Our School

Home away from home. 
St. Gilgen International School in Austria offers a world-class education in an extraordinary environment. Nestled in the stunning Alpine landscape, the enchanting lakeside town of St. Gilgen is a haven of local traditions, security, and outdoor sports. Our modern teaching methods and vibrant international community create an ideal learning setting where every student flourishes.

Every child has a talent and
St. Gilgen International School will develop it.

Key facts about St. Gilgen International School

Welcome. Willkommen. Bienvenida. Our school community boasts over 35 nationalities, valuing strength in diversity.

Just fly by. StGIS, only 35 minutes from Salzburg Airport, Austria, offers easy access across Europe.

Every student matters. With a 5:1 staff-to-student ratio, we provide personalized support for individual growth.

Find your tongue. We teach in English, offer German, Spanish, and French, and a self-taught mother tongue program for IB Diploma students.

Explore your playground. The UNESCO World Heritage site of St. Gilgen is surrounded by 50 mountain summits, 67 pristine lakes, and 300km of ski slopes.

Conquer the world. We prepare students for top universities globally, including Harvard and Oxford.

Hone your talents. We nurture students’ talents in music, sports, theater, art, and outdoor activities with professional instruction.

We’re in this together. Our generous scholarship program supports talented and motivated students.

Dates & Numbers

The numbers add up.
Here are a few quick dates & numbers about St.Gilgen International School:

Founded: 2008
Students: ~220
Day-to-Boarding ratio: 50%/ 50%
Average class size: 12 – 15
Nationalities: ~40
Teaching staff: 44
Student-to-Teacher ratio: 5:1
Average IBDP score: 36 Points
Students receiving a scholarship: 30%

Our Mission, Vision & Values

From entry to graduation, our mission at St. Gilgen International School focuses on four key aspects:

Equipped for tomorrow. We aim to nurture each student’s unique talents and abilities in the right environment, equipping them with fine-tuned skills and an unrivaled education for future success.

Empowered to be your best. Our mission is to help each student discover and maximize their talents. With a supportive network and specialists in every field, we position students to master their skills and reach their full potential.

Become a force for good. We believe in the power of international education to shape a better world. Emphasizing an international mindset, intercultural awareness, and diversity, we teach students to embody moral courage, integrity, and mutual respect, acting as forces for good.

Discover a lifelong love of learning. Our ultimate goal is for students to graduate with a relentless curiosity and a passion for lifelong learning. Our teachers inspire a thirst for knowledge, fostering an open-minded quest for wisdom and understanding.

Seize the opportunity of a lifetime – an education that lasts a lifetime.

Sustainability at StGIS

We aim to make St.Gilgen International School as eco-friendly as possible within a full and broad understanding of sustainability.

We undertake to continuously educate and inform our community about our impact on the planet.

The below link will direct you to our dedicated StGIS Sustainability page where you can see current and past projects, plus registration for the Climate Solutions Conference 2024.


Our sustainability team aims to:

  • Use resources in a circular manner, everything gets reused whenever possible, creating a circular system within our community.
  • Raise awareness about environmental problems and the impact we have on the environment.
  • Make contributions to global and local projects with our widest community.
  • Reduce our carbon footprint to make the school more sustainable.
  • Include every student, every member of staff and every member of the school community in the Ecoschools project.

Our History

History in the making.
Founded in 2008 by renowned Austrian architect Alexander Serda, St Gilgen International School was envisioned as a unique educational experience set in stunning natural surroundings. The aim was to create a dynamic and vibrant school community, combining talented teachers and students from around the globe. This blend has resulted in a progressive academic community, rich in culture, diversity, talent, and experience.

The core mission would be the community’s relentless pursuit of excellence – this would become known as the ‘path of excellence’.

Our school’s unique location, formerly the home of renowned Austrian writer Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach and beside the picturesque Wolfgangsee lake, holds three significant connections.

Firstly, scholarship and creativity. Marie, a pivotal 19th-century German writer, inspires our community’s pursuit of academic excellence with her legacy.

