|The American International School
of Budapest is an independent, coeducational not-for-profit day
school, which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten
through grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was
founded in 1973. The school year comprises 2 semesters for middle
and high schools extending from August 22 to January 27, and from
January 30 to June 16. The elementary school has 3 trimesters from
August 22 to November 18, November 21 to March 17 and March 20 to
Organization: The Board is composed of an Honorary Chair,
11 voting members, and 3 non-voting members.
Curriculum: The curriculum is similar to that in U.S.
private schools. In addition, the International Baccalaureate
program is offered to students in grades 11 and 12. Instruction is
in English. German, French, and Spanish are taught as world
languages in grades 4-12. Music, art, computer, and physical
education are offered at all grade levels. Hungarian culture studies
are introduced through class work, projects, field trips and/or
speakers at all grade levels. A variety of extracurricular
activities are available. English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) is
provided to those students not fluent in English. The School is
accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
and by the Council of International Schools.
Faculty: In the 2005-2006 school year, there are 87
full-time and 18 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2005-2006 school year,
enrollment was 676 (PK-grade 2: 150 grades 3-5: 152; grades 6-8:
183; and grades 9-12: 191.
Facilities: The School operates 4 divisions on 2 campuses.
The Buda campus (PK-grade 2) facility has 24 classrooms, an indoor
swimming pool, a gymnasium, a theater, an art room, a music room, 2
ESL rooms, a resource room, a nurse’s office, a library, a dining
room, a computer lab, and 4 playgrounds. The facility for grades
3-12 opened in August 2000, and is located on a 25-acre plot of land
in Nagykovacsi, a suburb of Budapest. The upper elementary, middle
and high schools are housed in separate sections of the 16,600
square meter building, which is designed to accommodate more than
600 students. In addition to 51 classrooms, the facility includes a
library, a cafeteria, 4 ESL rooms, 2 resource rooms, 4 computer
labs, a double-sized gymnasium, a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, an
auxiliary gymnasium, a 350-seat theater, a black box theater, 2 art
rooms, 2 soccer fields, a rubberized track, a softball diamond, an
outdoor basketball court, 4 tennis courts, 3 elementary playground
areas, a weight training room, 4 music rooms, a drama room, and a
Finances: In the 2005-2006 school year, the annual tuition
rates are as follows: PK: $10,050; Kdg.-grade 5: $14,560; grades
6-8: $15,930; grades 9-10: $16,920; and grades 11-12: $17,350.
Additional fees are a non-refundable registration fee of $500
payable on first enrollment in the School, and a building fund fee
of $2,300 per year. These fees are payable in U.S. dollars. (All
fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Mr. Richard Detwiler, Director
American International School of
P.O. Box 53
Budapest 1525, Hungary