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Basic education

The City of Kajaani’s basic education offers pupils a safe learning environment and creates an excellent foundation for further studies. Kajaani’s schools are located close to nature and they offer a variety of stimuli in their surroundings that are used to support the school’s activities throughout the year.

A modern school environment

Kajaani’s schools have been renovated to meet changing teaching methods, and information and communications technology is used in teaching right from the 1st grade. Basic education in Kajaani is multicultural. Pupils speak more than 20 different languages as their mother tongue. In 2021, the city was launch extensive bilingual basic education, offering instruction in English and Finnish.