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About the School

‘COLE International Schools’ is a registered trademark belonging to Rosemarie Ladner-Cole and represents the conglomerated term for both the pre-school and the primary school in Innsbruck. All schools under the umbrella name of ‘COLE International Schools’ follow the same academic philosophy to ensure that the quality of education remains high.

Although the aims and goals of the schools will always remain the same the structures are different, in accordance with local education laws. We have separated the structure of each school for clarification purposes only.

As is usual in Austrian schools there are 2 terms per year (September to February & February to July). Official school hours are Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 12:30. We also offer after school care until 16:00.

Pre-school (3 to 6 years)

The COLE Pre-school in Innsbruck was founded in 1989 by Rosemarie Ladner-Cole, who is also the school proprietor. COLE pre-school is a private children’s educational institute for 3 to 6 year olds and officially registered with the appropriate Austrian government departments.

The school is partially financed by the non-profit society ‘Freunde von COLE English Playgroups e.V’ (1997) via parents’ membership fees, donations and some government subsidising. The board consists of parents whose children attend the pre-school.

Non-profit society registration number: 554406238



Primary School (6 to 10 years)

The COLE Primary School in Innsbruck was initiated by Rosemarie Ladner-Cole in 2011. It is an Austrian Government, Department of Education, registered and recognised private primary school for children aged 6 to 10.

Government primary school registration number: 701351.



The Primary School is financed entirely by the non-profit society ‘COLE Privatschule – Private School e.V.’ via school fees, parents’ membership fees, generous donations and minimalistic government subsidising. The board consists of parents whose children attend the primary school.

Non-profit society registration number: 013514346


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