Schools

There are several private schools serving the international community in Ankara. They are independent from the Turkish national education system.

Considering the limited number of spaces and the diplomatic traffic in Ankara, it is advisable to register your child before he/she is due to start school.

All private schools serving expatriates teach in foreign languages, but some Turkish Grammar, Literature and Social Studies lessons are also included in many curriculums. The following is the list of schools in alphabetical order.

Ankara English Pre-School

Accepts children between the ages of 3 and 6. School hours are from 08:30 to 13:00. Education is in English. Children of different countries are welcome and proficiency in English is not required. They also accept children who are not yet toilet trained. Located at Gaziosmanpaşa, transportation is available.

http://www.yuvailkadim.com/index.php/home-page

Bilkent Laboratory & International School (BLIS)
The school was first founded as the Bilkent University Preparatory School (BUPS) in 1993. The school serves students from ages 4 (preschool) – 17 (grade 12). Located on the East Campus of Bilkent University, the school provides an international education with a focus on English language. Approximately 50% of the staff are native English speaking international staff and 50% bilingual Turkish staff. Students are admitted through a selective admissions process emphasizing English fluency and strong academic potential. BLIS offers both the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Diploma Program. The school attracts the children of prominent political, diplomatic and business leaders within the capital city. http://blis.bilkent.edu.tr/index.php/home

British Embassy Study Group
Situated within the grounds of the British Embassy at Çankaya, children, between the ages of 3 to 11 years are admitted. Because the system is for British citizens residing in Ankara, priority is given to those people. On the other hand, if there is place in the class children from other nationalities are also welcomed depending on their English level. School hours are from 08:40 to 15:00. Fluency in English is required and uniforms are also compulsory. The school follows English National Curriculum.

http://www.besaturkey.org/

French School (Charles De Gaule)
Approved by French National Education Ministry. French is the main language of instruction and school follows the French curriculum. The Junior School and the nursery are situated in the grounds of the French Embassy at Kavaklıdere, Senior School at Oran. School hours are 08:00 to 13:30. Uniforms are not required.

http://www.lcdgankara.org/

George C. Marshall School
The George C. Marshall School was first founded as the Ankara Elementary and High School in 1956.The school is located within the grounds of a Turkish military base at Balgat, which used to belong to the US Air Force, and has all the amenities for sports activities. Embassy staff and US citizens are given priority for enrollment. School follows the American educational system, with a capacity of 200 students. Children between the ages of 5 to18 years are welcomed and school hours are from 08:20 to 15:00.

http://www.anka-ehs.eu.dodea.edu/

Oasis Internatıonal school
OIS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS). MSACS is one of the six major regional accrediting bodies in the United States, and it also accredits international schools utilizing an American-based curriculum in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

http://www.oisankara.org/

German School
Lessons are in German and a German curriculum is followed. Children between 3 and 15 years are admitted. High school education can only be provided at İstanbul Alman Lisesi. Located at Kavaklıdere, school hours are 07:55 to 13:10. Transportation is available and no uniforms required. English is taught as a second foreign language.

www.dsankara.com

Özel Tevfik Fikret Okulları
A private school established in 1964, and converted to Anatolian High School status in 1980. Located at Mustafa Kemal Mahallesi. Education is in French with the exception of Turkish Literature and Social Studies. Children between 6 and 18 are admitted upon examination. The school attracts the children of many prominent political, diplomatic and business people of the city

http://www.tevfikfikret-ank.k12.tr/fr_web/default.aspx

Pakistan Embassy Study Group
Located at Mustafa kemal Mahallesi. Pakistan Embassy International Study Group (PEISG) was established in Ankara under the patronage of the Embassy of Pakistan in September, 1963, with 15 Pakistani Students in Pre-school and Class 1 only. Since then, the school has become an English-medium international institution of repute, providing quality education from Pre-school to Class 12 to approximately 280 students from more than 30 countries.

 http://www.peisg.com/

TED Ankara Koleji (TED Ankara College)
Established in 1928 in Kızılay, TED Ankara College is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of Turkey. Education is in English with the exception of Turkish Literature and Social Studies. Children between 6 and 18 are admitted upon examination. The school attracts the children of many prominent political, diplomatic and business people of the city.

http://www.tedankara.k12.tr/public/