Director’s message

“International schools have great potential to play an important role in resolving the many complex crises we face in the world – by building empathy and respect between nations and networks of young people,” states the Director General of the International Baccalaureate about the growing number of international schools on a global scale.

“But this is only possible if we act both locally and globally and perceive ourselves as an anchor institution in the communities in which we live.”, he continues to elaborate. The International School Carinthia (ISC) has established itself as this anchor institution in southern Austria. We are so much more than an English language school. We have become the hub of international exchange between families from Austria and the world. Every day we experience this exchange of cultures and perspectives personally. The IBO mission statement is at the heart of our school:

our mission

International School Carinthia aspires to offer a dynamic educational experience for young people in grades 1-12 focused on:

  • 21st century approaches to learning,

  • Rigorous academic offerings and outcomes,

  • Local, regional and global perspectives,

  • International mindedness and intercultural understanding, and

  • Character formation informed by Christian values.

Each student will be empowered with a lifelong love of learning and a fervent desire to contribute positively to our world.

our vision

ISC governance

ISC, a non-profit organization (GmbH), was founded in 2013 through a public-private non-profit association consisting of the following local and regional stakeholders:

school profile

In the 21st-century global marketplace, the next generation will have unprecedented opportunities, but to realize these opportunities, they will require a cosmopolitan skillset. International schools expose students to people from myriad backgrounds, talents, languages, ethnic groups, cultures and religions.

An educational background with international mindedness at its core will challenge students to be open-minded, tolerant citizens of the world seeking to make positive contributions to their communities. Following a globally recognized international curriculum will also allow students to study anywhere in the world after their experience at International School Carinthia.






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ISC 2025 strategic plan

Strategic AreaAcademic &
Students Life
Finance &
Human Resources
Strategic AreaAn innovative IB program designed to support students to be global citizens in a constantly changing worldA sustainable and stable business model guarantees a bright, long-term futureA dedicated, highly-qualified and competent staff committed to ISC’s mission and vision
  • Define and develop a vertically-alignedISC core curriculum
  • Implement a multi-tiered support system to help students address academic, social, emotional, and vocational needs
  • Develop extracurricular programs that enhance the ISC core curriculum
  • Implement the approved ISC long-term financial plan
  • Ensure resources are available for the maximum student enrollment of 500 students
  • Promote ISC internally and externally as Carinthia’s school of choice
  • Define and develop an ISC Staff Profile for staff recruitment and evaluation
  • Distribute leadership effectively to provide ongoing professional feedback and development
  • Nurture an inspiring and supportive working environment throughout the school

faculty & administration

We’ve got a lineup of more than 50 professional, highly caring teachers all of
whom have a successful record of providing
excellent education to kids..

Ines Schreiner

Director, CEO & Head of Secondary

Rudolf Gabriel

Director of Management/CFO

Ana da Costa

Head of Primary

Andrew Hay

DP Coordinator

Advancing your career at ISC

We actively seek qualified teachers from around the world who wish to help us fulfill our school’s mission.


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