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Kilittaşı Schools - Bilingual Turkish / English Education:
Kilittaşı Schools offers Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School & High School bilingual programs for children of dual citizenship (Turkish and other) whose families either live in Turkey or are moving back to Turkey. Benefiting from a Dual Program, Turkish students who hold two nationalities have the advantage of studying half day Turkish curriculum and half day English curriculum. Kilittaşı Schools (KIT), with 5 locations situated on Istanbul's Asia Side in the east of the city, was established under the management of Keystone International Schools (which itself provides international education programs in English specifically for children of expat backgrounds).

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Turkish / English Bilingual Programs:

Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle & High School:

Photo of Turkish / English / French School in Istanbul- in Kucuk Camlica (central Uskudar district)

Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary:
- in Dragos district

Preschool, Kindergarten:
- in Acarkent (Beykoz district)

Preschool, Kindergarten:
- in Sabancı (Tuzla district)

Preschool, Kindergarten:
- in Ciftehavuzlar, Fenerbahce neighborhood in the Kadikoy district

Dual Curriculum Program: 

Kilittaşı Schools implement the Canadian Prince Edward Island (PEI) Curriculum for all the English Language Arts, French as a second language and all of the branch lessons. The Turkish Ministry of National Education’s (MNE) curriculum is implemented for the other subject areas.

The PEI curriculum offers clear target outcomes and skill achievements at each grade level. Both the PEI and the MNE’s programs ensure that the students acquire the necessary learning outcomes and skills at their appropriate grade levels.

The purpose of primary school education is to encourage and support students by creating awareness about different areas of arts and literature.
During secondary school education, students are encouraged to develop their autonomy. Both curriculums and our school’s approach support our students growth throughout their secondary education.

Students are provided with a comfortable environment to discuss various age-appropriate topics in order to form independent opinions. They are encouraged to make autonomous decisions and take on responsibilities.


• Preschool / Kindergarten Program: 
Image of Turkish / English / French School in IstanbulSubjects
French language, Music, Physical Education (PE)

Kilittaşı Schools Preschool was created in order to expose children to a different language from a young age. Kilittaşı Schools preschoolers can take advantage of the intensive French language immersion programs taught by native French speaking teachers. Through language immersion, Kilittaşı Schools preschoolers learn French quickly by using it in every aspect of the day. Preschool children learn through songs, activities and play. 


• Elementary School - Grades 1-4:
In the primary grades, the Kilittaşı Schools curriculum follows Turkish Ministry of National Education’s (MNE) guidelines - teaching educational basics, as well as building strong foundations in arithmetics, reading, and writing. Using a variety of resources and approaches, the Elementary School curriculum also includes art, music, environmental studies, French language and physical education (PE).

French is taught by native-speaking teachers as a second language, and in accordance with grade levels. Each child has the opportunity to learn French not only in the classroom but also to take part in French celebrations and holidays with exciting group projects and presentations.

Subjects include
Photos of Kilittaşı Schools - Bilingual Turkish / English Education- French
- Robotics
- Visual Arts
- Music
- Dance
- Drama
- Gymnastics
- Fitness Education
- Brazilian Football
- Counselling
- Clubs After School & Workshop Activities

On completing an English level assessment test, and based on your child's level of English, summer school participation may be required. Whenever additional academic English support is needed throughout the year, students will take resource classes by native English teachers.


• Intermediate / Middle School - Grades 5-8:
In intermediate school grades, the program follows Turkish Ministry of National Education (MNE) guidelines.

In addition to the core subjects of arithmetics, reading, and writing, the curriculum also includes science, French language, art, music, social studies, and physical education. Intermediate school undertakes the purpose of bridging the gap between primary and high school. Opportunities for responsibility and to show leadership are encouraged.

French is taught as a second language by native teachers, and in accordance with grade levels. Each child has the opportunity to learn French not only in the classroom but also to take part in French celebrations and holidays with exciting group projects and presentations.

Subjects include

Picture of Turkish / English / French School in Istanbul- French
- Information Technology
- Visual Arts
- Music
- Dance
- Drama
- Gymnastics
- Physical Education
- Brazilian Football
- Counselling
- Clubs After School & Workshop Activities

On completing an English level assessment test, and based on your child's level of English, summer school participation may be required. Whenever additional academic English support is needed throughout the year, students will take resource classes by native English teachers.


• High School Program - Grades 9-12:
Images of Kilittaşı Schools - Bilingual Turkish / English EducationPlease contact us for details of our high school curriculum and subjects taught. Kilittaşı Schools (KIT) was established under Keystone International Schools (KIS), and both KIT and KIS students share the same playground, garden break time as part of their education program.

Students who hold Turkish nationality have the opportunity to study in Kilittaşı Schools under the Dual Program, but also can continue their high school education in Keystone International Schools at the Camlica campus in Uskudar district, or also very excitingly - at Keystone Toronto International High School in Canada.

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Address: Mahallesi Gülhan Sk. No:1/1 PK: 34660, Kucuk Camlica, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2021-03-06 were from:

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;   Istanbul, Turkey;   Samandıra/sancaktepe. İSTANBUL;   istanbul, Afghanistan;   Dhaka, Bangladesh;   New York, USA;   Kuwait;   LAHORE, Pakistan;   Karachi, Pakistan;   Fujairah, UAE;   and more.