The British International School Budapest has a strong and well-deserved reputation locally and internationally. As you browse our website you will get a flavour of what you can expect if you join our community. A website is no substitute for seeing for yourself, however, and I encourage you to contact us to arrange a visit so that you can experience the warm, caring, vibrant community first hand.
Our students come from a wide range of countries and cultures and bring with them a wealth of wisdom and experience. They are energetic, articulate, motivated, confident, caring and eager to make their mark on the world. We are blessed with world-class facilities, set in a fascinating city in the heart of Europe. Teachers are drawn from the best worldwide and the administrative and support staff are dedicated professionals, keen to play their part. We continuously enhance the technology used to support learning and expand and develop our facilities to ensure we have the best possible learning environments for our students. In such a context, there can be no excuse for anything other than all-round excellence.
One of the great strengths of a British style of international education is that such excellence involves all aspects of students’ moral, physical, emotional, aesthetic, social and academic development focused on each individual’s personal best. Here at BISB, this is achieved through superb teaching supported and complemented by Learning Assistants and the guidance of Form Tutors.
Our whole school community is highly valued and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a key part of that. The essential but sometimes unwritten roles of the PTA include helping people settle when they move to a new city, creating a real community from a diverse group of parents, teachers and students, and providing a sense of security so that students can quickly settle down to the important task of learning.
Co-curricular learning is one of the defining features of the BISB experience and we are proud of the range on offer through our Co-Curricular Activity programme. This starts with in-school and local clubs and activities every week and extends to trips and visits as far afield as Tanzania and New York. We are committed to service learning, which is woven through many of the activities on offer, though our weekly guidance lessons, as well as through the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. Together these provide students with opportunities to contribute both locally and wider afield, preparing them for a future as responsible leaders and citizens in a global community. As a Nord Anglia Education school, our students benefit from opportunities offered through our Global Campus, which connects them to our 61,000 students worldwide. Our global collaborations with the prestigious Juilliard School for performing arts in New York, MIT and UNICEF are further examples of the advantages of belonging to a community that is much more than one school.
Through these rich and varied experiences, students embark on a journey to develop into resourceful, resilient, reflective individuals, capable of deep reasoning, able to take responsibility for their own lives and play their part in the rapidly changing world in which they live. Academic success remains an essential part of that journey and our students achieve extremely good examination results and secure places at some of the most prestigious universities worldwide.
I very much look forward to welcoming you to our school.