courses located in the natural science research center led by the university.
We hope to have students who have good academic skills and high motivation to study. We provide legislative services, which support studies, e.g. student and carrier counseling and tutoring.
We have orientation events, youth clubs, and common excursions, which strengthen togetherness and group spirit. Students are guided to study together regardless of different backgrounds.
Keep us in mind, if you want to study in a unique school environment, in a peaceful and beautiful municipality.