The British International School Istanbul (BISI) has a worldwide reputation for the education it provides. BISI is the leading private international School in Turkey, offering a modified English National Curriculum, International General Certificate of Secondary Education provided by the Cambridge International Examinations and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The British International School Istanbul is a co-educational community that includes students from over 40 nationalities, between the ages of 2 ½ to 18 years. It is an academic British school and the School welcomes students starting from preschool until the end of secondary school. As an international school and with the global nature of the world nowadays, we have adapted our curriculum to meet the needs of our students and foster world citizens. This allows us to ensure we cover the core skills outlined in the National Curriculum while providing an international, and real, context.
The School has two campuses: main campus is in Istanbul, Zekeriyakoy which is in Sarıyer province and the city campus is in Istanbul, Etiler district in Besiktas province. British School in Etiler is for preschool, reception and primary students. After primary ages, students continue their education in the Zekeriyakoy Campus where all year groups are located.
Children in our international preschool and reception classes (the Early Years Foundation Stage) learn by playing and exploring, being active, and through creative and critical thinking which takes place both indoors and outside. Across the Primary School, our curriculum follows the British Curriculum (2014).
In the early years of the Secondary School, Years 7, 8 and 9 provide a foundation and pathway between the Primary School and the (I)GCSE examination years. We broadly follow the British National Curriculum with modifications. In Key Stage 4 students take on the demanding two-year Cambridge IGCSE course. Three BISI students had won Cambridge “Top of the World Award” in Sociology and German as a Second Language subjects.
The British International School Istanbul has been authorized to deliver the Diploma Programme since 1995. As being one of the best IB schools in Istanbul, BISI sends its graduates to universities throughout the world, predominantly to the UK and USA. The ethos of this British School is welcoming and embracing.