Due to its limited size and individual student-focused approach, SKIS is uniquely positioned to offer a truly custom-tailored education option for each of our students, reflective of their aims, dreams, and aspirations.
We believe in a combination of academic quality and creative modes of learning. Mastering all the nuances of the literature language – English, German, or a mother tongue – is no easy feat, hence our commitment to a creative application of the concepts and vocabulary learned in class.
Basically, to facilitate the task we are carefully mixing the methods of assessment. This means that not only do students spend carefully allocated class hours on covering various literature pieces and text types in detail and then test their knowledge against formal checks such as exams, essays, orals, etc, but they also revise the learned concepts and vocabulary through a creative format of plays and drama.
We adhere to the highest academic quality standards through the use of our own progress tracking system, regular reports to the parents, student leadership meetings, peer-to-peer cooperation, and homework supervision time.
Student age: 12-15
An innovative bilingual curriculum. A balanced combination of Austrian and international educational systems. Development of excellent command of school’s two languages of instruction – English and German.
Pre Diploma Programme
Student age: 15-16
A one-year comprehensive foundation course to enhance students’ knowledge across multidisciplinary dimensions and facilitate their transition to IB DP or A-Levels Programme. The Pre-Diploma course is fully English taught, yet there is still emphasis on mastering the German language skills.
IB Diploma/ Cambridge A-Levels
Student age: 16-19
IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) and Cambridge International AS & A Level programme (A-Levels) are two internationally recognized high school diplomas, which provide students with key skills and knowledge in diverse subjects and enable them to enter top universities worldwide.
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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. Currently SKIS offers a truly multilingual approach, having a bilingual mode of learning throughout the Middle School, mother tongue support and an opportunity to learn a third language.
At Schloss Krumbach International School, we do take productivity rather seriously though. As a boarding school, we strive to teach our students not only academic subject knowledge and languages but also life skills, including such a vital competence as time management. Through a range of activities, from student leadership and homework supervision to day planning and revision organization, SKIS students encounter, practice, and master the art of structuring the time, tasks and deadlines in the most effective manner.
Sports and DofE
At SKIS, we strive to create a balance between intellectual activity and physical development, providing a range of sports clubs, outdoor venues and extracurricular athletic activities. In general, there is at least one hour of sports every day, various athletic sections, a pre-breakfast stretching routine as well as seasonal skiing trips to the nearby slope.
From October 2021 on, SKIS is an acting member of the Duke of Edinburgh framework, a UK-designed comprehensive system of extracurricular activities and sports, aimed at increasing students’ confidence, resilience, and team working skills.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, build confidence, and adopt an ethical attitude to nature and environment around them.
Having a DofE award on their resume also provides students with an additional competitive advantage when applying to college.
Join Filip Damjanovic, PE teacher, as he walks you through our sports and recreation policies at SKIS.
Skiing at SKIS
Indeed, few things are more traditional to an Austrian winter than a good satisfying ski ride down the sparkling snowy hill. Our school is no exception, and our students are confident in the use of their skiing and snowboarding skills.
How do we organize the skiing trips, in addition rather than at the expense of the study time?
First, we change the schedule to ensure that students manage to combine sports with studying, and that they go skiing at the most optimal and effective time. SKIS is all about the student-tailored approach, indeed. We also make sure to collect parents’ consent to skiing in advance as well as the information on students’ equipment and skills. Then we pack our equipment and drive to the closest slope to have our share of mountain sun, fresh air, and breathtaking Alpine views.
Of course we have our nutritional mid-ski snacks prepared to fuel students’ energy, and our skiing instructors support the beginners and guide the advanced skiers. Aften skiing, we then usually have some hot chocolate and take many – maybe way too many – fun pictures. And get wide smiles, rosy cheeks, and a little bit of sunburn on our faces. It is really worth it though.
Daily life in the Schloss Krumbach International School is shaped by rules and practices that are developed in a student-led democratic process.
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 Leadership, our students meet challenging opportunities that allow them to hone collaborative, communication, motivational, and decision-making skills that make for a good leader.
In addition, by sharing with students the responsibility for their community and daily decisions, we teach them how to treat each other with mutual respect, care, and support. These are the communication cornerstones that eventually will render them successful and proactive as adults, parents and professionals.
Career Orientation and University Counselling
At Schloss Krumbach International School, we believe a student’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 university counselors to help students navigate the university application process.
What does SKIS Career Counseling Service include:
Assisting in choosing between IBDP and A-Levels as well as formulating the strategic subject choice in Pre-Diploma Grade 10; narrowing down the university application choices based on every student’s academic strengths and extracurricular opportunities; holding regular personalized CV and Personal Statement writing workshops, supporting the student in communication with the universities, coordinating provision of timely references and transcripts to the student by academic staff.
Making sure our students make it to the university of their dreams is one of our key priorities as a school, and the Career Counseling Service is always available to provide guidance and support.
School Calendar 2022-2023
Our guiding principles
Adventure, Experiential and Service Learning
Democracy, Leadership and Service
Embracing Diversity, Intercultural Tolerance, and Respect
Environmentalism and Sustainability
Inquiry, Innovation and Learning
Leadership and Communication
Social Responsibility and Proactive Mindset