Robert College is a co-educational high school founded in 1863. Admission is based on the standardized high school entrance exam developed by the Ministry of National Education. Students who come to Robert College score in the top 0.2% on this exam. Following their five-year education, RC graduates continue their higher education at top-ranked universities in Turkey and abroad. Click here for the list of universities chosen by the class of 2018. Robert College aims to educate students to strive to become leaders in their chosen fields. Many alumni from Robert College’s earliest days up to today have played instrumental roles in areas like politics, arts, education and science, in Turkey and around the world.
The school has been constantly evolving throughout its 156-year history, and was also a pioneer for other leading educational institutions in Turkey. Click here for more details about the history of the school and its graduates.
Robert College places a great value on equality in education and welcomes students from all over Turkey. The school has a strong scholarship program. Twenty-six percent of the 1045 students benefit from the need-based scholarship packages. Students who come from outside Istanbul have the option of staying in the residences. Click here for an overview of residential life.
Education is bilingual, with many courses in English and others in Turkish, as mandated by the Ministry of National Education. As a second foreign language, students may choose either French or German.
A major distinguishing feature of the school is the rich co-curricular program. Over 90 student clubs contribute to the self-confidence and diversified education of the students. This versatility gained at school becomes a natural tool in the students’ future professional lives. Click here for the club program.
The campus is another important factor in the development of the students. Located on a sixty-five-acre wooded area, the school is situated in a quiet and green environment away from the commotion of the fast-growing city.
The classrooms, offices, media centers, residences and the library are continuously renovated to meet newly arising needs. The library media center offers study, leisure and personal development possibilities to students and staff. The library’s collection is rich and diverse holding print and electronic resources in four languages and providing database access to hundreds of thousands of articles from around the world. Click here for the library media center pages.
The computer center is equipped with the latest technology, and there is wireless internet access throughout campus. Classes use smart boards, laptops, internet, films and videos. All classrooms and laboratories are equipped with permanent projectors. Click here for the information technology pages.
The theater, Suna Kıraç Hall, has a seating capacity of 530, and is equipped with professional sound and lighting systems. Several plays, musicals and concerts are staged each year. In addition to plays in Turkish and English, some plays are also in French and German. The school has a second auditorium with a seating capacity of 180. Click here to read more about drama and musical performances.
In addition to the gym that comprises the basketball and volleyball courts, there is a fitness room and a multipurpose indoor court. Outdoor facilities include a track, two playing fields and four tennis courts.
All the school staff and teachers continuously seek professional development opportunities to provide the best education to the students. We are hoping that you will find the answer to all your questions about the school on our web site. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information.
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