Kirja-Matti School is a primary school located in the Ylistaro district of Seinäjoki.
Kirja-Matti Primary school is named after Matti Pohto (1817-57), whose nickname was Kirja-Matti (kirja = book).
Matti Pohto was a collector of books with a peasant background. Thanks to him, the collections of Helsinki University Library, nowadays the National Library, received a considerable part of the Finnish literature. Most Finnish archives, including practically all material from the Middle ages, were destroyed in the Great Fire of Turku in 1827. It was a major national disaster, and as a result of the fire, the Imperial Academy of Turku was transferred to Helsinki.
There is a monument of Matti Pohto in our school yard.
Welcome to Kirja-Matti Primary School!
We have about 160 students, 12 teachers and 10 assistants here.