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ISTEK Baris Schools

ISTEK Baris Schools

Bagdat Cad. No. 238/1, Ciftehavuzlar, Kadiköy, 34730 Istanbul, Marmara, Turkey

+90 216 360 12 18



ISTEK Baris Schools
School type Co-educational Day
Status Private
Head of School Melike Ayhan Gül
Language of Instruction Turkish, English
Co-ed Age Range 3-11 years
Number of pupils 580
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator Nehir Ege
Associations IB

ISTEK Preschools and Primary Schools implement the IB Primary Years Programme, integrated with the curriculum that is stipulated by the Turkish Ministry of Education. IB PYP provides a sound framework through which ISTEK Schools fulfil the qualities of education that are stated in their mission and vision.


Our mission at ISTEK Schools is to educate our students under the guidance of Ataturk's reforms and principles, to become successful individuals committed to scientific thought and universal values who will have a positive impact on the future of Turkey and the World at large.


From Kindergarten to University ISTEK Schools aim to bring up individuals with universal values and points of view who are:

  • Equipped with skills and talents
  • Self-confident
  • Productive
  • Creative
  • Patriotic

IB PYP at ISTEK Schools

ISTEK Schools is comprised of several K-12 campuses. As an educational organization and a community that believes in life-long learning, the Foundation is committed to constant innovation and by providing scholarships. The Foundation strives for equal opportunity education. Working in national and international contexts, aiming to make positive contributions to both the country and the world's future, and giving priority to scientific inquiry defines ISTEK as a foundation apart.

ISTEK Baris School's student body is mainly composed of Turkish students. About 5% come from bilingual/ bicultural backgrounds. The Turkish National Curriculum is implemented under the PYP framework.

The school library is very active and has a central role in the lives of the school community. The classrooms are equipped with modern technology, field trips are organized during the year and access to various databases develop students' research skills and lead them to become active inquirers.

With open mindedness as a goal, open communication is promoted by all the members of the school community. The Student Council is very active and participates in code of conduct related management decisions, regarding the suggestions and wishes of the students. Students are always encouraged to express their opinions and respect others' views. Their opinions are valued and they are provided with many opportunities to take action.

Learning together and learning from one another through cooperative learning and our reflective-thinking-oriented assessment system, supports the ongoing development of the students and plays a pivotal role in leading them to become autonomous learners.

ISTEK Baris Schools is a community committed to lifelong learning and responsible action that will help to create a better and more peaceful world.