Innsbruck ES History

Opened: 1952
Closed: 1955

Innsbruck Elementary School was located in Innsbruck, Austria. According to the 1952-53 combined USFA yearbook,

Innsbruck deserves to be called a gem among the Alpine cities for it is old and rare: old in that it has existed 700 years; rare in that it is situated where the great roads and railway lines leading from Paris to Vienna cross those leading from Berlin to Rome. This Tyrolean gem is set within a ring of lofty peaks and rugged mountain ridges, the grandeur of which makes this gem seem diminutive. Cable railways take one to Hafelekar (6,900 feet) and to Patschcrkofel (6,000 feet) where the visitor advances farther into the realm of Alpine beauty without having to waste his precious time climbing. The “Altstadt” with its works of art bears witness to the magnificence of a glorious past. Lovers of art and architecture find it an excellently inexhaustible field for exploring. The modern part of Innsbruck houses its university, smart shops, travel bureaux, hotels, and restaurants. Perhaps the newest facet of this gem which receives the most glances from USFA globe trotters is its dependent school, pioneered this year by Miss Mary Newlin, now of Linz.

The teacher/principal for the 1952-53 and 1953-54 school years was Mr. Joseph P. Einwaller. In 1952-53 the school had eleven students: one in seventh grade, two in fifth grade, and eight in grades one through three.

The next year the school had grades one through four. That year the school had six first grades, three second grades, and one class each for third and fourth grades. The military provided health services including dentistry to the school. They also provided school supply services and transportation.

Joseph Einwaller was the teacher/principal for the 1954-55 school year. The staff also included a German teacher and primary teacher for the twenty-eight students.

The school closed in 1955 when the US Occupation Forces left Austria.


Information from yearbooks in the AOSHS archives

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