• We invite you to join our community and discover the unique learning environment of Istanbul’s oldest and most distinguished international school.

  • Hisar Campus

  • Marmara Campus

About IICS

Istanbul International Community School is an International Baccalaureate School in Istanbul.

Founded in 1911 to educate the children of the Robert College faculty, the school has maintained a century-long tradition of academic excellence.

Istanbul International Community School is an independent, co-educational day school, offering a full IB program from pre-kindergarten (ages 3) to

grade 12 (ages 18) for international students (holders of non-Turkish passports). We were one of the first schools in the world and the first in Turkey authorized by the

International Baccalaureate to provide all three IB programs: 



Facts & Figures:

Founded in 1911

Over 500 students from more than 62 countries

130.000 square meters

Over 23 mother tongue languages spoken

University Acceptances

At IICS, we are very proud of our strong record of university acceptances and our tradition of 100% university attendance. While we are naturally gratified that our graduates attend some of the world’s most prestigious universities, what we find most rewarding is that all of our alumni are able to attend universities geared to their unique interests, abilities and needs. What makes that possible is the exceptional level of personal attention provided by our college counseling team. Our counselors take the time to get to know each student personally, identify the type of university that is right for them and then make the most of their network of contacts at universities worldwide, as well as IICS’s century-long reputation for excellence to ensure that our students are placed at schools that will help them grow and excel.



The IICS Advantage

IICS is a Multicultural And International, English-Speaking Education, your One-Stop-Education-Solution! From early years to graduation IICS provides a balanced up-to-date education program to build future world citizens prepared to face any upcoming life challenge crossing their path. Ready to voice their opinions, open-mindset oriented to evaluate any given task, highly skill-equipped to maneuver through university challenges and fully focused to find a passion-driven path towards an ultimate envisioned goal.


IICS is known for its high standards of academic achievement — but as a school we focus most on ensuring that each student achieves his or her personal academic potential and that our community of learners is empowered and engaged in their academic journey. IICS provides a caring environment that inspires each student to excel and to be inquisitive, creative, compassionate, balanced, and internationally-minded. Our world-class faculty is committed to providing students at every grade level with the tools to think critically and independently, to approach complex issues and problems from a clear perspective, and to become passionate, life-long learners. Our academic program is fully IB-certified at every grade level, ensuring a quality education and guaranteeing that your child’s coursework is transferable to school systems virtually anywhere in the world.

Co-Curriculum Activities

Co-Curricular Activities are an important part of our program at IICS. These activities allow students the opportunity to utilize their talents and motivate different learning styles to help foster the whole child and develop a balanced lifestyle.

It is essential for all our students, from Primary years onwards, to be involved in the wide variety of co-curricular activities for their development. Team set-ups and physical education are helping them to prepare for CEESA teams in Middle School to carry that through High School for college applications. There are also other activity options that would allow the students to relax and spend time with friends from different age groups.

ib school Sports Run


Moving to a new school and a new country is a major change. Our Director of Admissions at Istanbul International Community School, Suzy Gurkan, is happy to answer your questions about IICS, about living in Istanbul, relocation, or any of your schooling concerns.

Email: admissions@iics.k12.tr



Hisar Campus

Rumelihisari Mahallesi,
Nafi Baba Sokak, No:6
Hisarustu / Istanbul 34470

Telephone : +90 212 287 2770
Fax : +90 212 265 0580

 Maps :

Marmara Campus

Karaagac Koyu Mahallesi,
Kahraman Caddesi, 27/1
Hadimkoy / Istanbul 34500

Telephone: +90 212 857 8264
Fax: +90 212 857 8270
Email: info@iics.k12.tr

Maps :

IICS will NOT administer the SAT on Saturday, Dec 5th. HOWEVER, if you are registered for that test, you can come for a MakeUp SAT exam on Saturday, Dec. 19 start time at 8 a.m. Location – IICS

DEC 19 IS A MAKEUP TEST FOR those who originally registered for the Dec 5 test at IICS

All of the students who were registered will be automatically moved to the makeup date on Dec 19. The makeup admission tickets will look the same as the original Dec 5 tickets – except they will have the word “MAKEUP” in the section labeled “message to coordinators”. Both the updated makeup tickets and the original Dec 5 tickets can be accepted to gain entrance into the makeup test.
Next week students will receive the official makeup email giving them all the information to report to your center on Dec 19. There are no fees to students associated with makeup tests.