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Schools

Comprehensive schools of grades 1-6 operate in Tampere at 22 different locations. There are 7 schools for grades 7-9 and 9 schools for grades 1-9, i.e. complete comprehensive education.

The Finnish International School of Tampere , or FISTA, is a comprehensive school offering basic education for grades 1-9. The main language of tuition is English.

In addition to the schools maintained by the city, comprehensive education is also provided by Normaalikoulu, which is a state-maintained school for teacher training. There are also three privately-run comprehensive schools: Tampere Rudolf Steiner school, The Swedish Comprehensive School (Svenska Samskolan) and Tampere Christian School in Aitolahti.