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American curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
Reviews: 4.9
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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 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.

Address: Göztepe Mah. İstoç Oto Center Yanı No:10 Bağcılar 34200 İstanbul , Turkey
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Number of students

1250

Number of nationalities represented in the school

21

Most common nationality

Algeria, Libyan, Syrian, Iceland, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkmenistan, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands

Ratio of local students to international students

We don't have local students

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

18

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 and Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

Our school uses modern technology effectively. We have access to very fast Fiber Optic Internet. All the school is connected through powerful network. Each class is equipped with a smart board connected to the internet. Also, the teachers have computers in the classroom. In addition, all the teachers and students have access to online resources where they can use for daily lessons.

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. Our school is currently doing all the learning process online through online learning platforms. We use Microsoft Teams to deliver the lessons online. The school has its own application that is used to keep data on each student and to communicate with parents.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

The kids should spend couple of hours at home preparing their assignments. Most of the load has to be done in the school.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Currently No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Last year we used CAT4 test. The aim of this test is to screen the kids to see the ability in literacy and maths. The school will keep using screening test every year. Also, we use MAP test to monitor learners' performance.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The deadline line for the first term is October and for the second term is end of April.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We can say 100%

External examinations or assessments available

We do have MAP Test and SAT test. Next year we will add AP test.

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We do offer Islamic Religion classes (Elective) as part of the curriculum.

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

Non religious students will be exempted from those classes.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school has a program for moderate cases. We don't accept students who are tested with high difficulties.

Learning support offered

We have special team that are experienced to handle special need cases and they have special tools where they can use them to support those kids. The kids sometimes are integrated in the normal classes.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The school encourages talented students and support them. Last year, we offer full scholarship for the ones who are talented. We are giving a scholarship every year to those who are talented.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:30 am

School finish time

4:15 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Not yet

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers a variety of clubs: Debate Club, Chess Club, Photography Club, Art Club, Drama Club, Science Club.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

No

Sports activities included

Basketball, Soccer, Swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, Soccer Field, Swimming Pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International School, American Curriculum, Equal Opportunity, Supportive learning environment, Creativity, Languages, Effective school leadership, High levels of collaboration and communication, High level of family and community involvement

Teaching approach of the school

Our Vision
Milestone International School – Istanbul believes that every child can strive to flourish holistically – academically, creatively, emotionally, socially and physically. Growth in all dimensions of the human experience will prepare children to not only be successful students but will prepare them to be responsible citizens of their home countries and the larger global community. Full participation in the 21st Century community demands citizens to have responsibility, flexibility, knowledge and compassion.
Our Mission
At Milestone International School we dedicate ourselves to the holistic success of every child. We will provide a robust curriculum in core and specialist subjects to allow every student to fully meet their learning potential. We will utilize advanced and respected curriculum and digital technology. We will empower student success through students’ reflections, varied learning arrangements and challenges, and finding methods to allow every learner to fully express their understandings. We will adhere to following the best assessment policies to gain objective measures of growth and informed data on every child. We will aim to make learning a joyful experience that will become a life-long journey for each student.

Our Learning

At Milestone we provide a holistic education that allows every child to flourish to their own potential. We provide success for learners in core subjects and meet US Common Core and the California Department of Education standards. English is our language of instruction and we have substantial support systems in place to assist students for whom English is not their first language. We use digital devices and platforms to enhance learning and equip learners with the digital literacy required in the 21st Century. We cultivate the values of learners through reflective cognition, the beauty of arts and music, and the recognition of social and emotional understandings. We develop students’ physical abilities through movement in time and space, using equipment and working as a team.
At Milestone, we bring together all the necessary components of a nurturing, inspiring and joyful holistic learning experience for students from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve.
Milestone International School is ready to be your family’s partner on the journey from today’s fast-paced world to tomorrow’s hopes and dreams.

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