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American International School of Budapest

PO Box 53, Budapest, 1525, Hungary
Tel: (+36) 26 556 000
Fax: (+36) 26 556 003

School Summary
International, IB, US curricula.
710 students, 4-19 yrs.

The American International School of Budapest is a co-educational, private, not-for-profit, English-language day school providing a comprehensive and challenging educational program to expatriate and Hungarian children in Budapest. Founded in 1973, the school is governed by a Board of Directors made up of appointed and elected parents. The students come from 50 countries and approximately 20% are from the USA. The school year begins in late August and ends in mid-June.

The American International School of Budapest occupies two purpose-built campuses. The Lower Elementary school, serving grades pre-K-2, is located in a residential area in the hills of Buda. The facility includes 15 classrooms, computer lab, music room, art room, 200-seat theater, library, gymnasium, swimming pool, cafeteria, nurse's clinic and outdoor clay tennis courts and all-weather playgrounds.

Grades 3-12 share the new Nagykovacsi campus in the lush suburban hills just 13 kilometers from the center of Budapest. The award-winning campus, completed in 2000, consists of 41 general classrooms, science labs, three computer labs, band room, chorus room, drama/dance studio, two art studios, 350-seat theater, black-box theater, library, two gymnasiums, fitness center, swimming pool, cafeteria, nurse’s clinic, and extensive outdoor fields, four clay tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, and elementary playground, all located on a 10-hectare plot.

The educational program at American International School of Budapest is based on best practices from American and international education, and from pre-K to grade 12, it reflects the school’s commitment to educating the whole child. All children, pre-K-grade 8, study science, mathematics, language arts, social studies, art, music, physical education, computer and either Hungarian culture or foreign language.

The Lower Elementary program (pre-K-2) emphasizes language development, whereas Upper Elementary (gr 3-5) adds a focus on developing learning skills and habits that will enable students to transition effectively to grade 6. The grade 6-8 program is based on the developmentally appropriate middle school model, providing challenging yet engaging learning experiences in core and exploratory subjects. The high school program of studies is comprehensive, leading to the International Baccalaureate in grades 11-12. Approximately 70% of students elect to take IB courses, most of whom earn the IB Diploma

English-as-a-second-language, resource room support and counseling services are provided.

There is a popular After-School-Activities program at the American International School of Budapest, a full range of interscholastic sports and cultural activities, including extensive trips in Hungary.



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