The Koç School is at the forefront of K-12 education, offering both the Turkish National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to over two-thousand students, 200 of whom take advantage of the school’s exceptional boarding facilities.
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.
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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 63 IB World Schools,of which 44 are English-medium, while 16 offer bilingual instruction in Turkish and English and/or other languages.
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.
In 2013, net enrolment was 93 per cent in primary schools and 87 per cent at secondary schools, while gross secondary enrolment was 86 per cent in 2014. Turkey dismissed 28,000 teachers over alleged links to terrorism and closed about 1,000 secondary schools following an attempted coup in July 2016, leaving thousands of students in academic limbo.
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