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International schools in Turkey

Search for the best international schools in Turkey; you can find a list of selected schools at the bottom of this page. Use the search filters to select only girls' or boys' schools, prep schools, senior schools or sixth forms; or you can search for schools that offer a particular curriculum, such as the International Baccalaureate, the UK national curriculum, a US-style model or the International Primary Curriculum. 

A bustling country that straddles Europe and Asia, Turkey has more than 70 international schools that cater to both expatriate and Turkish families. Most are clustered around Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. 

As well as prestigious private foreign schools that were set up during the Ottoman Empire by French, German, Italian and American communities, the country is home to a large number of English-medium schools that typically follow the curriculums of Britain, the US or the International Baccalaureate Office. 

Turkey has 63 IB World Schools,of which 44 are English-medium, while 16 offer bilingual instruction in Turkish and English and/or other languages.

The British International School – Istanbul offers the IB Diploma alongside a modified English national curriculum and Cambridge IGCSE exams. 

GAU The American College offers a British-based curriculum in English alongside the Turkish national curriculum, while Gokkusagi Koleji teaches the IB Diploma in English and Turkish. Accrediting bodies active in Turkey include the Council of International Schools

Education is compulsory for 12 years from age six to 18 and free of charge in state schools. Primary schools educate children for eight years, divided into two four-year stages that lead to a primary education diploma. 

Secondary education comprises three-year academic high schools and vocational schools and four-year technical schools. As well as gaining the high school diploma, students must pass a competitive, two-part exam to enter one of Turkey’s many universities. 

In 2013, net enrolment was 93 per cent in primary schools and 87 per cent at secondary schools, while gross secondary enrolment was 86 per cent in 2014. Turkey dismissed 28,000 teachers over alleged links to terrorism and closed about 1,000 secondary schools following  an attempted coup in July 2016, leaving thousands of students in academic limbo. 

If you are looking specifically for International Baccalaureate World Schools in Turkey, you can find selected schools on our sister website: www.ibyb.org





MEF International School

Ulus Mah. Öztopuz Cad.,
Leylak Sok. 34340, Ulus/Besiktas,
Istanbul,
Turkey

www.mefis.k12.tr

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

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Açi Schools

Bahçeköy Valide Sultan Cad Su Kemeri Mevkii No:2,
34473 Sariyer / Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Adapazari Enka Schools

Camyolu Mah,
Adapazari Sakarya,
54100,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Ahmet Ulusoy College

Menderes Cad,
Anda Sok No 16, Incek,
Ankara 06000,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Aka School

Radyum Sok No 21 Basin Sitesi,
Bahcelievler,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

ALKEV Schools

Alkent 2000 Mah. Mehmet Yesilgül Cd. No: 7,
Büyükcekmece,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Antalya College

Bayindir Mah,
333 Sok, PK 545,
Antalya,
545,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

AREL Schools (Kindergarten/Primary/Middle/High)

Merkez Mah, Selahattin Pinar Sok,
No:3 Yenibosna - Bahcelievler,
Istanbul,
34197,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Avrupa Koleji

Prof Muammer Ahsoy Cad No 10,
Zeytinburnu,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bahcesehir College

Yesilkoy Mah. Ataturk Cad. EGS,
Blocks No: 12 B2 Blok Kat: 17,
Yesilkoy,
Turkey

Co-educational, , Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Beykoz Doga Campus

Adres:Fener Yolu Cad. No:6 Dereseki,
Akbaba, Beykoz,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Bilkent Laboratory & International School

East Campus,
Ankara 06800,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Bodrum Private Marmara College

Ortakent Mahallesi, Cumhuriyet Caddesi No: 2A-1,
Ortakent Yahsi Beldesi,
Bodrum, Mugla,
48420,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

British Embassy School Ankara

Sehit Ersan Caddesi 46/A,
Çankaya,
Ankara 06680,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

British International School - Istanbul

Etiler Mahallesi Cengiz Topel Sokak Tugcular Caddesi,
No:27 Etiler,
Istanbul,
Maslak,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

British International School of Istanbul - Etiler Campus

Richard I'Anson,
Dilhayat Sokak No: 18, Etiler,
Istanbul,
34337,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Cakir Schools

Orhaneli Yolu, Egitimciler Cd 15,
Nilufer,
Bursa,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Darussafaka Schools

B.dere cad. Derbent Mevkii,
Sariyer,
Istanbul,
34457,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding.

Deutsche Schule Istanbul – Özel Alman Lisesi

Sahkulu Bostani Sokak No. 10,
Beyoglu,
Istanbul,
34420,
Turkey

Co-educational, , Senior.

