National winter and summer schools, as well as deepening classes at the local level, are an integral aspect of community life in which the friends come together to deepen their knowledge of the Faith.

Letter dated 18 June 2001 written on behalf of the Universal House of Justice to the National Spiritual Assembly of Finland.

A Baha’i School should

·         combine “the threefold features of devotion, study and recreation” fulfilling “its true function of deepening the knowledge, stimulating the zeal, and fostering the spirit of fellowship among the believers in every Bahá'í community.”  

·         provide learning experiences not only through lectures and discussions, but also “by means of close and intense community life.”  The atmosphere is to reflect “the Bahá'í atmosphere of life and thought” with its standards of loving fellowship.”