Secondly, empowerment. As a pioneering female writer overcoming her era’s challenges, Marie symbolizes our aim to instill strength and integrity in students, preparing them to contribute to a just and equal world.

Thirdly, an international mindset. Legend says Marie planted trees from all around the world on our campus, symbolizing our commitment to diversity and global awareness.

Today, St.GIS is honored to be recognized as Austria’s most exclusive school by leading national newspapers.


Non-Profit School Operator

St. Gilgen International School is supported by a foundation focused on its sustainable operation and development for the community’s benefit.

Ownership transitioned to a parent-founded foundation (Privatstiftung) on May 17, 2016. The school’s operating company is now owned by St. Gilgen International School Privatstiftung, in accordance with Austrian law.

St. Gilgen International School GmbH, a limited company, operates the school, reinvesting profits for its growth. This ensures no profit-driven owners, but committed Foundation Executives and Members. You can find the charter of the Foundation in German and English here.

Founded in 2016 by 9 members, with more additions since, the full list of Founders and Donors is here. Initially a private enterprise, the current ownership model enhances our community spirit, driving collective efforts to further improve our distinguished school.

The Foundation

The Executive Board of our school is led by Chair Gert Fahrnberger, Deputy Chair Christian Dreyer, and Tanja Scherb.

The Advisory Council includes Founders, representatives from the Parents’ Association, St. Gilgen municipality, and Salzburg county. The complete list is available here. The Foundation’s role is strategic, overseeing the School’s principles and governance, long-term development, Head of School appointments, and financing, while St. Gilgen International School GmbH manages daily operations. The governance structure is detailed in the Board Policy Manual, accessible here.

School operations are funded through fees and scholarships. We don’t seek public funding to maintain independence in educational and personnel decisions. However, we ensure ongoing accreditation with national and international authorities, with a complete list of accreditations here.

The Foundation, a committed philanthropic body, is open to new Founders. A minimum €100,000 endowment grants a lifelong Advisory Council seat.


The DARE Adventure Race

The Dare Adventure Race

Earth, water, dust and dirt. A mental and physical challenge. Push yourself and your team to the limit. An unforgettable experience.

Homecoming Weekend 2024

We are extraordinarily excited to welcome you to our first Homecoming Weekend on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2024.

IB Art Exhibition

At the annual IB Art Exhibition students exhibit a wide variety of works ranging from paintings, sculptures, installations pieces and films.


The StGIS TEDx Team is a group of students that organizes mini TED-style events within our community.


The Music Department is annually organising a winter and spring concert.
Salcher_Autorenfoto_©Lukas Beck

Die Zukunft des Lernens

Premiere am 17. Oktober: Bildungsexperte Andreas Salcher zu Gast in der St. Gilgen International School/ Buchpräsentation und Podiumsdiskussion

Community Days

Community day sees the whole school community students and staff, engaged in service activities across the village, clearing up and preparing for winter and spring.

Inspiring People Series

The world also comes to us, with regular visits from leading experts in their fields coming to talk to students about everything from human rights to marketing strategies.

Wings for Life Run​

Every year our students and staff organise the Wings for Life charity app run as part of the global challenge, which attracts hundreds of external competitors.

School Leadership

Diplompädagogin (Pädagogische Akademie Strebersdorf), Fulbright Scholar (NY), M.A. Spanish Literature (University of Northern Iowa, U.S.); M.Ed. Leadership and Management (Bath University, UK)

Why StGIS? Combining the best of local and international

Martina Moetz

Head of School
Nationality: Austrian

Bachelor of Geography (hon) (University of Bristol); Post Graduate Certificate of Education – Geography (University of East Anglia)

Why StGIS? Early morning swimming in the lake

Andrew Woodman

Head of Learning & Deputy Head of School; Teacher of Economics
Nationality: British (English)

MSc in Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education from Buckinghamshire New University; BA Hons French and Russian with Business from University of Swansea, Wales. PGCE Modern Foreign Languages

Why StGIS? Creating happy homes, exploring opportunities together

Adam Crew

Head of Boarding & Student Life; Teacher of French
Nationality: British (English)

Diploma in tourism management; A-level business academy

Why StGIS? St. Gilgen International school inspired my life.

