Facilities

Istanbul International School operates on two separate campuses. Campus A is shared by the Early Years and Primary School, while Campus B is shared by the Middle and High School.

Campus A

Campus A houses four classrooms for the Early Years Programme on the entrance floor. On the first floor there are 8 classrooms allocated for Primary Grades 1-4. On the top floor there are two shared project rooms as well as a science laboratory, library and the Counsellor’s office. The basement floor houses a multi-purpose room used also for lunch as well as space for Art and Music; additionally the indoor garden area acts a play area for the young learners on rainy days. The Sports Hall includes a half indoor court as well as swimming pool, and outdoor sports field.

The upper garden is approximately 300 square meters and includes slides, a sand pit and a number of other activities. Adjacent to the upper garden there is a small vegetable plot, in which children learn to grow a number of vegetables and flowers. The permanent resident is our school rabbit ‘Carlos’.

Campus B

The Middle and High School Campus is split into three blocks. From the outside the school looks small, but in reality it is a labyrinth of classes and spaces. A Block is reserved for the Middle School, while B Block and C Block are reserved for the High School students.

A Block houses classrooms aswell as an ICT room an Art room, Music room, Science lab, Library and Teachers room. Along three sides of A Block are outdoor areas for the Middle school learners to spend their break playing a variety of games such as football, basketball and volleyball. Campus B does not have extensive Physical Exercise space, therefore students are shuttled to Campus A once a week for P.E classes.

B Block houses classrooms as well as Chemistry, Physics and Biology Labs.  The Auditorium sits around 200 people and has been designed without seating to allow for interactive communication. Next to the auditorium there is an Eatery and main kitchen where all our food is prepared. On the same floor there is an Examination Hall.

C Block is completely allocated for the High school with classrooms and specialist subject areas such as ICT which allows students to study for Cambridge Exams with Dell Laptops. The garden between B Block and C Block is allocated for High School students to play basketball, football and volleyball.

 

Early Years

Our programme is designed to encourage a balance of child initiated and teacher facilitated activities. The programme offers children a variety of choices. The environment includes art, dramatic play, maths, language work, enjoying books, art, music, water and sand play, science activities, and so on. Our goals include the encouragement of each child’s natural curiosity and interest in learning.

Primary School

Our School’s primary curriculum is built around the need to provide knowledge skills and understanding arranged by subject under three areas of study, environmental studies, life skills and the expressive arts. Our primary grades 1 – 4 are equivalent to Years 2 – 5 in the Cambridge Curriculum.

Middle School

The Middle School is an important bridging period between Primary School and High School. Our Middle School grades 5 – 8 are equivalent to Years 6 – 9 in the Cambridge Curriculum.

IGCSE

Cambridge IGCSE™ is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, although it can be taken by students of other ages. It is tried, tested and trusted. It is taught by over 4800 schools in 146 countries. The programmes balance a thorough knowledge and understanding of a subject and help to develop the skills learners need for their next steps in education or employment.

AS/ Level

The A Level syllabuses prepare learners for university study, which is why universities worldwide value and recognise Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.