Istanbul International Community School
Karaagac Koyü, Hadimkoy, 34866, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: (+90) 212 857 8264
Fax: (+90) 212 857 8270
National, IB, curricula.
400 students, 3-18 yrs.
Istanbul International Community School is one of Europes premier
independent international schools with an over 90 year tradition of
academic excellence. Known originally as Robert College Community
School, it was founded in 1911 to provide education to the children
of the Robert College international professors. In 1979, it changed
its name to the present one and started teaching children from the
growing international community in Istanbul. IICS is a non-profit,
PK-12, coeducational, non-sectarian school providing educational services
to the children of the international community. The primary focus
is internationalism, to create open-minded citizens who have an international
perspective, are self-confident and conscientious, and who can function
as leaders and team members in societies all over the world. The school
has two divisions: Primary School (PK-6th Grade) and Secondary School
An international curriculum at Istanbul International Community
School is offered based on the three programs of the International
Baccalaureate Organization: Primary Years Program, Middle Years
Program and Diploma Program. French is required language from First
Grade, and Spanish is offered in the Secondary School. In addition,
the school offers Turkish Language and Culture in the Primary School.
Istanbul International Community School is the only school serving
the international community in Istanbul that is fully accredited
by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association
of Schools and Colleges.
The staff at Istanbul International Community School is composed
of highly qualified teachers from Australia, Canada, England, France,
New Zealand, Turkey and the United States. The student body is composed
of more than 40 nationalities with no dominant group. The school
year runs from late August until mid June.
The main facility at Istanbul International Community School is
on a new purpose-built campus on 13.5 hectares (33.5 acres) 40 minutes
west of the city center. It has large classrooms, three science
labs, three computer labs, a design technology lab, an indoor theater
and outdoor amphitheater, double gymnasium, football/softball field,
a running track, basketball and tennis courts, a well supplied library
with ten research computers and a cafeteria. A branch for Primary
(PK-3rd Grade) is located near the Bosphorus.