Children integration in a new school in Austria

Hello everyone,

Moving abroad can be particularly hard on children. For any parent planning a move to Austria, it is of utmost importance to make sure they do everything in their power to make sure their children’s transition is as smooth as possible. Would you be able to give a few tips to parents planning to move to Austria by answering the following questions on children integration?

What does one need to factor in when choosing a new school for their children in Austria?

How does one prepare their children for the transition into a new school in Austria?

How does one help their children integrate into their new school? Any tips to help a child transitioning into a completely different new program or curriculum?

Is there an age period during which a child really should change schools?

What are the signs that a child is having trouble transitioning into their new school?

Tell us how it went for your child in Austria.

Please share your experience,


I have no children so really can't comment much. But I do know that children adapt quicker than adults when learning a new language. So don't worry too much with them starting a new school with a basic knowledge of German. There are independent schools that teach in English, but they are very expensive €10,000 a year.

Just to add, all state schools are Free and are very good. English is taught as a second language with other options of learning others, French, Spanish but these are in high school.

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