We are An Accredited School

Büyük Kolej is one of the best schools in Ankara that you could possibly send your child too. Being one of only a few schools in Turkey that are internationally accredited, you can be assured that wherever your child goes in the future, their education will be recognized on an international level.

About Our School

OUR VISION

Büyük College; is an exemplary educational institution where happy, successful and innovative global citizens are raised in mutual respect and tolerance.

OUR MISSION:

Strives for academic excellence in light of universal ethical values by creating individuals that are respectful, sensitive, quality-driven, eager to learn with an understanding of the modern world; these individuals are educated in a safe and egalitarian educational environment where individual differences are respected.

HISTORY

The Executive Board of Büyük Kolej is comprised of C. Rumi Doğay, the Founder, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO; Tansel Saatçioğlu, Board Member and Deputy CEO; and Tansu Doğay, Board Member. The three siblings grew up at Büyük Dershane, the only institution that one could think of as a tuition center in Turkey throughout a certain time period which was founded by their father, educator Hikmet Doğay. C. Rumi Doğay is a graduate of Industrial Engineering at Boğaziçi University while Tansel Saatçioğlu graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Ankara University and Tansu Doğay from Faculty of Dentistry at Gazi University. Büyük Kolej's education journey started with Büyük Dersane, which was founded in 1951, and progressed in 1986-1987 academic year when primary and secondary school students were registered for the first time. When the high school section was added, the building in Maltepe fell short of responding to needs associated with the increased number of students. That was when Büyük Kolej moved into the campus in Gaziosmanpaşa, an elegant neighborhood in Ankara, where preschool and first grade students studied at a separate building. The campus is equipped with modern classrooms, an indoor sports hall, a semi-olympic swimming pool and multiple laboratories exhibiting cutting-edge technology.

In 2011, Büyük Science High School, which delivers special education to students gifted in science, was inaugurated. Büyük Kolej has been modeled on international schools since its establishment. It has been accredited by the CIS (Council of International Schools), which it has been a member of since 2001, thus securing a strong place among the reputable schools in our country. Büyük Kolej's Board Members carry on the name and spirit of Hikmet Doğay, their father and their lighthouse in education, via Büyük Kolej Hikmet Doğay Library and Media Center as well as Hikmet Doğay Remarkable Student and Teacher of the Year awards. They have also established Nedime Education Foundation named after their mother to support university students with insufficient financial means. Büyük Kolej is an affiliate of Büyük Kolej A.Ş., which also owns a tourism industry affiliate, namely Aqua Fantasy, a most exclusive aqua park and hotel established in Kuşadası in 2000 enjoying global reputation thanks to the awards it has received.

Welcoming Message

Learning pathways at BÜYÜK KOLEJ are shaped by a spirit of a family, characterized by our students, teachers, staff, parents and partnership organisations. Learning pathways at BÜYÜK KOLEJ are shaped by a spirit of a family, characterized by our students, teachers, staff, parents and partnership organisations. only impact individual’s growth, but also contribute to a shared, inclusive and sustainable future. BÜYÜK KOLEJ is an exemplary educational institution where happy, successful and innovative global citizens are raised in mutual respect and tolerance. In line with this vision, BÜYÜK KOLEJ strives for academic excellence in light of universal ethical values by creating individuals that are respectful, sensitive, quality-driven, eager to learn with an understanding of the modern world; these individuals are educated in a safe and egalitarian educational environment where individual differences are respected. BÜYÜK KOLEJ’s success as a school is reliant on highly qualified, experienced, and caring teachers, as well as on their continuous professional development. OUR success as an instutition is equally dependent on skilled, proactive and dedicated staff and contemporary teaching and learning methodologies. We are always proud of our school and we are pleased to welcome you as a member of our Büyük Kolej family Yours sincerely.
ARZU GÜR
HEAD OF PRE AND PRIMARY SCHOOL

From our IPC teacher

Accreditations

CIS (https://www.cois.org/)

Fieldwork Education (https://fieldworkeducation.com/)

About the IPC

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an internationally-minded, thematic, cross-curricular and rigorous teaching structure used in over 85 countries. The learning goals are the foundation of IPC. Therefore, Büyük Kolej applies Milepost 1 and Milepost 2 in order to provide IPC’s subjects goals, personal goals, international learning goals.

Milepost 1 (MP 1): Ages 5-7

Milepost 2 (MP 2): Ages 7-9

Learning Goals:

  • Knowledge - Children will know...

  • Skills - Children will be able to...

  • Understanding - Children will understand...

Subject Goals:

Subject goals cover the knowledge, skills and understanding of children relating to the subjects they are learning. You can find the details about IPC Subject Areas and Additional Subject Areas under the “Subject Areas” part.

Personal Goals:

Personal goals supported the individual qualities and tendencies of children in terms of 21st century skills. There are 8 IPC Personal Goals - enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability. Opportunities to experience and practice these are built into the learning tasks within each unit of work.

International Learning Goals:

International learning goals are unique to our curriculum and help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international and intercultural perspective. Each thematic IPC unit includes an international aspect, to help develop a sense of ‘international mindedness’.