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Welcome from Principal

Britannica International School of Budapest: one of the best private schools in Budapest from Principal Neil McGarry.

I am delighted to welcome you to the website of Britannica International School. At Britannica we offer a British style education to the international community here in Budapest. A British education and qualifications are recognized, valued and respected around the world and is a thorough preparation for students to progress to colleges and universities of their choice in any country.


Britannica is the only British style school in Budapest to achieve full accreditation by the Council of International Schools. Although it is only one measure of the growth we aim for at Britannica, the award demonstrates ‘high standards of professional performance and a commitment to continuous improvement’. This quality indicator demonstrates the strength of what we offer to the community of Budapest.

As a family of teachers, parents and students, we are extremely proud of our school. With high quality teaching and learning available throughout Key Stages 1-5, our modern pedagogical approach allows us to personalise learning so that each individual can be successful now, and fully prepared for the future.

Examination results at Britannica prove from year to year the quality of our education.

We purposefully strive to create a supportive and nurturing environment that encourages our students to be ambitious, take risks and grow. A culture of high expectations throughout our entire community allows our students to be highly successful and balanced individuals. Academic success is valued highly, but it is also our belief that the all-round development of each child is just as important. Our extensive extra-curricular programme provides an array of opportunities for learning beyond the classroom and developing life skills.

In addition, as part of the Orbital family of schools around the world, our students and staff have exciting opportunities that extend far beyond the normal classroom and broaden their horizons on a daily basis.

While the pages within our website can give you a small sense of what a wonderful school this is, of course, they can never convey the whole picture. Indeed, every day as I walk around the school, I am constantly reminded of how engaging, confident, balanced and polite our students of all ages are.

So, I warmly invite you to contact us to arrange a personalised discussion and tour of the school.

Neil McGarry