MEF International Schools
Mef International Schools


The MEF International Schools, a reflection of the recognized quality of the MEF brand of education on an international scale, helps students from all over the world to explore, learn and discover the world under a program of education that centers on knowledge, skills and behavior.


At the MEF International Schools, the children of families of foreign nationality living in Istanbul are offered the opportunity to benefit from an international curriculum where the language of instruction is English. Education is provided at all levels--from pre-school to kindergarten and from elementary school to high school.

Our school is IB- and Cambridge-accredited, and offers achievers the opportunity to attend the IB or Cambridge programs in High School.

The Elementary School, which encompasses grades 1-5 provides students coming from 45 different countries with an international education based on the IB Primary Years Program (PYP).

The Middle School and High School, encompassing grades 6-12, offer students coming from 48 different countries the opportunity to receive an education at international standards in our IB Diploma Program and Cambridge Program, enabling them to go on later to obtain their higher education at the world's leading universities.

The MEF International School-Istanbul is accredited by the CIS (Council of International Schools) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges); it is also an ECIS (European Council of International Schools) member.​


After Istanbul, MEF also introduced İzmir to its programs of teaching and learning at international standards. The MEF International School-İzmir first opened for the 2004-2005 Academic Year and continues to serve students of foreign nationality living in İzmir with its expertise in the field of education. The MEF International School-İzmir is a Cambridge center and a member of ECIS.

Comprising a pre-school and grades 1-5, the Elementary School offers students who come from 27 different countries the Cambridge International Program, and includes French, Spanish and German in its foreign language teaching curriculum.

Comprising the 6th-12th grades, the Middle and High School sections of the school hosts students from 25 different countries and offers Cambridge Checkpoint, IGCSE, AS and A level classes; students later continue to achieve at reputable universities outside of Turkey.​

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