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IICS FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about families considering IICS as their next school. 

What age range of students does IICS enroll?

What age range of students does IICS enroll?
IICS provides education for expat children from 3 years old through 18 years old. Please visit our Admissions section for detailed information.

Does IICS accept Turkish students?

Does IICS accept Turkish students?
IICS is an international school that can only legally accept foreign students. All students MUST hold a non-Turkish passport to be eligible for admission.

What nationalities are IICS students?

What nationalities are IICS students?
IICS welcomes students from around the world. Our students and our staff currently come from approximately 55 different countries. Each year the mix of nationalities changes and we welcome the diversity that this brings. 

Does IICS accept students who don’t speak English?

Does IICS accept students who don’t speak English?
IICS is an international school with a history of offering a rigorous and caring program for language learners. Many students attending IICS are not native English speakers, though many speak two or even three languages. IICS offers English as an Additional Language (EAL) for students who have not yet mastered English. Students are accepted into IICS with little or no English from Preschool up to and including Year 7. After this, students are tested to see if, with EAL support, they will be able to meet the expectations of the IB Diploma Programme. Please visit the IICS EAL site for additional information.

Is IICS an American school?

Is IICS an American school?
IICS is an international school, not an American school. IICS is one of the oldest international schools in the world. IICS was originally founded by Robert College as Robert College Community School (RCCS)  in 1911 in order to provide an education for the children of Robert College’s foreign professors. As the school’s mission and scope broadened and changed, IICS eventually began to include Istanbul’s entire expat student population and provide an international curriculum. Though Robert College is an American institution, IICS remains international in philosophy and curriculum.

What kind of curriculum does IICS provide?

What kind of curriculum does IICS provide?
IICS provides all three of International Baccalaureate's (IB) programs: the Primary Years (preschool-grade 6), the Middle Years (grades 7-10) and the Diploma (grades 11-12). IICS is fully authorized for all 3 IB programs. The curriculum is international in nature and is designed to provide students with a sound educational foundation for attending university outside of Turkey.
 
IICS’ last IB review for renewal of its IB authorization was successfully completed in 2007 with a five year review successfully conducted in 2011. 

Is IICS an accredited school?

Is IICS an accredited school?
IICS is globally accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It is the only Pre-school through grade 12 international school in Istanbul globally accredited by these agencies.
 
IICS’ latest accreditation review by CIS and NEASC was successfully completed in 2008 with a five year review successfully conducted in 2012. View more information here. 

What are the school hours?

What are the school hours?
The school hours for students for the 2012-2013 school year are as follows:
 
Marmara Campus
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 08:30-15:00
Tuesday: 08:30-14:30
 
Hisar Campus
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 08:30-15:30
Tuesday: 08:30-13:30
 
The shorter day on Tuesdays is due to weekly faculty meetings.

Does IICS provide boarding facilities?

Does IICS provide boarding facilities?
At this time IICS does not offer boarding options.

Where is IICS located?

Where is IICS located?
The School is located on 2 campuses. 
 
The main Marmara campus (Pre-school - grade 12) is 25 miles west of the city center amid rolling hills, overlooking a large lake.The Marmara Campus is a purpose-built facility situated on a 160,000m² (16 hectare) campus and caters to 75% of the student body.  
 
The smaller Hisar Campus (Pre-school - grade 3) is part of the school's original grounds from its inception in 1911. Located in a wooded, historic neighborhood in Bebek 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.

Does IICS provide transportation to and from school?

Does IICS provide transportation to and from school?
IICS has been using the Mitur company for transportation services since 1981. 
Most IICS students (approximately 80%) choose to come to school via the Mitur bus service coordinated by the school, while others are brought to school by their parents or drivers. For detailed information on transportation, please click here.
 
IICS provides transportation for students who engage in the school’s numerous co-curricular activities after school.

 

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