Since public schools in Istanbul use Turkish as the language of tuition, most expat parents will choose to send their children to an international school instead. These schools follow a variety of curricula from various nations. Expat parents are bound to find a school that fits their child's needs.
Below is a list of the most prominent international schools in the city:
International schools in Istanbul
British International School
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, IGCSE and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2.5 to 18
Eurosun Exclusive International Pre-School
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Montessori
Ages: 2 to 6
Istanbul International Community School
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Istanbul International School
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Ages: 3 to 18
Keystone International School
Ages: 2 to 18
Tarabya British Schools
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE, A-levels, and Turkish
Ages: 3 to 19
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