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The American International School Vienna

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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): €20,104
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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 18 students / class
Maximum 21 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €20,104
Address: Salmannsdorfer Strasse 47 | A-1190 Vienna, Austria
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Number of students

800

Number of nationalities represented in the school

63

Most common nationality

USA

Ratio of local students to international students

1:4

Max. number of students per class

21

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language courses.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German (Grade 1 to 12), French or Spanish (Grade 6 to 12).

Use of technology in the classroom

AIS Vienna has approximately 900 personal computers and iPads. Through its 1:1 laptop program, which will continue to expand, all students in grades 5 through 12 already have a take-home personal computer. All classrooms have ceiling-mounted video projectors and SmartBoards -- touch-sensitive screens that replace the traditional chalkboard and facilitate digital manipulation of images and text.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

In some grade levels, yes.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Placement test in English, Mathematics, Modern Languages for Grades 6 to 12; English proficiency and academic testing in Elementary School if necessary (when places are limited or capped).

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

High School admissions deadline is mid-August (Semester 1).
We offer rolling admission for all other grade levels, but high priority applicants based on admissions policy who meet the admissions criteria are offered places first.

Students can join after academic year begins

While AIS encourages new students to start on the first day of each semester, AIS may also accept qualified students from Pre-K to Grade 8 who apply to begin mid-year if places are still available. New High School students may not start later than the first two weeks of each semester to earn the credits required for graduation.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98% or higher

External examinations or assessments available

IB Examinations, SAT, ACT, MAP, PSAT, AP

Results in these examinations

See High School Profile page: http://www.ais.at/academics/high-school/counseling/high-school-profile

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes, outsourced through a local bus company.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, but staffing and resources are limited. The school's divisional learning support specialists are able to provide support to students with mild to moderate learning needs.

Learning support offered

Learning support specialists (academic: reading/writing/mathematics).

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have no gifted and talented program particularly because of the high turnover of students (diplomatic, transient expat families). Differentiation is done within classes and courses.

Student access to education psychologist

No, but we refer them to external specialists.

School start time

8:15

School finish time

15:15 (staggered dismissal for Pre-K, Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 5).

Supervised care before/after school

There is an After School Care Club available on certain days of the week through the After-School-Activities (ASA) program. This program only runs if enough students are registered. Long term, regular, after school care should be arranged privately.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

For Elementary School please visit: https://www.ais.at/activities/after-school-activities
For Middle and High School please visit: https://www.ais.at/activities/activities-clubs-list

School provided lunches

Food and lunch services are outsourced through a local catering company. For more information please visit: https://www.ais.at/parents/food-service

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

The food service provider does and this can be arranged based on the individual needs of the student whenever possible.

Sports activities included

Physical Education classes from Pre-K to Grade 12, along with many after school athletics team opportunities.

Sports facilities at the school

Two indoor gyms, separate sports hall (which houses three indoor tennis courts or two basketball courts or ten badminton courts); the exterior facilities include a soccer field, a running track, an elementary playground, an outdoor tennis court.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, for more information please visit: https://www.ais.at/athletics/welcome

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Set within the rich cultural context of Austria and beauty of the Vienna Woods, The American International School · Vienna is one of the top international schools in the country. Founded in 1959, AIS Vienna today proudly serves around 800 students, representing more than 60 countries, from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 (IB Diploma or American Diploma). The AIS core values -- nurture, include, challenge, and respect -- ensure that students develop intellectually and interculturally, while internalizing the commitment and leadership necessary in today’s globally-minded world.

Teaching approach of the school

Students at the Elementary School benefit from outstanding and progressive academic programs, paralleled by rich fine arts, physical education, technology and German language instruction. The Middle School program includes Grade 6, 7, and 8, and is designed to help students to be successful through this period of adjustment. Our veteran faculty is organized in teams and class sizes are small enough so that students are able to receive individualized attention. In High School, our goal is to help each of our students define success in a nurturing environment that supports educational excellence. Ultimately we prepare our students for the next step in their lives after AIS Vienna. We offer the best in international education: challenging and diverse academic programs, fine arts and extra-curricular options, opportunities for community and school service, and an environment which fosters cultural appreciation and respect for diversity.

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