A young school, in a historical setting. A small school, growing fast.
We are SKIS, an eclectic community of world citizens. We all speak at least two languages and value our diversity.
Schloss Krumbach International School is a co-educational boarding school (Grades 7-12), located in a beautiful 13th century castle. An Austrian Hogwarts, or so they say.
At Schloss Krumbach International School, we provide young people with the freedom to develop as unique individuals, while instilling a sense of social and political responsibility.
To educate, develop, and inspire our students to reach their full potential and contribute to the creation of a better and more peaceful world by providing a ﬁrst-class education in a multicultural environment.
Schloss Krumbach International School provides a holistic education in a place where all students feel conﬁdent and cared for. Having received a ﬁrst-class education in an open-minded international and multicultural environment, our students become thoughtful, active, and caring members of local, national, and global communities.
Austria’s Only School with All of The Following Accolades:
Educational Programmes at SKIS: https://youtu.be/CaijYGJTG8M
Schloss Krumbach International School oﬀers a holistic education, intended to educate the “whole person”. We oﬀer all students a broad, balanced range of academic subjects supported by a strong personal and social education program, counseling services, and a learning support team. Academic rigor is promoted throughout the school and the school’s future external examination results and university placement will demonstrate our commitment to providing a successful, progressive learning environment.
Student age: 12-15
An innovative bilingual curriculum. A balanced combination of Austrian and international educational systems. Development of excellent command of the school's two languages of instruction – English and German.
Student age: 15-16
A one-year comprehensive foundation course to enhance students' knowledge across multidisciplinary dimensions and facilitate their transition into the International Baccalaureate IB DP Programme or Cambridge A-Level Diploma programmes. The Pre-Diploma course is fully English taught, yet there is still emphasis on mastering the German language skills.
During Grade 10, our Pre-Diploma Grade, the learning process is organized in a way that allows Grade 10 students to improve their language skills, accustom to the new studying environment, try and evaluate diﬀerent subjects, and gain a ﬁnal understanding of what they are going to take for the Diploma programme. SKIS Career Counseling Team helps students explore the potential college venues to facilitate their choice of the Diploma subjects.
As Austria’s only international school accredited to teach within the framework of both IB DP and Cambridge A-Level Diploma programmes, we pride ourselves with providing academic excellence of truly one of a kind.
Cambridge International Advanced ( AS & A Levels)
Student age: 16-19
IB Diploma Programme (IB DP), an internationally recognized pre-university course in the form of a two-year degree program, provides students with key skills and knowledge in diverse subjects and enables them to enter top universities worldwide
Cambridge International Advanced ( AS & A Levels) Cambridge International A Level is a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is one year.
Success in Cambridge qualiﬁcations gives students admission to the world’s best universities – in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond.
Schloss Krumbach International School is a boarding school, a home away from home, and we take residential comfort and safety of our students with utmost care and attention to detail.
The school building is a castle situated on a hilltop between two forest reserves overlooking the village of Krumbach, which is about a one-hour drive from Vienna. Our dormitories are a love from the ﬁrst sight. Students live in light spacious rooms of 22-40 m2 that have been converted from a luxury hotel. Girls and boys occupy separate residential blocks.
Join our Head of Boarding, Dragana Djujic Cirkovic, as she explains all the nuances of residential and boarding life at SKIS.
Eating healthy is living healthy. At SKIS, we have created an extraordinarily well-balanced and eﬀective approach to ensuring a healthy nutrition and cultivating eating habits amongst our students. Meals are provided at the school’s dining hall on a full board basis.
Learn more with our incredible chef and a head of the kitchen team, Manijeh Shukury.
Schloss Krumbach International School is a safe space.
Security systems and guards on campus ensure that our students live in a safe environment. There are also teachers and staﬀ at the school to make sure the children are properly supervised at all times, both in and out of class. There are doctors available in the village of Krumbach.
The school facilities include spacious classrooms, a library, student lounges, a sports ﬁeld, a computer lab, a chapel, a concert hall with a grand piano, castle towers, an art room, a music facility, and much more. Krumbach castle’s unique infrastructure allows our students to not only focus on their studies, but also immerse themselves in the fantastic atmosphere of the Krumbach area and deepen their understanding of rural Austrian culture.
We believe in high-quality individualized education and a student-oriented approach, both in class and beyond. Learn more about SKIS unique supervised homework system with Cian Walshe, Head of Languages Department & English Language Teacher.
At SKIS, we strive to create a balance between intellectual activity and physical development, providing a range of sports clubs, outdoor venues and a participation in the Duke of Edinburgh Programme.
Join Filip Damjanovic, PE teacher, as he walks you through our sports and recreation policies at SKIS.
Schloss Krumbach International School provides more than education in the main subjects. Outside of school hours, students can pursue their interests in clubs that give them the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and engage in real practice.
SKIS takes the creative development of its students with utmost responsibility and allocates extracurricular time and staﬀ eﬀorts to encourage their self-expression and critical thinking. Nurturing the creative side of students is just as important as providing them with academic qualiﬁcations and physical activity.
Daily life in the Schloss Krumbach International School is shaped by rules and practices that are developed in a democratic process which incorporates mutual respect and willingness to take on responsibilities for the beneﬁt of the community. A wide range of elected oﬃces, as well as student and staﬀ committees, comprise the school’s student government. By taking part in the school’s Student Government, our students meet challenging opportunities that allow them to hone collaborative skills, communication, motivational, and decision-making skills that make for a good leader.
At Schloss Krumbach International School, we believe a child’s school years should be a time when they identify passions that can lead to a future profession. The school’s teachers and staﬀ are there to help students ﬁnd their professional calling. After graduating from Schloss Krumbach, students may apply to universities around the world. The school has a team of guidance counselors to help students navigate the university application process.
Hop on an incredible academic, social, and creative journey at our castle!
Applicants may apply to Schloss Krumbach International School throughout the year, though the ideal time to begin the admissions process is at the beginning of the academic year. For our school, it is very important to make sure that not only do students meet the expectations of our highly demanding academic program, but also that the program is the right ﬁt for each individual student. The school year in Austria starts at the end of August, but applicants may apply at any time.
To learn more about the admissions process: https://krumbach.school/admission/
More information on our annual fees: https://krumbach.school/admission/#ﬁ
Mag. Viktoryia Tejada, LL.M.
Personal Assistant to the Head of School
+43 699 140 22 700
Mag. Tamara Gurevich
Head of International Development
+43 660 695 90 95