Kokemäki provides high-quality early childhood education and care, basic education, and a range of after-school opportunities for children.

Early childhood education

In Kokemäki, the options for early childhood education are daycare, family daycare and open early childhood education.

For further information, please contact:
Tarja Kannisto, Head of Early Childhood Education, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6227, email: tarja.kannisto[a]kokemaki.fi
Virpi Vallinmäki, Day-Care Secretary, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6230, email: virpi.vallinmaki[a]kokemaki.fi

There are two daycare centers in Kokemäki: Villa Vilinä daycare center and Kauvatsa day care school which is a combined unit of early childhood education and primary school in Kokemäki Kauvatsa.

Päiväkoti Villa Vilinä kuvattu kesäaikaan
Villa Vilinä day care center

Kauvatsa day care school

Pre-school education

The education and welfare department of the city of Kokemäki organizes free pre-school education for all 6-year-olds (the year before compulsory school age).

For the further information, please contact:
Päivi Vuori, Head of Local Education and Welfare Department, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6140, email: paivi.vuori[a]kokemaki.fi
Sari Mäkinen, Office Secretary, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6141, email: sari.makinen[a]kokemaki.fi

Basic Education

Kauvatsa day care and school is a combined unit of childhood education and elementary school in  Kauvatsa, Kokemäki. Early childhood education, pre-primary education and basic education (grades 1–6) are organized here. The Kauvatsa library also operates in connection with the daycare school.

Address: Lähteenmäen koulutie 70, 32920 Kauvatsa, Finland
Contact information: Elina Kankaanpää, Principal, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6181, email: elina.kankaanpaa[a]kokemaki.fi

Kauvatsa day care school

Kokemäen yhtenäiskoulu – Tulkkila’s campus is a primary school for grades 1–5, where approx. 220 students study. The school complex consists of a red wooden school building, which houses a pre-school, and a yellow stone school building, which houses a primary school. The sports center, called Tulkkila-sali, and the city library are located right next to the Tulkkila campus.

Address: Koulukatu 2, 32800 Kokemäki, Finland
Contact information: Noora Vesterinen, Assistant Principal, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6146, email: noora.vesterinen[a]kokemaki.fi

Tulkkila’s campus

Kokemäki yhtenäiskoulu – Tuomaala’s campus is a primary school of 50 pupils, located approximately 5 kilometres from the centre of Kokemäki. The school provides pre-primary education and basic education for grades 1–6.

Address: Torisevantie 17, 32810 Peipohja, Finland
Contact information: Petra Kossi, Headteache, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6157, email: petra.kossi[a]kokemaki.fi

Kokemäki yhtenäiskoulu – Yhteiskoulu’s campus is a co-educational school serving pupils in grades 7–9, and some of those in grade 6. The school also has three special needs classes. There are about 270 pupils in total. Campus is surrounded by swimming hall, city library, skate park and the city hall. Kokemäki High School operates in the same school complex.

Address: Tulkkilantie 9 b, 32800 Kokemäki, Finland
Contact information:
Juha-Pekka Pihlman, Principal, tel. +358 (0)40 487 7104, email: juha-pekka.pihlman[a]kokemaki.fi
Tiina Starcke, School Secretary, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6147, email: tiina.starcke[a]kokemaki.fi

Yhteiskoulu’s campus

Kokemäki High School

Kokemäki High School has been providing education leading to higher education for over a hundred years. Our qualified staff, a good team spirit and a safe working environment are just some of the advantages a small high school can offer. At our high school, we implement a wide variety of study paths and provide support for your studies. The students of our high school also have a genuine opportunity to influence the events of the academic year and their content.

The Finnish general upper secondary is, on average, a three-year education, equipping students with transversal general knowledge to continue either at a University or a University of applied sciences or vocational training. We cooperate with local vocational educational institutions, for example as an enabler of combined studies. In addition, together with the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, we implement pathway studies, which make it possible to start education aimed at a bachelor’s degree already during high school studies.
You are welcome to study at Kokemäki high school!

Address: Tulkkilantie 9b, 32800 Kokemäki, Finland
Contact information:
Mervi Ala-Kleemola, Principal, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6160
Marika Viljanen, School Secretary, tel. +358 (0)40 488 6143

Check out the video below about studying at Kokemäki!