Deutsche Schule Izmir

Kuscular Cad. No 82,
Kuscular Köyü,
Urla/Izmir,
35430,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Edirne Beykent Schools

Ayse Kadin Tren Gari Yani,
Edirne,
22100,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Emine Ornek Schools

Bademli Mah, Egitim Cad 12 Sokak No 2,
Bursa,
16940,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Enka Schools

Sadi Gülçelik Spor Sitesi,
Istinye,
Istanbul,
34460,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Eyüboglu Atasehir Primary School

2 Cadde 59 Ada Manolya 4,
Bloklari yani No 6, Atasehir,
Istanbul,
34758,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Eyüboglu Kemerburgaz Campus

Mithatpasa Mh. Pirincciköy Yolu Üzeri 34075,
Kemerburgaz,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Eyüboglu Schools

Esenevler Mah,
Dr Rüstem Eyüboglu sok 3, Ümraniye,
Istanbul,
34762,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Feyziye Mektepleri Vakfi Isik Okullari

Tesvikiye Cad 152,
Nisantasi,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

FMV Ayazaga Isik High School

Buyukdere Cad. No. 106 Maslak,
Sariyer,
Istanbul,
34460,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

FMV Erenköy Isik High School

Sinan Ercan Cad. No: 17,
Kazasker Erenköy,
Istanbul,
34736,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

GAU The American College

Karmi Campus, Karaoglanoglu,
Girne,
via Mersin 10,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Gazi University Foundation Private High School

Ali Suavi Street,
Eti Quarter No 15, Maltepe,
Ankara 06570,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

GKV Cemil Alevli College

Guvenevler Mahallesi,
Hoca Ahmet Yesevi Caddesi, No. 2,
Sehitkamil, Gaziantep,
27060,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Gökkusagi Koleji (Gokkusagi Schools)

Eski Londra Asfalti, No 15,
Haznedar, Bahcelievler,
Istanbul,
34180,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Gokkusagi Primary School - Esenyurt Istanbul

Sanayi Mah. Hosdereyolu Cad. No:4 Esenyurt,
Istanbul,
34538,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Hisar School

Göktürk Merkez Mahallesi Istanbul Caddesi No:3 Eyüp/Istanbul 34077,
Kemerburgaz,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

IDV Özel Bilkent High School

IDV Özel Bilkent Ilkokulu, Ortaokulu ve Lisesi Universiteler Mah 1600,
Cad. No. 6, Dogu Kampus,
Ankara,
06800,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

IDV Özel Bilkent Middle School

IDV Özel Bilkent Ilkokulu, Ortaokulu ve Lisesi,
Universiteler Mah 1600, Cad. No. 6, Dogu Kampus,
Ankara,
06800,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

IDV Özel Bilkent Primary School

IDV Özel Bilkent Ilkokulu, Ortaokulu ve Lisesi,
Universiteler Mah 1600, Cad. No. 6, Dogu Kampus,
Ankara,
06800,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

IELEV Private High School

Ensar Cad. No:4 Nisantepe Mah. B Blok,
Çekmeköy,
Istanbul,
34794,
Turkey

Girls, Boarding.

International Pre-School PLUS

Bagdat Cad. Kadiköy.,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory.

Irmak School

Cemil Topuzlu Caddesi No:100,
Caddebostan P.K. 34728,
Kadiköy, Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Isikkent Egitim Kampusu

6240/5 Sokak No. 3,
Karacaoglan Mah, Yesilova,
Izmir,
35070,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Istanbul Beykent Schools

Gurpinar E-5 Yol Ayrimi,
Beykent Büyükçekmece,
Istanbul,
34500,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Istanbul Coskun College

Sema Egitim Hiz. A.S,
Zümrütevler Mah. Emek Cad. Maltepe,
Istanbul,
34852,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Istanbul International Community School

Karaagac Koyu,
Istanbul,
34866,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Istanbul International School

Turistik Camilica Cad. No:12 Büyük Camilica,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory.

ISTEK Baris Schools

Bagdat Cad. No: 238/1,
Ciftehavuzlar - Kadiköy,
Istanbul,
34730,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

ISTEK Kemal Atatürk Schools (Kindergarten & Primary School)

Tarabya Bayiri Cad. No: 60,
Tarabya/Sariyer,
Istanbul,
34457,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

ISTEK Private Acibadem Schools

Ibrahimaga Mahallesi,
Bag Sokak Acibadem, Kadiköy,
Acibadem-Istanbul,
34178,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

ISTEK Private Atanur Oguz Schools

Balmumcu Mah. Gazi Umurpasa Sk.,
No:26 Balmumcu,
Istanbul,
34349,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

ISTEK Private Bilge Kagan Schools

Florya Asfalti Senlikkoy Mah. No: 2 Florya,
Bakirkoy,
Istanbul,
34153,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

ITU Gelistirme Vakfi Özel Ekrem Elginkan Lisesi

ITU Ayazaga Kampusu,
Maslak,
Istanbul,
34469,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Jale Tezer Educational Institutions

Bagcilar Mahallesi Açin Caddesi No:7,
Ankara,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Keystone International Schools

Küçük Çamlica Mahallesi Gülhan Sk. No:1/1-2 PK,
34660 Üsküdar,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Kultar Koleji

Atakoy 9-10,
Ataköy,
Istanbul,
34156,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Kültür2000 College

Karaagaç Mah.,,
Sirtköy Bulvari No: 2,
Büyükçekmece, Istanbul,
34500,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Marmara Education Group

