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gets real


Learning through
real projects

Entrepreneurial attitude, social skills, understanding the relevance of subjects, actual engagement, and beautiful products are just a few of the benefits that learning through authentic projects lead to. At REAL School learning is organised around projects with clear goals and visible outcomes. Browse around our projects below to better understand what we mean.

An example of the REAL approach to learning.

This is the summary video of the exhibition of REAL School Budapest students' work of their Term 2, 2021/22 real-life project on social justice. The exhibition was held at Budapest's premier contemporary art gallery, Virág Judit Gallery.

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What our students say...


“It felt really good to build something that we still use on a daily basis. I love working with tools, my favourite is the hammer. I still want to continue and work on this though, because I would like to build a path to make it easier to get up there in rough weather.” 

– András, 11

HOW we teach 

teaches more than 

what we teach

We structure learning around how the students approach certain materials, and what competencies and skills that material might address. We call these structures Learning Forms. They are flexible, adaptable and embody a diversity of learning styles. No more forced curricula. No more one size fits all.



A time dedicated to building relationships and social-emotional engagement through games, songs, rituals and talking.


Working through maths, building stronger writing skills, discussing latest readings, and geting exposed to key concepts of science.


Real life project work for 21st century skills development, following consistent design processes with a real impact, while exposing children to nature, people and cultures.


Learning happens everywhere. So each week we spend a day out in nature or in the city, exploring and getting our hands dirty.


Opportunity to continue project work, or join a language class, arts and music courses, game clubs or sports.


Learning Goals

We are designing a learning experience that nurtures the best in us. A programme that exposes us to foundational knowledge about our world, develops our entrepreneurial skills and mindset, and also promotes our wellbeing by helping us become kind, balanced and healthy people.


Our Learning Programme uses the ​National Curriculum for England​. In addition, we are using some of the best learning tools from around the world to build the core elements, such as the Cloud Institute's Education for Sustainability programme, project-based learning processes from the Innovation Unit and Ideo's Design Thinking for Educators.



when a student has voice & choice

To put it simply, student agency gives students voice and choice in how and what they learn. It results in activities that are meaningful and relevant to learners. It is driven by their interests, often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from teachers. As our children grow and mature, they need less and less scaffolding. They need to take their lives into their own hands.


after school activities

Our after school activities go under the name of REAL Zone, a community space run by the REAL School. It is open for all ages to enjoy afternoon and weekend activities, such as a vegan cooking club, upcycled arts & crafts or circus school.