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American and Christian
Ages 5 to 18

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CityBudapest
CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 27 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Diósd, Ifjúság út 11, 2049 Hungary
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Number of students

236

Number of nationalities represented in the school

24

Most common nationality

American and then Hungarian

Ratio of local students to international students

35% local - 65%international

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, nearly all of them are native speakers of English.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Hungarian, Russian, Spanish and German

Max. number of students per class

27 in high school, 23 in middle school, 18 in elementary school

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms have computers and projectors. Upper School (Gr. 9-12) students must bring their own computers to school. Middle Grades (Gr. 5-8) students have access to laptop carts at school. In Early Grades (Gr. Pre1-4), we use iPads to a lesser degree. Technology is integrated into the curriculum particularly starting in Grade 3. Our school uses PowerSchool's Unified Classroom as a learning management system to deliver digital content and Microsoft Teams for teacher-student communication and student collaboration.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we offer a Shared Learning Plan for students who need to stay off campus for health, quarantine or other reasons. Students are able to follow along the daily school work through live and recorded class sessions and collaborate with their teachers via Microsoft Teams and PowerSchool.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Christian

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

We respect students who do not profess to be Christian, our community is very inclusive. However, our school's mission states that we wish to encourage our students to become wholehearted followers of Christ, and we do have the biblical worldview integrated in all subject areas.

External examinations or assessments available

MAP, SAT, ACT, PSAT

Results in these examinations

Our students perform well above the norm on standardized tests.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

This varies and increases with age. We value academic rigor, but also we feel balance and rest are important in students' lives.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Since 2015, approx. 95% of our students have matriculated to a higher institution.
Since 2015, students who chose to take a gap year, then matriculate to a higher institution, bumps this number to 97%.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes.

Learning support offered

NILD therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, reading and math intervention, social/emotional learning.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Classroom differentiation, when possible.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We administer the MAP test and, for non-native speakers, the WIDA test.

Waiting list

Yes, in some grades.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The admissions window is February-March, but students can apply at any time, and if there is space, can be accepted at any time.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:15 am

School finish time

3:35 pm except on Wednesday, when we end at 2:45 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, after school till 4:30 pm for Early Grades (Gr. Pre1-5) students.

School bus service available

No

School provided lunches

Yes.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No, but students can bring their own lunches.

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports (Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track&Field), Beta service club, Chapel committee, Student Council, Bible Club, Jazz Band, Upper School Book Club, Middle Grades and Upper School Musical Productions, National Honor Society

Sports activities included

PE classes and recess for all grade levels, weights class for Upper School students.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, at the Middle Grades and Upper School level, we have soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field. Early Grades students have a basketball club.

Facilities at the school

We have a large, two-storey library, a large size theater stage in our gym, a large music room with instruments, science labs in the Upper School, two computer labs.

Sports facilities at the school

A gym and a weight room, an outdoor sports court, a large playground with and several outdoor sport areas.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our core values are community, integrity, and growth. Our vision for our learners is that they will be Christ-followers, active thinkers, effective communicators, global citizens, and faithful stewards.

Teaching approach of the school

Our approach is relational and active. Our Christian faith is integrated into all of our teaching.
Our educational philosophy:
Purpose of Education: We believe that a Christian education equips students for a life of service to God by guiding them in the development of essential knowledge, dispositions, and skills within a worldview that affirms God's creation, man's sinfulness, and Christ's redemption. A complete education transforms knowledge into wisdom, practical action, and service.
Educational Roles: We believe that children learn in a variety of contexts. God has given parents the primary responsibility for raising their children; the school and the church are influential partners in the educational process.
Truth and Knowledge: We believe that God is the ultimate source of Truth and knowledge as revealed in both the Bible and His created reality.
Teachers: We believe that teachers are leaders and mentors who nurture and influence students in their care by modeling authentic godliness and by providing a variety of engaging, active learning experiences and assessments, using high quality materials and effective methods.
Students: We believe that students are unique, valued, responsible individuals who are created in God's image. Learning is best fostered in a safe and supportive, yet challenging and stimulating environment that recognizes their multi-dimensional nature.
Curriculum: We believe that an effective instructional program is rigorous and provides carefully structured learning experiences from a biblical perspective within a broad range of subjects in the context of a liberal arts education.

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