Austria, Vienna: American International School in Vienna

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Date: 11/28/2011 Location: Vienna Austria Description: American International School in Vienna - State Dept Image



The American International School in Vienna is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational day school that offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School also offers a post-graduate year. AISV was founded in 1959. The academic year comprises two semesters extending from mid-August through mid-January and from January to the beginning of June.

Organization: The school is governed by a 9-member Executive Board. Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the school. The School is incorporated under Austrian law and has been designated as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Curriculum: The curriculum is similar to U.S. college-preparatory private independent schools. The International Baccalaureate Diploma is also offered in a demanding two-year study in grades 11 and 12. A few supplementary Advanced Placement courses and an Austrian Matura equivalency program are also offered. The School's testing program includes College Board and standardized achievement tests. Instruction is in English. German is required through grade 9 and French and Spanish are also taught. The School is not staffed or equipped to educate children with serious learning problems, emotional or behavioral difficulties. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is recognized by the Austrian Ministry of Education.

Faculty: In the 2011-2012 school year, there are 98 faculty members.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, enrollment was 769 (PK-grade 5: 328; grades 6-8: 186; grades 9-12, 255).

Facilities: Interconnected buildings house the three school divisions consisting of 71 classrooms, 2 libraries, 7 laboratories, 2 gymnasia, a sports hall, a cafeteria and a theatre. The total campus has 15 acres. An all-weather soccer field, track, and an elementary playground are among the outdoor facilities. The Middle School houses spacious well-lit art rooms.

Finances: For the 2011-2012 school year, about 98% of the school’s income is derived from school tuition and fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: PK: $13,405; full day Kdg.-grade-5: $20,932; grades 6-8: $23,228; grades 9-10: $24,159; grades 11- 12: $24,517. There is an application fee of $223 payable on first enrollment in the School; an enrollment fee of $446; a capital assessment fee for new students of $5,892 and for returning students (students progressing within AIS from one grade to the next), $1,035; an optional bus transportation fee of $1,261 to $1,402, depending on the zone; and a lunch fee of $1,225 to $1,333. These fees are payable in Euros (€1 = U.S. $1.3529). (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.) 

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