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Kültür Koleji


Ataköy 9-10, Kisim 34750, Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: (+90) 212 559 0488

Fax: (+90) 212 560 4779

School Summary:

National, IB, curricula.

1800 students, 3-18 yrs.

Kültür Koleji was founded in September 1960 in Istanbul by Mr Fahamettin Akingüc.

The Kültür Koleji school is governed by the legislation set out by the Turkish Ministry of Education which also accredits the school. The school is co-educational and enolls students from nursery through university level, including a separate science high school. The total number of students is 1,85O and they are served by three locations in a very modern area on the European side of Istanbul. Facilities include a theater (equipped for simultaneous translation) seating 450, an Olympic-size gymnasium, cafeterias and canteens, science laboratories, music, art and video rooms.

The Kültür Koleji school offers a bilingual college preparatory education to students aged 7 to 18, Students are admitted to Kültur High School through a highly competitive examination administered by the Ministry of Education.

Students in the primary school at Kültür Koleji are exposed to English at the age of four and continue studying an intensive English program throughout primary and secondary years.

The Kültür Koleji school is primarily staffed by Turkish nationals but also employs a staff of native-English-speaking nationals from the UK, Ireland, Canada, the US and Australia. A number of advisers from institutions of higher education provide additional expertise on developments in education and technology, to ensure that the school remains current in these vital areas. In conjunction with this, the Kültür Koleji school maintains a research and development centre to improve educational services. Its main activities include staff development, in-service training and orientation programs. It also carries out various parent and community-based surveys and opinion polls to obtain information useful in preparing programs and activities.