19. 06. 12. - 14:56
New international school for Graz planned
The building of the first International School in Graz, Styria, will not start this Autumn as planned.
The start has been delayed until Autumn 2015 at the earliest.
The reason is the delay in finding an ideal location for the school.
A green light has now been given for a new complex, it has been confirmed by Education Minister Sonja Grabner from the ÖVP.
It was originally planned to build the new international school on the ground of the former Catholic Education College in Eggenberg, but this was then rejected as the building work could not be done as the land lies within the grounds of the World Heritage site of Schloss Eggenberg.
The new site for the international school is located next to the Volkschule and Neue Mittelschule in Algersdorf. This will form part of a new 'Algersdorf School campus'
The international school will offer eight school classes. The lessons will be conducted in both English and German and from the second grade with a third language.
The plans should now be finalised by Autumn 2012 and work begin in 2013.
It is hoped the school will open its doors in Autumn 2015 and will teach pupils form Kindergarten through to Matura.