The history of the Yamal boarding School - the largest in Russia in terms of the number of students - has more than seven decades. The school was opened in November 1932 at the Yamal Cultural Base. Initially, only six people studied here: parents were afraid to give their children into the wrong hands. However, the situation gradually changed. In 1966, the boarding school was headed by N.N. Pochekuev. A new building was built under him, in which more than one generation of Yarsalinites studied. In the late 1970s, the school had its own labor and recreation camp on the Repnino farm in the Volgograd region. In the early 1990s, thanks to the efforts of the director N.P. Vallo, the first computer classroom was opened at the boarding school, and a school museum was created under the guidance of the history teacher G.S. Zaitsev.
Currently, more than one thousand people study at the Yamal boarding school, half of them are children of tundra workers. The institution has a good material and technical base. Among the graduates of the Yamal boarding school there are many well-known people in the district: Candidate of Biological Sciences, scientist, author of more than 150 scientific publications and popular articles Sergey Petrovich Paskhalny, senior researcher at the Institute of Nuclear Reactors of the Russian Scientific Center "Kurchatov Institute" Nikolay Lvovich Chechulin, president of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the "North Yamal to descendants!" Alexander Vadetovich Evai, Deputy Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Director of the Department for Indigenous Peoples of the North Lydia Patievna Vallo, Head of the Yamal District municipality Andrey Nikolaevich Kugaevsky.
Largely thanks to institutions such as the Yamal Boarding School, the number of representatives of indigenous peoples leading a nomadic lifestyle has remained unchanged in the Yamal Autonomous Okrug over the past 20 years.