Marmara Egitim Köyü,
Basibüyük, Maltepe,
Istanbul,
34857,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

MEF Schools of Turkey

Amberlidere Mevkii -Dereboyu,
Cad-Ortakoy, OrtaKöy,
Istanbul,
34340,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

Muruvvet Evyap Schools

Maden mahallesi Sifa suyu yolu ustu Baglar sokak No 61 Sa,
Istanbul,
34450,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Nesibe Aydin Okullari

Haymana Yolu 5. Km,
Karsiyaka Mahallesi 577, Sokak No:1, Gölbasi,
Ankara 06830,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

NOBEL Bridges School Istanbul

Ayazaga Mah, Kemerburgaz Cad,
No.: 10/1 Sariyer,
34485 Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

NUN Okullari

Elmali Mahallesi,
Beykoz Elmali Yolu Sokak No:5/1 Beykoz,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day.

NUN Primary School

Elmali Mahallesi,
Beykoz Elmali Yolu Sokak No:5/1 Beykoz,
Istanbul,
34676,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Ozel Acarkent Doga Anadolu Lisesi

Acarkent Mah, 3 Kisim 3 Cadde,
T25 Villa 34820,
Kavacik, Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Özel Antalya Lisesi

Il Jandarma Komutanligi Arkasi,
Antalya,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Özel Ari Anadolu Lisesi

Ögretmenler cad. No: 16/ C 100.,
Yil Çukurambar, Çankaya,
Ankara 06530,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Özel Büyük Kolej

Baglar Caddesi No 184, Hulya Sokak No 7,
Gaziosmanpasa,
Ankara 06700,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Özel Çag Lisesi

Adana-Mersin Kayayolu Uzeri 33800,
Yenice, Tarsus,
Mersin,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Özel Egeberk Anaokulu

Özlüce Mah. Hazal Sk. No:3 Nilüfer,
Bursa,
16010,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Özel Kocaeli Bahçesehir Anadolu Lisesi

Fatih Mah, Demokrasi Cad No.8 B.K.3,
Köseköy,
Kartepe,
41135,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Ozel Marmara Lisesi

Marmara Egitim Koyu,
Maltepe,
Istanbul,
34857,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Senior.

Pakistan Embassy International Study Group

2119 Sok, No 11,
Musafa Kemal Mah,
Cankaya,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior.

Private ALEV Schools

Kadirova Cad. 52/3,
Ömerli Mah. Cekmeköy,
Istanbul,
34797,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Private Sahin Schools

Prof. Dr. Sabahattin Zaim Bulvari Karaman Yolu 4.,
Km, Karakamis Mah.,
Adapazari, Sakarya,
54100,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Private Yönder Primary School

Atatürk mah, Girne cad. 6-6/1,,
Atasehir,
Istanbul,
34758,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Privatschule Der Deutschen Botschaft Ankara

Tunus Cad 56,
Cankaya,
Ankara,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Robert College of Istanbul

Kuruçesme Cad No 87,
Arnavutkoy,
Istanbul,
34345,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

SEV American College

Nisantepe Mah. Kerem Sok. 76,
Cad. No:5-9 Çekmeköy,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Tarabya British Schools

Salcikir Caddesi No: 44,
Tarabya,
Istanbul,
34457,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Tarsus American School

Cengiz Topel Caddesi,
Caminur Mahallesi No 66,
Tarsus, Mersin,
33440,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Tas Private Elementary School

Cevizlik Mah. Hallaç Hüseyin,
Sk. No:11, Bakirköy,
34142,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

TED Ankara College Foundation High School

Golbasi Taspinar Koyu Yumrubel,
Mevkii No:310,
Ankara 06830,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

TED Bursa College

21 Yüzyil Cad Mürsel,
Köyü Mevkii, Bademli,
Bursa,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

TED Istanbul College Foundation

Cavusbasi Acarkent D Girisi,
81686,
Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Terakki Foundation Schools

Ebulula Mardin Cad. Öztürk Sok,
No:2 34335,
Levent, Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Terakki Foundation Sisli Terakki High School in Tepeören

Tepeören Mah.,
Medeniyet Blv. no. 55L,
Tuzla-Istanbul,
34959,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Tev Inanc Turkes High School For Gifted Students

Muallimkoy Mevkii,
PK 125, Gebze,
Kocaeli,
41490,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding.

The Koç School

Tepeören Mahallesi,
Eski Ankara Asfalti Caddesi No: 60,
34941 Istanbul,
Turkey

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Üsküdar American Academy

Vakif Sk., No: 1 Baglarbasi,
Uskudar,
Istanbul,
33664,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

YUCE Schools

Ozel YUCE Okullari,
Zuhtu Tigrel Caddesi, Ismet Eker Sokak No 5,
Oran-Ankara 06450,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.

Zafer Koleji

Eskisehir Yolu, Baglica Kavsagi,
No: 461 Cayyolu,
Ankara,
06790,
Turkey

Co-educational, Day.