MEF National Schools
Mef Okulları


To bring up academically and socially developed, sensitive and curious world citizens who can use their mother tongue at the highest level and express themselves in other languages.


With its National and international schools; MEF’s mission is to prepare its students for life as individuals who are connected to their country with the ties of “good citizenship”, equipped with national and universal values, full of self-reliant, taking responsibility, thinking scientifically and analytically, compatible with technology, developed an aesthetic sense, productive and creative, respectful to the past, protect the democratic and secular republic with Atatürk's principles and revolutions, respectful to people, society and nature.


As MEF Schools, our goals to achieve our mission are to bring up world citizens who;

  • can use their mother tongue at the highest level,
  • can express themselves in other languages,
  • have developed analytical thinking skills,
  • are sensitive to cultural values, art, nature and environment,
  • are lifelong learners,
  • are peaceful and happy,
  • arefaithful to serve the community,
  • have high responsibility, capable of taking initiative when necessary,
  • can be academically successful in local and international areas,
  • have scientific thinking,
  • are tolerant to other cultures and differences,
  • can adaptrapidly to the necessities and changes of the time

by providing academically and socially strong education.

MEF Philosophy

MEF Schools do not only provide information to students in order to achieve the values ​​stated in its vision, mission and goals; It has also adopted the principle of applying a student-centered system that "teaches students to learn” by providing the “mastery learning” and “learning by doing and experiencing” methods which enables students to comprehend, understand, use, analyze and synthesize the information they have acquired, to examine and evaluate it.

Within the framework of the aforementioned philosophy and in accordance with the mission of the institution;

In the 2004-2005 School Year, MEF International School was opened in Izmir and MEF Bahçeşehir Kindergarten was started education in the 2008-2009 School Year.

Starting from the 2011-2012 School Year, the kindergarten and primary school which had been started education, continued its services in the new campus of the institution. MEF Bahçeşehir Middle School 5th Graders in the 2014-2015 School Year and MEF Bahçeşehir High School as of the 2018-2019 School Year were put into service.

MEF Educational Institutions, with over 300 educational staff and more than 2000 students in its Izmir and Istanbul international schools, is one of the largest educational institutions in this part of Turkey.

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