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There seems to be a parallel between the academic characters of Karinthy Frigyes Gimnázium and its namesake. Karinthy Frigyes, a famous Hungarian author, had the rare quality of being simultaneously light-hearted and serious. We strive to maintain the same quality, uniting rigorous academic standards with close, friendly staff-student relationship and a casual climate. We offer an array of extracurricular activities to challenge and broaden our students between their 9th and 13th grades before they can take their secondary school leaving examination. We work to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, lifelong learners and caring young people with intercultural understanding and respect.
It is a state school, built in 1986 to the highest specifications. The Gimnazium has been designed to create an academic and purposeful atmosphere for everybody who works there. Sloping roofs combined with huge plate glass windows flood the interior of the building with natural light. There is a sense of space and freedom everywhere.
Prva gimnazija Varaždin today offers three national programmes (general, scientific and languages), bilingual programme in English/Croatian and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). Also, students can take the German and Austrian language diploma exam. Students of the school have achieved the most outstanding results in the national and international sports and scientific competitions, including the Olympiad in mathematics, physics, informatics, chemistry and German. Besides activities of the regular programmes, there are extracurricular activities and groups which enable students to express their talents and creativity and to develop democratic skills and responsibility. Prva gimnazija Varaždin has been involved in a number of projects of the Council of Europe (e.g. Education for Democratic Citizenship) and European Commission (e.g. Comenius, Erasmus +, CARDS, INTERREG IIIA). Further, it is a member of the UNESCO’s Associated Schools, working on the projects of promotion and protection of the national and global, cultural and natural heritage, as well as on the projects of the intercultural education. It is also ECDL (European Computer Driving License) test center, one of twenty e-schools in Croatia and the seat of the ICT Center of Excellence, as well as Biology Center of Excellence..
ISB has been the leading light in international education in Belgrade for over 70 years.
We prepare our students with the contemporary skills, attributes and concepts that prepare them for their fast-changing, globally connected, technology-rich future. We are a fully authorized IB World School and our Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years programmes are designed to offer the right balance of challenge and support through a truly global perspective.
This is a place where students are nurtured and guided to take ownership of their own learning, where students are engaged and active participants in real-world learning, critical thinking and problem solving.
ISB is a collaborative learning community that inspires, equips and empowers its students to succeed and contribute positively to society.
International School of Bucharest (ISB) has grown to become one of the largest and respected international schools in Romania. In Primary and Lower Secondary, ISB follows The National Curriculum for England and Wales, adapted to meet international best practices. We offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Key Stage 4 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in the Sixth Form.
The curriculum offers students from age of 2 to 18 a broad-based, challenging and reflective education with an international perspective.
Our Mission is to provide each student with a broad, balanced education in a safe and supportive environment.
We promote an enjoyment of learning, creativity and excellence whilst working in close harmony with our diverse community.
We enable students to reach their full potential and develop skills to become independent, respectful and caring adults who will be successful and contribute to global society.
We offer a wide variety of DP courses, all taught by specialist teachers, making use of an extensive range of facilities and up to date educational technology.
Wroclaw International School is an IB World School and a not-for-profit school, established in 2002 as the first international school in South – Western Poland. The school offers a the IB programmes from Pre-School up to Grade 10 (IB PYP and MYP).
The British School Warsaw is a vibrant learning community offering an outstanding education with a truly international student body. With over 25 years of history offering the English National Curriculum and the IB Diploma Programme, our students achieve at the highest academic levels and access the most prestigious universities worldwide. The British School Warsaw has been running the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for over 17 years and is proud of the students’ achievements with a significant number of them gaining over 40 points each year. It is not surprising that studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at The British School Warsaw is the popular choice amongst students living in Warsaw and aiming to enter the world’s leading universities.
The American International School of Zagreb is a mission and vision-driven school. We are a Professional Learning Community where our success is achieved through collaboration and interdependence; we work together as a community to achieve the best results possible for all our students.
Each child comes to us with her or his own particular strengths, personalities and passions. We see each of them as a ‘story of possibility’, filled with promise. We build on that promise, working together to develop them into highly educated learning experts. As we map their learning journeys, we show them exceptional care, making sure that every student is known, challenged and supported. By personalizing their learning we work towards realizing the futures our children imagine for themselves. We believe that each one of those futures can be truly extraordinary.
