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January 30, 2012 at 3:29 pm #2025CherriesJubileeMember
I responded to one of your other posts, but thought I would throw in some further info. First, I really think you should call the VBS office and explain your situation to them. They would be the best ones for information. That being said, I do think you should note that the schools will be closed when you arrive in July. I am honestly not sure what someone in your situation does. You can’t, however, be the first and only family with children moving to Vienna in the summer with kids needing to start school in September. They can’t refuse education for your kids. I think you might just be limited to regular schools. If you came in March would you register with your hotel as an address? That would likely be weird for the school officials.February 11, 2012 at 8:08 am #2026KadeyMember
We were in a similar situation when we arrived in April three years ago. I spent an entire month trying to find spaces for my children. It is my understanding that the VBS has a two year waiting list. They are also very expensive and the children only attend school from 8-12. How old is your child- the regular Austrian school may not even allow him/her to enter grade one. Our children ended up (our choice) in the Austrian school system and it was a great choice. They were both bilingual in about three months. Let me know if you want some more info!February 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm #2027CherriesJubileeMember
I think the poster above is confusing VBS with VIS. VBS is Vienna Bilingual School while VIS is Vienna International School. VIS, of course, is expensive and has a waiting list. VBS, however, is part of the Vienna public school system and is free, although many deadlines apply.February 13, 2012 at 3:55 pm #2028KadeyMember
Sorry, I meant the VES- Vienna Elementary School which is taught in English. It’s in the 18th district.February 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm #2029AndyBMember
I wouldnt choose Kindercompany based on experience…….August 25, 2012 at 6:08 pm #2171GreekaMember
I finally made it to Vienna with the kids . Tomorrow we will all go to register & now have a proper address to give to the officials .
Regarding the schooling …. we’ve tried the 3 main international schools … but Waaaaayyyyyy too expensive . Since both children are bilingual & have learned German , we’ve decided to place them in the public school system .
I’ve sent out an email to the education dept. regarding VBS ( Vienna Bilingual School ) explaining the situation … but have not received a reply . It’s been over a week .
I have tried many of the private preschools , for my younger daughter but all are full . …. and my son who should be entering 1rst grade ( primary) is on standby !
Don’t know exactly who to contact . I was told at the registration office the once the papers are put through , then we will also register our children for the public school system . I should be getting more info through them .
Will keep posting on the situation , as I know there are lots of expats out there looking for answers to their own situations 🙂August 26, 2012 at 7:23 am #2173LuvwinesMember
Our daughter goes to http://www.kiga-sonnenstrahl.at it is fairly new and easy to get into.August 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm #2175Silvia_ViennaMember
Where are you living? Maybe this page can help you to find a kindergarten. The page is in German, hope you can understand all.August 27, 2012 at 7:33 am #2176GrigiMember
For kindergardens try this website (only private ones):
you can seach by disctrict.August 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm #2177shabMember
my kids are going to “lucky kids kindergarden” which is bilingual and i like it very much, its in the 2nd district, how old are your kids?
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