Enough sleep is a biological necessity, especially for elementary students, therefore class at IPS starts at 9 a.m. The students are more awake, rested, able to focus and express their ideas.
“Our expectations have been exceeded multiple times by the high level education witnessed during the demo lessons we had the chance to be part of during the Open Week. Our children’s happy faces were the proof that they are in the best possible place. They are receiving the knowledge necessary for their future in the easiest, most interesting way. The cherry on the top: all this is being taught in English…”
Anett Gyenis, parent
“I am really satisfied with the school, because my child is happy, feels safe and also makes good progress. The teachers are great, they love their students. The school ensures the pupils to be well behaved and deals effectively with bullying. IPS is well led and managed I recommend it to other parents.”
Anita Szöllősy Dr., parent
Szeged IPS teaches the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) along with the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), which curricula are internationally recognized educational programmes for children aged 5-11 and 11-14 years old respectively. IPC is used by over 1000 schools in over 90 countries, while IMYC is implemented by over 140 schools in over 50 countries worldwide.
The aim of the IPC programme is to develop each student’s intellectual potential to its fullest with the help of an innovative methodology that approaches teaching through topics (units) rather than subjects, with the exception of core subjects such as Maths and Languages. Looking at this vast range of topics through the multiple lenses of Geography, Science, History, Music and Art, IPC teaches children not what to think, but rather how to think, developing their highly transferable skills such as critical and innovative thinking, team work as well as international mindedness. As regards the IMYC programme, the topic-based approach of IPC is replaced by a concept-focused curriculum, which allows for single subject teaching and learning whilst facilitating collaboration between the different academic subjects, linking all subject learning to a conceptual theme such as structures, discovery or creativity. With specific subject and personal learning goals, similarly to IPC, the IMYC curriculum also helps students connect their learning as well as developing their knowledge, skills and understanding.
Our school recognises its fundamental responsibility to develop good character and a sense of social responsibility within and outside our school community.
Our school is strongly committed to co-education and feels that a relaxed but structured social setting where boys and girls can learn together is the most effective educational environment.
For further information on our curricula, please download the parental guides on IPC and IMYC by Fieldwork Education.
Here you can download more information about our curriculum IPC and IMYC.
After class it is time for fun and relaxation!
After lessons have finished, we offer chess, horseback riding, Hungarian folk dance, yoga, soccer, Robocode or French classes. We also have study groups in the afternoons – the children can then just enjoy their time at home with their parents without homework.
Games and sports develop children’s physical, social and cognitive development. Through outdoor play they develop social skills such as working well in groups, co-operation, empathy, interaction with other children and develop long lasting friendships. Spending time outdoors will also help kids to understand, respect and love nature and science better.
Our official language is English but we also offer Hungarian language from native Hungarians.
Classes are 9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. However, besides offering care in the morning 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., we offer sport and extracurricular activities as well as afternoon study from 2.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
After finishing the 8th grade, our students will get a diploma which is accepted by international schools as well as Hungarian private and state schools.
We feel that a relaxed but structured social setting where boys and girls can learn together is the most effective educational environment.
The aim of the International Primary Curriculum programme is to develop each student’s intellectual potential to its fullest with the help of an innovative method that approaches teaching through topics rather than subjects.
Szeged IPS preschool is the equivalent level of the last year of Hungarian Kindergarten. We incorporate this into Szeged IPS as this is an important year to prepare the children’s self learning abilities in preparation for the IPC curriculum.
Founded in 2017, The International Primary School of Szeged balances a rigorous and comprehensive preparatory curriculum with healthy social and emotional development.