Vienna Austria
International Christian School of Vienna


The International Christian School of Vienna is the only K-12 English-speaking Christian school in Vienna, Austria, with an American curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Programme for grades 11 and 12. What started as a school for missionary children in 1986, over the years ICSV has expanded its mission to include students from international, diplomatic, and local families. Today, we are a caring community with over 320 students from 60 nationalities, founded on the core values of Christ-centeredness, excellence, integrity, respect, and service.

ICSV is unique in its shared mission to provide high-quality, individualized education, equipping students with Christian character to impact the nations of the world. At ICSV, we believe that everyone is created in the image of God. We strive to be an international school of choice where every student is valued and empowered with truth and knowledge for life.

  • Day school tuition $15960 - $19905 USD
  • Grades for day school Kindergarten/Year 1 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Number of Students 320
  • Year founded 1986
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula IB Diploma, US National
  • Type Co-ed


ICSV is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is also an IB World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.


Families with three children concurrently enrolled at ICSV will be granted a tuition discount equal to ten percent (10%) of the third child's tuition fees. For the fourth and each subsequent child, the discount increases to twenty percent (20%).


ICSV provides financial assistance through the ICSV Tuition Waiver Fund. The fund is designed to provide partial waivers of tuition for families with demonstrated financial needs. A student must be accepted for enrollment in order to be considered for financial assistance.

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

  • The International Christian School of Vienna (ICSV) requires that all students, no matter their age, live with
    at least one parent or guardian while enrolled at ICSV.
  • All incoming Middle School and High School students must have sufficient academic English language proficiency to be eligible for our program.

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes

Waiting List

In the event that no vacancies are available, applicants may be placed on a waiting list. The waitlist status is valid for a full year from the date an applicant received the ICSV waitlist notification email upon completion of the placement test. An applicant's waitlist status can also roll over to the next academic year. 


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught English, German, Spanish
  • Examinations available GL Assessments, International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip, Scholastic Aptitude Test - SAT, WIDA MODEL


Elementary School:
An estimated amount of time to be spent on homework each night is:

  • Primary: 0-10 minutes
  • Grades 1-2: 0-30 minutes
  • Grades 3-4: 0-45 minutes
  • Grade 5: 0-60 minutes
Middle School: An estimated amount of time to be spent on homework each night is 2 hours.

High School: An estimated amount of time to be spent on homework each night should be less than 2.5 hours. Additional homework for high school honors and IB courses is permissible.

Students enrolled in honors and IB classes should expect a heavier homework load, including homework during the summer and over breaks. The teacher will determine homework expectations and communicate those to students and parents.

Homework is not assigned over Fall Break, Christmas Break, Energy Break, or Easter Break.

Use of technology in the classroom

ICSV teachers structure their teaching methods around engaging student-centered learning processes. They use educational technology tools, such as NearPod, PearDeck, and Flip that draw students into each lesson.

Learning Support

ICSV offers instructional support to students with a variety of mild to moderate learning challenges. Enrollment in the Learning Support Program is based on individual student needs, program capacity, and availability of the required support. Students with diagnosed learning challenges are provided with Individual Learning Support Plans, outlining their specific goals and accommodation needs.

School Life

  • Bus service No
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school Yes
  • School start time 8:30
  • School end time 15:25
  • Most common nationality American, Austrian, South Korean, Indian, British
  • Max class size 22
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school Yes
  • Uniform required No
  • Student nationalities 62
  • Average class size 15

Living Accommodations

ICSV is not a boarding school and requires that all students, no matter their age, live with at least one parent or guardian while enrolled at ICSV.

Schools Facilities

The ICSV campus is located in Austria, in the heart of Europe. Just a few stations away from the United Nations building, ICSV welcomes students and families from 60 nationalities. The building houses 30 classrooms, separated between elementary and secondary classes. There is a science laboratory, a computer lab, and a library with both digital and print resources for the students. There are separate music, art, and physical education rooms. The multi-purpose room is used for school assemblies and concerts. Outdoors is an elementary playground, small soccer field, and basketball court. A cafeteria where students can purchase lunch rounds out the building.

School Lunch

The ICSV campus has a cafeteria where students can purchase lunch.


The school has an extensive Student Support Services department that provides English Language Learner instruction
for non-native English-speaking students who need to raise their level of academic proficiency in English. Students who require ELL services should apply and enroll as early as possible, as our ELL capacity is limited.

Supervised Care

Students in Primary through Grade 5 can participate in After School Care Program from 15:45 - 17:00. The program
includes indoor activities, time on the playground, homework time, and individually packaged snacks provided by the school.

Sports Teams

ICSV offers a wide variety of sports programs for all of our secondary students. Besides competing in friendly competitions against our neighboring international schools here in Vienna, we also compete in festivals and tournaments as part of the Danube Valley Athletic Conference (DVAC), which includes teams from international schools in Vienna, Salzburg, Carinthia, Bratislava, and Budapest. 

Religion at School

All students complete Bible classes, delving into a scriptural approach to ethics, world issues, and the tenants of the Christian faith.

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes

University Destinations

Students pursue universities throughout North America, Europe and across the world. The American high school diploma and the IB diploma open doors for students to complete higher education in every country. While students demonstrate a variety of interests in their career choices, common career paths include Business, Medicine, and International Relations. Several ICSV alumni have returned as staff members.