On behalf of our entire school community, I would like to welcome you to our school. It is a great pleasure to introduce the LISA to you!
Life at the LISA is characterized by a caring, multicultural and multilingual environment. Our pupils come from all over the world and speak over 30 different languages. Mutual respect and tolerance embedded in a high academic environment are the foundation of our excellent school community to which also parents and alumni feel committed. The LISA provides a stimulating, colourfull and supportive educational experience for around 450 pupils at the age of 10 to 18. With English as the language of tuition and strong academic and interpersonal support, our pupils gain skills that will prepare them for an increasingly changing and global society. It is our mission to educate for life, establishing a global, open-minded, international and academic outlook. We would like to open the gate to the world for our pupils!
The LISA was founded 1992 and is one of the three branches of the Europagymnasium in Linz. Our school is a state-funded IB World school located in the northern part of the city, near Johannes Kepler University next to the rolling green Austrian countryside. Through the Diploma Programme, which we offer since 1997 we aim for our pupils to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. With the full IB Diploma, our pupils obtain a qualification highly recognized by universities around the world. Most of our pupils also sit the standardized Austrian national final exams (Österreichische Reifeprüfung), which allows them to study at universities in and outside of Austria. Small group sizes in the IB subject areas, experienced and highly motivated national and international teachers, as well as an encouraging learning environment, have conducted to an average pass rate of over 90% in the IB exams, something that we and our pupils are very proud of.
At the heart of our school and our success are the people that make it up. It is the energy, enthusiasm, and ingenuity of our staff that creates the experiences, opportunities, and special atmosphere our pupils enjoy. Pupils, parents, and teachers are constantly working together to improve and adapt in order to create a comfortable, safe and rewarding academic environment.
As a website can only provide you with a first impression, I cordially invite you to come and visit us to experience the vitality and spirit of our unique school community in person.
Nicole Herzog, MEd