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IB and British
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

This school has more than one campus in Istanbul:
Bahcelievler: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Eski Londra Asfaltı No: 15 Haznedar Bahçelievler – İstanbul, Turkey

Bahcesehir: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Orhan Gazi Mah. 1654 sk. No: 40 Esenyurt – İstanbul, Turkey

Beylikduzu: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Adnankahveci Mh. Fabrikalar Cd. No:4 Beylikdüzü – İstanbul, Turkey

Atasehir: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Atatürk Mahallesi, Gülnihal Sk No:3, 34758 Ataşehir/İstanbul, Turkey

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers

Most of our teachers are native speakers and those who are not are evaluated carefully before hiring. Both native and non-native teachers are evaluated by our IB and Cambridge Coordinators through long meetings and trial lessons to ensure their fluency and teaching skills.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer additional language classes after school hours.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We offer Spanish from kindergarten to grade 12.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, in pre-school.

Use of technology in the classroom

Smart boards are used in the classrooms to make lessons more interactive and innovative. Wifi connection is available at school. Students are allowed to bring their own devices at school. Devices may only be used specifically for instructional purposes under the guidance of a teacher. Cell phone use is prohibited at school between 8:30 and 16:15, unless otherwise stated by a assistant principal/coordinator/teacher.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, during emergencies like Covid19, the education continues on virtual classroom technologies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

There is no obligation in any religion course.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

There is no obligation in any religion course.

External examinations or assessments available

School year is divided into 2 terms. Starting from Grade 4, students have minimum 2 inschool examinations in each subject. At least 1 performance mark and 1 engagement mark is provided in each term. Students have to complete a long-term project in any one of the subject in an academic year. At the end of grade 8, students take Cambridge Checkpoint exams. After grade 10, they sit for Cambridge IGCSE examinations. IB diploma programme students are assessed externally at the end of Grade 12.

Results in these examinations

In our 2021 cohourt, the highest IB Diploma score was 44 out of 45 with 92% of success rate overall.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

In the primary school, during the weekdays, students do their homework mainly at school. Teachers assign work to be done at home for weekends only. In middle school and high school, students have homework, tasks,essays or projects.

Approximate hours of homework given

1-2 hours

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All of our students (100%) continue their education at higher educational institutions in Turkey and abroad.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Detailed information about children with special learning needs is provided by school staff.

Learning support offered

Detailed information about children with special learning needs is provided by school staff.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students


Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students must do English language test. We also arrange a meeting with parents to evaluate the student, discuss the programmes and what kind of support is expected from them.

Waiting list

No, unless the seats in the classrooms are almost filled up

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Registration starts in January and continues if there is a free place available. High school registrations should be completed before September.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if there is a free place and if the student's academic level is appropriate to join the class. Student's educational background is checked by the counsellor and the coordinator. In IB Diploma programme, students are accepted until October.

School start time

School starts at 8:30 a.m.

School finish time

School finishes at 4:15 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

Students can come to school earlier and stay after the school hours. The staff is present until 18:30 pm and security all night.

School bus service available

Bus service is available to students

School provided lunches

Lunch is provided everyday

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

All of the food items are halal. There is a salad-vegetable bar with more than 3 options for vegetarian students.

Uniform required

Uniform is required.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Archery, ballet, dance, e-sport, debating club, tennis, ping pong, charcoal drawing, volleyball, football, basketball, swimming, coding, STEM, journalism, MUN, Psychology, Creative Writing, Science, SAT Math club, mind games, creative writing,chess, drums, piano, martial arts, dron, entrepreneurship, drama, brand design, science in action,

Sports activities included

Ping-pong, tennis, volleyball, basketball, football, archery, swimming, gymnastics, dancing, martial arts, badminton

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

PE department organizes tournaments in several sports at school.

Facilities at the school

Library, dance studio, art studio, music studio, theatre, physics lab, biology lab, chemistry lab, computer room, STEM and Coding lab, auditorium,

Sports facilities at the school

Tennis court, swimming pool, indoord sports hall which is suitable for football, gymnastics, running, basketball, volleyball, dancing, badminton

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Gokkusagi Schools offer academically challenging and rewarding international programmes focusing on the cultivation of individual talents and social and emotional development.

Teaching approach of the school

GIs aim is to educate the leaders of the 21st century at the national and international levels, in both social and cultural domains.

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