International School of Debrecen is a candidate school for the IB Primary Years Program. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

Our principles

Teach children to learn and explore their ideas to be successful in school and life.

Life-changing environment full of incredible opportunities

Our extracurricular programme will provide opportunities for all students with a broad range of activities to choose from.

An academically challenging and balanced programme of education

Our programme provides flexibility and choice, for example it enables students to switch out the art course for additional science, additional language or societies.

Supportive and healthy social environment

Our students are encouraged and supported to follow their interests and to be active learners, independent and creative thinkers.

Emotional, ethical and intellectual learning

This programme addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students and is respected by universities across the globe.

Mayor's welcome

I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the International School of Debrecen. Today, Debrecen is one of the most dynamically developing cities in Hungary, a dominant economic player in the region and an outstanding cultural, educational and sports centre.

The Municipality of Debrecen considers the education and the International School of Debrecen as a strategic project for the development of the city and the region. With the establishment of the International School of Debrecen, we want to raise not only the investment potential of the city but also to enable our students to develop in a multilingual and diverse cultural environment.

I am committed to excellence and I am confident that the International School of Debrecen is a unique and high-quality institution not only in the country but also in the region. The school's pedagogical program places great emphasis on critical thinking, lifelong learning and nurturing creativity.

I support the establishment and successful operation of the International School of Debrecen both as the Mayor of the city and as a father. I am proud that we will build a bridge between countries and cultures to create a valuable community in our city by establishing such institution.

László Papp
Mayor, Municipality of Debrecen

Our school

The International School of Debrecen (ISD) will be built in Pallag, directly next to the Great Forest. It is built on a 50,000 m2 area based on the winning concept of BORD Architect's Studio.

The modern and iconic building provides approximately 500 students with a 21st century education on nearly 7,200 m2.

The circular building symbolizes protection, unity and community; and it meets the requirements of the international trends and thinking. The flexibility, spaciousness and transparency of the interiors ensures the high quality of the pedagogical program and the essential freedom of the teachers.

In addition to the modern and clean interior spaces, the outdoor spaces, the sports fields and the school gardens perfectly fit into the green environment to build a bridge between the built and the natural forest wildlife.

The International School of Debrecen (ISD) provides students with a balanced curriculum to develop basic knowledge and skills needed for a successful higher education.

Parents in the school community

The engagement of parents as role models is
essential to ensure the very best education for their children.

More details


  • 3-5 years
    Early Childhood
  • Central to Early Years programmes all over the world is ‘play’. At ISD, our approach includes a mix of free play and guided play, but both will encourage active involvement and participation – our children learn by ‘doing’.
  • 6-11 years
    Elementary School
  • We develop students’ academic, social and emotional wellbeing, focusing on international-mindedness and strong personal values. Our education programme invigorates learning and teaching and transforms school community and culture.
  • 12-18 years
    Upper School
  • We aim to develop active learners and internationally minded young people . This programme addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The skills and the qualification earned here are respected and sought after by universities across the globe.

Get in touch

In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Contact us

International Educational Center of Debrecen (DENOK) – International School of Debrecen (ISD)
1 Heltai Gáspár st., Debrecen-Pallag, H-4002
+36 20 404 4822
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