Which curriculum does the school teach?
IB (International Baccalaureate) https://www.ibo.org/ . IICS has been fully authorized for all three IB Programs (PYP, MYP, DP) and is proud that the quality of its program has recently been commended by the IB accreditation team.
Our IB Accreditation can be viewed here on the IB World Schools Directory: https://www.ibo.org/school/000938/
What is the language of instruction? What other languages are offered?
- IICS offers French (Grades 2-6) and Turkish Culture & Language (Early Years 5 – Grade 6). In Secondary School French, Spanish and German are offered as a second language.
- English is the language of instruction for all classes
What if my child doesn’t speak English? Do you require a certain level of English knowledge?
IICS provides English language support classes for children up to Grade 10 and admits students with minimal English proficiency up to Grade 7. Learning Support is also offered to students. However before admittance, the accommodations need to be identified in order to understand if it can be accommodated. As there is no English support in the DP (grade 11-12), the applicants of these grades must have excellent command of the English language.
Is there an entrance exam?
No, there is no entrance exam for students grades EY3-Grade 6. If the students is applying for grade 7 and above the student may be invited to the school for testing for English, Math or foreign language to make sure of the right placement.
Where are the teachers from?
The majority of teachers are native English speakers, recruited mainly from the US, Canada and UK. More information on our World Class Faculty: http://www.iics- k12.net/files/World%20Class%20Faculty%202018-19.pdf
Where are the students from?
IICS has a truly diverse student population from 62 countries. The four largest nationality groups are US, Germany, UK and Korea. Our IICS International Community World Map: http://www.iics- k12.net/files/Our%20International%20Student%20Body.pdf
How many campuses do you have?
IICS has two campuses: Hisar (offers education from Early Years 3 to grade 3) and Marmara (offers education from Early Years 3 to grade 12). The students who finish grade 3 at the Hisar campus will continue grade 4 at the Marmara Campus.
Where is the school?
Hisar Campus is in Rumeli Hisari and Marmara Campus is in Hadimkoy, Buyukcekmece.
What are the class sizes? What is the teacher-to-student ratio?
The maximum class size is 20 students per class based on our school policy and the teacher-to- student ratio is 7:1. Our class sizes are small enough to allow for individual attention for a diverse range of abilities.
Can I visit your school and do I need an appointment?
Yes, you can visit our school in the week days and appointment is kindly required. We do meet with the families individually and provide a school tour along with the information. Each appointment runs approximately 1 hour. You may request an appointment via email@example.com or +90 212 857 82 64 / 215 or 105.
Do you have a branch of your school in another country?
No. But there are other international schools in other countries that offer IB curriculum. So, in case of a move to another country, your child/ren’s academic life will not be interrupted and their educational efforts will be recognised in their new school as well as the quality of their academic studies.
Is there a deadline for applying to your school?
No, there is no deadline for applying to IICS. Although applications are accepted all year round, we recommend for you to submit the application in January/February in order to join us for the start of the next academic year in August.
What time does the school start and finish?
- The Marmara Campus school hours are from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday.
- The Hisar Campus school hours are from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday.
- Wednesday is the early release day at IICS. All students on Marmara campus are released at 2:30pm and Hisar students are released at 1:30pm.
Do you have a dormitory?
No. IICS is a day school, therefore it does not provide accomodation.
What are the total tuition fees and what is included in the fees?
Please note that the first year of study includes some extra fees (Application and Capital Levy fees). The second year these fees are not charged.
- Total Fees For a New Student in 2018-2019 school year
Early Years 3 16,710$
Early Years 4 16,710$
Early Years 5 25,790$
Grade 1 33,560$
Grade 2 33,560$
Grade 3 33,560$
Grade 4 35,020$
Grade 5 35,020$
Grade 6 35,020$
Grade 7 36,440$
Grade 8 36,440$
Grade 9 37,550$
Grade 10 37,550$
Grade 11 38,760$
Grade 12 38,760$
(For students who join late in the school year, please contact the Admissions department via firstname.lastname@example.org to learn the pro-rated fees).
The school fees include the cost of textbooks,school supplies, hot lunch, yearbooks and in-country field trips, but do not include class study trips, or out-of-country excursions; nor do they include supplies such as Macbooks laptops in grades 6-12, IB examination fees or bus fees.
Is there a sibling discount?/ do you provide any scholarship? / are the fees negotiable?/ can we pay with installments?
IICS does not provide sibling discount or any kind of scholarship or discounts. All payments should be made before the start of school.
Where do the tuition fees go?
IICS is a not-for-profit school. The fees include most of the costs including education with high calibre teachers, lunch, class trips, extra-curricular activities, school supplies, books, 8% VAT, and Yearbook. The calibre of the educational experience we can provide is supported by the fact that all revenues above our operating expenses are reinvested into our school to create a cycle of continual improvement.
Do you provide breakfast & lunch?
IICS provides snacks in the morning and hot lunch. The lunch menu is published on our website monthly and can be viewed via http://lunch.www.iics.k12.tr/
Do you provide bus service?
IICS provides a bus service with an outsource company. School buses serve many parts of Istanbul.
What are the bus fees?
|Location||Monthly Fee in Turkish Lira|
|Ulus / Etiler||1.010 ₺|
|İstinye / Emirgan||1.010 ₺|
|Tarabya / Ferahevler / Yeniköy||935 ₺|
|Taksim / Nişantaşı / Şişli||935 ₺|
|Bahçeşehir / Esenyurt||700 ₺|
|Yeşilköy / Florya||935 ₺|
|Halkalı / Ataköy||935 ₺|
|Alkent 2000||460 ₺|
|Alkent 2000||460 ₺|
|Toskana / Akbatı / Ardıçlıevler||700 ₺|
Moving to a new school and a new country is a major change. Our Director of Admissions at Istanbul International Community School, Zeliha Öztürk, is happy to answer your questions about IICS, about living in Istanbul, relocation, or any of your schooling concerns.
Nafi Baba Sokak, No:6
Hisarustu / Istanbul 34470
Telephone : +90 212 287 2770
Fax : +90 212 265 0580
Email : email@example.com
Karaagac Koyu Mahallesi,
Kahraman Caddesi, 27/1
Hadimkoy / Istanbul 34500
Telephone: +90 212 857 8264
Fax: +90 212 857 8270