Kronoby folkhögskola and Medborgarinstitutet

Modern education and cultural diversity

Kvarnen – Kronoby Folk High School and Adult Education Centre

A Folk High School since 1891 – still filling the house with modern education programs and cultural diversity.

The Folk High School, or Community College, offers full-time education programs. The Adult Education Centre (Kronoby MI) offers open courses with varying content for people of all ages. Students from regional high schools participate in special courses, projects, and group trips. We also engage in national and international development projects as well as arrange short courses, group trips, and seminars.

Our education programs

POVAKO – Preparation program for police studies BASE CAMP – 10th grade or an extra school year LANGUAGE COURSES – Swedish and Finnish (beginner and advanced level)
SLÖJDTORGET – Hand craft courses (wood, metal, textile)
OUTDOOR ACADEMY – Nordic outdoor education (Outdoor Life, Outdoor Guide)
KRONOBY MI COURSES – Short term courses at the Adult Education Centre
HIGH SCHOOL COURSES – 6-week courses for high school students

Kronoby folkhögskola och medborgarinstitut

Vår skola fyller 130 år – men här gäller fullt hus, moderna utbildningar, kulturell mångfald.

Folkhögskolan ordnar längre heltidsutbildning. Medborgarinstitutet (MI) erbjuder öppna kurser med de mest varierande innehåll för alla åldersgrupper. Elever från närliggande gymnasier deltar aktivt i specialkurser, projekt och resor med Kvarnen. Vi engagerar oss också i olika nationella och internationella utvecklingsprojekt, ordnar korta kurser, resor och seminarier.


An old Swedish word for ‘mill’, signaling energy and development. The mill was traditionally a place of gathering, where important topics were discussed while business was being done. The mill, with its technical solutions, was a symbol of ideas, technological advancement, and development. Our mission is to keep on being a friendly community and a foundation for personal development.