The Guiding Statements of BISI
The British International School Istanbul provides a caring international environment, fostering cultural diversity. Individual students achieve their full academic potential, inspired to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens of the global community.
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The British International School Istanbul has a worldwide reputation for the education it provides.  It is a leading private international School in Turkey, offering a modified English National Curriculum, IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.  We are an academic school and we send our graduates to universities throughout the world, predominantly to the UK and USA. 

Our ethos is welcoming and embracing.  We inspire student enthusiasm, confidence, and independence and we welcome new students throughout the year.  We seek to instil in all of our students an awareness and esteem of different cultures, beliefs, skills, values and personalities. As world citizens we celebrate both our shared humanity and cultural diversity. We are a co-educational community that includes students from over 55 nationalities, between the ages of 2 ½ to 18 years. We place a high emphasis upon the acquisition of languages and offer German, Spanish, French and Turkish.  In addition to our foreign languages we also offer excellent support for English as a Second Language; students who join us with very limited English quickly reach the stage where they are fully able to access our curriculum.

We are a partially-selective school and are fortunate to be able to offer full-time Special Needs Support throughout both the Primary and Secondary departments.

We have an excellent creative arts programme and offer Music, Theatre and Visual Arts in the IB Diploma Programme. We also have a very strong PE Department boasting school teams in several sports.  In addition we offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities both after school and timetabled.

Our PTA is an active body which plays a major role in the development of our school.

BISI is a happy, caring community with Parents, Students, Staff and Leadership Teams all working together to make our school great.  We have a City Campus for Pre School and Primary and a purpose built campus at Zekeriyaköy for Pre School, Primary and Secondary, just four miles from the Black Sea and close to the beautiful Belgrade Forest.

The British International School Istanbul is an International Baccalaureate World School authorised to deliver the IB Full Diploma Programme.  We are also an authorised centre for Cambridge International Examinations, offering the CIE International General Certificate of Secondary Education.

Additionally, BISI is fully accredited by the Council of British International Schools, the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.  These august bodies have looked at every aspect of our operations in minute detail and found us to be operating at the standards required of the top international schools throughout the world.  BISI is, to date, the only school in Istanbul to achieve accreditation by all three of these bodies.

Our accreditations are your guarantee of the quality of education we provide at the British International School Istanbul.


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BISI is fully accredited by the Council of British International Schools, the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. BISI is, to date, the only school in Istanbul to achieve accreditation by all three of these bodies and the second in the world.
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