Syvälahti School is situated in the city of Turku.
Syvälahti School was founded in 2018 as a school and an environment dedicated to student-based approach to learning.Syvälahti School is an institution in public education with approximately 38 teacher.Student range is from 6 to 16 years old. From age ranges 6-12 there are 215 pupils and from age ranges 13-16 there are 447 pupils in our school (09.09.2019). The maximum capacity in school is approx. 800 pupils/students.
Syvälahti School is one part in Syvälahti Multifunctional Center. In addition to the school the school building houses a kindergarten, a public youth centre, a public library, some social services personnel, a psychologist, a nurse and a doctor and a maternity clinic. With these services we are very closely tied with the local community.
All-encompassing approach can be seen through the building.It was the common theme in the planning and designing of the building and selecting its furniture as well.These links will explain this idea better (here is the architect’s page on the school building)
and here is the supplier of furniture:
Page before mentioned includes also a video of the school. Syvälahti School prides on its low hierarchy where all in the school community from kitchen services to headmaster of the school has a say in how the school is run and its culture is formed. It has excellent and enthusiastic teachers committed to finding the best possible ways for students to learn – be it for instance computer, game or drama based learning. Although the school district houses many affluent members of the society, it has in the same districtseveral centres for youths from troubled backgrounds.
The true mission of the school is to find a way where these students from quite different backgrounds would all feel comfortable and find real joy in learning. In other, more formal, words: preventing educational disadvantage within the school system.