About St. Gilgen International School
St. Gilgen International School is a prestigious private school for students aged between 9 and 18, nestled in the heart of the charming lakeside town of St. Gilgen. Situated on the exquisite Lake Wolfgang and surrounded by the Austrian Alps, its location ensures an ideal learning environment for its students. A stone’s throw away from the cultural hub of Salzburg and a short train ride from Vienna and Munich, it delivers the best of both worlds where its students can enjoy a breathtaking outdoor paradise as well as easy access to big cities.
We recognize the importance of success and ensure that every student can thrive on his or her personal excellence.
“We believe that every child has talent and we will develop it”
St. Gilgen International School aims to empower students to reach their fullest potential. We guide our students to forge their independent educational path with their own unique skills, knowledge, energy, and ideas.
“We believe in making a positive impact in the world”
Nurturing the young minds of students, St. Gilgen International School helps them develop insight on the importance of being ‘global citizens’. It helps them grow as ethical individuals who will live responsibly, contribute and play important roles in building welcoming, inclusive and progressive communities.
“To discover a lifelong love of learning”
Instilling values in students where they will never stop learning and will always stay curious, interested, adventurous, and engaged with their communities and the world keeps the St. Gilgen International School’s legacy alive.
Rising to Prominence
With close to 200 students and a 5:1 student/teacher ratio - St. Gilgen International School has spun and derived its own term known as “pastoral web” around students - a highly individualized care network. The school has a great desire to instill a love of learning in each of its students. Its state-of-art curriculum and avant-garde teaching methodologies are designed to fuel natural curiosity. Offering the coveted International Baccalaureate (IB) accreditation, its students are equipped with indispensable skills to study at the world’s elite universities. With teams of mentors, teachers, and nurses guiding the way, every child has the support to explore and develop their talents in a variety of different fields.
It has dubbed this philosophy ‘the Path of Excellence’, and based it on three pillars - excellence in Care, excellence in Education, and excellence in Activities. The school has pledged to never compromise on delivering these three promises. St. Gilgen International school ensures that each student is well-endowed on his or her individual path of excellence.
Thriving within Paradise
With nature on its doorstep, St. Gilgen International School conducts activities that provide its students with a sense of belonging. With over 40 different outdoor, sport, cultural and service activities to choose from - it treats the ‘world’ as a classroom and ensures professional guidance is always at hand. A state-approved mountain guide leads hiking expeditions (eg: the expedition to Mont Blanc), horse riding lessons take place in a first-class stable and students learn basketball from former NBA players. These are but a few examples of our efforts to create a lively and interesting environment. Students may also enjoy professional golf lessons and seasonal sports like rowing, water skiing, canyoning, ice skating, and climbing. With inspiration for crafts, all students have access to professional arts, theatre, dance, and music lessons. Of note is the school’s partnership with world-renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg offering an unrivaled music education. Composing a Harmonic Future Throughout its history, St. Gilgen International School has always embraced its diverse and international community. The school is proud to have a community of approximately 30 different nationalities. Furthermore, it plans to increase the capacity of students from 200 to 240. St. Gilgen International School maintains committed to diversity and continues to build its unique community as it unveils the next chapter of growth.
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