Natascha Lohse

Head of Operations & Office Administration
Nationality: Austrian

Academic Staff

M.Ed – Educational Leadership (Concordia Univ. Portland); B.Sc – Biology & Secondary Education (Univ. of Northern Colorado); A.A. – Music Performance (Edmonds College Washington)

Why StGIS? Opportunities, People, Challenge, Growth, Trust, Respect

John Patton

IB Diploma Programme Coordinator and Careers and Higher Education Advisor; Teacher of Biology and Sport Science
Nationality: American

BA – English & Economics (University of Melbourne), Diploma in Education –English & Economics; MEd – Educational Leadership

Why StGIS? Space, Place, Pace, Smiles, Miles, Styles

Peter Bennett

Leader of Learning for English; Teacher of English; Teacher of Economics
Nationality: Australian

BSc (Hons) (University College of Wales); Economics – Worcester College (Worcester UK); Post Graduate Certificate of Education – Economics and Physical Education

Why StGIS? Inspiring natural beauty and inspiring people.

Leaza May

Leader of Learning for World Studies; Extended Essay Coordinator; Teacher of Economics; IBDP Examiner for Economics; Mentor Tutor
Nationality: British (Welsh)

Erstes Staatsexamen – French and English Lehramt Gymnasium (Universität Augsburg, Bavaria); PGDE – German and French (Aberdeen University, Scotland)

Why StGIS? Amazing community, amazing children, amazing location

Nicole Gifi

Leader of Learning Languages; Teacher of German; Teacher of French
Nationality: German

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Bristol University); MSc (hon) (Bristol University)

Why StGIS? Arresting beauty, inspirational peers, family feeling

Declan Fleming

Leader of Learning Science; Teacher of Science
Nationality: British (English)

BSc Hons Mathematics (University of Warwick), PGCE Secondary Mathematics (University of Exeter)

Why StGIS? Opportunity to do what I love

Emma Jordan

Leader of Learning for Mathematics
Nationality: British (English)

BA (Hons) in Mathematics and Education, PGCE in Mathematics and Information Technology – Liverpool University

Why StGIS? A beautiful and inspiring place to learn

Paul La Rondie

IB MYP Coordinator; Teacher of Mathematics
Nationality: British (English)

BA European Studies (Hons) – German and Geography (Bradford Univ.); Post Graduate Certificate of Education – Primary (Glasgow Univ.); Master of Education (Open Univ.)

Why StGIS? Feeling alive by lake and mountains

Clare Willey

Primary Coordinator, Teacher of Primary and Teacher of Science
Nationality: British (English)

University of Canterbury, Graduate Diploma in Teacher and Learning; Laurentian University, Honours Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

Why StGIS? Mountain Adventures, Flourishing Community, Passionate Educators.

Julie Porter

Wellbeing Coordinator; MYP Physical and Health Education Teacher
Nationality: Canadian

BSc Sport and Exercise Science, University of Bath, PGCE secondary Physical Education, Cardiff University

Why StGIS? Mountains, Snow, Rock, Lake, Outdoor, Energy

Liz Riley

Leader of Learning for Movement & Wellbeing; Athletic Director
Nationality: British (English)

BA HONs Education Studies with Special Educational Needs (Liverpool John Moores University); PGCE Primary Education – specialising in SEND & Inclusion (Edge Hill University); Masters – Special Educational Needs Co-ordination (Liverpool John Moores University) 

Why StGIS? Everyone in the School family, included.

Grace Brand

House Parent - Kendler Learning Support Team
Nationality: British (Welsh)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Queen’s University; Bachelor of Education Queen’s University

Why StGIS? Mountains, lake, beautiful scenery, small community.

Julie Ham

Teacher of English and School Counsellor
Nationality: Canadian

B.Sc. (Biochemistry), B.Ed.

Why StGIS? Positive outlook, endless ‘Wanderwege’.

