Istanbul International School is a member of the International Schools Association, which holds a consultative status with UNESCO.

Istanbul International School is accredited by the Turkish Ministry of Education.


Cambridge has accredited Istanbul International School as an institution to deliver its full school programmes. The School is also an accredited Exam Centre.

A European Union initiative allowing university students to study and train abroad with partner institutions. Istanbul International School is an approved training partner for teacher trainees.

A training programme carried out by a consortium of three universities- University College Zealand, Denmark, University of SE Norway, and

Stenden University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands. Istanbul International School is an approved training partner of the consortium.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award provides students the opportunity for self development as world citizens through providing service to those that need it, developing new skills, physical recreation and adventurous journeys.

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.


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.