"When it comes to our youth every Euro is profitably invested!“
says the Governor of Tyrol, Günther Platter at the presentation of the "International School Kufstein Tirol" on 05.03.2015 in Innsbruck
Embedded in the campus of Kufstein University of Applied Sciences the „International School Kufstein“ (ISK) opens it´s doors in the coming school year 2015/16. The private foundation of the Kufstein University of Applied Sciences is the body maintaining the International School Kufstein Tirol. ISK Tirol is a private catholic school established in partnership with the diocese of Salzburg.
„We want to win the competition for the best brains: Education, research and science are the only way ahead. When it comes to our youth every Euro is profitably invested. ISK Tirol is going to add up a further important element in the educational landscape of Tyrol“, says the governor of Tyrol, Günther Platter at the presentation of the concept for the new school. "The fortified town of Kufstein is a strong educational region in the Tyrolean Unterland."
"ISK closes a gap in the educational system. This innovative education allows the broadening of young people´s horizons and an international orientation", ISK-chairman Siegfried Dillersberger can perceive a great interest of economy and industry in the Tyrol. "Without the support of the Land of Tyrol such a project wouldn´t have been possible."
"In this new school skills will be promoted and talents individually developed. The doors for alumni to leading national, european and international universities are open." pointed out the director of the school, Herbert Madl.
This private international school, an Oberstufenrealgymnasium (special type of upper-cycle academic secondary school, grades 9-12) with public status teaches boys and girls aged between 14/15 and 18/19 years. ISK Tirol provides a co-educational, international, English language learning environment. Students graduate with the International Baccalaureate Diploma and the Austrian Zentralmatura.
The monthly tuition fee including lunch, IB-fees, Diploma, material costs and continuing education for teachers amounts 585 Euro.
ISK Tirol aims to be a school without social boundaries. This means that we strive to include motivated students between 14/15 and 18/19 years of age from all social backgrounds depending on the results of the talent assessment. ISK Tirol grants a reduction in tuition fees based on the family income. Help from the partners enables us ISK Tirol to award yearly scholarships through a newly established scholarship fund.
Not the income of the parents should decide whether a young person can attend ISK Tirol or not. That´s why a reduction in tuition fees based on the familiy income was very important to me." added the governor of Tyrol.