American International School in Vienna
Salmannsdorfer Strasse 47, 1190, Vienna, Austria
Tel: (+43) 1 40132-0
Fax: (+43) 1 40132-5
720 Students aged 4 - 18
IB, Matura Program,
US High School Diploma
American International School (AIS) Vienna is a international school
with an American style education. The AIS campus is adjacent to
the Vienna Woods, overlooking the city of Vienna and the vineyards
of Neustift am Walde.
The American International School, Vienna (AIS) was founded in 1959
by the Embassies of the United States and Canada. Enrollment at
this time was 234 students from 17 nationalities. American International
School (AIS) now has 720 students from more than 60 countries. In
1964 the school moved to the site on Salmannsdorfer Straße
47, where it still is now.
The American International School, Vienna(AIS) Elementary School
offers a strong academic program, aimed at allowing each child to
reach his or her full potential. The language arts program promotes
and develops strong oral and written English communication skills
while also reinforcing effective reading skills. Mathematics is
based on the University of Chigago math Program K - 12, providing
excellent linkage from one grade level to the next. Our Social Studies
and Science programs are separate, but also integrated with our
language arts program. In each of these areas themes and topics
are selected to facilitate learning. English as a Second Language
(ESL) allows non-English speaking students to develop full fluency.
A comprehensive German program is provided for all students. Art,
usic, Computer Studies, Physical Education and Library round out
The American International School, Vienna (AIS) Middle School curriculum
has become individualized and is wide-raning. Priority is given
to building a foundation for a lifetime of independent and self-reliant
learning. Skill-building is empahsized and reading and writing are
priorities in most areas of academic study. In mathematics, students
begin with concrete computational work and eveleop the abstract
thinking and problem solving skills needed for pre-alegbra and algebra.
Hands-on learning is especially emphasised in the sciences. All
students are exposed to fine and performing arts, as well as computer
skills and Physical Education. German and French language instruction
are important features of the MS curriculum as is English as a Second
The American International School, Vienna(AIS) High School curriculum
offers a well-rounded education in English, Math, Sciences, Physical
Education, German, French, Spanish, History, Social Studies, Fine
Arts, English as a Second Language (ESL) etc. High School students
choose from a great range of courses designed to challenge them
at various interest and ability levels. Almost all of the graduating
seniors from the High School continue their formal studies at universities
and colleges throughout the world.
Ninth through twelfth graders prepare academically for the International
Baccalaureat, US High School Diploma, or the Austrian Matura Program,
or for individual IB Certificates.
Our staff (administration, faculty, support staff)come from more
than 28 different countries. All teachers have teaching certificates
and many years of experience in education. All hold bachelor's degrees
or equivalents, and many have earned advanced degrees from universiteis
worldwide. All of our teachers take a deeply personal interest in
their students, and many have taught at AIS for more than a decade.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
School year from 25. August 2004 until 16. June 2005, 177 days.
School day from 8:20 until 15:15
Our 15 acre campus includes a tournament sized soccerfield with
an artificial grass surface and floodlights, a high and long jump
pitch, a 60 meter sprint track, three indoor gyms, three indoor
tennis courts and one outdoor court, a completely renovated ES playground,
an amphitheater, a new science wing with six labs, more than 60
classrooms in seven adjoining buldings, two libraries, a cafeteria,,
art and music sutdios, a band room, and a theater.
The American International School offers a university preparatory
education in the American Day School style for children of all nationalities
from pre-kindergarten through high school. We provide a culture
of ecudational excellence, a nurturing environment, and an atmosphere
of open communication. We inspire our youth to discover their highest
potential in diverse areas of endeavour. We foster personal integrity
and democratic values and aim to prepare our students to become
resonsible, globally-consciuous citizens.