Program Details

Our International Baccalaureate programme is divided into the Primary Years Programme (PYP, grades 1–5), the Middle Years Programme (MYP, grades 6–10), and the Diploma Programme (DP, grades 11–12
Vienna, Austria
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Rolling Starts, Spring Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
AMADEUS International School Vienna offers a challenging English-language academic education for grades 1–12 based on the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Students will graduate with the IB Diploma, recognised by universities worldwide. Integrated into this academic programme is AMADEUS Music Academy, which provides all our students a comprehensive education in the performing arts. AMADEUS Vienna also offers on-campus boarding for our secondary students. This possibility allows musical talents to come and study in Vienna from the age of 11. Each of our newly renovated and spacious boarding rooms, shared by two students, has a private en-suite bathroom and WiFi.

Our International Baccalaureate programme is divided into the Primary Years Programme (PYP, grades 1–5), the Middle Years Programme (MYP, grades 6–10), and the Diploma Programme (DP, grades 11–12). Our students will graduate with the IB Diploma, which is recognised by universities worldwide.

This comprehensive curriculum has a clear framework of aims and values, with a major objective being “international-mindedness”, an awareness and appreciation of the positive aspects of cultural differences.

At AMADEUS Vienna, we provide an inspiring and positive learning environment for all grades. As part of our commitment to a high quality international education, we offer small class sizes (not exceeding 20). Our teachers recognise the importance of individual attention and project-based study.

The main language of instruction is English. German lessons are a requirement and are offered at both the native and foreign language level. If desired, we also offer instruction in our students’ native tongues or a third language. We provide ESL (English as a Second Language) courses to students whose native tongue is not English.

We are aware that information technology is an important part of learning in the 21st century. To augment their lessons, our primary students use iPads and our secondary students use MacBooks. Various other technology tools and special software complement the coursework.

The Music Academy at AMADEUS Vienna is an integral part of our education programme. The Academy is under the same roof as the school, allowing a close interweaving of the academic and music curricula.

Each student at AMADEUS Vienna has their own individual music programme. This includes private instrumental or voice lessons, as well as a comprehensive music curriculum that is included in the regular academic schedule (choir, music theory, music history, ear training, and solfeggio).

AMADEUS Vienna is an ideal place for children who are exceptionally musically talented. It is a school that supports their special gift while not ignoring their overall academic development.

However the environment at our school is also supportive of students who just enjoy music or have fun playing an instrument.

Giving children an academic education in conjunction with training in an instrument or the voice develops strengths and skills they will need the rest of their lives. It is clear that studying music teaches discipline, concentration and teamwork. It also teaches expression and communication. But it also develops more subtle skills such as self-confidence, patience and sensitivity.

AMADEUS Vienna is the first “All-Steinway School” in Austria. The school currently has sixteen Steinway pianos, including four grand pianos and a “D” concert grand in our recital hall.

Our boarding staff members strive to make AMADEUS Vienna a “home away from home”.

It is possible to become a boarder at AMADEUS Vienna starting in grade 6 (from age 11). Our boarding facilities are in the same building as the school and the Music Academy. Girls and boys reside in separate wings. Our newly renovated boarding rooms are usually shared by two students. Each spacious room has a private en-suite bathroom. They also have individual workspaces as well as WiFi access with filters for age-appropriate internet use.

Our Head of Boarding and his boarding teachers all have degrees in pedagogy and years of professional experience. They are well aware of each student’s individual needs, providing both guidance and a listening ear.

Food is an important part of feeling comfortable away from home. We have our own chef, who prepares a variety of international food on site. All meals for our boarding students are served in our school cafeteria. We are able to accommodate special food requirements.

On weekends and short holidays, our boarding teachers make sure the boarders have chances to leave school and go exploring. Vienna is brimming with things to do: swimming, bowling, the Prater amusement park with its famous “Riesenrad”, Schönbrunn Palace and its zoo, Mozart’s apartment, museums, the cinema, bicycle rides, concerts. The list is endless.

Grades Annual Fee Boarding Student
6-10 € 37,500
11–12 € 40,250