Vienna International School is a special place with a unique community of learners. We are in every sense a true international school, where children from all over the world learn and play together. We have students from over 100 nationalities and over 80% of them are learning English as a second or third language. We have a strong English as a Second Language (ESL) programme which supports students in their learning and improvement of English. All students learn German from age five, and over 20 additional languages are supported through our Mother Tongue and Parents Assisting Language Learning (PALL) programmes. In addition, individual learning needs are supported by our Student Learning Support department.

At the heart of all that we do in the Primary School is the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP). The PYP is an international curriculum that the Primary School here at VIS has played an important role in creating. This curriculum develops the academic, social, physical and emotional skills, knowledge and understanding of each student. Our dedicated and experienced teachers contribute to this learning journey with expertise and passion.  Watch an IB produced video at VIS.

The Primary School is a busy place, with students involved in a wide range of different experiences throughout the year, including well structured excursions at all levels. Our Connected Learning program ensures that students have individual access to digital tools, and a dynamic after school activities programme provides further access to sport, science and more.

At VIS we believe in learning that develops inquiring, involved and inspired students. I look forward to meeting you and discussing with you the ways in which VIS can contribute to the learning and development of your child.

Dr. Christine Orkisz Lang
Primary School Principal