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St. Gilgen International School

Address: Ischlerstraße 13, 5340 Sankt Gilgen
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Description St. Gilgen International School

  • Location: St. Gilgen
  • Age of students: 9 - 18 years
  • Programs: Primary, Secondary School, Pre-IB, IB
  • Number of students: 250 people
  • Year of foundation: 2008
  • Type of education: joint
  • Accommodation: boarding house, from 11 years old
  • Cost: from 16,400 euros with accommodation for a term
  • Ranking: the school accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization is one of the best bilingual educational centers in the region and the country

St. Gilgen International School is a prestigious educational institution with an impeccable reputation. It offers general education programs for primary and secondary schools, preparation for undergraduate and IB. Education can be conducted in German and English. From September to July, the school has about 250 students. On vacation on campus there is a summer camp.

St. Gilgen International School pays equal attention to the academic, physical and creative development of students. The educational institution welcomes an active life position, aspiration for leadership. Each student in the school not only receives a high-quality secondary education corresponding to international standards, but also can effectively prepare for continuing education in a college or university.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in St. Gilgen International School

Program name
from 43 000 € / year

Elementary school (4-6 grades)

The weekly load for junior schoolchildren is 27 academic hours. It is divided into the study of English, mathematics, German, natural sciences, the global world. Students are also offered art and music lessons. The program and the movement towards self-development are provided for. The curriculum includes work in the library (1 hour / week).

The cost:

  • € 16,400 per term full board
  • day school 9,700 euros for the term
from 49 000 € / year

Grade 7

Grade 7 students give academic training 31 hours a week. They study English, math, science, geography, history, German, art (drama), music (design). The maximum number of lessons for each subject is 4. The creative disciplines are assigned to 2 hours per week. On the move to self-development 3 lessons are given.

8-9 class

The intensity of the academic load in grade 8-9 does not exceed 31 hours / week. More time is devoted to the study of natural sciences, geography, mathematics, and English. 3 academic hours are provided for practicing art (2 disciplines to choose from), German. The same amount of time students spend every week on the move to self-development.

The cost:

  • € 16,900 for the full-term portion of the term
    [ 999.23]
  • € 10,200 for a trimester day school
from 53 000 € / year

Pre-IB (10th grade)

Compared with 8-9 class, the training load increases. Academic preparation provides for the employment of students 32 hours a week. The study offers mathematics, English (4 hours each), natural, humanities, German (3 hours each). The movement to self-development also has 3 academic hours.

In addition, pre-IB students are offered the opportunity to attend electives. From a wide range of subjects, you must choose 4 priority. Additionally, students in the 10th grade can study economics, history, music, geography, drama, physics, chemistry, biology, Spanish, French, native language, technology and design, physical culture.

The cost:

  • € 17,700 for the full-term portion of the term
  • [ 999.18] € 11,000 for a trimester day school
from 54 500 € / year

IB (11-12 class)

IB program provides in-depth study of 3 main subjects and 3 more disciplines within the framework of standard academic work, in addition - the theory of knowledge. The main subjects of IB students are chosen from the following areas:

  • Mathematics;
  • natural sciences (technology and design, biology, chemistry, physics, sports education),
  • humanities (geography, history, economics)
  • English / German language and literature [ 999.12]
  • the second language (Spanish, French, German, English);
  • art, music, drama.

The cost:

  • € 18,200 for a full-term trip
  • [ 999.29] € 11,500 for a trimester day school

Accommodation and food

There are 4 residences for accommodation in the school. Each has an exclusive design, style, character. In residences, children are under 24-hour supervision of school personnel. Educators help in solving organizational and domestic issues.

Accommodation is offered to students in 2-bed rooms with private facilities. In general use in the residences are rest rooms, laundries, kitchens.

Students at the boarding school are provided with a comprehensive meal. Hot breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the cafeteria cafeteria on campus.

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: art, biology, chemistry, design, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, German, German literature, history, maths, music, Natural science, physical Culture, physics, Spanish

Events St. Gilgen International School

During free time, students of St. Gilgen International School can study music (classical, jazz), art (in particular web design), master media technologies, engage in theater and take part in plays.

Depending on the season, school students have an opportunity to practice following sports:

  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboard
  • Sokker
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Yoga and others.

On weekends and every Wednesday afternoon, students can ride on the slopes, since winter sports are included in tuition fees - such as skiing or sledding, snowshoeing, and so on.


  • St. Gilgen International School is the only school-city in Austria. The campus of the educational institution occupies almost the entire territory of the village of St. Gilgen, located on the shore of Lake Wolfgangsee, 25 kilometers east of Salzburg.
  • The school has a family friendly atmosphere. Each student receives here all the necessary pedagogical support on the way to academic goals.
  • In the modern school, an individual approach to students is practiced, an educational program is selected for each child, taking into account his preferences and priorities.
  • The town, where the school is located, is considered one of the safest in Austria.
  • The campus is located close to the famous Austrian ski slopes. In winter, students of the school can ski, snowboard. In summer, young extreme sportsmen are offered cycling tours in the forest park area.

Equipment St. Gilgen International School

The St. Gilgen International School campus includes historic buildings and modern buildings. The educational buildings are equipped with modern classrooms, a library, several computer classes, cafeterias, lounge zones. Also, there is a theater, a cinema, a lake boat station, an indoor sports complex, shops, an art studio, several grounds for team games, tennis courts. Also on the territory there are recreation areas, cafes. 

Term dates and fees

Additional fees:

  • application fee 200 €
  • school entrance fee 3500 €

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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St. Gilgen International School reviews

Albina V., mother of a student of Yaroslav

The case when I would like to say about some minuses or shortcomings, but they can not be found. The only thing we regret is that our daughters would not have arrived at school earlier, it would have been easier (we started studying here from the age of 14).

Amazing quality in everything, the strongest teachers, very strong pre-university training. Children are constantly supervised, excellent living conditions, picturesque nature, pleasant to the eye, around. Many extra-curricular activities, and almost at a professional level, will be prepared for admission to the conservatory, and for the youth tennis team. I repeat, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. The price is very high, but it pays off many times.

Silversstova Inna, 16, St Gilgen International School

I have been studying for two years in Austria, but not in Vienna, in St. Gilgen. When I studied many web-sites in foreign schools, I chose SMAPSE since from the very beginning I received a lot of information from the managers of the company. It was very pleasant to communicate, especially with the manager Egor!!

I study at the International Baccalaureate program, I want to enter the University of France or Germany.

The school itself is big as a mini city. It is located on the shore of the lake in a very beautiful place. We have a family atmosphere here: teachers support in many things, do not allow to miss home, help with an individual program, motivate to go in for sports. There are wonderful ski slopes, bicycle courts, sports grounds. Do what you want! Personally, I play tennis and skiing.

I am very grateful to my parents for studying abroad! I know that this is not cheap, but I promise to justify their expectations.

The reference to the school St. Gilgen International


Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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