International Baccalaureate (IB)
IICS is the only international school in Istanbul fully authorised to provide all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs: the Primary Years (Early Years-grade 6), the Middle Years (Grades 7-10) and the Diploma (Grades 11-12).
IICS was authorised by the IB in 1996 to offer the Diploma Program for grades 11 & 12. The following year, IICS was authorised by the IB to offer the Primary Years Program for Early Years through grade 6. The following year in 1997, IICS was authorized by the IB to offer the Middle Years Program for grades 7-10. This made IICS one of the first schools in the world authorized for all three of the IB programs. IICS has recently received highly successful 5 year review from the IB (December 2017).
The International Baccalaureate is a not-for-profit educational foundation offering a unique educational experience to students from age 3 to 19 through four international education programmes that challenge and motivate students, academically and personally. The IB also has a rigorous accreditation process to enable schools to offer its programmes. Schools may not offer any of the IB programmes without authorization from the IB.