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Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Budapest

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: If you're moving to Budapest with kids, choosing a school if often your first decisions and impacts where you'll live. Here are some popular bilingual and international schools in Budapest

Budapest, is a city that has become increasingly popular among expats and digital nomads, thanks to its rich culture, affordable living costs, and vibrant lifestyle. For those moving to Budapest with children, the city offers a variety of international and bilingual schools to cater to the diverse educational needs of expat families. Among the most popular ones are the British International School Budapest and the American International School of Budapest, both known for their high-quality education and international curricula. Here is a list of recommended international and bilingual schools in and around Budapest:

British International School Budapest

Grades: Age 3 through Grade 12
Location(s): Kiscelli köz 17, 1037 Budapest
Website: www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/budapest

The British International School Budapest offers the English National Curriculum leading to IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma for higher years. With state-of-the-art facilities, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and a diverse student body, the school provides a well-rounded education for expat children.

American International School of Budapest

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): Nagykovacsi, 2094 Budapest
Website: www.aisb.hu

The American International School of Budapest offers an American curriculum and the International Baccalaureate program. With excellent facilities, including a modern campus and a wide range of sports and arts options, AISB is dedicated to fostering an inclusive international community.

International School of Budapest

Grades: Age 3 through Grade 12
Location(s): Konkoly-Thege Miklós út 21, 1121 Budapest
Website: www.isb.hu

ISB is the largest English-Hungarian bilingual international school in Hungary. They provide an international education in a caring environment with a focus on individuals. ISB offers the Hungarian National Curriculum in a bilingual setting, as well as the Cambridge IGCSE and A-level qualifications.

Greater Grace International School

Grades: Pre-K through Grade 12
Location(s): Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor 22/b, 1125 Budapest
Website: www.ggis.hu

Greater Grace International School offers an American curriculum with a biblical worldview. The school has a diverse student body and provides a variety of extracurricular activities, including sports, music, and drama, to complement its academic offerings.

SEK Budapest International School

Grades: Age 3 through Grade 12
Location(s): Huvosvolgyi ut 131, 1021 Budapest
Website: www.sekbudapest.hu

SEK Budapest International School is part of the SEK Education Group, which has schools across several countries. They offer the International Baccalaureate program and emphasize personalized learning, innovation, and global citizenship.

Budapest French International School (Lycée Français de Budapest)

Grades: Age 3 through Grade 12
Location(s): Máriaremetei út 193, 1029 Budapest
Website: www.lfb.hu

The Budapest French International School provides a French curriculum and is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. It caters to French-speaking expats and those seeking a French education, offering a multicultural environment and a strong focus on language learning.

Deutsche Schule Budapest - Thomas Mann Gymnasium

Grades: Kindergarten through Grade 12
Location(s): Bálint György u. 4., 1121 Budapest
Website: www.tmg.hu

This German international school in Budapest follows the German curriculum and offers the German International Abitur. It is an excellent choice for German-speaking expats or those interested in a German-language education. The school boasts a supportive community and a variety of extracurricular activities.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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