Frequently Asked Questions
When does the school day begin? Where can I find a calendar for the school year?
The school day begins at 8:00 and ends at 15:20 every day. AV offers complementary after school activities and day care from 15:40 until 17:00. The yearly school calendar is available here.
How many students attend AV?
AV currently welcomes between 220 – 235 students between the ages of 3 and 18 from nearly 50 different countries. The school offers superior boarding for up to 60 students (30 girls and 30 boys) and welcomes day students from Vienna and the surroundings.
What are the class sizes?
The average class size is 15 students. The maximum is 20, except in Grades 11 and 12 where the maximum is 18.
How does the admissions process work? What are the application deadlines? How long does this process take? Where can I find information about tuition fees?
Please see the following link for a description of our admissions procedure. AV accepts applications throughout the school year; an admission decision is communicated within 3-4 business days when a student’s application is complete. Applicants from non-EU countries are advised to foresee an additional 3-month period to apply for the Austrian visa.
How can we arrange to visit the school?
Families are invited to visit AV during one of the regular Open House events hosted on campus. Individual school tours can also be scheduled by contacting the Admissions department directly.
What is the tuition for studying at AV?
A comprehensive list of our fees can be found here.
What is the language of instruction at AV, English or German? Is proficiency in these languages a requirement for my child to study at AV?
English is the language of instruction at AV, and German language lessons are mandatory for all classes, from Early Years through to Grade 10. It is not required that the student have any prior knowledge of German when applying to AV. While English proficiency is not required in order to begin studies at AV, a student’s acceptance, particularly to the Diploma Programme, will often be contingent on his/her level of English. EAL (English as an additional language) support is available for students who require extra help with English.
Does AV support children with Special Educational Needs?
At AV we support all students with their well-being and social and emotional learning. When additional resources are required for a child’s continued success at AV, these are agreed upon by parents and the school and based on our Special Educational Needs (SEN) programme and offerings.
Does AV offer the Austrian “Matura”?
AV offers only the IB Diploma, which is considered the gold standard in international education and is recognized worldwide. The IB Diploma examination is accepted for the purpose of admission to studies in Austria. For further information on how the IB is recognized in other countries, please see the following link.
What is the profile of the teaching staff at AV?
Our teaching staff come from 21 different countries and approximately 70% of them are native English speakers.
Where do AV students go after graduation?
The most popular destinations are UK, USA, Canada, and Austria. AV graduates are now attending programs at universities such as Berklee College of Music, Northwestern University, University of Bath, McGill University, Australian National University, Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien, Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, and the Franz-Schubert-Institut.
We welcome the opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit AMADEUS Vienna and learn more about our unique programme and inspiring school environment.