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TOP-10 prestigious primary and secondary schools in Turkey where international students can get high-quality primary and secondary education

Education information

The education system in Turkey is closely monitored by state bodies: it is a five-year elementary school, 3 years of middle school and 4 years of senior school. SMAPSE offers more than 10 best Turkish primary and secondary schools where international students can get prestigious primary and secondary education.

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Preschool and primary education in 10 best Turkish schools

Preschool education is also a mandatory step for a young student of 3-5 years. Pre-school education fully prepares young students for further education, develops academic skills, attentiveness and perseverance. Lessons are held mainly in a playful, interesting form that helps to keep students' attention and make studying more interesting.

Public schools provide high-quality, compulsory and free education. It is also possible to enroll in one of the private schools. The generality, unity of the primary school curriculum is especially convenient for children who change their place of residence: when they enter a new school, it's quite easy to adapt to the learning process and do not miss useful blocks.

10 best private primary schools in Turkey

As already mentioned, in addition to state-owned, there is a large number of private schools in the country. Studies are often conducted in English. In Antalya there are primary schools, where foreign students can get high-quality education, and in-depth study of Turkish and English as a foreign language:

  • International Russian School (Gyuzel Oba)
  • International College of Tourism (at the Academy of Tourism)
  • Russian School at the Academy of Tourism of Antalya (Lara ).

TOP-10 secondary schools in Turkey for international students

Secondary school implies three-year studying plus 4 years of professional technical preparation in specialized colleges. Most secondary schools are state-owned, and education can be obtained free of charge. After the 12th grade each student passes the National Exam: it helps to identify the level of knowledge and skills, determines the chances of successful admission to the chosen university.

SMAPSE experts would like to present one of the most popular college in Turkey where foreign students can get high-quality education: the College of Tourism in Antalya. Over the past two years it has become extremely attractive to students from all over the world.

Please, don't hesitate to contact SMAPSE experts as they are always ready to answer all your questions.

Learning programs-summary information

Name Meaning Equivalent Min. age Duration, 
Next stage Cost
GCSE General certificate of secondary education secondary education (non-accomplished) 14 1–2 A-Levels 15,000 USD+
A-Levels Advanced level secondary education (accomplished) 16 2 University 15,000 USD+
BTEC Business and Technology Education Board secondary special education 14 2–3 University/ work 15,000 USD+
Oxbridge Preparation Preparing for Oxford and Cambridge secondary education (accomplished) 17 1 University 15,000 USD+
International Baccalaureate International baccalaureate secondary education (accomplished) 16 2 University 18,000 USD+
Foundation/ Pathway Year Preparatory year admission to the 1st year of university 17 1 University 14,000 USD+
NCUK The Northern consortium 2 year university 17,5 1 2 year University of NCUK 13,000 USD+
Special Preparation (Medics/Math/Business) Specialized training - 14 optional optional 4,000 USD+
Academic English Academic English Language school 8 + 6–12 months School or University 8,000 USD+

Advantages and disadvantages of English schools

Advantages Disadvantages
The opportunity to enter the best universities in England, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Europe, the world Expensive
High quality of education and academic standards Strong workload
Perfect English after graduation The need to change the social environment; it takes time to adapt
Useful contacts The difficulty of choosing the most suitable school for the child, requires a qualified specialist
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