What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
Public schools in Hungary adhere to a system of their own. Thus, expats looking to stick with the curricula of their home countries choose private international schools for their children.
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What are some examples of these schools?
Schools that teach in English:

  • The American International School of Budapest offers pre-kindergarten through high school levels. Enrolment is about 670 students.
  • Britannica International School offers pre-nursery, kindergarten, primary and secondary school levels. Enrolment is about 270 students.
  • International School of Budapest (ISB) offers nursery school and pre-kindergarten through middle school (grade 8). Enrolment is about 80 students.
  • Britannica International School offers education from ages 5 to 18. Enrolment is about 85 students.
  • International Christian School of Budapest provides instruction for children in grades 1 to 12 within the framework of a Christian worldview. Enrolment is about 170 students.
  • Greater Grace Christian Academy provides instruction for children grades K to 12. Enrolment is about 175 students.

Schools that teach in other languages:

  • Budapest French School offers baccalaureate Francais (also primary school and kindergarten). Enrolment is about 480 students.
  • German School of Budapest is identical to the one in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Enrolment is about 420 students.

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Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
There is virtually no competition for spots in schools, although you will need to fill out an enrolment application.
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Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
Yes, there are many public and private pre-schools for children ages 3 to 6. The English, German or
French international schools usually have pre-schools.
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How are most kids transported to and from school?
There are no school buses for the public schools, but these are available at the private schools.
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When does the typical school year start and end?
The year starts in September and ends in June.
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Is there anything else I should know about local schools?
Please contact Crown Budapest with any questions or to arrange school search assistance.
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