MEF International School (MEF IS) is a Reception to Year 13 co-educational day school located in Izmir.

The school provides a first class English-medium international education, complemented by French, Spanish and Turkish Host Country Studies. The Learning Support Team provides support to students who have minor special learning needs. The programme supports student through ESL, Literacy, Learning Remediation, Enrichment/Extension and Guidance Counselling. MEF IS aims to provide quality international education for the “the whole child.”

The focus in the curriculum is helping children to become enquirers who are enthusiastic about finding out how the world works. The mandate of the school is to promote in children a love of learning, an appreciation of other languages and people, and global understanding to create lifelong learners and global citizens.

It is an international school with 37 nationalities with an enrolment of 186 students. All students who attend MEF IS hold a foreign passport. There are 34 faculty and roughly 50% hold advanced degrees. The school is accredited by the Turkish Ministry of Education, and is currently undergoing accreditation evaluation with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). MEF International School is licensed by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to offer the Cambridge International Curriculum throughout the school. The school was founded in  2004. MEF International School is the only international school in Izmir and fully accredited to offer the Cambridge International Programmes.

Our School at a glance

  • Established: 2004
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Curriculum: International Cambridge & International Primary Programme (IPC)
  • Accreditation: Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)
  • Recognition: Turkish Ministry of Education
  • Current enrolment: 186
  • Nationalities – Families: 37
  • Primary School: 112 students
  • Secondary School: 75 students
  • Faculty: 34
  • Faculty with advanced degrees: 45%
  • Nationalities – Teachers: 10
  • Student-teacher ratio: 5:1