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MEF International Schools, Istanbul (Turkey)

Appointed - Filled
Jan 11, 14
Feb 28, 14

School Details

MEF Schools of Turkey, a leader in private school education in Turkey, has two campuses: MEF International School-Istanbul and MEF International School-Izmir. MEFIS-Istanbul opened in 1999 and has 435 students (ages 3-18) on a purpose-built campus in central Istanbul. It is fully authorised to offer the IBDP and PYP (and is an IB World School), as well as accredited in Cambridge Lower Secondary/Checkpoint and IGCSE. MEFIS-Izmir opened in 2004 and has 159 students (ages 3-18) in a charming campus near the airport. It is the first school in Turkey to be authorised to offer Cambridge Programmes in both the Primary and Secondary Schools. MEFIS-Istanbul and MEFIS-Izmir schools are Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Centers.

Position Qualifications

Strong knowledge of and experience in implementing Cambridge Programmes - Checkpoint, IGCSE, AS and A levels, strong knowlededge of good curriculum design (preferably Understanding by Design), experience in horizontal and vertical alignment, strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to organise, motivate and guide teachers into teams to analyse and improve school curriculum, organise Cambridge external examinations, act as liaison between Cambridge and the school, coordinate with IBDP Coordinator to align curriculum, ensure the curriculum is well-documented by teachers, give teachers feedback and guidance on unit plans and overall curriculum design, establish good links and guide department heads regarding curriculum design, work with and seek guidance from Secondary Principal, work with IB PYP Coordinator on alignment from primary school.


Please submit the following documents at


  • personal statement with photo,
  • curriculum vitae with end/beginning years,
  • references with e mail addresses and phone numbers,
  • a scanned copy of your undergraduate degree with transcripts and Teaching Certification for Ministry Requirements.

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