Historical Schools of Istanbul

Historical Schools of Istanbul

Historical Schools of Istanbul

These schools, dating back to the Ottoman period with their heritage that sheds light on the history of education, continue to attract the attention of visitors with their eye-catching architecture.


Zoğrafyon Private Greek School

<html><p>Zoğrafyon&nbsp;Private Greek School was founded in Beyoğlu, İstanbul, in 1846 as the School of the Panayia Church, and it is located very close to Taksim Square. Money was raised to renovate the school, which dates back to the 19th century, as a modern school. The school's name was decided to be Zoğrafyan as a token of honor to Hristaki Zoğrafos, who donated a large amount.</p><p>Although the number of students in the semester when first graduates of Zoğrafyan took a diploma in 1899 was 350; today, the school has approximately 45 students and 20 teachers. The school's language of instruction is Turkish and Greek.</p><p>In 1948 Commercial High School was added to Zoğrafyon Greek High School, which was opened as a science high school. The school expanded due to increased capacity over time, underwent restoration, and regained its current appearance.</p><p>Among the school buildings that provide education in Istanbul, some have witnessed at least 100 years of history. At Zoğrafyon&nbsp;Private Greek School, which is one of them, students can continue their education and training lives besides experiencing the historical ambiance.</p></html>


Beşiktaş Anatolian High School

<html><p class="ql-align-justify">The foundation of Beşiktaş Anatolian High School or BAL, which is one of the historical buildings that has survived from the Ottoman Empire to the present day, dates back to 1871. Beşiktaş Anatolian High School, located in Beşiktaş district and one of the oldest high schools of the city, was used as the women's quarters of the Çırağan Palace in the past. </p><p class="ql-align-justify">The foreign languages taught in the high school, the principal of which is Mehmet Emin Dörtbudak, can be listed as English, German and French. Deposed on the grounds that he was insane and lived 28 years in prison, Murat V. went through this process in the Beşiktaş Anatolian High School building today. Even today, Murat V.'s room serves as the canteen of Beşiktaş Anatolian High School.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Beşiktaş Anatolian High School, which was turned into a primary school after the caliphate was abolished in 1924, served in the status of a primary school until 1937. Afterwards, Beşiktaş High School, which served as a secondary school between 1940 and 1941, was transformed into a coeducational school high school. The institution, which was named as "Beşiktaş Girls High School" between 1959 and 1960, gained the name of "Beşiktaş High School" during the status of coeducational school high school after 1993-1994. </p><p class="ql-align-justify">Beşiktaş Anatolian High School, where the language of instruction is Turkish, English is compulsory and German and French are elective courses, also hosts festivals and sports competitions organized by Beşiktaş Anatolian High School Sports Club. The quota of Beşiktaş Anatolian High School, where concerts are also held during the May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, is limited to 200 students. The historical building, with the unique view of the Bosphorus, takes you on a journey in time with its perfectly decorated ceilings and ornaments.</p></html>


Erenköy Girls High School

<html><p class="ql-align-justify">It is possible to encounter schools that challenge history in many quarters of İstanbul. This type of schools, the foundations of which were laid in accordance with the educational understanding of the period, educate successful students today as they used to be. Erenköy Girls High School, which makes a difference with the students educated and its historical building, is also among these important schools. The high school, located in Göztepe, has been serving since 1911. As it is known, Göztepe used to be aquarter of Erenköy district. Therefore the school was named after the district. The school, which often brings its graduates together, has been trying to keep this tradition alive for years. Currently, every Sunday is determined as a special meeting day for graduates.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Erenköy Girls High School was opened under the name of "Kız Numune School" in the first term. Education started directly at Rıdvan Pasha Mansion. Aziz Haydar had made important efforts for the opening process of the school. During the first five years, Abdullah Nasih Efendi took a position in the management of the school. By 1916, this place is turned into a high school. Board of education acquired the mansion from the last owner at that time. At the same time, another mansion was acquired to be used as a dormitory. On February 22, 1945, a big fire broke out here and the school building was almost destroyed. Classes continue for a while in the boarding area protected from fire. Meanwhile, a new construction process begins for the school.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Since 1947, the school was converted into day school. In those years, education continued in more modern buildings. In 1954, this place started to operate as a boarding school again. In 1979, Erenköy Girls' High School also included male students; but this attempt only sustained one season. In 1990, the boarding section was completely closed. Istanbul Anatolian Fine Arts High School was opened here.</p></html>

