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American International School Vienna

Salmannsdorfer Strasse 47, 1190, Vienna, Austria

Tel: (+43) 1 40132-0

Fax: (+43) 1 40132-5


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Director- Carol Kluznik

Middle School Principal (Assistant Director)- Dave Straffon

Elementary School Principal- Sacha McVean

High School Principal- Richard Detwiler

Business Manager- Rudolf Gabriel

IB Coordinator- Cheryl Augustine

Board Chair- Dennis Nice


Full time:   30 men, 62 women

Part time:   3 men, 3 women

Nationalities:  15   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

Curriculum:   US, International, IB


Age Range: 4-18

Total Enrolment: 756

Nationalities: 59

401 boys, 355 girls

Pre-School: 23

KG-Gr 5: 293

Grades 6-8: 181

Grades 9-12: 259


Day only: € 10.156-€ 18.575

Other Fees: Capital Levy €4,464 new; €784 returning; Enrollment 330, Application 165

Learning Support Programme

AIS is located in the Neustift-am-Walde area of Vienna, adjacent to the famous Vienna Woods, and provides an instructional setting in the midst of the physical beauty of the surrounding hills, forest, and countryside. On our 10-acre (4 hectare) premises there are seven interconnected buildings housing Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

Overall, there are more than 70 classrooms, seven science labs, art studios, music rooms, four computer labs, two libraries, a theatre, two gyms, a cafeteria, health unit, and a separate sports hall (which houses three indoor tennis courts or two basketball courts or ten badminton courts). There are various offices for counseling, the International Baccalaureate program, division offices, technology, and faculty departments. The exterior facilities include a soccer field, a running track, an elementary playground, an outdoor tennis court, and an outdoor amphitheatre.

The land for the school was bought by the U.S. government in the late 1950s, using U.S. government funds obtained through the Marshall Plan, and the school occupies the premises in perpetuity. The school is built along a sloping hillside, making for many different levels and stairs. Because of this, AIS is not easily accessed by a student or parent with physical challenges.

AIS has approximately 870 personal computers, including one desktop computer lab, five mobile laptop labs, and forty laptops for check-out in the Secondary Library. Through our 1: 1 laptop program, which will continue to expand, all students in grades five through ten already have a take-home personal computer. All classrooms have ceiling-mounted video projectors and SmartBoards -- touch-sensitive screens that replace the traditional chalkboard and facilitate digital manipulation of images and text.