The Ministry of Human Resources (Hung. abbr.: EMMI) has officially accepted the educational model for Budapest School Primary and High School. The school’s curriculum – which summarizes the details of the new educational model – received a stamp on 30th April 2019.
This means we have reached the end of a year’s work: our main aim was to legalize the personalized educational model in Hungary and thus provide an opportunity for children to learn at their own pace, setting their own goals from first year to last.
Our curriculum offers a new solution to families who believe it is important for learning to happen through internally guided goals and evolve into measurable individual development, as well as to conform to external regulations, meaning that everyone should be able to pass the final exam.
Budapest School supports children in developing attitudes and skills which create happy and healthy adults useful for society. We help them find their own learning process and feel responsible for finding new challenges. For this, we create an environment where parents, teachers, and children work to improve themselves and each other – where children are able to reach their goals and actively affect their lives, relationships, and environments even in difficult situations.
Adheres to the National Curriculum
Budapest School’s curriculum fully adheres to the National Curriculum, while it also:
Cooperation between teacher, parent, and child
The micro-schools of Budapest School are led by teams of teachers who aim to adjust learning content to the children’s needs and to the learning outcomes defined in the curriculum. Each child has a mentor who helps them set and achieve their own learning goals.
Learning content and goals are jointly decided by the parent, child, and teacher. The same stands for evaluations.
Learning is evaluated on three levels: gained knowledge, critical thinking, and artistic creations. There are no grades throughout the 12 years. We have a more detailed evaluation system, which also focuses on effort and the process itself. Grades are given only if they are needed for joining a different school.
Three larger subject blocks are created to include knowledge circles that are closely connected in real life or via scientific approach. Keeping these circles in balance helps complex and harmonious personal growth.
This subject block helps us understand and describe the world, so that science and technology may become a useful tool for everyone. STEM includes the following knowledge circles: biology, hygiene, physics, chemistry, mathematics, information technology, geography, nature studies.
In this subject block, we may learn about human cultures: languages, ways of artistic expression, past and future.
CULT subject block includes knowledge circles such as Hungarian grammar and literature, foreign languages, visual arts, drama and dance class, homeland studies, history, social studies, and music class.
Finally, this subject block helps us connect to ourselves, our partners, and our environment in order to achieve harmony between body and soul.
Harmony includes ethics, physical education, shop class, way of life, and information technology.