Mission & History


The Association of Central European Schools represents and promotes the educational and public interests of IB member schools and their communities, working together to support learning. As a community we foster sharing among member schools and support professional development.

The ACES Story

The Association of Central European IB Schools (ACES) was officially established in the Czech Commercial Registry on March 30th, 2015.

Led by its first Board Chair, Peter Murphy of the Vienna International School, ACES has grown from a handful of schools in Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary to a 37-member association spanining 10 countries.

Together, our members strive to improve the delivery of International Baccalaureate programmes and ideals through a supportive network of professional development, as well as lobbying state governments to acknowledge the value of IB education.