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Budapest schools

A snapshot overview of schools in Budapest that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names.

By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.

Schools in Budapest reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International

American International School of Budapest (AISB)

American High School Diploma/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 920 pupils

Established nearly 50 years ago by the US Embassy for their staff, now with students from over 50 nationalities but English is still the main language of instruction. Currently all on one campus outside Budapest in two main buildings. Fabulous looking website packed with great videos but maybe a bit short on useful information.

Click here to read our full review of the American International School of Budapest.

The British International School, Budapest (BISB)

National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day; independent’ privately owned; 900 pupils

Another entry from the Nord Anglia stable. Based in Budapest’s popular 3rd district which contains ‘old Buda’. Offering an international version of a British education (taught in English). Students from over 70 nationalities speaking 25 different languages make this a truly international school.

Click here to read our full review of the The British International School, Budapest.

These schools have been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing them.

Britannica International School

National Curriculum for England/IGCSEs/A-Levels; ages 5-18; co-ed’ day; independent; privately owned; 390 pupils

Part of the Orbital Education group, based in the UK but with schools in Hungary, Spain, Russia and China. Good academic results and accredited by the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). Graduates continue predominantly to universities in the UK and the English link is strengthened by participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.

Greater Grace International School of Budapest

American High School Diploma/AP; ages 4-18; co-ed; day; independent; private non-profit; 150 pupils

Formerly the Greater Grace Christian Academy founded after the fall of the Iron Curtain to educate the children of missionaries. Still a Christian school offering an American curriculum and accredited by the Association of Christian Schools. Recent renovations have added larger classrooms, a larger library and a new EAL wing housing a language lab and doubled the size of the campus.

Most popular Good Schools Guide articles

  • Education in Budapest: an overview

    Given that the British International School of Budapest originally started during the communist era with a few children in a room on the top floor of the British Embassy, it is quite amazing to see the school today.

  • Living in Budapest: an expat guide

    On first arrival in Budapest, one is struck immediately by the amazing language of Magyarul (Hungarian) – completely incomprehensible to anyone who has not studied it for a long time.

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