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AEC The American College

University Drive, Girne, North Cyprus, Via Mersin 10, Turkey

Tel: (+90) 392 650 2000

Fax: (+90) 392 650 2232


Web site: http: //


Founder & Chairman of the Board- Serhat Akpinar

Vice-Chancellor- Asim Vehbi

School Vice Principal- Aysu Balkanlar

Accreditations Coordinator- Elif Zorlu Ocal

PA to Principal- Deniz Kayasal


Full time:   24 men, 105 women

Part time:   2 men, 3 women

Nationalities:  4   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

Curriculum:   National, UK,


Age Range: 3-18

Total Enrolment: 873

Nationalities: 14

403 boys, 470 girls

American Elementary School: 191

American College: 320

Intl prep School at GAU: 198

American Nursery School: 164


Day only: € 3500-€ 5255

Other Fees: Registration fee: €50; Lunch/transport etc: €500

Learning Support Programme

AEC The American College is an independent school offering education to students between the ages of 3 and 18. It aims to provide a high quality, internationally based education to students of different nationalities.

AEC The American College follows a British-based curriculum with Turkish taught throughout the grades. IGCSE preparation as well as 'A' levels are offered. All staff are fully qualified, hold degrees and teaching credentials. The teaching staff has been recruited internationally with eight different nationalities represented.

The school is located at the base of the Besparmak Mountains, overlooking the Mediterranean. The facilities are newly opened with fully functional multimedia, Internet connected computer labs, science labs, music hall, art studio, basketball and tennis courts, and swimming facilities in addition to the classrooms.

The program offered by the school includes a variety of non-curricular activities for all pupils to ensure that the education offers creative, artistic and expressive areas to complement the academic areas. Participation in the local and regional tournaments such as basketball, track and field, football, swimming as well as art, mathematics, science and language continue throughout the year. Annual trips to America and Europe are offered for summer programs.

The school year begins in September and finishes in June. Summer programs are available. An English examination is required for those students wishing to enter second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth grade. Provision is made for ESL students.