New Vision Statement

January 13, 2017Director's Blog

The ICSV School Board has adopted a new Vision Statement for the school. ICSV desires to be “an international school of choice where every student is valued and empowered with truth and knowledge for life.” In these 18 words are expressed the school’s vision for the future. What do these phrases really imply? An international … Read More

Christmas is in the Air!

December 16, 2016Director's Blog

This is our last Eagle in 2016. How can it be that 2016 is almost over? As I write this, I can hear our elementary students practicing for Thursday evening’s elementary Christmas program….I couldn’t resist. I had to go to the multi-purpose room to check it out. The primary and grade one students were up … Read More

Mountains or No Mountains!

December 9, 2016Director's Blog

I took my husband, Greg, to the French Alps over the long weekend. You see, I had worked at a small mission station in the Haute-Savoie 40 years ago when I was studying French as a college student. I’ve been telling him about the beauty of the Alps region for almost as many years, and … Read More

Spiritual Emphasis Week

December 2, 2016Director's Blog

The week of November 14 through 18 was ICSV’s Fall Spiritual Emphasis Week. A group from Bethlehem Church in Georgia came and ministered to all three divisions of the school: elementary, middle school, and high school. The secondary chaplain, Christian Pana, worked with the school principals and Brian and Pearl Williams to organize the week. … Read More

From the Director

November 18, 2016Director's Blog

I’m sitting in the airport in Frankfurt waiting for the last flight of my journey. It never ceases to amaze me that a mere six plus hours can transport me from rural Lancaster Pennsylvania in the US to metropolitan Europe. To be honest, I had a hard time leaving this time, as I had the … Read More

Seven Colleges in Three States

November 11, 2016Director's Blog

For the last two weeks I have been traveling throughout the southeastern United States recruiting teachers for the 2017-2018 school year. It’s hard to believe that we need to start thinking about next year already! ACSI, our accrediting agency, sponsors the International School Job Fair in a different part of the US each year. This … Read More

From the Director

November 4, 2016Director's Blog

I got a perm! I’ve been contemplating getting a perm for quite a while now. I finally got up the nerve to go and have it done. Even though I asked for a loose curl, I have quite a tight bunch of curls now all over my head. As I stood staring at my new … Read More

Vienna Christian Fellowship Celebrates 23 Years

October 21, 2016Director's Blog

On Sunday, October 9, my husband and I had the privilege of attending the anniversary celebration at VCF, a church that meets in the school building on Sundays. I didn’t realize that they have been working with ICSV since before the school moved to the Wagramer Strasse location! What a long, wonderful partnership! Several things … Read More

Our Fiber Optic Line is Here!

October 14, 2016Director's Blog

On Wednesday, October 12, our fiber optic Internet line was plugged in! We are so excited to have this expanded internet ability! As part of our summer technology initiative we contracted with A1 to install a fiber optic line that would greatly increase the bandwidth available to our students and staff. We have been “patiently” … Read More

The United Nations Women’s Guild Charity Award Ceremony

October 7, 2016Director's Blog

This week I was privileged to be invited to the UN Women’s Guild Charity Awards. Each year, the organization receives grant requests from all over the world for projects that benefit children. This year, they raised enough to donate over 257.000 euros that will help over 18.000 children worldwide. In attendance were members of the … Read More