Istanbul International School follows the Cambridge International Curriculum from Primary to High School. However, unlike the British Educational System, Istanbul International School refers to levels as ‘Grades’ instead of ‘Years’. To better understand what ‘Grade’ you are applying for please see the table below.

All students will be required to be evaluated by a School Counselor and, in case of application to the high school, by placement test, in order to demonstrate developmental, emotional and academic readiness in order to be considered.

An offer of a place is not solely based on the entrance test. Parents should also provide us with the most recent copy of their child’s school report from the past two years when submitting an application form. This will assist us if the student is coming from another country or a different curriculum.

You can easily submit an Inquiry online for more information. Click here to fill out an Inquiry.

Alternatively, click here to fill out a Student Registration form to apply for admission.

The admissions process has been designed to make certain that students are appropriately placed at Istanbul International School, while maintaining the integrity and consistency of the school program and policies.

Proper placement will ensure that those students admitted have a higher probability of a successful learning experience and outcomes.

The Admissions Team is committed to working together with families in determining the educational placement that is best for each student.


Students may be required to take an entrance test or an assessment so we can determine if our curriculum suits their individual needs. This also gives us an opportunity to assess each child’s understanding and abilities.

Our assessments are done by our faculty who appreciate that each child is different and progresses at their own pace.

Following a child’s assessment test, the child may be offered a place at the school, placed on our waiting list (if places are currently not available) or denied entry in case the school cannot confidently support a child’s specific learning needs and development.

  • Step 1 25% 25%


To begin the application process please submit your inquiry through the Online Student Registration page.

  • Step 2 50% 50%


Once you have completed the online application you will be sent an automatic email confirmation of your application. In the following days you will be sent information on the following steps to the email that you have provided.

  • Step 3 75% 75%


After all preliminary steps are completed as stated in the email that you receive, you will be contacted by our Admissions Team to set up a meeting for you and your child with a Principal and Counselor. In cases of High School applications that require an Entrance examination, you will be requested to make a payment of 500 TL to the bank account number that we will send you. This fee is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-adjustable and is required in order qualify for the entrance examination. 

  • Step 4 100% 100%


After completing Steps 1-3, as well as the assessment and placement test/entrance examination (if required) you will be contacted by our Department Head informing you of the school’s decision on registration. If the application is accepted and registration can move forward, a meeting will be set up with our Admissions Officer to discuss School fees and payment plan options. 

Front of House

Natalia Tserki

Natalia Tserki

Middle and High School Adminstrator   

Olaf Pasquier

Olaf Pasquier

Middle and High School
Administrator / Librarian

Yıldız Çetin

Yıldız Çetin

Early Years and Primary School Administrator / Receptionist

Malcom Lees

Malcom Lees

Administrative Coordinator

Aras Doğan

Aras Doğan

School Admissions / Accountant

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.