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International Preschools

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Education remains one of the top concerns for parents around the world, and choosing the right school for you child is an important consideration. Within Turkey, it is of little surprise that Turkish remains the primary language of instruction at preschools, kindergartens and daycare centres. However, there are also an ever-growing number of institutions which cater to the English (and other major foreign language) markets.

Because of its high concentration of expats and a growing demand amongst locals for education in English from childhood, there are a large number of English preschools in Istanbul, along with a handful of French and Italian kindergartens. You may find our Tips for Parents section useful before moving to Turkey.

Eden’s Garden International Preschool

Address: Güzelce Ali Paşa No: 50, Yeniköy, Istanbul  Tel:+90-212-2624302 Fax:+90-212-2626425

Offering quality, small-class preschooling in the English language, Eden's Garden International Preschool Istanbul services children aged between 2 and 6 years. The school also offers a nursery program, summer discovery camp and playgroup.

Atölye Preschool

Address: Sümer Korusu Gülveren Sok. No: 21 Tarabya, Istanbul  Tel: +90-212-2999325 /+90-212-2999326 Fax: +90-212-2999244

Integrating discovery and learning, Atölye Preschool Istanbul caters to children between 2 and 5 years with full and half-day programs offered in Turkish and English. There are also 'playteams' and weekend courses available.

Bosphorus International Preschool

Address: Şirin Sok. No: 39, Emirgan, Istanbul  Tel: +90-212-2778444  Fax: +90-212-2774391

Set inside a beautiful villa on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus, Bosphorus International Preschool offers a preschool program in English along with a Turkish bilingual program. This Istanbul preschool focuses on children aged between 2 and 5 years.

The British International School

Address: Zekeriyaköy Mah., Kilyos Cad. No: 227/1, Sarıyer, Istanbul  Tel: +90-212-2027027 / 2027709  Fax: +90-212-2026162

Founded on the principles of traditional British education, The British International School Istanbul has programs aimed at playschool aged children all the way through to high school. The School has two preschools in Istanbul; one in Etiler (2.5 years - 4 years old) and the other at the purpose built campus in Zekeriyaköy (2.5 years - 4/6 years).

Istanbul International School

Address: Atatürk Mah. Ölmez Sok. No:1, Ataşehir, Istanbul & Turistik Çamlıca Cad. No:8, Büyük Çamlıca, Istanbul  Tel: +90-216-4567886 (Ataşehir); +90-216-3350055 (Çamlıca)

Istanbul International School has preschools in Çamlıca and Ataşehir, both on Istanbul's Asian side. It is the only school in Istanbul to offer both national and international curricula under the same roof in order to encourage shared learning.


The English International School of Istanbul

Tel: +90-212-2808038 Fax: +90-212-2701797

Occupying a new, purpose-built campus in 4.Levent, the English International School of Istanbul (TEIS) is open to both Turkish and foreign students and offers a British style curriculum to children aged between 2.5 and 6 years.

Mor Kelebek House

Address: Cevat Paşa Sok. No:28, Koşuyolu, Istanbul  Tel: +90-216-3259202

Offering part-time and full-time programs for toddlers and children, Mor Kelebek House Istanbul employs children's natural curiosity and interests to guide the curriculum. Mor Kelebek is located in Koşuyolu, on Istanbul's Asian side.

Plus International Preschool

Address: Bagdat Cad., Cami Sok. No: 9, Çiftehavuzlar-Kadıköy, Istanbul  Tel: +90-216-3500606

Providing a 'natural, multicultural environment', Plus International Preschool employs native French, German and English teachers to provide a quality international education. Plus is a member of the International Schools Association.

Kemer Kids' Garden

Branches: Ataşehir:+90-216-4567156, Bahçeşehir: +90-212-6696541, Nişantaşı: +90-212-2194144, Tarabya: +90-212-2233039, Zekeriyaköy: +90-212-2025230

Started in 1999, Kemer Kids is a franchise-based preschool group offering discovery based learning for children aged 2 - 6 years, a PYP integrated bilingual program and the Canadian Maple Bear English immersion program for children aged 3 and up.


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