Özel Istanbul Çevre Okullari
Çevre Schools were founded in 1998 by the Eksioglu Educational
Institutions Company. The school is located in Erenköy, a central
location on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. This location allows the
students convenient transportation to school.
Çevre Schools apply the principals of the national curriculum
which is supported by extra curricular international and national
The language of instruction at Özel Istanbul Çevre
Okullari is Turkish in both kindergarden and primary school. But
ESL studies have considerable weight. The number of English lessons
ranges from 9 to 24 from kindergarden to grade 9. In high school
some of the lessons, physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics
are taught in English. There is an English preparatory program in
the high school prior to the ninth grade. This program continues
throughout the school year to provide the students with English
The primary school instruction system at Özel Istanbul Çevre
Okullari is based on Multiple Intelligences Theory by Howard Gardner.
In primary school classes such as chess, drama, computer and ceramics
are available. Students have a chance to spend time in their areas
of interest in the activity hours and clubs. Primary school and
high school instruction systems are both supported by scientific
curriculum development and measurement and evaluation activities.
Çevre kindergarden instruction is supported by activities
of Maria Montessori, Highscope and Carl Orff systems.
The Özel Istanbul Çevre Okullari school is working
enthusiastically to create an awareness of environmentalsim for
its students. Eco-schools and UNESCO Semep are the two international
environmentalist organizations of which the school is a member.
The Özel Istanbul Çevre Okullari school works in cooperation
with greenpeace and has started the 'Rainbow Children Club' in which
members can follow and understand the activities of Greenpeace.
The school is also a member of different leading national environmentalist
The Özel Istanbul Çevre Okullarischool began to work
on the total quality management systems in the academic year 2003-2004.
School quality understanding is based on excellence model of European
Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and standards of 'International
Organization for Standardization (ISO)'. The school is also a member
of Kalder-Turkish Society for Quality.
Çevre school campus provides different opportunities for
the student and staff needs with its half-Olympic size swimming
pool, sports hall, fitness and weight-lifting room, sauna, conference
hall, arts and crafts workshops, music rooms, library, dining hall
and cafeteria, science and mathematics labs, computer rooms etc.