1955 - Founding of the Vienna International Community School (VICS) - AIS’ predecessor, situated at Bauernfeldgasse 40, in Vienna’s 19th District.

1956 - The US Ambassador advised that US funds would be available for an American sponsored school - it was decided that VICS was to become this school.

1958 - Recognition of the American school curriculum by the Austrian Ministry of Education.

1959 - Founding of the American International School (AIS) by the Embassies of the United States and Canada - VICS was dissolved. Enrollment at this time was 234 students with 17 nationalities. The old school building on Bauernfeldgasse was no longer adequate - a major portion of the grant funds were used for a new campus site.

1961 - AIS took possession of the 44,000 square meter site for its new school on Salmannsdorfer Strasse, near the Vienna Woods in the 19th District.

1962 - Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new AIS campus.

1964 (Spring) - First graduation ceremony took place on the new Salmannsdorfer campus still under construction at that time.

1964 (Fall) - First school year at AIS on the new site. 357 students with 28 nationalities were enrolled.

1977 - International Baccalaureate offered.

2017 - AIS celebrates fortieth anniversary as an IB World School.

2019-2020 - AIS celebrates its sixtieth anniversary with thousands of alumni from all around the world.

2021 - Nearly 800 students with over 60 nationalities enrolled.

Safeguarding and Child Protection
In line with emerging international school best practice, AIS Vienna maintains strong child protection policies and procedures and our school strives to provide a safe and secure environment for all students.

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