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IB, British, and Hungarian curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 5 to 18

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CurriculumsIB, British, and Hungarian
Languages of instructionEnglish and Hungarian
Age RangeAges 5 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Hungarian
Native English and Hungarian teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Hungarian)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 3,120,000 Ft
to: 4,390,000 Ft
Address: H-1121 Budapest, Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 21
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Number of students

350

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

Hungarian

Ratio of local students to international students

77%-23%

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

We employ teaching assistants in our Elementary School Section.

Native English and Hungarian speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Hungarian

ISB provides English as Additional Language support to students who are not fluent in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Hungarian, Spanish, German.

Use of technology in the classroom

In each of our classrooms, a projector and an interactive white board aid learning.

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)

ISB is using virtual classroom technologies in times of emergencies like COVID-19.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

30 minutes for Elementary students and 60 minutes for Upper School students. Teachers try to avoid assigning homework to their students for the weekends.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All prospective students are assessed before accepted to ISB: both their knowledge of the curriculum of their last completed grade and the level of their English are evaluated by our teachers.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The International School of Budapest accepts admissions throughout the year provided there are free places.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

70-80%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

99% successfully pass

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, but students of all religions are accepted to ISB.

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

Both religious and non-religious students are accepted to ISB.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

We support students with mild learning difficulties and a speech therapist is also on board to help if needed.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

On the gifted and talented side, we have special programmes to nurture the academics.

Student access to education psychologist

A well-being officer is on-site to help students if needed. The wellbeing programme has been introduced to take a holistic view of students’ wellbeing, as well as our academic achievement. As is well-known a happy child, a secure child achieves better or higher than a child that is unhappy and insecure.

School start time

8:15

School finish time

Prep - G4: 14:45
G5 - 12: 15:15

Supervised care before/after school

We provide homework club and after school supervision.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, chess, woodwork, swimming, piano, judo. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, these clubs are not held.

School provided lunches

ISB provides lunch, and also morning and afternoon snack to students.

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

Yes, our meals are pork-free and nut-free. No vegan, kosher, halal are provided.

Sports activities included

Physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

Fully equipped gymnasium and outdoor sports ground, artificial turf football and volleyball fields.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Budapest International Bilingual Primary and Secondary School is the largest English-Hungarian bilingual international school in Hungary. We provide an international education in a caring environment to children from 5 to 18 years old, covering preparatory, primary and secondary school education. ISB is a unique school in Budapest, as it provides both an accredited Cambridge school report and a state-accredited Hungarian report at the same time.

ISB is a registered Cambridge International School, an IB World School and a registered Hungarian private school.

The international accreditation of ISB was given by Cambridge International Examinations, a major international accrediting organisation based in the UK. The organisation provides a curriculum and qualifications recognised worldwide for international schools. There are more than 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 countries.

ISB is an IB World School and we have been offering the IB Diploma Programme to suitable high school students since September 2020.

ISB has a Hungarian accreditation from the Hungarian Educational Ministry as Hungarian-English Bilingual Primary and Secondary School (Ministry ID: 035019). Thus ISB is authorised to issue an official Hungarian school report in accordance with the Curriculum for Bilingual Schools of the Hungarian National Curriculum. This is accepted in all state schools in Hungary.

Teaching approach of the school

The mission of the International School of Budapest is to provide high quality and balanced education tailored to individual educational needs, preparing children for life-long learning both in a local and international environment. ISB strives to motivate its students to aim for and reach, their full potential. ISB works to foster a love for learning and pride in their own academic progress. ISB wants them to become self-confident and successful adults who are able to use and improve their talents to achieve their own goals.

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