Matija Gubec International School is a public school that offers education according to the Croatian educational system in the Croatian language as well as the IB PYP delivered in the English language (PYP0 – PYP4) from preschool to Grade 4 and the MYP in the English language (MYP Years 0, 1, 2 and 3) from Grade 5 to Grade 8. Matija Gubec International School is the only school in Croatia that offers the PYP and the only school in Croatia that offers MYP for Grade 5 to Grade 8 (first years of the MYP).
Our mission is to empower students to reach their full potential in a supportive and challenging learning environment, preparing them for an active role as confident, caring, respectful and internationally-minded lifelong learners who are ready to make a positive contribution as global citizens in a changing world.
XV. gimnazija in Zagreb, Croatia, is a highly selective, college preparatory high-school accredited by both the Croatian Ministry of Education and the IBO. It delivers three distinguished programmes:
National high-school diploma programme focusing on Math and Science, and
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme that builds up on the Middle Years Programme also offered in school.
The school has fifty years long tradition and a reputation of one of the most successful schools in Croatia. Out of its student body of app. 1200 students every year, the senior class of 300 continue their education at prestigious four-year universities in the country and abroad.
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) was introduced in the school in 1991 and is delivered in English being the programme`s working language. Most of our students follow their secondary education in a language that is not their mother tongue and consequently most students earn the bilingual IB diploma.
From its beginning, the IB Middle Year Programme (MYP) is guided by three fundamental concepts rooted in the IB mission statement – holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. Although the MYP is a 5-year programme, our school offers only the last 2 years of the programme – MYP4 and MYP5.
II. gimnazija Maribor was founded in 1949 as a state school, and has remained as such until today.
With excellent Matura results in the national and IB programmes, and with more than 70 extra-curricular activities, it ranks among the best of Slovenian schools. It fulfils its mission, which is the development of creativity, self-initiative, independence and solidarity.
The school offers The National Grammar School Programme, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and The National Grammar School Programme – Sport Classes.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has been running since 1990 and is held in English. Since that time more than 500 students have graduated from the programme, and the success rate is 100% with an average of 40 points (the maximum is 45).
Another feature of II. gimnazija Maribor is the Sport Classes Programme, which provides education for top athletes. Seven participants in the Winter and Summer Olympics have followed this programme.
800 students, taught by 70 teachers, attend this school. The well-equipped classrooms, gym, auditorium and over 200 computers provide students with an excellent working environment.
Gimnazija Kranj was established in 1810 and offers excellent education for students in the National Programme and IB Diploma Programme. Gimnazija Kranj is a school of tradition with a view to the future. We make students ready to successfully study at university and prepare them for the challenges of the future. Our basic mission remains knowledge and brain training, at the same time we encourage students to develop and express their thoughts, ideas, abilities in various fields: sports, culture, art, research. Gimnazija Kranj encourage students to respect each other and care for the environment.
Gimnazija Bezigrad, International school is a state school offering the IB MYP years 4 and 5 as well as IB DP. Our mission is to prepare students to be enthusiastic, caring, self-motivated life-long learners and active inquirers who respect different cultures and values. We aim to develop critical thinking, effective communication and creativity so that the students become responsible, active and compassionate world citizens. We believe that each student should strive to understand people with their differences and develop empathy and respect. We also promote understanding and learning about our society and culture through students’ personal experiences.
It is my great honour to welcome you to our elementary school. We are proud to be a part of more than 5,139 schools in 156 countries around the world, that are members of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), a non-profit educational foundation based in Switzerland that works with schools, governments and international organisations to develop challenging programmes of international education with rigorous assessment.
DKIS was founded to facilitate the lives of foreign families in Slovenia by offering two reputable International Baccalaureate programmes: The Primary Years (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP – the first three years). Within these programmes we offer a comprehensive, inquiry-based and student-centred approach to teaching and learning. We focus on the total growth of the developing child – intellectual, physical, emotional and social, which we monitor and scaffold with rigorous and holistic assessment.
Beyond intellectual rigour and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideas of intercultural understanding and respect, responsible communication and citizenship, as well as cooperation with schools and institutions both in Slovenia and abroad in order to create a better and more peaceful world
“At EISB, we do more than prepare students for exams, we prepare learners for future success and happiness by developing the following core competencies:
With these 4 competencies, integrated in everything we do, learners of all ages will find themselves better prepared for whatever the future has in store. “
We are a friendly and welcoming school that aims for high educational achievement in a supportive learning environment. We offer a distinguished educational experience and our teachers who are both highly qualified and experienced share the same commitment to ensure that every child’s potential is fulfilled.
