Our school campus is the educative institution of our Jewish community in Vienna. The Jewish Congregation in Vienna bears the operating expenditure. The purpose-built, four storey campus houses a day nursery, a kindergarten, an elementary school (combined with after-school care club) and a secondary school with focus on natural sciences and mathematics. Both schools are permanently accredited by the Ministry of Education.
The school pursues educational and interpersonal goals and values, mainly Jewish Education, personality development and integration. Our unique approach to strive for those values in all our facilities on the campus makes us an exceptional institution.
In our nursery and our kindergarten we offer groups for children aged 1,5 to 3 years and for those aged 3 to 6 years. This campus unit is subject to the regulations of the “Wiener Kindertagesheimgesetz” of the Vienna city council, which monitors the educational work.
The education of our accredited elementary school is based on the Austrian curriculum. In addition to the general curriculum, Hebrew is taught in classes one to four.
In our after-school care club we offer six classes. Here children can find the right surrounding according to their age. Both kindergarten and after-school care club are subject to the regulations of the “Wiener Kindertagesheimgesetz” of the Vienna city council, which monitors the educational work.
Students at our secondary school with focus on natural sciences and mathematics are taught according to the Austrian official curriculum. Different pilot projects ensure a unique Jewish educational approach:
- Hebrew is introduced as the first foreign language and taught continously through all the grades of secondary school. Thus Hebrew is part of the final secondary-school examinations
- Jewish History in grades 6 until 12
All students, beginning with kindergarten up to the end of compulsory school attendance, are offered the same opportunities, irrespective of their social background. Our students are supported and challenged according to their abilities in a safe environment. The essential part of ZPC is that EVERY student is provided with every possible opportunity to achieve the skills, key qualifications and learning strategies to become a self-confident and valuable member of the Austrian society.