Lahti Folk High School

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Lahti Folk High School in a Nutshell


What is a folk high school?

  • institution of liberal adult education
  • established in Denmark
  • based on the ideology of N. F. S. Grundtvig (1783–1872)
  • typical in Nordic countries
  • usually residential

Lahti Folk High School

  • established in 1893
  • non-political, non-religious
  • owned by a private foundation
  • partly residential

Our Mission

  • to support individual growth
  • to educate people

Our Motto

Kaikesta oppii. - i.e. Live and Learn

Staff

  • Principal, Vice Principal
  • 20 full-time teachers
  • 15 – 30 part-time teachers
  • lecturers
  • 15 people in supporting services (administration, kitchen & maintenance)

School Campus

  • four buildings in Lahti city centre
  • unique, early 20th century architecture and green surroundings

Lahti Folk High School

Folk High Schools in Finland

  • approximately 90 schools
  • school for post-sixth-form students and adults mainly, ”pre-college”
  • mainly general or non-formal courses
  • voluntary additional basic education, upper secondary school and vocational education and training also offered
  • financed by state funding (around 40 %) and student fees

More Information:

Finnish Folk High School Assosiation

Folk High School - Wikipedia Article

 

 

lApproximately 90 schools
lSchool for post-sixth-form students and adults mainly, ”pre-college
lMainly general or non-formal courses
lvoluntary additional basic education, upper secondary school and vocational education and training also offered
lState funding around 40 %
lStudent fees