Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to MEF International School (MEF IS) Izmir! We are a small community that celebrates the diversity that our truly international body of students, parents and faculty affords us.

Our motto, “Buildings bridges between countries and cultures” captures the essence of our school. As the only international school in Izmir, we have a vital role to play: providing the opportunity for families and faculty from different countries and cultures to come together to share, support, learn and grow. This is as true for the adults as it is for the students. We are fortunate to have such a wealth of diversity to enrich our lives and learning.  

We strive to create a common platform of understandings and truly bring the whole community together. We believe that by working in partnership with parents we can make a school better and that a school should be a community in which all stakeholders play a part.

Offering a quality education based on the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) curricula and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), we target and support individual learning. Our courses for Upper Secondary students lead to internationally recognized qualifications and our Deputy Principals at Primary and Secondary level are always ready to advise parents and students about course content and option choices. To make sure that students fully develop their potential, we offer English Support to English language learners; Learning Support to students that need academic support or extension; and Counselling, including College Counselling.

We strive to offer the highest level of individual care and attention that will meet our students’ needs and our parents’ expectations, and encourage open communication between our educators and families. We strive to create globally minded students who are curious and inquisitive about the world around them and have a critical approach to the information they receive. We believe that education goes beyond academics and is about the child as a whole. As such, our student profile is based on six universals celebrated across the whole school: responsibility, respect, cooperation, kindness, peace and safety.

As a dedicated educator, I believe in lifelong learning. Here at MEF IS Izmir, we aim to instil a love of learning in all our students so that they can continue to develop and improve themselves wherever they are and whatever they do.

Our door is always open to you - whether you are a parent of a student already enrolled with us; a parent thinking about sending your child here; a member of our local community or from further afield. Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Ulfet Okbay





26 May - 26 Jun

29 May Performing Art Show 13:00 - 14:30
30 May Primary Science Fair @ 14:10 for Years 1 to 6
30 May R1 assembly @ 9:00 in the gym
1 Jun Ed-Ex: Year 6
7 Jun Year 13 Graduation @ 18:00
8 Jun Year 6 Graduation @ 14:10
11 Jun R2 Graduation @ 14:15
12 Jun Talent Show @ 13:00 in the gym
12 Jun Gymnastics Display @ 15:00 (CLUB)
13 Jun Last Day of the Students & Final Report Cards @ 13:00
  • University of Cambridge International Examinations
  • Council of International Schools
  • European Council of International Schools


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Admissions :

Akcay Cad No 285 Gaziemir Izmir, TR

Telephone : +90-232-274-7474

Facsimile   : +90-232-274-7575