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MEF International School Istanbul

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CurriculumsIB and British
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 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 651,454TL
to: 1,224,681TL
Address: Ulus Mah. Leylak Sok. No:22 34340 Ulus / Besiktas / Istanbul / Turkey
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Learning Program

Additional language classes offered by the school

Turkish, French, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

A maximum of 16 / 18 / 18 students into the ECC (Preschool / Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten classes respectively).
A maximum of 22 students into Grades 1-5 classes.
A maximum of 24 students into Grades 6-12 classes.

Use of technology in the classroom

There is wireless internet access throughout the school and classrooms come equipped with a smartboard, as well as some Apple TV’s and LCD projectors. Teachers and students also have access to a range of microsoft, google and apple applications and programs for interactive learning opportunities. MEFIS has an additional shared space called MEF Tech made up of a makerspace, iMac Lab, PC Lab, Lego Robotics Station, Greenbox Studio, Library and Robotics station.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

Learning support offered

The Student Support Department consists of five support teachers; a reading specialist (Primary only), a counselor, learning support specialist and two ELL (English Language Learning) teachers. These support teachers work with teachers and students to provide the most effective learning environment for all students.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


School bus service available


School provided lunches

Students are served a hot lunch each day. Each day there will be soup, a main dish, a side dish, fruit / dessert, and a choice of salads. Students enjoy a variety of cuisine including Turkish and international dishes. Students are also provided with a morning and afternoon snack. All food is freshly prepared on site, by MEF kitchen personnel, under the supervision of our Head Chef and Food Engineer.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Clubs are offered at MEFIS across all grade levels. These activities enable students to explore and develop their interests, socialize with peers, pursue athletic potential or acquire new skills. Students in Primary School have one club period each week. In the Secondary School students in Grades 6 and 7 have 4 hours of clubs each week, and Grades 8 to 12 have 2 hours of clubs each week. After school activities for the Primary and Sports coaching in the Secondary are also offered after school hours.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

MEFIS has two outdoor soccer pitches, a tennis court, a dance studio, an indoor gymnasium and a fully heated 25m swimming pool with stadium seating. Additionally, there are playgrounds for outdoor recreational space.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

MEF International School Istanbul offers a stimulating education program that strives to meet the individual learning needs of its students. The school provides equality in opportunities, so that each child is guided to discover and develop intellectual, creative, social and physical potentials. In doing so, the school endeavours to empower its students with a life-long passion for learning. Students are encouraged to become confident, balanced and socially responsible individuals who will contribute positively to local and global communities.

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