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What is the availability of international schools? What has been your general experience with them, if any?

International schools are offered across many platforms: Christian, French, Russian and Swedish, along with the two most-known international schools. Admission is selective at the AIS Vienna; our experience with the school has been positive. - Nov 13, 2017
Several international schools, including the American International School in a beautiful setting next to vineyards and the Vienna Woods. We have not had school-aged kids in Vienna for more than 20 years, so can't really weigh in on this. - Jul 18, 2014
All three schools are IB and have pretty challenging programs at the high-school level. It is very important to establish which school your kids will be attending before you accept a housing assignment. The three major schools are in totally different parts of the city. If, for example, you are housed out by AIS by default, simply because you have school-aged kids, and if one or more of them attends one of the other schools, the commute would be really long---possibly an hour or more by public transportation or school bus. This was a major reason we asked for a new housing assignment. - May 12, 2013
Our child attends AIS, but I don't have enough experience with the school yet to make a firm judgement. So far, they seem okay, although I wish the communication between parents and teachers was better. - Jan 16, 2013
Great education. Slightly difficult to interact with locals. There is a palpable fear of foreigners here. - Aug 5, 2011
AIS is the best of the lot; it's academically demanding, with a full IB program; some kids also attend VIS. - Aug 15, 2009
AIS, VIS and VCS are the most popular. Most kids are at AIS but AIS won't accomodate special needs. So far, a positive experience. - Aug 5, 2009
No experience. Most Embassy folks send their children to the American International School (AIS) and they seem happy with it. It has a gorgeous campus. The other popular schools are the Vienna International School and Danube International School. - Apr 4, 2008
Available, but I have no experience with them. - Jan 11, 2008