Category: Secondary Schools

The school started its first school year in September 1993. With this BME Grammar School is the oldest and most experienced among the hundreds of secondary schools founded after the political changes in Hungary. Regarding its atmosphere, the composition of students and the everyday life this is an international school, but as the curriculum and the diploma are concerned, it operates as a public school of Hungary and provides the official secondary-school diploma called ‘Érettségi’. The language of instruction, however, is English. The students are not only from Hungary but from the different countries of Europe, America, Australia, Africa, China and Vietnam. The acquisition of English is eased by the use of English outside the classrooms, since this is the only common language for the multicultural group of students.

The Szarvas Fellowships brings Jewish high school student leaders from North America to the world’s largest international Jewish summer camp, located in Szarvas, Hungary. The Americans attend the camp as equal participants with their Jewish peers from around the world, making friends, having fun, and expanding their horizons. They spend time enjoying the warm camp environment, and exploring different Jewish communities in the world today.

Communicative learning, the so-called “open learning” and the pedagogy of Montessori and Freinet are all frequently employed in their teaching methods. Special emphasis is placed on the teaching of German, and, no less importantly, on English and Spanish. The children are taught and assessed according to a modified version of the Austrian national curriculum. The language of the classroom is German. The experience has shown that even beginner and false beginner language learners can learn the German language relatively quickly through targeted teaching. Austrian teachers or those trained in Austria assist them in their learning.

Dramatically marking the return of a Jewish presence in Central Europe, the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation established the Lauder Javne Jewish Community School and Kindergarten. The school located in Budapest, Hungary, home to Central Europe’s largest Jewish Community, offers Jewish education and challenging academic programs close to 700 children in the following age groups: Kindergarten (3 – 6), Low School (grades One through Four), Middle School (grades Five through Eight), Upper School (grades Nine through Twelve). Beside the basic program of thr Low School students learn Hebrew, English and Jewish studies.

Lower elementary school, upper elementary school, middle school, high school. The School operates four divisions on two campuses. The Buda Campus (PK-grade 2) facility has 24 classrooms, an indoor swimming pool, computer room, cafeteria, library, gymnasium, theatre, and ample support facilities, including playgrounds. The 25-acre Nagykovácsi Campus, located in a suburb of Budapest, houses grades 3-12 in a ‘state-of-the-art’ facility built in 2000, complete with 54 classrooms, library, cafeteria, computer rooms, double-sized gymnasium, 25-meter indoor swimming pool, 350 seat theatre, performing and visual arts facilities, and beautiful playfields.

Britannica International School is a well established English secondary school in Hungary, in fact the oldest of its kind. The National Curriculum for England & Wales is taught to all year groups and there is a flourishing Sixth Form (where additional specialist courses are also offered). The school is a centre for CIE (Cambridge International Examinations). All KS2 and KS3 subjects, and a wide range of IGCSE and AS/A2 level examination courses are taught. A declared aim of the school is for its students to attain academic excellence. The students are international, coming from many different countries. The extra-curricular life of the school is rich and vibrant with many after-school clubs for sports and other interests. Several overseas visits are organized every year for students, including exchanges, skiing and cultural trips. The school is registered with both the DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families) in the UK and the Education and Cultural Ministry in Hungary. The school will shortly be applying for membership of CIS (Council of International Schools)

The International Christian School of Budapest (ICSB) provides an education in English for students in grades 1-12, preparing them for entrance into North American colleges and universities. ICSB is committed to Christian education; students take a Bible class every year, they attend a weekly chapel service, and biblical truth and a Christian worldview are integrated into each subject taught. ICSB seeks to educate the whole child by incorperating a wide range of activities for students, including programs and opportunities in the fine arts (drama, music, art), athletics, community outreach activities, and spiritual and social events. They also provide many services for students, including guidance and personal counseling, a school nurse, ESL instruction for non-native English speakers, and special services for students with learning disabilities and special physical needs.

Greater Grace International School (Budapest) is an English-speaking, international, private Preparatory -12 School presently represented by thirty nationalities and ten religions. The school was founded in 1991, for the purpose of educating the children of international missionaries in Hungary . It was not long before the international community in Budapest discovered the school, and by the end of 1992, GGIS has enrolled forty-five students. At this point only a few classrooms were rented in a Hungarian school. The following year saw a breakthrough in the growth of the school: the signing of a long-term rental contract for our current location and the decree from the Ministry of Education officially recognizing Greater Grace International School.