Best 5 International Schools in Vienna

International Education in Vienna

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Austria is one of the wealthiest countries in Europe, with one of the most educated populations on the continent. The country's capital, Vienna, is beautiful, historical and well connected to both western and central Europe. In short, it has everything expats need to enjoy a great quality of life in a home away from home.

With a long-standing expat population, it's no surprise that Vienna has some excellent international schools. Here's what you should know about them.

While English is the primary language of instruction in Vienna's international schools, German is commonly offered as an additional language or as an alternative language of instruction. In general international schools in Vienna hold language skills in high regard and teach languages to a very high standard. However the same is true for pretty much any other subject, too!

International schools are in high demand throughout Austria. With most of them located in Vienna, competition for school places can be high in the city. International schools are free to set their own entry criteria, which can and do vary from school to school.

The most in-demand schools may have different entry categories to help streamline the process. For example, they may give priority to children of diplomats or government officials, or children of parents working in the international business sector. The greater the need for your child to get an international education, the higher they will be placed on the list.

Of course this is by no means true of every international school in Vienna. But no matter what the entry requirements may be, it's best to start your application as early as possible. Check what documentation the school requires and have it all in order to prevent delays. Have any questions prepared in advance, and don't be discouraged by long waiting lists. In most international schools in European capitals, this is normal.

The curricula on offer in Vienna's international schools include a choice of European countries (French, German and British for a start), as well American. Of course, the globally recognised International Baccalaureate is the most common and most popular.

You'll find a wider choice of international schools in the north and north eastern areas of Vienna, although there are also a number of schools within easy reach of the centre too. Most areas are easily accessible by public transport. However, keep in mind that Vienna is a large capital city, so getting from one side to the other at busy times of day can make for a long commute.

Below, we have compiled our top 5 international schools in Vienna. However, there are another 8 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Vienna based on your requirements.

Best 5 International Schools in Vienna

Out of a total of 13 International Schools in Vienna.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

Vienna Elementary School

The Vienna Elementary School offers a comprehensive elementary school program in English from Kindergarten through fourth grade. English is the language of instruction. VES also offers bilingual education, including a full German language program during the 4 years of elementary school.
Vienna Elementary School not only focus on its teaching but also on the encouragement of independent and creative work in order to promote pride in one’s self performance. VES is working to create a learning environment where the children can discover their learning style without fear. The goal is to encourage and support the children so they are able to develop their individual strengths and attributes.
VES also offers education in grades 5 to 12 in Vienna European School.
Curriculum
International, Austrian
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €8,920
to: €12,920
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Klosterneuburg International School

Klosterneuburg International School is an integral part of the long-established, local community state school Bundesgymnasium and Bundesrealgymnasium Klosterneuburg. KIS came into being in 2010 as an authorised IB World School. In addition to providing full teaching of the Austrian National Curriculum, KIS offers pupils the opportunity to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. At KIS pupils generally graduate with both the Austrian school-leaving certificate (AHS-Matura) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
Residency in Klosterneuburg is a non-negotiable requirement for admission into both lower and higher grades. When enrolling a child into the programme, a certificate of residency in Klosterneuburg must be submitted.
Curriculum
IB, Austrian
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
10 to 18
Yearly fees - 2018/2019
from: €0
to: €0
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Mayflower Christian Academy

Mayflower Christian Academy is a unique privately held non-profit institution with a great heritage of professional childcare and pre-school education and a promising future. Today’s parents appreciate the flexibility and services tailored towards their needs and are grateful for the personal investment and empathy toward their families.
The MCA has based the comprehensive elementary education of our students on the “Österreichischen Rahmenlehrplan” (Austrian Curriculum Framework), the mediation and transfer of intense English language skills and the values of Christian Education.
Curriculum
Christian, International, Austrian
Languages of instruction
English, German
Ages
6 to 14
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €5,880
to: €7,200
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Amadeus International School Vienna

International Baccalaureate, Music & Arts, Superior Boarding
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €13,190
to: €28,820
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Danube International School Vienna

Danube International School Vienna was founded in 1992 by a group of parents and businessmen interested in developing a high quality international school with a family atmosphere. DISV serves the needs of the international and local communities and it has grown to provide a quality international education for children from age 3 to age 19.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: €14,134
to: €26,392
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