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About Oasis

Providing a quality education that prepares students for success in university and beyond since 2004



Welcome to Oasis International School. I consider it a privilege to be a part of the team as director and work alongside a professional faculty and staff that serves an incredibly diverse student and parent community.

Oasis was founded in 2004, and for the past 19 years has served the international community in Ankara. Originated to meet the demand for a small group of expatriates, the present student body is made up of over 400 students representing over 70 countries, providing a unique opportunity for rich diversity in each classroom and at every grade level...


In the early 2000’s, a group of parents from the expatriate community of Ankara, Turkey partnered with network of OASIS International Schools to establish a new school for their children. Their common aim was to offer a high-quality, English-based, and cost-effective education via an American-style curriculum that reflected an emphasis on a global world view and the teaching of high character...

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Class sizes currently average between 15 and 20 students per grade level


Elementary students attend art one time per week and use a variety of materials and techniques to produce artwork. 

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We offer a full program of high quality education, from pre-kindergarten to pre-university.



Oasis International School is located in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. Ankara is an old city with a history spanning the Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras. Modern Ankara’s four main pillars consist of the government, the military, foreign embassies, and education. Home to 5 million people, it is located in central Turkey on a mountainous plateau 3,000 feet above sea level with a cool, dry climate. For more information, please take a look at the following websites:

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Oasis takes its responsibility to protect and nurture every child, very seriously. We believe the protection of children is the responsibility of every adult, and we expect our staff to conduct themselves with utmost integrity and professionalism at all times. We aim to create a safe, positive, and nurturing environment for children, protecting and safeguarding them to the highest standards possible.


The mission of Oasis International School is to impart to each student a values-based education in an environment of academic excellence, while cultivating a respect for people of all cultures and religions.

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Oasis International School exists because of our belief that a major impact can be made on our world through the education of international children who will in turn impact others in a positive way.



Oasis International School believes in educating the entire child- mentally, socially, physically, and spiritually- in an environment that is disciplined, values-based, academically strong, and respectful of people of all cultures and religions.

Expected Student Outcomes

Oasis International School aims to educate in such a way as to instill in each student the key values and skills that would benefit our students in their current studying as well as future endeavors, using the acronym Oasis:


utstanding Character


cademic Excellence


ervant Leadership


ntellectual Curiosity




OASIS International Schools


Turkish Ministry of Education


We are a proud member of OASIS International Schools, a growing network of quality international schools. The OASIS network is headquartered in the U.S. and is currently comprised of 16 schools around the world.

We are accredited by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. MSA-CESS is one of the six major accrediting bodies in the U.S., and it accredits many quality international schools in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

We are fully approved by the Turkish Ministry of Education.

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