We aim to create an educational environment in which children become naturally equipped with the mindset and skills needed to lead a happy life.
Yes, happiness is closely related to personal success - but who knows what the future holds, and what success will look like in 2040? What we do know is that critical thinking, creativity and a curious mind are what make us future-adaptive in a competitive environment. We believe, these are also the skills a school should foster.
So we decided to design a school system where these skills, alongside collaboration, growth-mindset and cooperation are in the frontier of the education curriculum.
Our task is to educate students’ whole being so they can face the future. We may not see the future, but they will and our job is to help them make something of it.
'Learning' in our school is a system which is being constantly improved by educators and tech professionals. Basically anything goes that has the potential to make the children happy and successful in 2040. We are all born to be curious, and we're willing to learn what we really want. We just need purposeful challenges, exciting questions, safety, support and opportunities.
The grownups' job is to make it all happen.
Go to a job interview and tell an employer that you can recite the 17 times table; they don’t care. Why are we still teaching it?
We would like to empower our students to be self-directed learners. But also to know when to ask for help. Our job is to feed their curiosity, teach them the growth mindset and help them develop the needed social and emotional skills. We don't want our students to memorize the content of whatever test is coming up. We want them to understand the material and be able to apply what they learned, even outside of the classroom. This prepares them to tackle complex challenges in a smart way, whenever they need it.
Budapest School is a member of Council of International Schools (CIS) since June of 2020.