While waiting to join a long waiting list for the famous American school in Budapest, check out this gem, located in the Hills of Buda, a beautiful house on the Rose’s Hill (Rózsadomb).
Budapest British International Academy (BBIA) is a primary school, which developed from two successful Kindergartens. There is a growing demand for middle-priced international schools for expats and bilingual families, so BBIA is very welcome by those families, who attended those Kindergartens and all the newcomers, who settle for Budapest.
Right now, you can have a free trial week at the school, so you are not expected to pay an admission fee without being sure that your child absolutely loves his new home. For your convenience, payments can be made in cash or through bank transfer, and you can choose whether you pay monthly or yearly.
According to the feedback, provided by a happy Belarussian family that recently tried out several international schools and Kindergartens, this school is dedicated to making learning process fun and easy. Parents no longer have to worry and wonder about “how did school go today”, as they can follow for updates in the Facebook group, as well as see the pictures of children, engaged in their daily activities.
As for their mission, the British Academy states itself as a “place where all of our energies are dedicated to helping children become their best selves”. The school day is full of programs and outdoor activities. Kids regularly visit museums using the school bus and there are organized trips to all interesting places around Budapest. There are different inventions for celebrating holidays like a “crazy day” when you can hack the dress code by choosing to wear unpaired socks and funny accessories.
The caring teachers have a mission for their pupils “to become confident and creative learners with a global mindset, to develop those qualities which will help them wherever they go next – these qualities include respect for others, teamwork, compassion and leadership skills”.
Parents can choose from variety of additional classes covering dancing, martial arts, sports, arts and music for kids who like to learn and explore. Good news: by the end of primary school your child will not only be fluent in English, but also will be able to speak Hungarian as it is on the menu for 5 days a week, as well as Russian, German and Spanish.
You can check out their website to see their beautiful villa and find out about the admission on