Greater Grace International School

over 25 years of educational excellence

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+36 1 275-4795



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Our Story

Dear Visitor,
Whether you are a parent looking for excellent education for your child, a teacher looking to be part of a professional and dedicated faculty, or a person interested in international private schools, I hope this website will provide you with all the information you need.

    Let me introduce Greater Grace International School to those of you who do not know us. We are one of the premier English-language college preparatory schools in Budapest, with the 2016-17 school year marking our 25th year serving the international community of Budapest. As we look back over these years we remember God’s faithfulness, year after year providing the school with gifted leaders, skilled teachers, and very precious students. I would like to recall for you a few of the highlights of our history.

  • 1991: The Iron Curtain has fallen! The school is established for the purpose of educating the children of international missionaries in Hungary
  • 1992: The international community in Budapest is rapidly expanding. Forty-five students are enrolled.
  • 1993: Moving from five classrooms rented in a Hungarian school, the school sees a breakthrough in the growth with the signing of a long-term rental contract for the Istenhegyi location, and the decree from the Ministry of Education officially recognizing the school.
  • 1994: The size of the new property makes it possible for enrollment to double. The initial mission of educating missionary children quickly expands, as our services are extended to diplomats, businessmen and other expatriates.
  • 2005: GGIS moves to the current location in the leafy surrounds of Budagyongye and continues to grow, one of Budapest's longest established international schools.
  • 2011: GGIS celebrates 20 years of educational excellence.
  • 2015: The school undergoes major renovation and expansion: A second building has more than doubled the size of our campus. The new building now houses the Upper School, grades 7-12. The result of the renovations include much larger classroom sizes, a second cafeteria room, a mud room, a larger library, and a new EAL wing housing a language lab.

For over two decades it has been our privilege to teach students from more than 30 different nationalities and 10 different religions. It has always been our goal to teach students not just what to think, but how to think. Our emphasis on morality, discipline and respect is derived from the biblical, Christ-centered principles that serve as the foundation of our school. We strive to not simply impart academic skills and knowledge to our students, but the wisdom and noble character required for good decision making and healthy relationships.

We understand choosing the right school for your child can be a difficult decision. At GGIS we are proud of our vibrant international community, our unique family-like atmosphere, and our positive school culture. We hope that the information provided on these pages will help guide you in your decision , and that you too will become a part of our community. If you have any questions as you navigate these pages, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help in any way we can!

The excellence of her academic experience - which, with your emphasis on fundamentals, was truly superb - was exceeded only by the caring nature of the environment in which it was delivered. The school embodies Christian values in everything it does.

E. Patricia Espey-English

Marketing Director for Central Europe AT&T

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Greater Grace International School | Szilágyi Erzsébet Fasor 22/B | 1125 Budapest, Hungary | +36 1 275-4795