"Striving for EXCELLENCE by ENGAGING minds, EXCITING learners, acting ETHICALLY and showing EMPATHY"


I am thrilled to welcome you to Danube International School Vienna.  At Danube, an IB world school, we offer a challenging curriculum for all 560 students from early years (3 year olds) to pre-university levels and the IB Diploma programme. Over the past five years, our International Baccalaureate Diploma results average 98%.  Even more impressive is our average diploma score over five years, 33.3, and our highest earned score being a perfect 45 points. With students coming to Danube International School Vienna from over 50 countries, we embrace our diversity and celebrate our uniqueness as we strive for excellence.

Danube International School Vienna is located in an elegant, spacious and self-contained building, close to the centre of Vienna and beside famous Prater Park. This is an ideal location that enables students to learn outside school walls. Our goal is to engage learners at a very young age to be problem solvers, inquirers and risk takers.  We do this by providing opportunities for all students to challenge themselves in an environment where learning is student-centered and each individual is celebrated for their talent, effort and accomplishments. We have a highly qualified and experienced faculty representing a variety of cultures and nationalities, all well versed in teaching a diverse student body.  A culture of experiential and problem-based learning permeates the classroom, as students make meaning from their discoveries.

At Danube, we have a supportive and caring culture that encourages students to work together and inspire those around them. We feel it is our responsibility to nurture and guide each individual in a healthy and loving community to strive for personal best. The school's warm and friendly family atmosphere is grounded in respect, trust, compassion and the ideal of service.  We hope to raise children to be adults that exhibit empathy and, in so doing, make a difference for others.

In addition to high academic standards, the international education that we offer focuses on four core components of emotional intelligence, cultural understanding, communication and collaboration. We aim to develop students to be independent learners and leaders in the global community. We provide a wide range of activities and experiences that will not only prepare our children for the future, but also make their school and personal life more enjoyable and rewarding.

Focusing on the principles of ‘Engagement, Excellence, Excitement, Ethics and Empathy’ DISV is passionate about fulfilling its demanding vision to be a world leader in international education.  Our aim is to nurture happy, well-rounded students with healthy self-esteem, as we continually set high expectations, recognize individuality, offer genuine leadership opportunities, celebrate successes, and develop a reflective culture that enables students to learn from their experiences. We invite you to explore our website and visit our school to experience the difference a DISV education can make in the life of your child.

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Dr. Michelle Purghart

Director - Danube International School Vienna

Creativity in an Internationl School Vienna

A simple statement: To be a world leader in international education ...

Creativity in an Internationl School Vienna

A small school started in 1992 …

IB World School Vienna

A wonderful elegant, well-situated, well-equipped building in the very centre of Vienna.

Family International School Vienna

The Biber family provide stable, committed and long-term oversite.

Success in Vienna International School

Everyone is a leader in some way.


The school community committee helps to guide our future.

Harvard Visible Thinking Routines

A learning model developed by the faculty at Danube.

Great Learning
Creativity in an Internationl School Vienna

We plan our development and we work our plan ...

School Development
School Video

Enjoy watching our creative school video!

School Video