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REAL School Budapest is an independent, not-for-profit international school that educates for sustainability, primarily through real-life, entrepreneurial learning. Our mission is to raise a new generation who can dream and build a more beautiful, equitable and sustainable world for themselves and for all living beings.

The school is currently accepting international students aged 6 to 14, and will grow with them until high school graduation. We have recently obtained British accreditation and are in the process of securing the Hungarian operating license.

We choose to build a better world

through education

As with all good ideas, this project comes out of the personal frustration of our founding family. Having tried a number of private, public, international and national schools in Hungary, the founders, Barna Baráth and Viktória Szemerédy wanted to have their children in a community and environment that recognizes what a great deal of international research shows: 21st-century children need a completely different kind of education - one that focuses on skills, mindset and adaptability, rather than content.

So they packed up and moved to Bali, Indonesia to attend Green School, and expected lots of good influence for their children. What they didn’t expect was that it would completely change their lives.  They became part of a community that was obsessed with creating a better world through education. They couldn't escape this calling ever since.

They also got professionally involved in Green School, with Barna leading a multi-year strategic-planning project that uncovered and developed the school’s blueprint, including its purpose, learning goals, school model and governance. This set the Green School on a path to becoming sustainable and shareable. Barna served on the School’s Board of Management and then as a Trustee.

 

After four years, they decided to bring their learnings and experience to the European cultural setting of Budapest, Hungary and created an "urbanized" version of Green School. Welcome to the REAL School.

 

in the media

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Education Views -
Interview with our Principal
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Inspiring Leadership -
Podcast with our Principal
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Diving Deep Edu - Podcast with our Lead Educator
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Principal's interview
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Forbes article (HUN)
Forbes article (ENG)
Founder's interview

Our magical creatures

aka the team

Ultimately it's all about the people. REAL School children are inspired and guided by a dynamic, diverse and progressive educator team from around the globe, who simply really care. The School is supported by a young admin crew, a wonderful architect, brand, communication, finance, legal and accreditation experts. We are still looking for amazing people who want to help create a better future, especially more great educators and a fundraiser.

Check out our YouTube channel to see videos with our educators

We asked our faculty...

What do you bring to REAL School?

Dave Strudwick

Principal

“I bring up our collective age whilst connecting dreams to the detail of our days together.”

Panni Fehér

Arts & Projects Educator

"To feel like a sponge: Exploring and inhaling the world around us to have the creativity and the freedom of expressing ourselves through the language of arts."

Nicki Lorenzini

Head of Community Wellbeing

“A wholehearted passion to empower others to be compassionate, resilient and secure in themselves and in the world.”

Bogi Kalmár

Educator

“A pinch of craziness and the marvel of learning. And a big bag of encouragement.”

Noan Fesnoux

Educator

“A deep respect for learners of all ages, a desire to help us evolve into a sustainable species, and loads of adventure situated throughout our learning experience.”

Lizzie Granger

Educator

“A talent for theatrics and a knack for words, but most of all a love of creativity in any form, from every corner of the world.”

Nicholas Benda

Music & Singing Educator

“A love of music and a keenness to explore ways of learning it.”

Anita Nagy

Educator

“A scientific approach to complement instinctive knowledge, and support in finding your own way of learning for life.”

Claire Strudwick

Educator

“A creative, play-based approach to children’s learning, that’s meaningful to them and builds a better world.”

 

We are

recruiting!

Are you an experienced and inspiring primary or middle school teacher who has the full toolbox of teaching and learning at their fingerprint, wanting to break out of the box? Do you care for social or environmental issues? Have you always trusted kids to have a say in their own learning? Then join us!

The difference

REAL School challenges some of the fundamental premises of mainstream education.

difference between old school and real school
 

Accreditation

In November 2020, REAL School was awarded Member (Compliance) status with the premier global association for British international schools overseas, the Council of British International Schools (COBIS). This means we have been quality assured against a strict set of standards and recognised as offering a high-quality British education.

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We are also working on our operating permit with the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities. We expect to complete this procedure during the 2020/21 academic year. Should you have any questions on the requirements and implications of these credentialing processes, please contact us

 

LEGAL

Principal

Dave Strudwick

Ángel Sanz Briz út 13

1033 Budapest, Hungary

Chair of the Board

of Governors

Barna Baráth

Ángel Sanz Briz út 13

1033 Budapest, Hungary

REAL School Learning Nonprofit Ltd.

Záhony utca 7

1031 Budapest, Hungary

https://g.page/realschoolbp

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