High importance of an international oriented education in Tirol

Dr. Hagele, member of the regional government, visits International School Kufstein

During a visit by Cornelia Hagele, member of the regional government and head of the local educational authority, to the district of Kufstein, in addition to an exchange on regional health care provided by the Kufstein District Hospital and nursing training at the Nursing Campus, the program also focused on internationally oriented education at the International School Kufstein Tirol (ISK).

During a guided tour of the school, the ISK management emphasized that "ISK Tirol is open to all students, regardless of their social, cultural or religious background. The individual development of talents as well as personality development are given top priority."

Strengthening Tirol's international orientation

Just this February, a student at ISK Tirol was named Austria's best young translator in the EU 2022 "Juvenes Translatores" translation competition.

"I congratulate Theresa Drexler and ISK on this great success. This once again demonstrates the importance of internationally oriented education in Tirol. By expanding the range of international education and schools, we are offering children and young people the opportunity to acquire internationally recognized qualifications and are thus preparing them in the best possible way for the labor market. In addition, we are strengthening the international orientation of our country as a center of education, science and business," emphasizes Hagele.

New Art & Science Lab planned at ISK

Currently, around 230 students between the ages of 10 and 18 from the Kufstein region as well as from all over Tirol and abroad are being educated at the International School. A special focus is placed on independent and scientific work in English, the language of instruction. In the future, there are plans to expand the school to include an Art & Science Lab, which will provide more space for science labs as well as design, art and music. Currently, synergies with the nearby music school are being used for music lessons.

The International School Kufstein Tirol offers the IB Middle Years Programme (6th to 10th grade) and the IB Diploma Programme (11th and 12th grade) of the International Bacclaureate Organization in combination with the Austrian curriculum. The secondary level can be completed with the International Bacclaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), which is recognized worldwide, and the Austrian "Reifeprüfung" (Matura).

Source/Pictures: Region of Tyrol