Tartu Folk High School

Tartu Folk High School (TFHS) is an adult training center that aims to implement the idea of lifelong learning and welcomes adults of all ages. The school is open to all who wish to develop their talents, refresh their knowledge, or learn something new in order to cope with life. It offers various possibilities for self-improvement that are connected with work or leisure time. We encourage people of different backgrounds and interests to take self –initiative and to participate in joint activities by organizing cultural events, exhibitions, and concerts in addition to training courses.
Our school was established 1987. Today TFHS is the biggest liberal adult training centre in Estonia. Participants come mainly from Tartu and southern Estonia but also from across the country.
We offer workshops and courses that last from a few academic hours up to whole semester. Course subjects are categorized thematically: language courses, visual and applied arts, handicraft, professional skills, psychology and personal development, health and well-being, culture, gardening, cooking and home improvement. Annual summer camps are hosted in Estonian countryside.
Tartu Folk High School is an independent non-profit foundation. It receives no government funding. Main source of income is course fees and it is used to provide a broad educational program. We write projects to develop new action models and course plans and to support organizing courses for specific target groups like seniors, people with lesser opportunities, immigrants – refugees and people who work in non-profit sector etc.