An extract on #erkek
stanbul Lisesi is located in Caalolu, stanbul. The school has changed several buildings throughout its history. Since 1933 the school has used its current building. The building was designed by architects Alexander Vallaury and Raimondo D'Aronco and inaugurated in 1882 as the Dyun-u Umumiye (Council of Ottoman Revenues and Debts Administration) Building, which overlooks the entrance to the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. A new building adjacent to the main historical building was inaugurated in 1984, providing new boarding and sports facilities. The primary languages of instruction are Turkish and German. The secondary foreign language of instruction is English.
As a state school, admissions to stanbul Lisesi are through the Secondary Education Institutions Entrance Exams (OKS), the central state school examination. stanbul Lisesi is one of the most difficult schools to enter of all the 400 Anadolu Lisesis (special state secondary schools) in the country. Admission to the stanbul Lisesi requires a tough competition, since only 180 students out of 1,400,000 applicants can make it through every year, and stanbul Lisesi is usually among the first choices of best ranked students along with Galatasaray High School and leading Fen Lisesis (Science high school). The school usually accepts students from the top 800-1000 in Turkey.
The school offers a tuition-free, high level education, providing voluntary boarding possibilities, and as such, draws a diverse group of students from all over Turkey, including students who cannot afford private education. The academic program enables students to pursue academic excellence and acquire fluency and literacy in German and Turkish.
stanbul Lisesi is the first Turkish school
to offer private high school education (~ 1886)
to publish the first student newspaper (before 1887)
to use the title "Lise", equivalent of 'Lyceum' (1910)
to provide German education to students (1912)
to show a movie in the school (~1913) "Les Misrables", shown as "Jeanin Hikayesi" (Jeans Story)
to establish a student theater group (~1913) staging Abdlhak Hamids Eber and Pinti Hamid (Lavare), a Molire adaptation by Teodor Kasap
whose students wore hats in stanbul, following the announcement of the Reform of headgear and dress (1925).
The education period is five years (one year German preparatory, and four year high school). The German Abitur has been offered at stanbul Lisesi since 2002. The Abitur diploma permits successful students the admission to any German university in almost any faculty. All science and mathematics courses in the last two years are at Abitur level. stanbul Lisesi has a very strong academic record, with a high proportion of its students proceeding to prominent universities in Turkey, Germany, Austria and the United States.