AMADEUS International School Vienna
|Year of Foundation||2012|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Early Years Centre - Grade 12|
|Boarding||Day School|Boarding School|
|Number of students||310|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:6|
|Headmaster||Dr Jeremy House|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||EUR 13.200 (DAY SCHOOL)|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||EUR 29.800 (DAY SCHOOL) / EUR 52.000 (FULL BOARDING)|
AMADEUS International School Vienna is a unique coeducational day and boarding IB World school with an integrated Music and Arts Academy. The mission of the school is to create an internationally-minded community of happy, passionate and aspirational learners.
As a fully authorized International Baccalaureate Continuum School, AMADEUS follows the IB’s rigorous internationally recognized programs for Grades 1 – 12 (PYP, MYP, and DP). AMADEUS also offers an Early Years Kindergarden Programme for ages 3 – 5. By creating an innovative and positive learning environment, the school engages students in inquiry-based learning that addresses real-life challenges and cultivates critical-thinking, problem-solving, and presentation skills. In addition, the co-curricular program offers additional opportunities for learning, personal growth, and reflection through real-world experiences in areas such as the arts, STEM, and the study of languages. AMADEUS’s faculty is distinguished by its internationalism. In order to best teach the qualities of global citizenship, the school works to recruit educators from around the world. An average class size of 18-20 students allows for a caring individualized approach to learning.
AMADEUS’s commitment to the Arts encompasses a holistic approach to education by combining both academic excellence and passion for music and the arts. Students develop a quality foundation of skills in music, art, drama, and dance through the school’s required core curriculum. A dynamic co-curricular arts enrichment program emphasizes an exploratory learning approach through real-life project-based learning modules. Specific areas of exploration include photojournalism, editorial design, composing with technology, music production, and instrument lessons. Students also have the opportunity to participate in choir, ensembles, orchestra, dance, drawing, painting, theatrical productions, and more.Offering a robust elective path, the AMADEUS Music and Arts Academy includes Foundation, Advanced, and Professional Programs to challenge and nurture young artists at all stages of growth. The Academy empowers students to carve out a unique path of advancement from the beginner to the professional level and to become deeply proficient at their skill through intense study with distinguished instructors in their areas of expertise, practice, and performance opportunities.
Boarding at AMADEUS provides students with a home away from home. Our new Boarding House takes ‘exclusive boarding’ to the next level. The boarding house has a girls´ section and a boys´ section on each side, as well as a common space in the middle. On the open rooftop, students can enjoy the incredible panorama view of Vienna’s skyline and the surrounding mountains. Both house sections feature their own family kitchen and dining room, lounges, laundry rooms, private gyms, spaces for music practice, study, and social activities.
Our boarding house is distinguished by supportive and caring environment, which fosters students’ happiness and well-being while encouraging them to become their best selves. Regular activities and trips provide students with the opportunity to relax, try new things, and bond with peers through planned in-house activities while also taking advantage of all that Vienna has to offer. Boarders go swimming and skiing, visit the cinema and the Prater amusement park, and enjoy outings to museums and cultural sites, as well as overnight and day trips to neighboring cities, mountains, and lakes.
The AMADEUS campus is located in Vienna’s 18th district, a distinguished residential neighborhood of the city just a tram ride away from the city center. Housed in a collection of beautiful fin de siècle structures with characteristic green iron ornamentation, the school offers modern resources in a beautiful historic setting. Famous for its history, culture, and quality of life, the city of Vienna is both the federal capital and largest city in Austria, with a population of 1.8 million. Named “the World’s Most Livable City” by The Economist, Vienna offers a high quality of life enhanced by a thriving economy and culture. With an artistic and intellectual history defined by famous residents such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Freud, Vienna lives up to its titles as the “City of Music” and “City of Dreams.” The city center is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Vienna’s famed Imperial Palaces have long been a premier European tourist destination. Home to numerous universities and nearly a dozen international schools, Vienna is Austria’s hub of education and learning.
CurriculumIB (PYP, MYP, DP)
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesGerman, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Farsi, Hebrew, Bengali, Spanish
ExaminationsIB DP Examination
There are several reasons that I sent my daughter to AMADEUS Vienna. One of them is that there is an individualized approach in the Primary Years Programme. It allows her to grow and experience an environment which is very conducive to creative learning. That is an extremely good fit for my child who likes music, using her hands to learn, the arts, and dancing. What I believe is most special about AMADEUS Vienna is the IB learning that it offers and the individualized learning approach. In addition, it is a relatively small school and you quickly learn who other parents are and exchange information and experiences. There is a really rich sense of community here. The school is a close community; one that is very supportive one that is very open and the children are learning a lot about being good community members. I would tell parents to jump in because it is a really, really special place. Every day is a memorable moment because I have a happy child coming home.
The school is a special place in Vienna because it is a nice area and a nice campus, and it is a great big family. It is not a school like usually; it is not about pressure, it is about enjoying to learn, enjoying to get an education. The teachers are nice and the parents are nice. The school is so social and inclusive, there is no bullying, there is happiness, and everybody helps together if someone needs help. If someone would ask me if they should send their child to AMADEUS Vienna, I would definitely say yes. After my daughter has been a family member at AV for 8 years now, I am convinced that I have chosen the best school for her.
I was in a huge school in Japan but AMADEUS school is small and I think that makes this school special because we are united. People are close to each other and more open-minded and more internationally minded. The boarding I really feel like is a big family. It is really cool that if I have something to ask, I can ask anyone, and it feels like more than friends. ‘Family’ is a good way to describe it. I think it is a really good thing to send your kids here and my parents really think so too, because now I speak more languages, but I also want to say that you should not only send your kid here to learn new languages – because it is not about what language you speak, it is about what you say. You can learn English anywhere but if you come here you will learn something new; you will fit into the society and you will be more mature.
What is special about AMADEUS is the atmosphere and the community. Studying in such a special place motivates you. AMADEUS is a place to grow - it gives you the opportunity and the chance to be your best self.