A Warm Welcome from the Headmaster
Welcome to the International School Kufstein Tirol!
We are a private international school, an Oberstufenrealgymnasium (special type of upper-cycle academic secondary school, grades 9-12) that teaches boys and girls aged between 14/15 and 18/19 years. ISK Tirol provides a co-educational, international, English language learning environment with no social boundaries. We aim to be a school that develops students’ skills and talents to enable them to become caring and responsible members of the international community.
Our facilities are new, the classrooms, laboratories and gym are equipped with the latest technology. ISK Tirol is embedded in the city campus of the University of Applied Sciences in the center of Kufstein, an enriching and inspiring environment in the midst of the Tyrolean mountains.
ISK Tirol successfully completed the IB´s authorization process and became an "IB World School" in April 2017. In addition to the IB Diploma, students also obtain the Austrian Zentralmatura, the Austrian equivalent to A-levels or a high-school diploma which enables students to study at university. The IB Diploma is a two year curriculum designed for students entering the last two school years (grades 11 and 12). It enhances the graduates’ prospects of gaining access to renowned universities. This diploma equips the students with a very useful and effective set of skills necessary for various types of careers. For further information about the IB and its programmes, please visit www.ibo.org.
The young people in our school are very dear to us. Our teachers guide, support and coach them in a very understanding manner. In compliance with the philosophy of the IB Diploma Programme, our teachers are highly qualified and undergo continual training. It is in everyone’s interest that all of our students reach their individually defined goals. The teachers of the ISK Tirol work hand in hand with the students and ensure they receive an education that is best suited to their individual needs. Our teachers see themselves as facilitators of the learning process.
We are a private catholic school established in partnership with the diocese of Salzburg with its outstanding educational tradition. Even though we are a catholic school, we promote a spirit of inclusion and welcome students and teachers from different religions and cultures. We aim to be a school built upon the principles of multiculturalism and multilingualism, which should be reflected in the diversity of the students and teaching staff. We want to help to establish a world of peaceful diversity, inhabited by people whose moral and ethical values are compliant with the humanistic world view we uphold.
We hope that you will find all the information you need on our website. I invite you to come and see what ISK Tirol has to offer. I am looking forward to meeting you in person.