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Istanbul International Community School

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 131,105TL
to: 270,533TL
This school has more than one campus in Istanbul:
Marmara Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Karaagac Koyu Mahallesi, Kahraman Caddesi, 27/1 Hadimkoy / Istanbul 34500, Turkey

Hisar Campus: Ages 3 to 9

Address: Rumelihisari Mah. Nafi Baba Sok. No: 6 Hisarustu / Istanbul 34470, Turkey

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

The four largest nationality groups are US, Germany, UK and Korea.

Max. number of students per class


Native English speaking teachers

The majority of teachers are native English speakers who are recruited from abroad. The majority of the faculty is from the US, Canada and UK.

Language support for students not fluent in English

IICS provides English support classes for children up to Grade 10 and admits students with minimal English proficiency up to Grade 7.

Additional language classes offered by the school

At the primary level, IICS offers French (Grades 2-6) and Turkish Culture & Language (EY5 – Grade 6). In Secondary School French, Spanish and German are offered as a second language.

Use of technology in the classroom

In the Early Years and in Grade 1, shared iPads are provided for student use under the guidance of teachers, building a foundation in collaboration and sharing. Students in Grade 2 to Grade 5 use shared MacBooks and iPads provided by IICS. This extends into a 1-to-1 MacBook Program in Grade 6-12, and students use these devices throughout the day to complement teacher instruction. A typical classroom consists of an interactive whiteboard, wireless projector and 3.1 stereo system.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available


School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Athletics, basketball, cross-country, football, volleyball, badminton, arts, sketching club, secondary school production, orchestra, choir, poetry club, ceramics studio, drama, Model United Nations, speech and debate, student newspaper, science club, virtual reality, running

School provided lunches


Sports facilities at the school

Hisar Campus:
- PE room
- a 33m² basketball court rubberized for safety
- a 180m² football pitch
- a climbing wall¨
- a lower playground of 408m² and an upper playground of 160m² outdoor spaces for children at play

Marmara Campus:
- a double gymnasium
- two multi-purpose sports salons, 1760m² in total
- outdoor basketball and tennis courts, 2730m² in total
- a 6230m² soccer pitch
- 13,000m² spacious playgrounds for primary and secondary students

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Istanbul International Community School is an International Baccalaureate School in Istanbul. Founded in 1911 to educate the children of the Robert College faculty, the school has maintained a century-long tradition of academic excellence. IICS is an independent, co-educational day school, offering a full IB program from pre-kindergarten (ages 3) to grade 12 (ages 18) for international students (holders of non-Turkish passports).

Teaching approach of the school

From early years to graduation IICS provides a balanced up-to-date education program to build future world citizens prepared to face any upcoming life challenge crossing their path. Ready to voice their opinions, open-mindset oriented to evaluate any given task, highly skill-equipped to manoeuvre through university challenges and fully focused to find a passion-driven path towards an ultimate envisioned goal.

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