Travis McKeen

Teacher of Chemistry
Nationality: Canadian

Master of German Philology and Psychology/Philosophy/Pedagogy

Why StGIS? My students, my subject, my colleagues

Irena Gingl

Teacher of German Language and Literature
Nationality: Austrian

B.A. Ed. (Hogeschool van Utrecht), M.A. (Universität Hamburg)

Why StGIS? Magnificent scenery meets internationally-minded school community.

Julia Peters

Teacher of English and German
Nationality: British, German
Neil Gower portrait

BSc (hons) – Agriculture; Post Graduate Certificate Education

Why StGIS? Inspiration around every corner, truly amazing!

Neil Gower

Teacher of Biology and Deputy House Parent (Traube)
Nationality: British (English)

PGCE, QTS, MSc in International Business Management with UWLP Spanish, BA Hons French & German with Italian. 

Why StGIS? Views, outdoor lifestyle and location. 

Katherine Langley

Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages (German & Spanish)
Nationality: British

BSc Combined Honours, Mathematics and Chemistry 

Why StGIS? Breathtaking scenery and a close community

Clare Duckers

Teacher of Mathematics
Nationality: British

Master of Arts- English (London University)

Why StGIS? Students, Snow, Mozart, Lake, Apfelstrudel, Austrians

Peter Allen

Teacher of English
Nationality: British (English)

Ph.D. in Artistic Practice (University for the Creative Arts, UK) pending, MA Fine Art, BA Fine Art (Hons), PGCE Art and Design.

Why StGIS? Creative, quirky, friendly spaces, the unexpected.

Kirsty Lamont

Teacher of Art
Nationality: British (English)

Education – BA Hons Primary Education (English) University Wales, Cardiff

Why StGIS? Lust for learning, lust for life!

Sarah Crew

EAL Teacher and House Parent (Traube)
Nationality: British (Welsh)

MSc Environmental Sciences, BSc Environmental Biology, Diploma in Education and Training (DET), Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)

Why StGIS? International-mindedness, sustainability, tradition, glocalization at its best.

Michael Soeldner

Head of Experiential Education; Teacher of Geography; Teacher of Individuals & Societies
Nationality: German

Bsc hons Biology; Msc Cell and Molecular Genetics; Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Why StGIS? I love biking up big hills.

Carolyn James

Teacher of Mathematics
Nationality: British
PGCE (i), University of Nottingham; BA Hons Popular Music, University of Gloucestershire

Why StGIS? Mountains, Culture, Respect, Wellness, Nature, Community

Guy Daws

Teacher of Music & Industry Arts; Instrumental Teaching Programme Coordinator
Nationality: British (English)

Bachelor of Commerce and Law (Lazarski School of Commerce and Law); Master Manager with German as a Foreign Language (Lazarski School of Commerce); PGCE (University of Warsaw)

Why StGIS? Successful education in a beautiful nature setting.

Anna Kaniecka-Iwanska

Teacher of German
Nationality: Polish

BA Hons in Drama & Theatre Studies. University of Kent.

Why StGIS? Adventure. Europe. Community. Mountains. Eccentricity. Wonder.

Thomas Disney

Teacher of Drama
Nationality: British (English)

MA (Hons) Archaeology (University of Glasgow), MA Fine Art (Central Saint Martins at University of the Arts London), and iPGCE (University of the West of England)

Why StGIS? Fantastic hiking, cycling, and ski touring.

Veronika Flint

Teacher of Design and Art
Nationality: Slovak

MEd in the Arts (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), PGCE Music (University of Huddersfield), BMUS Hons (RNCM/University of Huddersfield)

Why StGIS? Community, Soul, Caring, Creative, Growth, Possibility

Lindsey Stirrat

Leader of Learning for The Arts/Teacher of Music
Nationality: British (English)

MA (Hons) in French, University of Ed- inburgh; MLitt in History, University of Glasgow; PGCE in History, University of Buckingham

Why StGIS? Tranquil restoration; meadows and woods and mountains.