Spojená škola Novohradská last year celebrated 25 years of providing the IB curriculum as the only state school in Slovakia. The school also offers various Slovak national educational programmes; overal we have 1 300 students and 130 staff members. We are an IB World School providing PYP, MYP and DP programmes. Our school´s mission stetment: WE AIM TO GUIDE ALL OUR STUDENTS THROUGH THEIR FORMATIVE YEARS SO THAT THEY DISCOVER THEMSELVES, GROW IN WISDOM, VALUE FREEDOM AND HONOUR THESE VALUES ALL THEIR LIVES LONG.
At The British International School Budapest, students are part of our caring, multicultural community where we are committed to providing extraordinary learning experiences. Our creative approach to teaching is underpinned by strong foundations and world-leading opportunities where students learn the confidence and life skills to succeed beyond what they ever thought possible.
AISB is a private and independent co-educational day school governed by a Board of Trustees elected and appointed from our parent community. The school was established in 1973 by the United States Embassy, initially to serve children of U.S. Government employees. AISB currently serves the needs of a rapidly expanding international population, including families of the local and expatriate business and diplomatic communities, as well as host-country nationals.
AISB offers an international curriculum from Multiage 3 through Grade 12, informed by best teaching practices. At the high school level, we offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
Our student body is currently comprised of over 900 students representing more than 60 nationalities. We are committed to preserving this international character to foster a positive learning environment as well as develop lifelong learners and globally responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Prague British International School provides an outstanding British education to children aged 2 – 18. Students are developed as global citizens in a community with over 60 nationalities and a broad and balanced curriculum ensures that each individual child is catered for. PBIS is part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools, the world’s leading premium schools organisation with over 64,000 students in 69 schools around the world.
Riverside provides high quality education within a caring and supportive learning environment. It is made up the Early Years, Primary, Junior and Senior High Schools and offers student accommodation. It has its own Riverside Ranch located in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The school has 600 students from 50 nationalities and is accredited as a British School Overseas and further accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Council of International schools.
Riverside has an extensive Physical Education, Extra-Curricular and Outdoor Adventure Programme being in accredited membership with Adventuremark and the Association for Physical Education.
The successful education programme is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the IB Diploma and High School Diploma with Riverside students graduating from leading Universities throughout the world.
Open Gate is a school that approaches talent with an open mind. In the world of education we present a unique opportunity to those who are looking for a high level of education and who, at the same time long for personal space where they can develop in other areas of personal interest.
At Open Gate we encourage students to find original solutions, we appreciate creativity, we respect individuality and we create an environment for the independent development of every individual. We accompany students on a journey to their own discovery of joy from an infinite number of paths offered by the modern world.
Experiencing such diversity encourages tolerance in our students, develops social responsibility and guides them to active participation in events going on around them, whether in their immediate surroundings or in the global community. By sharing everyday joys and pursuits among students from diverse social backgrounds, we can build a cohesive community based on mutual respect, trust, and help.
We offer the Czech and IB DP programmes.
The English College in Prague – Anglické gymnazium o.p.s. is a selective six-year English grammar school, which is also part of the Czech school system. In 1995 it became the first school to offer the International Baccalaureate in the Czech Republic and every year around 70 of our students take the full IB Diploma exams. Most ECP graduates go on to study at universities mainly in the UK, but also in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in the world. The College is a public benefit company, established by the English College Foundation, and supervised by an independent body of unpaid Governors who give their time voluntarily.
The Ostrava International School is the only IB Continuum School in the Czech Republic, offering an Early Years programme, and the IB PYP, MYP and DP programmes for people aged 3 – 19.
Our Mission is to create a caring community of lifelong learners, each equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful in an ever-evolving world.
As an advocate of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and a champion of the IB Learner Profile, we nurture young people to grow and fulfil their personal and academic potential with dignity and respect.
We are a comprehensive, state-of-the-art school which provides children aged 3 to 19 with a high-quality education in a caring, multicultural community. Our school is located in the north east of Vienna, one of Europe’s most beautiful and historical cities, very close to the United Nations.
We have a tradition of curriculum development and innovation and are currently one of 350 schools in the world to offer all three programmes of the International Baccalaureate. The final two years of these programmes, taught in grades 11 and 12, lead to the award of the IB Diploma. Our students acquire 21st century skills to enable them to thrive in an increasingly mobile and interdependent world.
