Secondary School


At MEF IS, we provide a quality international secondary school experience to expatriate and permanent resident foreigners living in Istanbul. The focus of our educational program is on providing an true International course of study, which includes opportunities to pursue Cambridge IGCSE / AS certificate, the IB Diploma and the Turkish Minsitry of Education graduation certificate. Graduates from MEF IS typically gain entrance to top universities located in North America, the UK and across Europe. We are truly international at MEFIS, with more than forty-five nationalities represented among our secondary school population of approximately two hundred and thirty students.

Teachers in the secondary school at MEF IS are highly qualified and originate from a variety of countries, including the Canada, Costa Rica, France, India, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. They challenge students to fulfill their academic potential in an academically-rich environment that encourages creativity, independent learning and collaboration with peers.

The co-curricular program at MEF IS provides students educational opportunities outside of the traditional classroom that include participation in the fine and performing arts, athletics, and leadership and participation in various clubs and community service.

In summary, MEF IS is a place where students work hard, have fun and enjoy positive relationships with each other, their teachers and other members of staff.