As an international, college-preparatory boarding school in which roughly 85% of the students enrolled are full-boarders, the academic load requirements at AIS-Salzburg are relatively high. Load requirements determine the number of courses and subjects a student must be enrolled in each academic year. These are the load requirements for all students at the school:

1. 30.5 classroom period per week minimum
2. Two English and one German language course per day minimum
3. One mathematics, one science, and one social studies course per day minimum
4. On elective course which meets two hours per week minimum
5. Enrollment in the Healthy Lifestyle Requirement
6. Enrollment in the Boarding Conduct Requirement for all full- or 5-day boarders
7. Enrollment in the AIS-Salzburg Community Service Requirement
8. Enrollment in one Seminar course at the appropriate grade level