VIS students represent more than 100 nationalities, and speak over seventy mother tongue languages. In a multicultural and multilingual environment, with English as the language of instruction, no culture dominates and we are greatly enriched by this diversity. Our approach to education highlights a commitment to activities both during and outside the school day that connect students to our local community as well as with schools throughout Europe and the world.
Deeply rooted in the Tyrolean educational landscape, the Academische Gymnasium Innsbruck has been a recognized figure in the domestic education sector since its foundation over 450 years ago. With a focus on classical and modern foreign languages, a humanistic educational approach is pursued that focuses on the student, promotes the development of social behavior and considers high quality teacher-student relations as the basis of learning.
Learning at the International School innsbruck is strongly supported by the our school’s vision and the learner profile of the International Baccalaureate Organisation
To cater for the development of internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create abetter and more peaceful world.
St. Gilgen International School offers a world-class international education set in the culturally rich and beautiful village of St. Gilgen, Austria. Our school combines the traditional charm, security, and cultural heritage of a small village, with a dynamic and modern teaching and learning environment and an ambitious and globally minded school community.
Set in one of the most stunning natural environments in the world, our location provides us with the sensational views of the lakes and mountains to inspire learning and adventurousness.
International School Kufstein Tirol is a state-sponsored Catholic School that offers the Austrian national curriculum combined with the IB pedagogical approach. Our students take the Austrian school leaving exam (“Matura”) and the IB Diploma.
Life at the LISA is characterized by a caring, multicultural and multilingual environment. Our pupils come from all over the world and speak over 30 different languages. Mutual respect and tolerance embedded in a high academic environment are the foundation of our excellent school community to which also parents and alumni feel committed. The LISA provides a stimulating, colourfull and supportive educational experience for around 450 pupils at the age of 10 to 18. With English as the language of tuition and strong academic and interpersonal support, our pupils gain skills that will prepare them for an increasingly changing and global society. It is our mission to educate for life, establishing a global, open-minded, international and academic outlook. We would like to open the gate to the world for our pupils!
Our mission is to nurture and inspire; to provide the opportunity for each learner to achieve their full potential, within a local and global community.
Anton Bruckner International School is a caring, cosmopolitan community of vibrant learners striving for excellence in the achievement of knowledge and personal development. We offer a high-quality international education following the principles of the International Baccalaureate.
SALIS – Salzburg International School. Our answer to a globalised world. In our International Programme we embed our pupils in a particular learning atmosphere where German-speaking learners study together with children of an international, English-speaking background. Our school is an intercultural environment where we teach our pupils to become open-minded and critical citizens who care for the world they live in.
We are the only public international school in Salzburg that enables pupils to graduate with two diplomas, the Austrian Matura and an International Diploma. Studying at SALIS means choosing the ideal education for a successful career in a global world and where the learner’s personality takes center stage.
At SALIS, students have the unique chance of acquiring two diplomas. We prepare our students for the Austrian Matura and the IB Diploma*, a prestigious international certificate granting access to top universities worldwide. A wide range of foreign languages and optional courses such as “International Studies” complete the international focus of our school.
SALIS is in the process of acquiring the candidate status for the IB Diploma Programme and pursuing authorisation as an IB world school.
“International School Carinthia (ISC) is one of only four schools in Austria offering the International Baccalaureate Continuum. Located in beautiful Velden am Wörthersee, ISC currently enrolls 350 students in grades 1-12 and will grow to 500 students in the coming years.
Our Mission: ISC aspires to offer a dynamic educational experience for young people in grades 1-12 focused on:
• 21st century approaches to learning,
• Rigorous academic offerings and outcomes,
• Local, regional and global perspectives,
• International mindedness and intercultural understanding, and
• Character formation informed by Christian values.
Each student will be empowered with a lifelong love of learning and a fervent desire to contribute positively to our world.
Our Vision: Developing bright futures one child at a time.”
The International Christian School of Vienna (ICSV) is an international school located in the 22nd district of Vienna, Austria. ICSV offers a primary through grade 12 program using an American-style curriculum. In addition, ICSV is an IB World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to its juniors and seniors. Our mission is to provide high quality, individualized education, equipping students with Christian character to impact the nations of the world. Our core values are Christ-centered, excellence, integrity, respect, and service.
