Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Turkey? Here you can find a list of Turkish schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
A bustling country that straddles Europe and Asia, Turkey has more than 70 international schools that cater to both expatriate and Turkish families. Most are clustered around Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.
As well as prestigious private foreign schools that were set up during the Ottoman Empire by French, German, Italian and American communities, the country is home to a large number of English-medium schools that typically follow the curriculums of Britain, the US or the International Baccalaureate.
Turkey has 112 IB World Schools, of which 72 offer the Diploma Programme and seven follow all three programmes. For a full list of IB World Schools in Turkey, see the IB's website.
Education is compulsory for 12 years from age six to 18 and free of charge in state schools. Primary schools educate children for eight years, divided into two four-year stages that lead to a primary education diploma.
Secondary education comprises three-year academic high schools and vocational schools and four-year technical schools. As well as gaining the high school diploma, students must pass a competitive, two-part exam to enter one of Turkey’s many universities.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Turkey. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com