About IICS

Our children’s education is something none of us is willing to compromise in order to work overseas. We all want the best academic opportunity.

IICS was one of the first schools in the world and the first in Turkey to be authorized by the International Baccalaureate to provide all three IB programs. In addition to being one of the oldest international schools in the world, Istanbul International Community School (IICS) is among Europe’s most noteworthy.

Founded in 1911 to educate the children of the Robert College faculty, the school has maintained a century-long tradition of academic excellence. IICS is an independent, co-educational day school, offering a full IB program from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for international students (holders of non-Turkish passports).

Hisar Campus

EY3,4,5 – Grade 3

The smaller Hisar Campus (Early Years-Grade 3) is part of the school’s original grounds from its inception in 1911. Located in a wooded, historic neighborhood in Rumeli Hisarı near the Bosphorus, the Hisar campus is situated in a beautiful, mature garden overlooking the Hisar castle ramparts with a traditional villa surrounded by modern classroom buildings. The cozy setting at Hisar is inviting and comforting for young learners. Facilities at Hisar include:

  • a library
  • a 90m² PE and music room
  • a 33m² basketball court rubberized for safety
  • a 180m² football pitch
  • a climbing wall
  • a lower playground of 408m² and an upper playground of 160m² outdoor spaces for children at play.

All of this is situated on a 2,048m² historical campus.