What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Istanbul International Community School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Service buses run from all areas of the city
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The 'in town' campus caters for preschool to grade 3 the 'out of town' campus caters for children from PreSchool to Grade 12
There are a range of after school activities and late buses are provided free of charge
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
The teachers treat the children as individuals. The small class sizes enables them can get to know the children and their individual needs very well. My son is still in Grade 3 and we will be here for a few years yet so I don't really know about repatriation but I feel he is learning very useful skills and will be able to adapt to the National Curriculum when we go home.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
There is a PTA but I have to admit I haven't been as active as I should have been. They organise a few events through the year including a costume ball.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Meet the teachers and the Admisistration personally and live close to the school.