Young people at the beginning of their professional studies can choose from a variety of practical education alternatives. They can also apply to the regional Polytechnic or the Lappeenranta University of Technology.
The Lappeenranta University of Technology specialises in teaching and research of technology and economics
The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences offers programs in technology, economics, social and health care, travel and nutritional services, and cultural studies.
The Army Academy is a branch of the Finnish Defence Forces that trains the infantry soldiers and leaders of the armed forces.
Saimaa Vocational College Sampo
educates students for practical professions in the fields of technology, services and social and health care.
Saimaa Vocational College Sampo offers for adults a variety of professional degrees and the opportunity to do course work in these fields.
Educational institutions are actively involved in international co-operation in student and teacher exchange programs.
The Adult Education Centre and various club activities offer many possibilities for adult education.
Basic and upper secondary schools
The City of Lappeenranta arranges pre-school, basic and upper secondary school education . In addition, the City offers basic art education and after-school activities for children in collaboration with other communities and the private sector.
The City of Lappeenranta has 29 basic schools as well as 2 upper secondary schools, one of which offers classes for adult students. The Adult Program offers the possibility to complete the entire course, or take various courses in different subjects. Adult education courses are also offered online. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is also offered in Lappeenranta.
Private schools are another venue to obtain education in Lappeenranta. They include the Steiner School and Finnish-Russian School of Eastern Finland, which emphasises the Russian language and culture.
Basic art education is offered in the fields of music, dance, circus, theatre, painting and handicrafts.