The Vienna International School
Strasse der Menschenrechte 1, 1220, Vienna, Austria
Tel: (+43) 1 203 5595
Fax:(+43) 1 203 0366
IB, PYP curriculum, IB diploma
1400 students, 3-19 yrs
The Vienna International School was established in September 1978,
having developed from the 'English School' of Vienna. The school is
highly international in its outlook, staff and curriculum. Its campus
is situated near the United Nations Headquarters at the Vienna International
Its student body represents 97 countries, with over half the students
having parents working in the UN or who belong to the Diplomatic
Community. Other parents represent the international business community
and local Austrian community.
The Vienna International School 's facilities include a cafeteria,
libraries, areas for music and art, seven science laboratories,
three computer labs, five indoor gymnasia, track and playing fields,
an indoor and outdoor theatre, and an ecology area.
The Vienna International School offers the IB Diploma and IB PYP,
and is developing its own Grade 6 - 10 international programme that
addresses the needs of students and adequately prepares them for
entry into the IB Diploma. In all subjects, where appropriate, information
technology is integrated, both at the Primary and Secondary levels.
The language of instruction is English and there is an ESL programme
providing both in-class support and intensive tuition. Most Primary
School students are encouraged to learn German once they become
proficient in English; all Secondary school students are required
to learn German. Students are encouraged to continue studies in
their mother tongue. Many students pursue their mother tongue as
part of their Diploma programme.
A dynamic Pre-Primary School offers an inquiry based programme,
developmentally appropriate for three, four and rising five year
In the Primary School, classroom practice utilizes whole class,
group and individual instruction according to the subject matter
in hand and the needs of the students. Specialist subjects offered
include ESL, German, ICT, library, music, PE and SEN.
Within the Secondary School at Vienna International School , the
following subjects are followed: English, German, mathematics, science,
humanities, PE, a creative subject and the opportunity to study
French or Spanish. In the final two years the students prepare for
the IB Diploma. Equivalence to Austrian Matura is also available
within the IB Programme.