Kabatas High School

<html><p>KabatasHigh School is located on Ciragan Avenue, on the coastline of Besiktas district in Istanbul, along the Bosphorus. It is in the south of the 15 July Martyrs Bridge. </p><p>The historical school, whose construction year is 1908, started to contribute to the education of young people in the capital of the Ottoman Empire firstly with 276 students and seven classrooms. In 1913, new five classrooms and the primary school department were opened. Its name was recorded as Kabatas Sultanisi. Since the year when the sultanis (one of the educational institutions during the Ottoman Empire) were abolished, it has been serving as Kabatas High School. Kabatas High School, whose building has been changed, enlarged and its regulations changed several times in the past 100 years, is shown among the most established educational institutions in Turkey. </p><p>The artistic details of the high school, which makes a strong impression with its historical building, also stand out. Inside the school, which attracts attention with its windows, doors, and various decorations, there are classrooms opening to long corridors, cultural and artistic buildings, and sports areas.</p><p>Today, Kabatas High School, which is a complete high school with nearly 40 classrooms, conferences, meeting rooms, sports halls, workshops, library, laboratories, and infirmary, offers boarding education as a school where nearly 1000 students are educated</p></html>

Private German High School

<html><p class="ql-align-justify">Private German High School, also known as "German High School", is not only in Istanbul; but also is one of one of Turkey's most prominent educational institutions. Today, the Private German High School, which provide education as an "Anatolian High School", has a preparatory class. The high school which has an important place among high school secondary education institutions in Turkey, not only domestic, but also demonstrated great success in the international platform.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">The Private German High School, located within the boundaries of Beyoglu district of Istanbul province, was established in 1868 under the name of "German and Swiss Citizens School Based on the Principle of Equality", and initially aimed to serve the community whose mother tongue was German in the city. Of course, as time progresses and the popularity of the school increases, not only students of German origin; It started to attract the attention of Turkish students as well.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">Private German High School, which has an excellent location near the Galata Tower, was closed after the World War I and in 1924, it offered education again. Finally, in 1945, Beyoğlu Girls High School started to offer education in the same building. In 1953, the building was returned/possessed to its original owner and it has been actively providing education since then under the name of Private German High School.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">The Abitur diploma, which the Private German High School awards to its students, gives the right to apply to university in the most modern cities of Europe such as Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Another school that the Abitur diploma is awarded in Turkey at Istanbul High School. Every student who graduated from Private German High School, which provides education under Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Education and Federal Education and Research Ministry, will have the Deutsches Sprachdiplom in addition to the Abitur diploma.</p></html>

Eseyan Armenian School

<html><p>The Eseyan Armenian School is founded by the brothers Hovhannes Eseyan and Mıgırdiç Eseyan, who responded to the aid campaign initiated by the Beyoğlu Executive Board to meet the community's need for school. The philanthropic siblings demand that their surname name to the school before starting construction work. Upon the acceptance of this request by the congregation, the construction of the Eseyan Armenian school, whose foundation was laid on Taksim Meşelik Street, started in 1893 and completed in 1895 as a result of two years of work, the school begins to accept its first students.</p><p>The school, which was administered in the form of coeducation in its first years, then provides education only for girls. During World War I years, in the school which was allocated to the training of nurses, lab established Turkey's first post-war.</p><p>The historical school in Istanbul, which was also used as an orphanage for a while, was renovated with various repair works in 1923 and reaches the present day. During the renovation works, the destroyed/ruined Surp Harutyon Church, located on the school's land, was also renovated.</p><p>The school, which was switched back to coeducation form as of 1993 and renovated with a major repair in the 2000s, continues its education life today.</p></html>