William Flint

Digital Learning Co-ordinator, History, Individuals and Societies
Nationality: British
Master of Science in Urban Education and Learning Support, Mercy College
NYS Dual Certification for Middle School and Learning Support


Why StGIS? Portal to Passions, Gateway to Imagination

Christine Bayer-Borrero

Teacher of English, Individuals and Societies and Learning Support
Nationality: United States of America/ Puerto Rican

Mag.phil. English and German Univer- sity of Graz; University of Roehamp- ton London; University of Vienna

Why StGIS? Beautiful scenery; cultural diversity; innovation; academic excellence

Christina Weichselbaumer

Teacher of German A Language and Literature
Nationality: Austrian

Post Grad in Translation from Bristol University, BA Hons in French, Italian and European Studies from Bath University, QTS Reading University

Why StGIS? Inspirational opportunities, Natural beauty, Community and friends

Maia Bristol

Teacher of I&S and English, Champion for Sustainability
Nationality: Swiss & English

Bachelor of History (hons) (University of Sheffield); PGCE (The University of Nottingham); Masters in International Relations (University of Nottingham) in progress

Why StGIS? The lake, the mountains, the community, all round well-being!

Sally Powell

Global Politics and Individuals and Societies
Nationality: British (English)

PGCE (University of Greenwich); BEng (hons) – Electronic Engineering (University College Swansea); MSc – Defence Technology (UK Defence Academy)

Why StGIS? Scenery, people, language, challenges, creativity, coffee

Neil May

Teacher of Art, Teacher of Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and Arts Technician
Nationality: British (English)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education B.Sc (Hons) Astrophysics

Why StGIS? Supernal, Manifold, Gregarious, Gesamtkunstwerk

Matthew Brown

Teacher of Physics
Nationality: British

Master in Medical Translation, Bachelor in Science (Hons), Postgraduate Certificate of Education.

Why StGIS? Balanced community, amazing setting to inspire life-long learning.

Maria Mateo Becerril

Teacher of Spanish
Nationality: Spanish

BA (Hons) English and American Literature (University of Kent), QTS (University of Reading)

Why StGIS? New opportunities and adventures

Alexandra Bird

English Teacher
Nationality: British (English)

Advanced Masters (Applied Linguistics); MEd.; Grad Dip Teach; BA Cert TESOL

Why StGIS? Communityminded school, stunning natural environment. 

Kelly-Ann Wickham

EAL Coordinator, Individuals and Societies, Teacher of English Language and Literature
Nationality: Australian

B.Sc. Sociology, London School of Economics, Member of the Chartered College of Teaching

Why StGIS? A small intimate atmosphere perfect for quality learning.

Stuart Payne

English Language and Literature / TOK Coordinator
Nationality: British

Manchester University and Liverpool John Moores University

Why StGIS? Community, Inspiration, Family, Culture

Sarah Street

Head of Design, Teacher of Art & Deputy house parent
Nationality: British (English)

BA Hons in Latin American Studies, University of Liverpool; PGCE(i), University of Nottingham; Level 4 CPD Award in Perspectives on Dyslexia

Why StGIS? Stunning scenery, new possibilities and challenges.

Elizabeth La Rondie

Nationality: British (English)
Physical Education & Education Studies (Liverpool John Moores University) QTS (University of Reading)

Why StGIS? Memories, moments and milestones though movement.  

Lewis Parry

Teacher of Movement & Wellbeing; House Parent (Kendler)
Nationality: British (English)

Degree in Maths and Finance and PGCE

Why StGIS? The incredible environment and educational drive.

Aaron Pereira

Teacher of Mathematics
Nationality: Brazilian

University of the West of England
B.A.S.I level 2 ski instructor
Archery GB coach

Why StGIS? Mountains, creativity evolution

Lettie Adams

Outdoor Education Assistant and House Parent (Bachwirt)
Nationality: British (English)

BA (Hons) in English Philology (Uni- versity of Murcia), BA (Hons) in Mod- ern Language Studies: Spanish and German (The Open University), PGCE Secondary: Spanish (Trinity and All Saints College), MA in Education and Technology (University of Alicante)

Why StGIS? Community, nature, growth, adventure and well-being. 

