American International School-Salzburg
|Year of Foundation||1976|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||US grades 7 through 12|
|Boarding||Day School|Boarding School|
|Number of students||80|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:3|
|Accreditations||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Headmaster||Paul R. McLean|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||19,000|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||38,400|
AIS-Salzburg is an international, college-preparatory boarding school for students in grades 7 through 12 ( ages 12 to 18). Our school is designed to remain small with a student body of around 100 students at full capacity in order to enhance individual guidance and instruction. Our long term teaching faculty work closely with our resident staff to establish a familiar atmosphere where every student feels cared for personally.
Located in one of the most beautiful and culturally-rich cities in Western Europe and surrounded by over 65 ski resorts, we are able to provide our students with a wealth of experiences outside of the classroom.
Additionally, as a member of the Danube Valley Athletic Conference, team sports are a major part of our program and play an important role in the development of life skills for our students.
We would like to invite you to learn more about our school by visiting our website or by contacting us directly.
CurriculumU.S. College-Preparatory Secondary Curriculum
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesGerman, French, Spanish, Italian
ExaminationsAdvanced Placement€, SATI, SATII, Stanford
The self-discipline I have learned over the years at AIS-Salzburg has helped me tremendously. My fondest memory was spending a week in Romania at the Habitat for Humanity site. It was great to help people in need, spending some time with my classmates and seeing what a positive impact we can have on the world.
AIS-Salzburg focusses on education as a whole rather than just passing exams. The small class sizes, the international student body, the amazing school trips all of these helped to prepare me for university and for life in general. One of my fondest memories was a volleyball trip to Lausanne, Switzerland to take part in a tournament. There was such excitement travelling across countries by train and overnighting in another international school. I think we lost spectacularly but this was incidental!
I think the most important thing that AIS-Salzburg taught me and assisted me in is getting out there, being curious, and not being afraid to leave my comfort zone. Moving into the international community for the first time, it helped me become globally and culturally aware, which is an essential graduate attribute in our modern world. It taught me diligence (study halls do have a positive effect), and despite finding myself lazy at times, I am constantly doing something or being somewhere just because that’s the regime I got used to, and the regime I actually prefer. Regarding academics, my research and writing skills which I have to use a lot at university have definitely been largely shaped owing to the AIS-Salzburg, and the same applies to all aspects of learning, including working in teams, presenting, staying organized, and managing time.