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American International School of Budapest
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 June 16.

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 health center.

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 Budapest
P.O. Box 53
Budapest 1525, Hungary
Tel: 36-26-556-000
Fax: 36-26-556-003

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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