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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 9 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 12 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €28,600
to: €43,800
Address: Ischlerstraße 13 5340 St. Gilgen, Austria

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Intensive English Lessons and English support classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Spanish, French as well as the facilitation of self-taught language studies, such as Chinese and Russian.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms have interactive whiteboards. All students have a personal laptop and our school provides tablets. Our Curriculum is digitalised and we use a wide range of programmes and apps.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes. Our school has used virtual classroom tecnologies during distance learning. Our Curriculum is fully digitalised and our virtual classrooms are set up.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Average IBDP score: 36 Points

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

This is grade and subject dependent.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

A dedicated learning support team.
Individual Education Plans for students (IEP's).
Additional support for students provided by our learning support team.
English as an additional language support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

A mentor tutor system, which provides individual support to our students.
Career and University guidance.
A wide variety of extra curricular activities and clubs.
Links with external professionals such as in Horse riding and Outdoor Education.
Specialised Professional golf programme.
Links with the Salzburg Mozarteum.

Student access to education psychologist

We have a school Nurse and counsellor who can make referrals to an external Psychologist.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Interview with the Head of School and placement testing for English and Maths. All potential new students are also required to attend a trial day.

Waiting list

In certain grades yes.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

16:00 (followed by activities)

Supervised care before/after school

Yes - through an activities programme Monday - Wednesday until 17:30. As well as weekend activities.

School bus service available

Yes - only from Salzburg.

School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Alpine skiing, archery, canoeing and kayaking, cliff jumping, climbing, glacier hiking, ice skating, mountaineering, mountain biking, sledding, ski touring, showshoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, water skiing, XC skiing, badminton, basketball, golf, gym, horse riding, football, rowing, ski fitness, squash, swimming, tennis, trail running, volleyball, yoga, alpine art, art and design, choir, drama production, classical dancing, singing, music production, photography, astronomy club, lifesaving, Model United Nations, refugee aid projects, STGIS television, student leadership

Sports activities included

Athletics, basketball, touch rugby, football, handball, volleyball, dance, gymnastics, capoeira, boxing, key movement concepts, yoga, health related fitness, nutrition, running, watersports, etc.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Boarding facilities, music house, science lab, design lab, library

Sports facilities at the school

The outdoors is our greatest facility., as we are located on a lake in the mountains. We also have a bouldering area, grass pitch, indoor fitness areas and softspaces

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

St. Gilgen International School is a very young leading co-educational boarding and day school. founded in 2008, for students between the ages of 9 and 18.

STGIS provides a world-class education in an extraordinary natural environment. With a breathtaking Alpine backdrop, the magical lakeside town of St. Gilgen offers charming local traditions, a secure community and an outdoor sports paradise. Combined with the latest teaching methodologies and an inviting international community, this ideal learning environment is perfectly designed to ensure each student thrives.

Teaching approach of the school

Our academic curriculum is divided into three phases: Primary (Grades 4/5), Middle (Grades 6-10) and Senior (Grades 11+12). Our Primary phase is an immersive introduction to international education characterized by experiential interdisciplinary learning and English language development. In Grades 6-10 we offer the IB Middle Years Programme which is focused on acquiring deep knowledge and understanding through enquiry, and in Grades 11 and 12 our students study the globally recognised and externally assessed IB Diploma Programme.

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