Vienna International School (VIS) moved to its campus in Vienna's 22nd district, mere 10 minutes away from the city centre, in 1984.
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 Mission of our libraries is to provide a learning centre, a source of ideas and information for students and teachers and to provide them with the essential skills to access and use information, offering 55.000 items, a total learning space of 850 square metres and a total seating capacity of 160 students.
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.
The Arts programme holds a long tradition at VIS, our campus is enrichening 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. Automativally 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.
The VIS has a nurse on campus at all times and a school doctor who comes four times a week to campus to administer age appropriate screen ing tests and advice when necessary.
Every visitor must report to the Security Office at the school gate; after showing an ID the visitor will be issued a visitor's ID which the person will have to wear on the school premises and submit to the Security Office again when leaving the premises.
- Regular and irregular security and fire drills
- First aid training for students and staff
- Comprehensive protocols for emergency and non-emergency situations
- Regular direct contact with safety authorities and city government
- All staff have provided a verified police background check
- Video surveillance on campus