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CityVienna
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 19 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €13,636
to: €24,012
Address: Str. der Menschenrechte 1, 1220 Wien-Donaustadt, Austria
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

1368

Number of nationalities represented in the school

112

Most common nationality

Our ten most common international communities are Austria, United Kingdom, United States of America, Israel, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and Spain.

Ratio of local students to international students

1:10

Max. number of students per class

Early Learning Centre: 16 students
Grade Primary: 20 students
Grade 1 - Grade 10: 22 students
Grade 11 - Grade 12: 12 students

Average number of students per class

19

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

English as a Second Language; French, Spanish and German; Mother Tongue after school programme.

Use of technology in the classroom

We are committed to policies and practices which entrust that our community members:
- are empowered as a learning community to become digitally fluent through safe, balanced and discerning use of digital technologies.
- will have equitable access to authentic learning experiences through the purposeful use of learning and teaching technologies.
- are inspired to inquire, invent and solve problems in local and global contexts using digital technologies.
- are supported in becoming responsible, self-directed and reflective users of technology through ongoing opportunities for personal and professional growth.
- embrace an open-minded attitude towards working innovatively with digital tools to optimize learning at VIS.

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)

During the school closure, Primary and Secondary School offered digital learning models, such as online video conferencing via Google Suite.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The assigned homework is appropriate to age and stages of child development.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

No. However, students from G9-12 need to provide adequate documentation of their English proficiency level for us to see that they can successfully access our curriculum.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students with learning needs will need to provide psycho-educational reports and/or most recent IEPs.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Rolling admissions policy.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

External examinations or assessments available

IBDP, SAT upon request.

Results in these examinations

95% passing.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Learning Support services are available to students in the Early Learning Center through to Grade 12 and include, where possible, early intervention strategies. We embrace the IBO's updated terminology of 'inclusive education' and, as a School, we use the term ‘learning differences’ in place of 'special needs.' At the present time, Learning Support at VIS is able to cater to students who are intellectually capable of meeting curriculum and assessment standards and may need accommodations and/or modifications to demonstrate their achievement.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:30 am

School finish time

14:55 for Primary School, 15:15 for Secondary School

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Competitive Sports, After School Activities, Arts, Extended Day Programme (Day Care), Mother Tongue Programme, Model United Nations, Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, MYP Prose Writing Competition, Latin Language Course, amongst others.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

We offer a range of sports and activities and teach them in clusters: Striking & fielding (e.g. Softball, cricket), Invasion games (e.g. Ultimate frisbee), Racket/net games (e.g. Badminton/volleyball), creative movement (dance, parkour), and Track & field.

Sports facilities at the school

For the many sports activities embeded in the curriculum and offered in our Extra-Curricular Programmes, the campus counts up to an all-weather sports area with a total space of 2000 square metres, providing 5 Gymnesia with competition size basketball court, a playing field and running track, such as a Cycling & Running Trail with workout station, table tennis and arboretum in our Panther Sports Dome, a multi-purpose hall that offers the possibility for indoor sports activities during PE lessons and a myriad of after school activities. Energy efficiency is optimised through our central remote controlled LED light system, in accordance with our ECO school objectives.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

With our Primary School and Secondary School Wing, including the Early Learning Centre, 3 playgrounds, as well as the Primary and Secondary Library - our campus is a blend of modern innovation and rich traditions, accompanying our students in their learning journey. The Arts programme holds a long tradition at VIS, our campus is enriching this learning and growing with 7 music rooms, 3 art studios, such as an 220 seat Theatre and outdoor Theatre arena. As Eco School is a matter dear to our heart, our campus provides an Eco-Centre, such as the Eco-Class with exploration pond.
Our campus also supports the many scientific interests of our students with a Food technology centre, 3 Design Laboratories, 7 Science Laboratories, 2 Product Design Studios and 4 Experimental Learning Spaces, the so-called Garden Classrooms. They provide more space for learning and studying, with state-of-the-art equipment with magnetic walls, WIFI and air conditioning for warmer weather conditions. Automatically controlled ECO heating and the shutdown of air conditioning occurs when windows are opened, to minimise energy loss and the unnecessary absorption of carbon dioxide.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Vienna International School is a special place. Serving as a second home for our diverse student body, we aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment where every student is accepted, appreciated and successful.
Our goal is to educate the whole child, instilling values such as open-mindedness, resiliency, and problem solving. We aim to create a community of passionate and caring advocates who care about social justice and climate change. We hope our students leave our hallways willing to speak up for themselves, their peers and the less fortunate. Whether your child is interested in the performing arts, athletics or Model United Nations, we have created a space for each student to shine. We have a dedicated staff, well-resourced facilities and a rich offering of co-curricular activities. Each student is treated as an individual at VIS and we go to great lengths to ensure each student has the right pathway for success.
Our motto is inquiring, inspiring and involved and that is what you will find at VIS.

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