Mission & Profile

Mission and Guiding Principles

Within the rich cultural context of Austria, AIS Vienna

  • Nurtures an inclusive learning community
    • In partnership with families, we support healthy social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.
    • We differentiate instruction to accommodate diverse interests and needs.
    • We cultivate active and creative students.
  • Challenges students to strive for personal excellence and to explore their passions
    • We balance an academically engaging program with co-curricular opportunities to empower students for success now and beyond AIS.
    • We motivate students to explore new and existing passions through guidance and opportunities.
  • Fosters respect through compassion for others and our world
    • We encourage empathy, honesty and kindness towards others.
    • We embrace diverse values and perspectives with an aim to act with an open mind.
    • We strive to have a positive impact on others and our environment

Core Values


AIS Environmental Ethics Statement and Goals

The AIS community is committed to developing an environmentally friendly school by:

  • raising environmental awareness
  • making environmentally friendly decisions
  • including environmental action and education in our daily routine
  • supporting the environmental policies of Austria

Students, teachers and staff can make progress toward these goals by:

  • using the existing recycling bins appropriately
  • reducing paper usage by printing on both sides, using half sheets or working digitally if possible
  • reducing electrical use by turning off lights, Smart Boards and computers when not in use
  • reducing our use of plastic bottles and bags
  • reminding one another to conserve our resources