Boarding students are provided with 6 meals per day – breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and evening snack. We have a rotating breakfast menu and hot meals every evening. Boarding kitchens are always well stocked with fresh fruit, nuts and dried fruit, and bread and jam that are available at all times. On weekends they also have the option of preparing meals for themselves if they enjoy cooking.
All of our food is catered by the AV chefs, who prepare a variety of fresh, seasonal Austrian and international dishes on site. We accommodate most special food requirements.
Academic success and time-management
With the help of the house parents and other live-in staff, the academic status of students is monitored and effective study habits are encouraged and developed. Academic success and time management are often a challenge for teenagers and young adults, therefore the boarding team, through its mentor scheme, supports the students and helps in their planning and spends time with each student, individually and in small groups, checking their study requirements through the platform ManageBac and helping with their academics.
All boarding students must attend study hall 4 times per week, with Grade 6-10 in the library and Grade 11-12 either in their rooms, the library or study lounges. This is a mandatory study time held by the boarding team, and AV teachers support four times per week, on rotation, offering support in all subject areas, and the MYP and DP core requirements (such as Personal Projects, CAS, EE and ToK).
All academic tasks and individual progress is tracked through ManageBac and all AV students and staff, as well as parents have access to the platform.