American International School Vienna
AIS serves some eight hundred students from sixty countries, with about half of the total American or Austrian. The school is divided into three divisions — Elementary (pre-kindergarten to grade five), Middle (grades six, seven, and eight), and High School (grades nine to twelve). The typical class has twenty students, with many language classes considerably smaller.
Because of the international and transient character of our student body, the average stay at AIS is four years, with approximately 200 new students admitted each year. Many students, however, spend eight years or longer with us. Our Parent-Teacher Forum makes a great effort to help new families adjust to a new environment.
Our international parent community is predominantly affiliated with embassies, international organizations, and international corporations. Our local parents tend to work in private businesses or professions such as medicine and law.
All AIS Vienna parents are members of the Association, which meets in a General Assembly twice each year. The Association members elect members to the 10-member Executive Board and to a 3-member Auditing Committee. The Executive Board meets regularly throughout each school year plus two General Assemblies. The School is governed by a 10-member Executive Board, eight of whom are elected by the Parents’ Association that sponsors the School, one who is appointed by the U.S. Ambassador, and the Director (ex-officio). 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 is affiliated with the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State.