VIS moved to a renovated 2000 square meter building in the heart of Vilnius Old Town in 2009. Our beautiful school abounds with a sense of history and charm. The plentiful windows offer light year round, as well as inspirational views of the Old Town skyline.
Our school is located on a cobblestone street hidden at the base of Latako street. Facilities include a gym, assembly hall, computer lab, library and a spacious cafeteria and kitchen, comfortable open work areas and an enclosed courtyard for outside play.
Within 3 years of moving to the Old Town, we outgrew our premises and in September 2013 have expanded our facilities into an additional 850 square meter upper school facility. The new space lines the courtyard perimeter along Latako street. Not only have these historic 200 year old buildings received a much needed facelift after decades of post-war neglect, they have greatly added to the diversity of learning spaces available to our kids.
The current upper school premises house a modern science laboratory, a design technology laboratory and an art studio and gallery. The most popular space with students is the Loft, a flexible community space.
In September 2020 VIS opens a new upper school facility on Rusų street. The new upper school building was most recently home to the Pergalė cookie factory and a century earlier, to a Jewish owned chocolate factory.
If we have learned anything from our experience with remote learning, it is that our ability to persevere through the period of isolation had a lot to do with our respective engagement in expressive outlets such as art, design and physical fitness.
The dramatic height and scale of the art and design studio inspire vision and ambition, and the broad surfaces and adjacent gallery provide ample space for experimentation and display. The creative process is enabled outside in the corridor and throughout the auxiliary rooms such as the photography laboratory and the recording studio.
Perhaps the most impressive space is the gymnasium. Flooded with natural light on two sides, it is warm and inviting. The thoughtful designs of the gym and the art and design studio serve to reinforce the importance that art and movement have in enabling us to lead fulfilling and healthy lives.