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Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumInternational
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 17 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 53,666TL
to: 103,038TL
Address: Mustafa Kemal Cad. No: 68 Sahil, Beylikdüzü Istanbul, Turkey
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Number of students

It is a new school so registration is ongoing. We won't have a clear idea of the numbers until August. However, the total capacity is around 400-450 students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

The Learner's World International Schools (LWIS) Network includes students from 45 nationalities. It's too early to tell for LWIS Istanbul.

Most common nationality

Our school will accept students of all nationalities as well as locals interested in international education.

Ratio of local students to international students

It is too early to tell.

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

17

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Turkish as a home country language in addition to Arabic or French

Use of technology in the classroom

Classes are equipped with Smart boards. Tablets/laptops are provided in class for KG-G5. For G6-12, the school adheres to a "bring your own device (BYOD)" Policy. Children will have access to an online learning management system as well as different websites and platforms dedicated to language, mathematics, the sciences among other subjects. Coding and robotics are also part of the curriculum.

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.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

For the IB Primary Years Programme: Projects are assigned to encourage independent and group work among learners / For the Middle and Senior School: In addition to research-oriented projects, minimal homework is assigned when necessary to encourage independent work.

Approximate hours of homework given

Assignments that don't involve research projects will not exceed 15-30 minutes depending on the age group.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

For K-G1, the school performs informal interviews with students while G2-12 students are interviewed and take placement tests.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For year one, we're applying an open registration policy. For year two and on, priority is given to students who apply before May 31 for the following year. Late and ongoing registration will take place should numbers in classes not exceed the set maximum and should students qualify for that particular class.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

Senior school students will complete the SATs as well as other standardized tests. Eventually, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) exams once the school applies for candidacy and becomes an authorized IB World School.

Results in these examinations

Not applicable at this stage.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Students do not practice religion as part of the curriculum. The school is happy to provide religious study as an after school activity for interested families.

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

Not applicable

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Not for year one of operation. As of year two, we will begin to introduce Special Education Needs programs.

Learning support offered

Once on offer, the school will provide the services of a specialized multidisciplinary team.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through curriculum modification and differentiated instruction. Gifted students are provided with an Individualized Educational Plan.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

Students are expected to arrive at 8:15am. For KG, 8:15-8:45am (staggered start).

School finish time

2:50pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school will offer a variety of after school activities
including the Microsoft Imagine Academy, Robotics, Arts, Music, Dance and Drama, as well as
Football, Basketball and Volleyball among other Athletics (the activity selection depends on
student interest and registration).

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

A diverse Physical Education program will be on offer including health & hygiene, fitness, track & field, ball games, gymnastics, yoga and dance.

Sports facilities at the school

An outdoor multipurpose playground (football/basketball/volleyball), an indoor multipurpose playground and a dance room.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

-Individualized care / International programs / World languages / Integration of technology + Robotics & AI (Coding) / IB PYP Qualified + Native English language teachers

Teaching approach of the school

All teaching at school will be based on differentiated instruction, encouraging active inquiry-based methods and well as independent, research and project-oriented, technology assisted learning.

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