Why Join MEF IS

MEF International School is a warm, caring place where students are nurtured and inspired to grow and learn. Teachers are valued for the contributions that they bring to our school and creativity and innovation are cherished.

Our faculty and support staff (approximately 41 in all) represent many different countries including USA, Australia, Italy, Kenya, Spain, Philippines, Turkey and the UK. Our motto of “Building Bridges between Countries and Cultures” is not just a saying, it is part of our day to day experience. Teachers have qualifications that match the area of their expertise and 25% have Masters Degrees or Doctorates.

Our team of professionals strive to make our mission statement come to life in everything we say and do – to inspire, nurture and challenge our learners to realise their unique potential. We very much believe in providing a holistic education, not only contributing to their academic growth, but also social, emotional and physical development. Our learner’s well-being comes before all else, so we are committed to providing them with a safe environment in which they can flourish.

We are located in Gaziemir, only minutes away from Izmir airport. Nestled between mountains and the sea, Izmir is the third largest city in Turkey. The history of Izmir stretches back to Smyrna, a Greek city dating back to antiquity located at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. Compared to Istanbul, Izmir has a relatively relaxed pace of life and is ideally located for weekend getaways to places as varied as Ephesus (a Hellenistic and Roman settlement) , Pamukkale (white travertine terraces), and Bodrum (a popular seaside vacation town). The Turkish people are very hospitable, in fact visitors are cherished and are hosted and treated as such. You can easily experience the Turkish culture and Turkish cuisine which is quite diverse.

And perhaps most importantly our students are what makes us most special. Our students are warm, caring and welcoming. They are curious and interested in learning. They come from over 35 different nations from all over the world. They are at the centre of all we do, and the reason why we so enjoy coming to school each day.

If you feel that MEF International School is a good fit for your educational philosophy, we would love to hear from you.