The English School of Istanbul
An Exceptional School
The English School of Istanbul (ESI) is a modern preschool offering an international curriculum in a bilingual environment for children aged 3-6 in a state of the art learning environment.
The school is located in the heart of the Anatolian side of Istanbul within a stone’s throw of both Kadıköy and Bağdat Street.
The school building is set within a mature garden in a quiet residential street. The garden provides opportunities for an inspiring education both inside and outside the classroom.
Head Teacher - Qualifications: Bachelor of Education; MA. Education; National Professional Qualification for Headship; Dip Ed. Language Development; Dip. Ed. Reading Development
Early Years Coordinator - Qualifications: BA Hons in Early Years Education & Art. Pioneer of the EYFS curriculum which introduced learn through play.
Early Years & Year One Teacher - Qualifications: BA Hons in Performance Arts, Dance, Drama, Music and Art with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education)
All of our teachers have UK Qualified Teacher's Status (QTS).
We seek to develop the language skills of our students to the level of bi-lingualism (English & Turkish) and later, multi-lingualism. Each class has a fully qualified and experienced British teacher, as well as a bilingual teaching assistant.
Being bi-lingual does not mean that a child can ‘get-by’ in a second language. Rather, a bilingual student is expected to read, write and speak both languages at the same high level. In effect, they have two first languages. The younger a child begins his or her bilingual education, the more bilingual they are likely to become.
We encourage our boys and girls to reach their personal and academic potential whilst nurturing their curiosity and encouraging individuality and creative thought. The English School of Istanbul’s ethos is caring, student-centred and international. We offer every opportunity for our students to reach their full potential.
As the ESI team, our mission is to develop successful, caring, independent citizens of Turkey and the world, who are able to lead the future generations with their intelligence, values and determination.
Today's students are tomorrow's leaders and decision makers:
We offer every opportunity for our students to reach their full potential.