American International School-Salzburg

Co-Education (12-18)
Day School|Boarding School
+43 662 824617
Moosstraße 106, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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Year of Foundation 1976
Enrollment Phase / Grades US grades 7 through 12
Boarding Day School|Boarding School
Number of students 80
Nationalities 17
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


The American International School-Salzburg is an international, college-preparatory boarding school for students in U.S. grades 7 through 12 (ages 12 to 18) located in one of the most beautiful and culturally-rich cities in Western Europe. Founded in 1976, AIS-Salzburg has been preparing international students for success at university and beyond by offering a rigorous academic program, a rich and varied social and cultural activities program, small class sizes and a 3-to-1 student-to-staff ratio. Our school is designed to remain small with a student body of around 100 students at full capacity, thus enhancing individual guidance and instruction and establishing a familiar atmosphere where every student feels cared for personally.

Since the establishment of the American International School-Salzburg in 1976, thousands of young people from all over the world have combined a challenging and rigorous academic program with the chance to live and study in Salzburg, Austria. While living abroad can be an education in its own right, the American International School-Salzburg offers a very solid, collegepreparatory program which leads to the awarding of an American high school diploma with AP credentials.

The curricular program of the school is maintained and regularly evaluated by the school’s administration, teaching faculty, and resident-care staff. It complies fully with AP-program guidelines and our policies, teaching materials, and approach to teaching remain consistent with most accredited independent schools in the United States and worldwide. AIS-Salzburg is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The language of instruction at our school is English and most of the teaching faculty and resident-care staff members are US citizens and native English speakers. Given our historical and educational orientation, it should not be surprising that our students participate in a program which will provide excellent preparation for entrance to universities and colleges worldwide.

Students interested in studying abroad upon graduation from AIS-Salzburg are also served by our curricular program and Advanced Placement® examinations. Graduates of AIS-Salzburg meet the requirements of and gain entrance to colleges and universities in Great Britain, continental Europe, the Far East, and all over the world. The key to equivalency with local school diplomas lies with the Advanced Placement® program of examinations which students may take each spring. The American high-school diploma plus a number of Advanced Placement® examinations with appropriate scores can open the doors to nearly any university program anywhere in the world.

What does distinguish the AIS-Salzburg curriculum from other American independent boarding schools is the fact that our students’ backgrounds are predominantly international. Given this, the school makes a strong effort to provide appropriate English educational programming for all students, including two hours of instruction in English grammar, vocabulary, composition and mechanics, reading comprehension, and speaking/listening skills daily.

The AIS-Salzburg curriculum is exclusively college-preparatory with most students taking between three and six Advanced Placement® courses before graduation from the school. The school’s college counsellor assists all students with university applications and preparation starting in grade 11. Graduates of AIS-Salzburg go on to attend universities in North America, Europe and around the world through AP Examination as well as meeting the required linguistic qualifications. Many students are accepted to some of the most outstanding tertiary institutions worldwide.

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U.S. College-Preparatory Secondary Curriculum

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German, French, Spanish, Italian


Advanced Placement€, SATI, SATII, Stanford

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