Governance

As members of the Vienna International School Association (VISA), and as parents of children at the VIS, you will want to be kept abreast of developments in school.

There are at present a number of different communication channels with parents including:

  • VIS General Assembly
  • Weekly Parent Newsletter
  • ManageBac
  • Intranet
  • School Website
  • Monthly Open Meetings with the Director and 
  • Informative sessions provided by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

The need for good communication between the VIS Board of Governors and the VIS community as a whole is vital to the well-being of the School community. The Board knows that transparency and open communication is required and we trust that these measures will provide for a constructive dialogue. 

Caroline Nicholas
Chair fo the VIS Board of Governors


The VIS Association

The VIS Association is an non-profit entity created to promote and provide, in at least the English language, education suited to the needs of an international community, in particular the needs of the United Nations system and other inter-governmental organisations having their seat in Vienna.

It should furthermore offer schooling to children of members of the diplomatic community residing in Austria, as well as to children of the international business community and to other children subject to the proviso stipulated in Article III-2. Schooling shall be available to children of all nationalities.

In providing such education, the VIS Association shall take into account the spiritand principles embodied in the United Nations Charter and the Declaration of Humaan Rights and the special character of an international education.


"VIS is a great school, which forms a community of children of different nationalities. 

At one time I had five children at school and from my personal experience I can say that from Early Learning Center to the Secondary School, the mission of supporting and motivating children to be inquired, involved and inspired learners who care, have principles and get to know their potential - is truly lived at VIS.

The school reacts thoughtfully but sensitively to new challenges and works constantly to improve the academic, cultural and sporting opportunities for its students.

The integration of the parents within the school is great and offers beside an active communication additional activities, which is an essential advantage for families living in Vienna for a short time or for newcomers. 

I am happy to contribute to this very special community as the president of VIS association."

Michael Tojner
VISA President


Samir Mikhail, David Jepsen, Jane Rigler, Tarek Sarwat, Caroline Nicholas, Peter Murphy, Beatrice Rossi-y-Costa, Richard Golden, Lucrezia Terzi-Boehm, Benjamin Kuscher


Governance Documents

The Board of Governors sees itself a part of the VIS community and invites all members of the community to reach out on any matter of interest.