about isb

The International School of Budapest International Bilingual Primary and Secondary School is the largest English-Hungarian bilingual international school in Hungary. We provide an international education in a caring environment to children from 5 to 18 years old, covering preparatory, primary and secondary school education.

ISB is a registered Cambridge International School, an IB candidate school and a registered Hungarian private school.

The international accreditation of ISB was given by Cambridge International Examinations, a major international accrediting organisations based in the UK. The organisation provides a curriculum and qualifications recognised worldwide for international schools. There are more than 10,000 Cambridge schools in over 160 countries.

ISB started the accreditation procedure for the International Baccalaureate Organisation in October 2016. For more information about IB please see http://www.ibo.org/

ISB has a Hungarian accreditation from the Hungarian Educational Ministry as Hungarian-English Bilingual Primary and Secondary School (Ministry ID: 035019). Thus ISB is authorised to issue an official Hungarian school report in accordance with the Curriculum for Bilingual Schools of the Hungarian National Curriculum. This is accepted in all state schools in Hungary.

The following concepts summarise the special education at ISB:

  • differentiated and child-centred teaching
  • encouraging the natural, intrinsic interest and desire for knowledge
  • individual attention in small classes
  • thorough textual evaluations, careful assessment methods
  • project works to develop independence, creativity, problem solving and logical reasoning
  • positive, motivating and supportive atmosphere to help build confidence and inspire good academic performance
  • individual and group performances to develop communication and performance skills
  • positive praise to inspire good behaviour and foster motivation
  • preferring praise to inspire good behaviour and foster motivation
  • team work to develop cooperation and leadership skills
  • theme weeks to create a wide range of learning opportunities
  • well qualified teaching staff

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