Istanbul Education

What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? For example, private international school or public school.

Most expats take advantage of the variety of private international schools available in Istanbul.
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What are some examples of these schools? List and briefly explain what makes each particularly suitable for expat kids.

British International School, Istanbul International Community School, Istanbul MEF School all follow the IB curriculum
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Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? 

There are a number of schools available, so it is rare not to be able to pick and choose the school that best suits your children's needs.
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Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? 

There are a variety of pre-schools available on the European side of Istanbul for children over the age of 3. On the Asian side, the selection is reduced.
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How are most kids transported to and from school? 

School buses are available in certain areas, but most parents choose to drive their kids to school.
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When does the typical school year start and end? 

The school year begins on September 1 and concludes on July 9.
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Is there anything else I should know about local schools? 

Please contact Crown Relocations Istanbul for additional information or school search assistance.
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