Carlos Cazorla

Teacher of Spanish and German
Nationality: Spanish

University of Derby and Angela Ruskin

Why StGIS? Flexibility, Adventuring, Family, Opportunities, Challenges, Growth 

Jacob Street

House Parent (Bachwirt); EAL Specialist and Primary English Teacher
Nationality: British (English)

BSc (Hons) Forensic Science (University of Central Lancashire)

Why StGIS? Lovely people in an amazing environment

Daniel Brazier

Senior Laboratory Technician
Nationality: British (English)

Classical Philology

Why StGIS? The amazing nature and its surroundings.

Aikaterina Tsiava

Boarding Residential Assistant
Nationality: Greek

Psychologist, National Aviation University in Kyiv

Why StGIS? The concentration of people who will change this world for the better.

Anastasiia Vdovychak

Boarding Residential Assistant
Nationality: Ukrainian

BA (Honours) Fine Arts

Why StGIS? Sense of community and belonging. Hiking.

David Dragulj

Residential Assistant & Learning Support
Nationality: Slovenian & British

IFMGA Ski & Mountainguide; IFMGA Canyoning Guide

Why StGIS? Outdoors, respect, humor, landscapes, students, spirit

Thomas Kukla

Head of Outdoor Education
Nationality: Austrian

BA Visual Communication Design (Hons) (University of Stellenbosch); MA Visual Communication Design (Utrecht University of Arts); PGCE Art and Design (University of Pretoria); Ph.D. Art Didactics (Charles University, Prague) – in progress.

Why StGIS? Tucked away in an alpine dreamland.

Cornelia Edwards

Teacher of Design
Nationality: South African

 MA Mathematical Education ( University of Leeds), PGCE Mathematics and P.E. ( Birmingham University), BA Hons, Philosophy, Politics and Economics ( St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University)

Why StGIS? Space to breathe. Supportive, caring community. 

Kenneth Stirrat

Leader of Learning for Mathematics
Nationality: British

Lehramtsstudium – German, English and Italian (University of Innsbruck and Vienna)

Why StGIS? Passionate teaching and learning in the most beautiful environment.

Andrea Patton

Teacher of German Language and Literature
Nationality: Austrian

StGIS Staff

Administrative Staff

Business Administration


Why StGIS? The lake, the mountains, the people

Ulrike Weil

PA to Head of School
Nationality: German

Bachelor of Science; Master of Science – in progress

Why StGIS? Inspiring people, stunning environment, plenty possibilities

Maximilian Obauer

Marketing Manager
Nationality: Austrian

Tourismusschule Bad Ischl (mit Matura abgeschlossen)

Why StGIS? Bester Arbeitgeber im schönsten Ort der Welt

Burgi Swete

Nationality: Austrian

Economy high school Salzburg (Annahof)

Why StGIS? Awesome people and school buildings.

Theresa Stangl

Purchasing administrator
Nationality: Austrian

Diploma in Event Management, Certificate in Business Administration

Why StGIS? Great school in beautiful surroundings. 

Kerstin Dierker

Nationality: German

Matriculated at the Tourismusschule Salzkammergut in Bad Ischl.

Why StGIS? An international community on my doorstep.

Manuela Hubbart

Head of Housekeeping and Catering
Nationality: Austrian

Why StGIS? My colleagues, the students, the location.

Victoria Brandstätter

IB Diploma Programme Assistant
Nationality: British (English)

Bachelor of Science –Mathematics, Statistics; Post Graduate Certificate Education –  Mathematics and Outdoor Activities

Why StGIS? Meeting new people, and exploring the outdoors.

Rachael Dale

Camps Coordinator
Nationality: British (English)

Austrian Business High School

Why StGIS? StGIS became part of my life

Arnulf Trimborn

System Administrator
Nationality: Austrian


Why StGIS? Nice Team and the variety of work

Markus Gneist

Facilities Manager
Nationality: Austrian

Diploma Outdoor Leadership

Why StGIS?Adventure & opportunities all around you.

