American International School of Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

The American International School of Budapest prepares its students to be responsible global citizens and inspires in each a passion for knowledge and lifelong learning. We are a nurturing and diverse community that instills respect for self and develops the whole child.

Ages taught:

2 — 18

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate
  • American Curriculum
  • International Primary Curriculum
  • Other


Magdalen Gray

Job title:

Advancement Director

Accreditations and memberships:

  • ECIS The Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS)
  • MSO
  • International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
  • Central and East European Schools Association (CEESA)
  • DVAC
School Website

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The American International School of Budapest is a diverse, nurturing community of students, parents, faculty, and staff. We enthusiastically embrace and work towards achieving the school’s Mission, Vision & Values. AISB benefits from a positive environment: collaboration, integrity, respect, and appreciation help to make our community special. We promote and support a healthy dialogue where each voice is heard and encouraged. Whether you are considering AISB for the education of your children, your next professional destination or making connections with fellow alumni, our Admissions team will be delighted to hear from you and provide assistance through the process.

Senior management

Mr Paul Slocombe - School Director
Mr Jeff Leppard - High School Principal

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School description

AISB is a private and independent co-educational day school governed by a Board of Trustees elected and appointed from our parent community. The school was established in 1973 by the United States Embassy, initially to serve children of U.S. Government employees. AISB currently serves the needs of a rapidly expanding international population, including families of the local and expatriate business and diplomatic communities, as well as host-country nationals.

AISB offers an international curriculum, from age 3 through to Grade 12, informed by best teaching practices. At the high school level, we offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.

Our student body is currently comprised of over 850 students representing more than 63 nationalities. We are committed to preserving this international character to foster a positive learning environment as well as develop lifelong learners and globally responsible citizens of tomorrow.

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:


Reception average class size:


Primary average class size:


Secondary average class size:


Sixth form average class size:


Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 8

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 8

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 8

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 8

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 8

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • American Curriculum
  • International Primary Curriculum
  • Other

Examinations board:


Higher education:

95% of students progress to higher education

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Football, Swimming, Cross Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cycling and many more.
Athletics are an integral part of AISB student life. Most students participate in sports, both on a friendly and competitive level.  At AISB we believe that sports provide students with excellent opportunities.

Extra-curricular activities:

Our after school activities include: cookery, science club, choir, minecraft club, drama, origami, cheerleading, yoga, band, robotics, knowledge bowl, Model United Nations, digital photography, bike club, math counts, set design, speech and debate, global issues network, kung fu, judo, self defense, student council, national honor society, and many more.
AISB offers a wide range of activities to our students. Our program aims to ensure both the physical and mental development of our students.


Admission process:

We are committed to an Admissions policy that enables us to accomplish our Mission and fulfill our Vision in a manner that is fair, transparent and consistent. We understand the importance of choosing a school that suits the needs of your children and maintains high academic standards.

Admission and language criteria:

For our Admissions Policy please go to:

School Open Days:

25/01/2017; 08/02/2017



Magdalen Gray

Job title:

Advancement Director


Further information

The curriculum of the American International School of Budapest is based on clearly articulated, internationally benchmarked standards. It emphasizes critical thinking skills and creativity through an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.

Our curriculum is developed using an Understanding by Design framework and organized around Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings.

From the Early Childhood program to the IB Diploma program, our teachers employ engaging, research-based instructional methodologies.

We provide tailored English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Learning Resource (LRC) specialists to support the differentiation of learning and allow each student to fulfill his or her academic and social potential.  

Our students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that will enable them to take their places as leaders in the 21st Century.




2094 Nagykovacsi, Nagykovacsi ut 12



Post/Zip Code:



+36 26 556 003

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