There are nine regular day schools in Ventspils (one gymnasium, five secondary schools, two primary schools and one elementary school), evening secondary school as well as ten kindergartens including one specialized. It is possible to receive education both in Latvian and Russian languages in Ventspils.
1680 children study in Ventspils kindergartens in 2015/2016 school year. 673 children in the age of 5 to 6 years are participating in the mandatory training before going to the 1st class.
4194 children study in Ventspils regular day schools in the school year of 2015/2016, including 453 first class pupils and 295 tenth class pupils.
Stimulating studies in the natural sciences
Ventspils has set the following goals – to encourage young people to study natural sciences, math and technology, to promote the high quality education in above mentioned subjects, to increase the number of students in natural science and technology programs, to attract more specialists to the sectors that are vital for economy of Ventspils.
That is why by attracting co-financing from EU the local government modernizes the natural science and technology classrooms, purchases new furniture, training aids and other equipment.