The CIS (Council of International Schools) is a respectable institution of world-wide fame, which certifies primary schools and high schools that provide education at the prescribed quality. The council evaluates member schools against world-class quality criteria. It awards schools that meet the criteria with an "accreditation” certificate.


An accreditation certificate means long hours of labor-intensive effort for schools. In order that its education quality would be certified by an international institution, in 2007, Izmir SEV applied for accreditation and became the first accredited elementary school in the Aegean Region. What makes CIS important for the education world is that it strives not to reach the quality standard but to sustain it.


In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Council of International Schools Child Protection standards, the SEV Foundation is committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of students in all SEV schools through the establishment and implementation of a comprehensive Child Protection Policy. Our Child Protection Policy applies to all SEV community as well as stakeholders including third-party contractors.


What is the aim of the CIS Accreditation?


  • It ensures that the school targets perfection at all stages of education.
  • It guarantees a high-quality education program through clearly defined objectives and standards.
  • It ensures that the school becomes aware of its strong and weak points and completes its shortcomings through continuous development.
  • It enables schools to test themselves globally through comparisons with similar schools across the world.