Galatasaray High School

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Group.png Galatasaray High School  
The main gate to the school.
FounderBayezid II
HeadquartersIstanbul, Turkey
Type• Public
• Boarding
Oldest high school in Turkey.

Galatasaray High School is the oldest high school in Turkey, established in 1481. It is also the second-oldest Turkish educational institution after Istanbul University, which was established in 1453. As one of the most selective schools in the world, it is often compared to the likes of Eton College in England and Lycée Louis-le-Grand in France.[citation needed] As an Anatolian High School, access to the school is open to all students without discrimination with a high nationwide high school entrance score (approximately top-scoring 0.03% of students across the country). Education consists of a blend of Turkish and French curricula and is provided in both languages.


Education is primarily in French and Turkish. English, Italian and Latin are also taught as second languages. Students who gain admission to Galatasaray High School through the national examination rank in the top 500 students among approximately a million pupils.

Galatasaray, being a boarding school, has a diverse student body, with boys and girls coming from every part of the country. The current curriculum consists of a blend of Turkish and French curricula, plus a number of additional language courses and elective subjects. Courses on Turkish literature, geography, history, ethics, and art are taught in Turkish, while French Literature, philosophy, sociology, mathematics, and science courses use French as the language of instruction. In addition, English is taught in the primary schools from the sixth grade and up, while Italian and Latin are taught in the high school grades.

The association football club Galatasaray S.K. was formed by and named after the institution. The footballers consisted entirely of students of the school during the club's formative years. Galatasaray High School is the progenitor of Galatasaray Community, which includes the football club, its parent Galatasaray Sports Club, and Galatasaray University.


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