Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Vienna International School (VIS). We are a comprehensive, state-of-the-art school which provides children aged 3 to 19 with a high-quality education in a caring, multicultural community. Our school is located in the north east of Vienna, one of Europe's most beautiful and historical cities, very close to the United Nations.

We have a tradition of curriculum development and innovation and are currently one of 150 schools in the world to offer all three programmes of the International Baccalaureate. The final two years of these programmes, taught in grades 11 and 12, lead to the award of the IB Diploma, a qualification recognized and sought after by universities around the world. Our students acquire 21st century skills to enable them to thrive in an increasingly mobile and interdependent world.

VIS students represent more than 100 nationalities, and speak over seventy mother tongue languages. While we are a secular school, we host believers of every world religion and respect their beliefs. In a multicultural and multilingual environment, with English as the language of instruction, no culture dominates and we are greatly enriched by this diversity.  Our approach to education highlights a commitment to activities both during and outside the school day that connect students to our local community as well as with schools throughout Europe and the world.

VIS provides a caring and supportive home to 1400 students. We enjoy a low student-teacher ratio with a dedicated staff trained and experienced in teaching the IB curricula and able to help each student reach his or her individual potential.

On behalf of the Vienna International School community, I invite you to explore our website and look forward to meeting you personally in the near future.


Peter M. J. Murphy
Director