Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Our Primary and Secondary libraries are the central hubs of learning within the school, where all students and staff can meet to work and relax.
Our growing collection of resources includes nearly 4,000 fiction and non-fiction books that cater to our diverse international student body, not to mention a range of the latest and best textbooks and student resources. We offer titles in English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese and Russian. In addition, our library resources are supplemented with a range of online research databases, journals, magazines and an extensive e-book collection.
The Primary School library is designed to promote literacy development and the joy of reading with a friendly environment and an extensive collection of books. All Primary students have a minimum of one library period a week to check out books and have a mini library lesson.
The Secondary School library is separated into two sections. One part is a focal point in the school, where students come together to study and relax. Middle School students will often visit the library to read, do project work, and learn research skills through a range of courses. The other main space is for teaching and learning and between lessons taught there it is also a study area where they can concentrate in a comfortable and friendly environment surrounded by all the resources they need to succeed.
All students have the opportunity to receive or attend sessions of scheduled Study Hall during the week. These sessions allow students to finish the majority of independent learning tasks. Activities like reading, individual assignments and project work might need more attention.
Study Hall is an integral part of our “learning to learn” programme. In these learning sessions, students from Grade 1—5 complete set tasks independently. Teacher assistants supervise the sessions and give support when necessary, however the focus remains on students developing and practising study skills and gaining confidence with independent learning. The length and difficulty of the tasks depend on a student’s age and ability.
For Secondary School students, voluntary Study Hall is a supervised time during which students work on their courses. Students are free to work with others on common assignments, or request meetings with specific staff to support their work and complete specific tasks. The supervising teacher provides structure, encouragement, academic assistance, and acts as a liaison with other teachers as needed.
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.