Our Mission and Vision

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The American International School of Budapest prepares its students to be responsible global citizens and inspires in each a passion for knowledge and lifelong learning. We are a nurturing and diverse community that instills respect for self and others, develops the whole child, and strives for academic excellence.


AISB is a leader among the international schools of Europe, recognized for its outstanding students, dedicated faculty, excellent facilities, rich and challenging programs for students and the community.


  • We are an inclusive and involved community of students, teachers and parents.
  • We appreciate each member of our community as an individual with unique talents and abilities.
  • We embrace the American philosophy of education and its approach to teaching that emphasizes critical thinking skills, creativity and inquiry based learning.
  • We deliver an internationally focused curriculum that encourages open mindedness, tolerance and cross-cultural understanding.
  • We respect our host country’s culture, traditions and environment.
  • We require personal integrity and ethical behavior.
  • We advocate social responsibility and community service.
  • We promote an open and caring dialogue in which each voice is heard.

Academic excellence

In the 21st Century, we understand Academic Excellence in the broader sense of Educational Excellence which we believe is aspiring to excellence in all areas of a student’s curricular and co-curricular experience.

Academic Excellence is the maximum development of one's individual capacity and skills, and is demonstrated by

  • Taking initiative, responsibility and ownership to broaden one’s learning by taking risks and setting individual challenges to achieve personal growth
  • Applying creativity, knowledge, skills, and teamwork to authentic situations, and local and global problems
  • Reflecting critically on one’s work in order to learn from experience and improve future performance
  • Approaching academic pursuits with pride, passion, rigor, and integrity
  • Incorporating a solution-oriented, problem-solving approach to the ethical use of technology
  • Meeting and/or exceeding the stated standards and benchmarks as documented in the AISB curriculum

Global citizenship

 At AISB, Global Citizenship is an outlook on life and behavior, aiming to improve the world for both current and future generations.

We demonstrate global citizenship by

  • Creating an equitable and inclusive culture that respects and values diversity
  • Understanding the need to protect the environment and actively taking steps to do so
  • Demonstrating creativity, courage and critical thinking when involving ourselves in local and global issues
  • Developing a strong sense of self that exhibits moral and ethical behavior


Internationalism is a philosophy that values both our diversity and our common humanity. At AISB, Internationalism enables us to achieve new understandings, broadening our local and global experiences and, in the process, empowering us to become citizens of the world. AISB affirms our commitment to internationalism through community-building experiences, service-learning opportunities and the philosophy that underpins our policies and programs.

We seek to develop students who are at ease with multiple cultures, who can lead as well as collaborate, who can communicate in several languages, and who proactively contribute to our world.

Safeguarding and child protection

CEESA (Central and Eastern European Schools Association​) Safeguarding and Child Protection Statement

  • Safeguarding and Child Protection is a priority for every CEESA School.
  • CEESA commits to supporting school environments that safeguard children through both prevention and intervention.
  • CEESA works in cooperation with international agencies to ensure standards associated with best practices are regularly reviewed, revised and applied in all operations, activities, and events.
  • CEESA leaders honor and uphold child protection guidelines and procedures, in partnership with all stakeholders in their respective school communities.