The heart of any college-preparatory school is its academic program, the organizational structure of its promotion and diploma requirements as well as the qualified skills of the individuals responsible for instruction. At AIS-Salzburg, the academic program, load, promotion, and graduation requirements, academic credit system, and subject-area departments are organized along long-standing, tried-and-true standards and benchmarks that can be found in the best international boarding schools. With its focus on the intellectual development of our students, the academic program sets very high goals and is instructed by outstanding individuals with many years of experience in pedagogy as well as postgraduate studies in their individual subject areas. Unlike many international schools, AIS-Salzburg is blessed with many long-term teachers committed to our students and a very low turnover rate overall.

Successful completion of the AIS-Salzburg curricular requirements leads to the awarding of the school’s diploma which is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Alongside Advanced Placement courses and credentials as well as required language level proficiency, graduates of AIS-Salzburg are well-prepared for matriculation into university programs in North America, Europe, and worldwide.

English

AIS-Salzburg requires that all students enroll in two instructional hours of English coursework daily at all grade levels. This allows expanded focus on the English curricular content by spreading it over two periods as well as increasing the amount of bo... read more

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  • Instructors: Vida Long, Jennifer Heider-Kasberger, Jan Harwood, Jennifer Fratianni, Paul McLean

Mathematics

The department of mathematics has a mission to provide all students with a solid understanding of mathematical concepts and the ability to relate and apply mathematics to real-world situations. We strive to maximize our students abilities to solve multi-s... read more

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  • Instructors: Adam Lichty, Nicole Cerone

Sciences

The science department at AIS-Salzburg has a mission to provide all students with the understanding of how the world around them works as well as their impact on their surroundings. Students will be engaged in a wide array of learning environments includi... read more

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  • Instructors: Jennifer Heider-Kasberger, Carrie Gauchat

Social Studies

The social studies department plays a crucial role in promoting the educational beliefs of the American International School in Salzburg. The members of the social studies department recognize their roles as mediators between students and the world, attem... read more

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  • Instructors: Joseph Suttmann, Jeff Agardy, Paul McLean

Foreign Language: German

Given AIS-Salzburg’s location in German-speaking Austria, German language learning is required of all students enrolled in the program at all grade levels. Students can be scheduled into any level of German at the start of each school year as previo... read more

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  • Instructors: Nadine Rainot-Schliesselberger, Vida Long, Margareth Lardschneider, Bea De La Vega, Jeff Agardy

Electives

The AIS-Salzburg promotion and graduation requirements demand that all students be engaged in a minimum of one elective course annually while enrolled at the school. The elective program of courses is designed to better facilitate the creative and artisti... read more

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  • Instructors: Nadine Rainot-Schliesselberger, Michael Lente, Margareth Lardschneider, Sandra González Rivero, Nicole Cerone

Physical Education

AIS-Salzburg has a strong commitment to activity and physical education for all students throughout every school year. Students are required to be enrolled in two individual physical education courses each trimester and the course offerings vary throughou... read more

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  • Duration: 9 Months
  • Instructors: Max Leicher, Cassandra Baehler, Colin Boyle, Louis Suttmann, Jan Harwood, David Burns