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.