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What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?

If your children are over 10 years old and do not speak any German, an international school is a popular choice. There are also schools that teach in German and English, which is also highly recommended. Public schools are free whereas at an international school you have to pay tuition fees.
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What are some examples of these schools?

American International School (AIS)
1190 Vienna, Salmannsdorfer Strasse 47
Tel. +43 1 401 32 0
Email: info@ais.at
HP: www.ais.at

Danube International School (DIS)
1020 Vienna, Josef-Gall-Gasse 2
Tel. +43 1 720 3110
E-Mail: info@danubeschool.com
HP: www.danubeschool.at

Vienna Christian School (VCS)
1220 Vienna, Wagramerstrasse 175/Panethgasse 6a
Tel. +43 1 2512 20
E-Mail: office@icsv.at
HP: www.viennachristianschool.org

Vienna Elementary School (VES)
1180 Vienna, Lacknergasse 75
Tel. +43 1 470 4600
E-Mail: office@ves.at
HP: www.vienna-elementary-school.at

Vienna International School (VIS)
1220 Vienna, Strasse der Menschenrechte 1
Tel. +43 1 203 5595
E-Mail: visinfo@vis.ac.at
HP: www.vis.ac.at

Lycée Francais de Vienne
Classe Prépa - Lycée - Collège - Ecole Elémentaire
1090 Vienna, Liechtensteinstrasse 37 A
Tel. +43 1 317 22 41
HP: www.lyceefrancais.at

Lycée Francais de Vienne
Ecole de Grinzing – Maternelle et Elémentaire
1190 Vienna, Grinzinger Strasse 95
Tel. +43 1 370 12 17
HP: www.lyceefrancais.at
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Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?

There are mostly no waiting lists for local schools, but please check with Crown Vienna for current information on the schools you're interested in.
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Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?

Yes.
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How are most kids transported to and from school?

There is no general mode of transportation: Some children walk to school - depending on where they live - or are dropped off and picked up again by their parents. Some schools operate school bus transportation. As Vienna has well connected public transportation and is mostly a very safe city, a lot of school children use public transportation each day.
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When does the typical school year start and end?

Public schools in Vienna run from the first Monday in September until July of the next year. Private international schools operate from the middle of August to the end of June.
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Is there anything else I should know about local schools?

Kindergarten, elementary and grammar school (high school) education are mostly provided free. In Austria, the district education office takes care of enrollment but your Crown Vienna Relocation Consultant will be delighted to assist you where needed and requested.
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.

 

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