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|Language of instruction
|English and German
|Native English and German teachers
|Extra languages (other than English and German)
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|Additional language classes offered by the school
Spanish will be introduced as a third language of instruction starting in Junior High 1, followed by French in the third year. German instruction follows the standard Austrian Curriculum. All of our teachers are native speakers of their respective languages of instruction, and they come from diverse, international backgrounds.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?
|Approximate hours of homework given
Depends on the subject and grade level.
|Entry evaluation for students
VES will carry out a simple entrance placement test for all applicants.
|School start time
|School finish time
|School provided lunches
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
Homework club, football, karate, ballet, fun dance, choir, Spanish, chess, computer, guitar, piano.
|Sports activities included
|Sports facilities at the school
Gym hall with climbing wall, gymnastic equipment including mats, balance beam, rings and bars.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the 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.
|Teaching approach of the school
The curriculum is based on the Austrian school system and also incorporates the best elements of other European and American systems.
The VES is not only a learning place, but a social place as well: A home for children. Children learn they are always welcome and are shown continued support in the school community. In order to develop confidence, children must share experiences together such as learning, singing, games and celebrations in a non-threatening, enriching environment. Children of different cultures, origin, religion, and education are taught the basics of understanding, tolerance and mutual acceptance.