GIBS is a bilingual (German-English) senior secondary school for students aged 10-18. At present the school comprises more than 600 students and over 60 teaching staff. The rest of the team is made up of the French-, English- and Spanish-speaking co-teachers and the administrative staff. The language of instruction is English in the form of “flexible monolingualism”.
The first three months of Year 1 take the form of an intensive phase of language acquisition after which the students have reached a level of language competence which enables them to participate in lessons conducted in the target language. Following the intensive phase, linguistic back-up for other subjects is provided when required in the English class.
In Year 7 History is taught in English/French/Spanish. During the first five school years in particular, different subjects collaborate on broad projects that supplement language instruction. Between Year 6 and Year 8, the upper level course system ensures the interconnection and deepening of learning material. Students from non-German speaking countries receive instruction in German as a foreign language. Their evaluation is in accordance to § 18/12 of the School Instruction Guidelines which allows students to select either German or English as their first language of instruction and be thereby assessed accordingly (Note: this does not apply to the final exam/Matura due to legal regulations).
Since 2017 the IBDP has been offered at GIBS.
Danube International School is an IB world school, offering a challenging curriculum for all 515 students from early years (3 year olds) to the IB Diploma Programme (18 years). In five of the past seven years, 100% of IBDP candidates passed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, showing DISV to have the best results in Austria. Focusing on the principles of “Engagement, Excellence, Excitement, Ethics and Empathy”, DISV is able to fulfil its demanding vision to be a world leader in international education. With students coming to Danube International School Vienna from over 50 countries, we embrace our diversity and celebrate our uniqueness.
The goal at DISV is to engage learners at a very young age to be problem solvers, inquirers and risk takers. We do this by providing opportunities for all students to challenge themselves in an environment where learning is student-centered and each individual is celebrated for their talent, effort and accomplishments. A culture of experiential and problem-based learning permeates the classroom, as students make meaning from their discoveries.
At Danube, we strive to have a supportive and caring culture that encourages students to work together and inspire those around them. We feel it is our responsibility to nurture and guide each individual in a healthy and loving community to strive for personal best. The school’s warm and friendly family atmosphere is grounded in respect, trust, compassion and the ideal of service. We hope to raise children to be adults that exhibit empathy and, in so doing, make a difference for others. Our aim is to nurture happy, well-rounded students with healthy self-esteem, as we continually set high expectations, recognize individuality, offer genuine leadership opportunities, celebrate successes, and develop a reflective culture that enables students to learn from their experiences.
The Gymnasium Klosterneuburg& IB World school is a state-run – and entirely tax-payer funded – selective secondary school.
We teach our children for 8 years continuously – getting to know them very well and working together over a very extended period of time. We deliver a broad, general education across all 8 years, so that by the end of their time with us, pupils will have received teaching in 14 different subjects, including all 3 sciences – often, but not always, 3 foreign languages, maths, humanities, art, music, sports and ethics.
As an authorised IB world school pupils can – in addition to their 14 subjects – choose to follow additional teaching of the International Baccalaureate curriculum. This means that they can sit the IB Diploma examinations in addition to the Austrian Reifepruefung. This – of course- is not for the faint-hearted – two school leaving certificates do mean twice the work! You are cordialy invited to find out more information on our Website.
Set within the rich cultural context of Austria and beauty of the Vienna Woods, The American International School · Vienna is one of the top international schools in the country. Founded in 1959, AIS today proudly serves 800 students, representing more than 60 countries, from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 (IB Diploma or American Diploma). AIS’ core values — nurture, include, challenge and respect — ensure that students develop intellectually and interculturally while internalizing the commitment and leadership necessary in today’s globally-minded world.
AMADEUS International School Vienna is an exquisite and unique day and boarding school with an integrated Music and Arts Academy located in Vienna, the capital of fine arts at the heart of Europe. The school is situated in a beautiful park-like campus just a short tram ride outside Vienna’s historic and culturally rich city centre. It provides a unique setting combined with top qualified academics, innovative music and arts education, as well as the most comfortable, state-of-the-art boarding facilities as an option.
Our educational programme for children and teenagers aged 3 to 18 is taught in English and based on the globally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB). Alongside our excellent academic curriculum, we offer an innovative Music and Arts Programme which encourages students to discover their individual creative talents while at the same time striving for academic excellence.
Happiness. Kindness. Imagination.