Director's Welcome


James Brightman

Director International School Carinthia

Welcome to International School Carinthia!
Willkommen in der internationalen Schule Kärnten!
Benvenuto International School Carinzia!
Dobrodošli na Mednarodni šoli Koroškem!

It gives me great pleasure to be the founding director of International School Carinthia!

Working together with a committed board, a passionate faculty comprised of dedicated teachers and staff, and a supportive network of families, my goal is to develop an international school of excellence for local and international students in Carinthia, the only school of its kind in the region.

The decade ahead will be exciting for the ISC community.  We will reach many milestones as we develop and receive accreditation for our world-class academic programs.  Our first cohorts of students will be working alongside their teachers to create a learning community founded on respect, open-mindedness, tolerance, and curiosity about the world.  They will not only be learning in self-contained classrooms; Velden, Carinthia and the world beyond will also provide them powerful learning experiences where they will discover their vocations and develop the necessary skills to pursue their professional dreams.  At the same time, students will also spend significant time developing their characters, so that when they land their dream jobs, they will carry them out with honor and integrity.

On our website, you will find detailed explanations of our programs, news about all the amazing learning outcomes our students are experiencing daily, and how you can play a meaningful role in our community as a student, parent, volunteer, donor, or future ISC teacher.  If you are in the area, come visit our Velden campus.  I look forward to welcoming you to see the dynamic learning community I know we will become.

Sincerely yours,
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

James Brightman
International School Carinthia