It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Secondary School at VIS.

The school has chosen to adopt three International Baccalaureate programmes. In the Secondary School, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP; grades 6 -10) provides us with a curricular framework from which to build, not only our students’ knowledge but also their conceptual understandings, which transcend subject boundaries. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme years (grades 11 and 12), provides the best possible preparation for tertiary education. Our students receive significant support and guidance and successfully access universities of choice worldwide.

We are committed to a holistic education for our students. While our curricular programmes are strongly academic, we invest in ensuring the holistic development of all our students. The School has an extensive extra-curricular programme that encompasses sports; music; mathematics competitions; Model United Nations; student publications and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (to name but a few).

All our students participate in Service and Action projects. It is central to an IB education and to the values of VIS that every student should contribute to better the world. This includes projects that improve the lives of others, the environment and society as whole. We aim to educate ethically driven, contributing members of our global community who are empowered to be positive drivers of change in the world.

Vienna International School has strong values that our students understand and respect. We have a strong pastoral team, who support students and parents through any challenges, be they academic or personal. We take a constructive approach to student behaviours that are outside of our expectations.

We know that if the relationship between the home and the school is strong we can successfully work to support students in achieving personal success. We therefore engage parents as partners in the learning journeys of our students and expect that our parents will support the values of the school and its approach to learning, student success and well-being.

Elisabeth Stanners
Secondary School Principal