On January 23rd, SKIS’ Grade 9 students went on an educational trip to Vienna, visiting the renowned Schottengymnasium.

Schottengymnasium (officially the Öffentliches Schottengymnasium der Benediktiner in Wien) is an independent Catholic gymnasium with public status in the First District of Vienna. The school was founded in 1807 by imperial decree, and is considered one of the most prestigious schools in Austria. Alumni of the school include three Nobel laureates, several notable politicians, monarchs, artists and scientists.

Thanks to our distinguished guide, Vater Sebastian, SKIS students not only enjoyed an informative guided tour around the Schottengymnasium but also watched him play the organ (so beautiful), and attended a class (the local students were so nice and friendly!).

Grade 9 left the premises of this great educational facility equally humbled and impressed, and, of course, ready to make SKIS as historically relevant.

What an amazing trip it was and how much we have learned!