The British International School, Istanbul
PDI-ER Uluslararasi Ozel Egitim, Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S.,
Dilhayat Sok No 18, Etiler, 34337, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: (+90) 212 257 5136/76 Fax: (+90) 212 257 7628
National, IB, UK curricula.
370 students, 2-19 yrs.
The British International School Istanbul (BISI) provides the widest
range of quality educational choices for international families in
Istanbul. BISI is a private, coeducational school providing a British-style
international education for 300 students of 50 nationalities between
the ages of 2½ and 18.
There are safe, secure campuses in residential areas of the city
and Belgrade Forest. These are low risk earthquake zones.
The highly qualified and experienced staff, mainly from Britain,
Australia and New Zealand, create a challenging yet caring atmosphere
where students are encouraged to explore their own unique potential.
Within this environment, good manners, mutual respect and self-discipline
are promoted. Class sizes are small with well-resourced rooms and
libraries and the school has modern science and computer laboratories
with Internet access.
The British International School, Istanbul follows internationally
recognized curricula: The International Baccalaureate programme
and the English National Curriculum allow easy movement into other
school systems and university education. BISI has had outstanding
academic success with above average Primary SATs and 100% entry
rate into tertiary education by International Baccalaureate students.
There is emphasis on languages including French, German, Spanish
and Turkish as well as English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special
Needs support programmes.
Outside the classroom The British International School, Istanbul
offers coached sports programmes and a wide range of extra-curricular
activities. Sports offered at The British International School,
Istanbul include soccer, swimming, athletics, cross-country, orienteering,
tennis, basketball, rugby, hockey, volleyball, netball and gymnastics.
The British International School, Istanbul helps students to make
the most of their potential and provides diverse extra-curricular
activities to further offer opportunities for students to develop
their talents and self-confidence to the full. There is an expanding
Creative Arts programme with art, drama and music specialists. Clubs
run at the school include chess, sculpture, art, calligraphy, horse
riding and ballet. Turkey in general and Istanbul in particular
are remarkable for the richness of their geographical and historical
sites and the school takes full advantage of its unique location.
Educational visits and exchanges are organized annually both within
Turkey and abroad.
The British International School, Istanbul also encourages parents
to play an integral part in the education of their children and
places special emphasis on communication between the school and