The British International School is a leading private international school in Türkiye, offering a modified English National Curriculum, IGCSE, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as well as a high school diploma. We are triple-accredited and send our graduates to universities around the world, predominantly to the UK, Europe, and the USA.
The British International School is the first and only school in Istanbul to simultaneously hold accredited school status with the Council of International Schools (CIS), Council of British International Schools (COBIS), and the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA).
We process new student registrations throughout the academic year as long as there is availability in the classroom. The administration procedure is as follows:
• Meet the appropriate Director
• Receive a student acceptance
• Complete the registration forms
• Finalize by transferring payment
The minimum age is 2 years for half-day students.
The school starts at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.
Yes, you can schedule a meeting by phone and/or email. It is important to provide parent contact details, student name and date of birth, and availability for a meeting.
Yes, you can schedule a meeting by phone and/or email. It is important to provide parent contact details, student name and date of birth, and availability for a meeting. Please indicate if there is a time difference.
We are a co-educational community that includes students from over 55 nationalities.
The school nominates a company each year to transport students to and from school. While BIS provides liaison and coordination with the transport company, all matters relating to payment are the responsibility of parents. The company is called Az-Al Bus Service.
The school uniform is compulsory for all students, except Years 12 and 13, who follow a dress code. Students are expected to conform to the school’s interpretation of modest dress. The uniforms are available at Sibel Okul.
During the registration process, parents share their contact details, which we used to send any relevant updates, news and event details.
We place a high emphasis on 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.
The following groups will not qualify for admission:
• Students below the age of 2 years
• Students who are not toilet trained
• Students over the age of 18
• Profoundly disabled students or those with severe learning difficulties
• Students wishing to join Year 10 or above whose level of English will not allow them to access the curriculum.
BIS needs to be made aware of any known disability or special educational need which may affect a student’s ability to take full advantage of the education provided at the school and there is space on the registration form for parents to inform the school of this.