Max Fitzgerald

Marketing, Alumni Liaison and Deputy House Parent (Kendler)
Nationality: British

BSc (Hons) Event Management

Why StGIS? An infinite amount of excellent opportunity.

Lily Burford

Activities Assistant
Nationality: British

Support Staff

DGKP AKH Wien, Experience in different departments in hospitals in Austria and Switzerland, various advanced health trainings

Why StGIS? Good spirit, lovely people, great potential.

Birgit Aspoeck

Senior School Nurse
Nationality: Austrian

DGKP, Experience in emergency and intensive care medicine in Munich.

Why StGIS? New adventure, hometown, lovely colleagues

Alexandra Erber

School Nurse
Nationality: Austrian

Tourism and Hotel Management

Why StGIS? International environment, beautiful nature and surroundings

Tanja Aichriedler

Medical Assistant
Nationality: German


Beyond a Job. At St. Gilgen International School, we seek individuals who see education as a meaningful way of life, not just a job. If you’re adventurous, act with purpose and integrity, and have a good sense of humor, you’ll thrive in our community.

Grow with Us. Our commitment to providing outstanding education lies with our exceptional global teaching staff. All staff members, regardless of their role, receive full support, professional development, and opportunities for personal growth. We value our staff as our most important assets.

Go All In. We invite applications from dedicated educators who are passionate about teaching, student-centered, and innovative. Ideal candidates should be ready to contribute to our intensive 7-day boarding school program, bringing fresh ideas and a proactive team spirit.

Apply Now. If you’re prepared to join our team at St. Gilgen International School, we encourage your application. German language skills are beneficial but not required. We appreciate the effort you put into your application and promise it will receive careful and thorough consideration.

Marketing Assistant

Contract type: Part-time, 30 hrs weekly
Start of work: August or September 2024
Salary: €1,796 gross per month, overpay upon experience and qualification
Deadline: June 2024

Teacher of German & Spanish as an Additional Language

Dates: From August 2024
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: € 44,858 to € 64,938
Deadline: Monday 9th June 2024

Maternity Cover: Teacher of German A (Language and Literature)

Dates: From August 2024
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: € 44,858 to € 64,938
Deadline: Monday 1st April 2024

Teacher of Mathematics

Dates: From August 2024
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: € 44,858 to € 64,938
Deadline: Monday 4th March 2024

Please download the full application pack for each open post. Included is a detailed overview of the application process and specific details about each post.

St. Gilgen International School invites CVs and customized application letters for potential future roles at StGIS. We commit to reviewing these applications, keeping them on file for a year, and referring to them when vacancies arise. Please send your applications to info@stgis.at.

Please note: We do not advertise our vacancies on ESLemployment.com or globaltesol.com. If you have seen a job advertisement on those websites, they were not placed by St. Gilgen International School.

Our Location

Where the Magic Happens. Austria, renowned for its safety and beauty, provides an ideal setting for education. Our school’s unique charm lies in its picturesque location in St. Gilgen, on Lake Wolfgangsee, often likened to the enchanting Hogwarts.

Welcome to Paradise. Our stunning natural surroundings enable us to offer extraordinary outdoor adventures, including mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking. We also offer skiing, sailing, and horseback riding. During winter, students can ski and snowboard every weekend, enjoying a healthy lifestyle in the fresh, pollution-free air.


Culture at Your Fingertips. Situated near Salzburg’s cultural heart, our students have access to world-class music and theater. Weekend trips to art galleries and museums in Vienna and Munich are additional highlights.

Find Your Platform 9¾. With international airports in Salzburg, Munich, and Vienna, and connections to Europe’s excellent rail network, access from around the world is easy. Our school bus service from Salzburg ensures convenient travel, covering all your transportation needs.

Contact Details

St. Gilgen International School
Ischlerstraße 13
5340 St. Gilgen

P +43 6227 202 59
F +43 6227 202 59 10