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Welcome from the Principal

Dr. David Porritt, Principal

Choosing the right school to bring out the best in your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.

Welcome to the vibrant world of Budapest British International School (BBIS), where education is not just a journey; it’s an exciting adventure! 

At BBIS, we are firm believers that the key to a successful education lies in the power of inspired and imaginative teaching. Our approach revolves around placing the students at the heart of everything we do, recognising each student as a unique individual with boundless potential.

As an International Baccalaureate World School, BBIS is proud to be the only school in Budapest to offer two Authorised International Baccalaureate programmes: the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IB Diploma (DP). BBIS is also a candidate school for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). When this programme is authorised, we’ll be the only Continuum school in Budapest! 

The students’ learning journey begins in the Early Years, where our young learners dive into the enriching waters of inquiry-based learning set within a continuous provision environment. Picture a world where curiosity knows no bounds and every child’s potential is ignited!

As our students then progress through the Primary School into young adults, where the adventure continues in the MYP,  paving the way for a seamless transition into the prestigious IB Diploma. Academic success is undoubtedly a cornerstone of our mission, but we go beyond that – we are fostering the next generation of true global citizens. The next step is for our students to enter the world of employment, or as entrepreneurs, or continue their education at University. BBIS students secure places on courses of their choice at some of the World’s most prestigious universities. 

Step into our school community, a vibrant tapestry woven with over 400 students hailing from more than 36 nations. At BBIS, we are not just a school; we are a small family with big ambitions! Together, we foster an environment where dreams take flight, and students embark on a journey of self-discovery, academic excellence, and global citizenship.

Join us at Budapest British International School – where every day is an opportunity to learn, grow, and become part of something extraordinary!

BBIS is the only school in Budapest to offer a Secondary continuum of IB-accredited programmes: the IB MYP and DP. 

The IB is internationally acclaimed and respected for its relevance in today’s multicultural and increasingly global society. Our programmes feature an inquiry approach that aligns student interests with what they learn, thereby enriching their natural curiosity and promoting a love of learning. Our team of internationally experienced, skilled and passionate teachers model the attributes of the IB Learner Profile and encourage students to respect themselves, others and the world around them.

 A strong sense of common purpose pervades our learning community. We believe that trust and strong parental participation are an integral part of a quality education and we see parents as our partners in their children’s learning journey.

The importance of the BBIS family.

As you can see here, family is as important to me as it is to all at BBIS. Here’s a recent photo of a visit my daughters made to Budapest when we walked up to Normafa. My daughters grew up in international schools, studied the International Baccalaureate and an Internationally British Education,  progressed to University and are now working in New York and the UK.  We can see the roots of their success in the learning experiences they gained in the International schools, learning alongside a cohort of students drawn from all around The World.Principal with his family who are visitng Budapest

We’re sure you will find a similar sense of welcome, community and family when you visit BBIS.  Thank you for your expression of interest. We look forward to welcoming you and your family.

Dr David Porritt, Principal