This section provides the most recent available data on the number of educational institutions from pre-primary to post-secondary non-tertiary education level (ISCED levels 0-4). Statistics on numbers and characteristics of higher education institutions can be found in the European Tertiary Education Register. A general overview of the categories of institutions providing publicly-subsidised adult education and training can be found in the chapter on adult education. The notes below the tables provide methodological explanations necessary for a good interpretation of data.
Type of educational institution in English (and in national language)
|ISCED levels provided||Main orientation of the programmes provided||Number of educational institutions|
|Public||Government-dependent private||Private independent|
|Pre-school childcare institution (koolieelne lasteasutus)||0||(-)||618||563||55||(-)|
|Pre-school/Primary school (lasteaed-algkool)||0,1||(-)||19||8||11||(-)|
|Primary school (algkool)||1||(-)||37||35||2||(-)|
|Basic school (põhikool)||1,2||G||212||190||22||(-)|
|Pre-school/Basic school (lastead-põhikool)||0,1,2||G||89||84||5||(-)|
|Upper secondary school (keskkool/gümnaasium)||1,2,3||G||133||120||13||(-)|
|Upper secondary school (keskkool/gümnaasium)||0,1,2,3||G||3||1||2||(-)|
|Upper secondary school (keskkool/gümnaasium)||3||G||24||23||1||(-)|
|Vocational education institution (kutseõppeasutus)||2,3,4||V||7||4||3||(-)|
|Vocational education institution (kutseõppeasutus)||3||V||26||26||0||(-)|
Source: Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (Haridus- ja Teadusministeerium). Education database HaridusSilm, 2019 (last accessed 10/12/2019)
|G= General||V= Vocational|
|(:) Data not available||(-) Not applicable|
- Legal entity approach was used to collect data.
- 39 educational institutions (32 public, 7 private) providing special needs education at ISCED levels 0,1,2,3 are included in the total number of institutions. 5 of them (2 private) operate at ISCED levels 0,1,2; 31 (5 private) at ISCED 1,2; 2 at ISCED 1,2,3 and one at ISCED 0,1,2,3.