Istanbul International School is committed to a child-centred curriculum that addresses the needs of our students in a changing world and facilitates their transfer to international or national schools.

Our secular curriculum strives to incorporate the experiences, culture and perspectives of our students and their families and consider the all-round development of the individual by encouraging curiosity, reflection and questioning, with an emphasis on sharing knowledge rather than competition.

Istanbul International School is one of the accredited schools in Istanbul, we offer educational services to students aged 3 – 18.


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.


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.


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.


Istanbul International School follows the IGCSE curriculum for grade 9 and 10 and follows the A Level curriculum for grades 11 and 12.