Thanks to the presence of foreign embassies, multinational corporations and government offices, Ankara boasts the biggest concentration of international schools in Turkey. There are also several curricula on offer, so expat parents are likely to find a school perfectly suited to their children's needs. As Turkey's political capital, Ankara has a large diplomatic community, which makes competition for placements quite fierce. Parents moving to Ankara should ensure they apply well in advance and prepare for the often comprehensive admission processes.
Below is a list of the most prominent international schools in the city.
International schools in Ankara
Oasis International School of Ankara
Ages: 4 to 18
British Embassy School Ankara
Curriculum: English National Curriculum
Ages: 3 to 14
Hamidiye International Schools
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels
Ages: 5 to 18
Bilkent Laboratory and International School
Curriculum: Turkish, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 2 to 18
International Gokkusagi Schools
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 3 to 18
Kazanim Cankaya International School Ankara
Curriculum: Arabic and American
Ages: 4 to 18
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