Phanar Greek Orthodox College

<html><p>Phanar Greek Orthodox College, located in Fatih district of Istanbul, is one of the oldest buildings in the city established on the basis of education. This historical building, which is located close to the Balat Coast and a few hundred meters from Fener Ferry Pier, is quite dazzling with its details and architectural elements.</p><p>In the college named Magali Scholio for Orthodox Christians, which was built after the conquest of Istanbul by the Ottoman Empire, many administrators and religious scholars who have taken on tasks in various levels are trained. There are ancient and modern philosophy, grammar, and literature besides religious education in the college where world-famous writers are also taken secular education. The college, which has been providing education in this way for many years, was transformed into a classical education-oriented high school after about 400 years and functions in this way for about 20 years from the mid-19th century.</p><p>It was eventually rebuilt in 1881 as one of the largest-scale structures in and around the Golden Horn. Phanar Greek Orthodox College, whose design elements were brought from France, has a monumental feature with its high facade. The building, which gained a characteristic appearance with its red bricks carried piece by piece from France, contains references to the castle architecture, so to speak. Today, it still serves as an educational institution.</p></html>

Private Galileo Galilei Italian High School

<html><p>It was first opened/established on Kumbaracıbaşı Street in 1870 in order to provide education services to the children of Italian families residing in the Tophane region of Beyoğlu district in Istanbul, especially those who are homeless. In 1876, the school moved to a larger building on Suterazi Street and continued its education life, and with the increase in the number of students, it moved its current place/location on Turnacıbaşı Street in 1882.</p><p>The side/facade facing Turnacıbaşı Street of the school, which consists of two separate buildings, serves as an education building, and the side/facade facing Faikpaşa Yokuşu Street serves as an orphanage for homeless children The back facades of these two buildings and gardens are common, and their front facades face different streets.</p><p>The school, which started to provide education at primary education and nursery level, suspended its activities for a while due to wars at the beginning of the century. Afterwards, with the addition of secondary and high school preparatory classes, it started to provide education as Private Italian Girls' Secondary School. As of 1937, Turkish students were not admitted to primary school as required by law, and only Italian and foreign students started to study.</p><p>Following the closure of the secondary school department due to the legislation regarding the increase of mandatory education to eight years in 1996, it becomes the current high school that provides education at the primary education level, where all foreign students can be enrolled, as of 2000.</p></html>

Zapyon Greek School

<html><p>The historic Zapyon Greek School, which rises in all its glory on the right side as you move from Taksim Square to Sıraselviler, is one of the few Greek schools in Istanbul. </p><p>A larger building was needed when the school, which initially provided education in Tepebaşı, is later converted into an academy that trains teachers. On the current campus, which was a hospital and cemetery until 1875, the Zapyon Girls' High School was built by the merchant Konstantinos Zappas between 1883 and 1885 to meet the need for a church and school due to the enlargement of the city to this side. Additionally, Aya Triada Church was built on part of the plot. It is also known that this building served as a hospital in World War I. Today, with the decline of the Greek population, the school has a mixed style that provides education at the nursery, primary, and high school levels despite the small number of students. </p><p>This school, which was designed by Ioannis Ioannisi, one of the famous architects of the period, is among the eye-catching examples of Greek architecture with both internal and external building elements and craftsmanship. Many of the wall and ceiling decorations, sculptures, doors, and windows are original at the school, which looks like a living museum. The most valuable part of the library archive, which contains hundreds of historical books, is the Greek-language newspapers in Istanbul in the 1880s.&nbsp;</p></html>

Maçka Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School

<p class="ql-align-justify">Maçka quarter of Şişli district of Istanbul attracts attention with its abundance of historical buildings. One of the prominent buildings at this point is the highly sophisticated building of Maçka Vocational High School designed with Italian architecture.</p><p class="ql-align-justify">It offers an educational function for the first time under the name of "Maçka Art Institute" at the end of the 1950s after being incomplete for many years for the opening of the Italian Embassy. In the following years, it was used first as a high school and teacher school, then as a technician school. At the end of the process that continued with different names in the following years, it serves with the name "Istanbul Maçka Akif <span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); color: rgb(73, 80, 87);">Tuncel </span>Technical and Industrial Vocational High School" in 1988 and today "Maçka Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School"<strong>. </strong></p><p class="ql-align-justify">The building on the road from Maçka to Vali Konağı Street, one of the symbols of Nişantaşı, is dazzling with its architectural details. It stands out with its decorations and detailed craftsmanship. It is taught in modern classrooms in its interior in a classic school form. The historical school, which draws attention with its garden, is one of the oldest and most respected high schools in Istanbul.</p>



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