Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Austria? Here you can find a list of Austrian schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
One of the world’s wealthiest countries by per capita GDP, Austria hosts a vibrant international school sector centred on its capital Vienna, while most other major cities have at least one school.
There are 16 IB World Schools, which all teach in English. Of these, 14 are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma, while all three stages of the IB programme are taught at Vienna International School as well as the city’s Amadeus and Danube international schools. You can find a full list at www.ibo.org.
The AMADEUS International School offers an innovative arts and music programme and optional boarding. The American International School of Vienna teaches the IB Diploma alongside an American curriculum, Advanced Placement courses and SAT preparation to 800 students from more than 60 countries.
Accrediting bodies active in Austria include the Council of International Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International. Education is compulsory and free from age six to 15. Public institutions teach in German and university is free to EU students who complete their studies on time.
After four years at primary school, children attend middle school for a further four years, followed by five years at high school, culminating in the Matura matriculation exam. A very high proportion of young people go onto university – gross enrolment stood at 82 per cent in 2015 – but only 35 per cent of students graduate from their programmes. Gross enrolment rates were 103 per cent for pre-primary and primary levels and 100 per cent at secondary level in the same year.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Austria. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com