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CityIstanbul
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 12 students / class
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 271,024TL
to: 661,095TL
This school has more than one campus in Istanbul:
Zekeriyakoy Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Zekeriyaköy Mahallesi, Kilyos Caddesi No: 227/1,2 Sarıyer-İstanbul, Turkey

Etiler Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: Etiler Mahallesi Cengiz Topel Caddesi Tuğcular Sokak No:27, Istanbul, Turkey

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

55

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

15

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Spanish, French, Turkish

Max. number of students per class

15

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Average IB score is about 38 over 45

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

3 days

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The BISI Learning Support Department provides support for students experiencing Special Needs in accordance with the school’s philosophy and goals. The department is responsible for the provision of intervention and progress review of students referred for Learning Support.

Learning support offered

The Learning Support Department staff work collaboratively with mainstream teachers, parents, administrators, as well as with the ESL department, external Educational Psychologists, Speech Therapists and other professionals.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

BISI has an inclusive admissions policy. Students are not required to sit entrance tests and examinations but there is a Cognitive Aptitude Test (CAT3) to establish a baseline for target setting, and progress tracking purposes before students are admitted to the Secondary School. Additionally directors perform interviews for prospective students. School management office take the final decision for the acceptance of each student

Brief description of entry evaluation required

BISI has an inclusive admissions policy. Students are not required to sit entrance tests and examinations but there is a Cognitive Aptitude Test (CAT3) to establish a baseline for target setting, and progress tracking purposes before students are admitted to the Secondary School.

Waiting list

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

September

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

September

School finish time

At the end of June

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Judo, football, paper modelling, magic club, ceramics, forest running, Gaelic football, badminton and again many more.

Sports activities included

After school activities, summer camp

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Library, theater, labs

Sports facilities at the school

Etiler Campus: gym/hall

Zekeriyakoy Campus: well-equipped sports hall, three indoor gymnasiums, an all-weather sports pitch, a basketball/ tennis court and a heated 25m covered swimming pool

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British International School Istanbul has a worldwide reputation for the education it provides. It is a leading private international School in Turkey, offering a modified English National Curriculum, IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. BISI is an academic school and it sends its graduates to universities throughout the world, predominantly to the UK and USA.

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