Valikko Sulje

Briefly in English




We are in Jyväskylä, 268 km to the north from Helsinki in Central Finland with good traffic connections: a railway station and several daily long-distance express bus lines from Helsinki airport and city center.


Characteristic features


  • Our school was founded in 1942 and is owned by a private NGO foundation
  • We have about 500 students
  • We respect Christian values, but our school has international students and staff with many cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds
  • We have regional, national and international networks
  • In our campus area we offer excellent facilities (a gym, a library with PCs and internet, free wifi, a restaurant)
  • Our school dormitories offer accommodation for 40 students and hostel guests in double rooms, and also studio flats with private kitchenettes and bathrooms
  • Our school has a great diversity: we have about 150 migrant students from 25 different countries with 19 different languages


Vocational education with national degrees


  • Vocational Qualification in Education and Guidance (work as a Youth and Community Instructor or as a Children’s Instructor in kindergartens)
  • Further Vocational Qualification in Education and Guidance (work as a Learning Support Assistant/Morning and Afternoon Club Activity Instructor or as a Childminder at a family day care)
  • Further Vocational Qualification in Cleaning and Property Services (work as a personal assistant, a home aid, a cleaner or a janitor)
  • Further Vocational Qualification in Parish and Funeral Services (work as a verger or a cemetery caretaker, or as an employee in customer service in a funeral home in funeral services)


Free-oriented youth and adult education


  • Interior decoration
  • Theatre
  • Graphic design
  • Music
  • Open University studies
  • Comprehensive school for young and adult students
    • Tenth extra grade of comprehensive school studies
    • Comprehensive school studies for adult students (basic skills, lower level, upper level)

Accommodation, conference and festivity services


  • Accommodation services in hostel flats in a peaceful environment near the city center
  • A lovely restaurant with 120 seats for catering services and an assembly hall and facilities for private family gatherings as weddings and birthday parties
  • Comfortable facilities for business meetings, seminars, community gatherings and concerts
  • Weekend and summer courses on various topics
  • Further education and leadership courses


 Vision and strategy for the Future


  • We have international cooperation in Erasmus+- projects and in Unesco ASPNET- School network
  • We focus on global citizenship and sustainable development according to UN Agenda 2030 goals
  • We have efficient cooperation models with the working life
  • We use digital facilities both in teaching and in learning

Contact information

Principal Mr Harri Erkamaa

tel. +358 44 7522 764


School Secretaries:

Vocational studies:

Ms Suvi Uski

tel. +358 44 7522 714


Other studies:

Ms Kirsi Haukimäki

tel. +358 44 7522 716


School Office:

Sulkulantie 28, FIN – 40520 JYVÄSKYLÄ, FINLAND
tel. +358 14 3348 000
e-mail: toimisto(at)

Vice principal Mr Matti Virtala

tel. +358 44 7522 749


International Coordinator:

Ms Anna-Liisa Vallipuro

tel. +358 50 3899 641


Accommodation and bookings:

Ms Katriina Holma

tel. +358 14 334 8000