Vilnius International School was founded in 2004 by a group of parents and educators from Denmark, Finland, Lithuania and the United States, each of whom sought an educational experience for their children different from that available in Vilnius at the time. They envisioned a school that reflected the values of a democratic and multicultural society, while paying homage to Lithuanian culture and tradition.

In 2004, VIS opened as a pre-school and kindergarten with only 25 children and the school was located in the suburbs of Vilnius. By 2009 we had outgrown our forest home and moved to a more spacious building in Vilnius Old Town.

In 2011 we became an IB World School, the first in Lithuania to offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP). This year VIS has expanded to 10th grade with a student population of over 230 representing more than 30 countries.

In 2013, VIS became an authorized International Baccalaureate’s MYP (Middle Years Programme) school.