The British International School Istanbul (BISI)
About The British International School Istanbul (BISI)
The British International School Istanbul is a mixed, independent international school, situated in Istanbul in Turkey. The school offers a modified English National Curriculum, CIE IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Students from over 55 nationalities attend the all-through school, which places a high emphasis on the acquisition of languages and offers German, Spanish, French and Turkish, between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 years. The school is partially-selective and is able to offer Special Needs Support throughout both the Primary and Secondary departments.
The British International School Istanbul has been in existence for twenty five years, and the current proprietor took over in 2000.
Richard I'Anson (Pre School and Primary School)
Mr William Bradley (Secondary School Director)
Values and vision
The British International School Istanbul vision and mission is that it aims to provide a caring international environment, fostering cultural diversity. It strives to ensure its individual students achieve their full academic potential, and are inspired to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens of the global community.
The school also aims to develop understanding and mutual respect within its community, allowing it to explore the beliefs, circumstances and values of all members' nationalities and cultures. It believes its internationalism provides better learning, acceptance, and a holistic acknowledgement that wonder and greatness comes from the diversity of difference.
Guided by its vision and mission, The British International School Istanbul is dedicated to: educating students in a stimulating environment to the highest possible academic standards; fostering world citizens who, celebrating both their shared humanity and cultural diversity, will shape a more peaceful world; instilling respect, tolerance, integrity and compassion and promote the confidence and independence to be responsible risk-takers; educating students to be adaptable, reflective and questioning throughout their lives.