Our school – SZGYA

The name of our school is Szent-Györgyi Albert Primary and Secondary School.

It is situated in the centre of Budapest, close to Kálvin Square, the National Museum and the Great Market Hall.

Our school was named after our former student, the famous scientist Szent-Györgyi Albert, who got a Nobel Prize for inventing vitamin C. There were some other famous Hungarians who studied at our school e.g: Péter Erdő the Archbishop of the Catholic Church of Hungary, Géza Gárdonyi and Ferenc Molnár, who wrote some popular and well-known books.

There are students from 6 to 18-19. It means that a student can study at our school for 13 years.The kids start their studies here at the age of 6, after the four infant classes they have a choice to continue at the primary level for 4 more years, or they can study at the secondary level for 8 or 9 years.At the age of 14 there is a special year for studying languages and IT. During this academic year kids can learn English, German and French 9 lessons a week and there are 5 IT lessons as well.

We finish our studies with passing the GCSE exam.

In Hungary school starts at 8 in the morning, and usually we have 6 lessons a day. So we can go home at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon. During the last 2 or 3 grades we can choose some optional lessons depending on where we want to continue our studies. So during theese years we finish the schooldays later in the afternoon.

At our school there are some extra-curricular activities in the afternoons, we can play sports, there is a Marathon Club, there is an Art Club and we can learn how to play a musical instrument. There is a fantastic library as well.