Education and Culture Department


  1. Pre-, primary and basic education, as stated in Basic Education Act
  2. Morning and afternoon activities for pupils, as stated in Basic Education Act
  3. Upper secondary school education, as stated in Act on General Upper Secondary Education
  4. Vocational education
  5. Non-formal adult education and basic education in arts
  6. Library and informaton services, cultural activities, sports activities and youth work.

Responsible units and persons in charge:

  • Administration, Ilkka Korhonen, Director of education and culture department 
  • Inari school, pre-school and classes 1-9, Marja Seilonen, Headteacher
  • Ivalo primary school, pre-school and classes 1-6, Pirkko Olli, Headteacher
  • Ivalo secondary school, classes 7-9, Ulla  Hynönen, Headteacher
  • Sevettijärvi school, pre-school and classes 1-9, Johanna Nieminen, Headteacher
  • Ivalo upper secondary school, Ulla Hynönen, Headteacher
  • Early childhood education and care, Pirkko Saarela, Director
  • Children's day-care centres in Ivalo, Inari and Saariselkä
  • Adult education centre, Jyrki Kivi, Headteacher
  • Library services, Arja Kuisma, acting director of library services
  • Cultural services, Mirja Karjalainen, Secretary for cultural affairs
  • Leisure time services, includes sports and youth services, Mervi Urpilainen, Secretary for leisure time services


Inari Municipality

Education and Culture Department

Piiskuntie 2
FIN-99800 Ivalo
Email: or
Tel: +358 40 188 7111

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