The BME International Secondary Grammar School, founded in 1992, is one of the oldest international schools offering a Hungarian diploma. It has developed a reputation for both academic success and openness with students from over 20 countries, of which more than 95% continue their education in universities all over the world. These students are mostly Hungarian and Asian with numerous dual-nationality holders. The school believes that students’ own cultures should be respected but at the same time they should take part in the country in which they are living, so there is a well-established Hungarian-as-a-foreign-language program.
The school believes that students from so many countries need some support in learning academic and classroom English, so it offers a one-year intensive language preparation for those who are not ready to study in English, backed up by continuous study of academic English for four more years. In addition, sciences and humanities are taught in English by native speaker and Hungarian teachers. Students may also choose to study German or French as a foreign language. Finally, there are programs for English literature and Hungarian literature for Hungarians.
All these courses are taught and sequenced according to the Hungarian National Core Curriculum.
As an international school, BME International Secondary Grammar School believes there should be opportunities for short-term student exchanges every year, so students regularly visit other schools throughout Europe and often receive visitors themselves. Students are encouraged to take part in these programs and there are various sport and academic after-school activities.
BME International Secondary Grammar School is a candidate school* for the IB Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that BME International Secondary Grammar School believes is important for our students.
*Only schools authorised by the IB Organisation can offer any of its three academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), or the Diploma Programme (and in addition the IB Career-related Certificate). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted
Facts and figures
Address: 1111 Budapest, Egry József u. 3-11
Tel: (+36-1) 209-4983. Fax: (+36-1) 209-4983
Principal: Ildikó Varga
Age range: 14-18
Curriculum: National Core Curriculum
English and Hungarian as a foreign language
Elective languages: French or German
Number of students: 110. Maximum class size: 25
Percentage of leavers entering higher education: 95 per cent
Grade 9kny (preparatory): HUF 600,000/semester
Grade 9-12: HUF 600,000/semester
Facilities: Library, computer room,
basketball court, street ball court