About BLIS

Bilkent Laboratory & International School (BLIS) is a proud member of the Bilkent family.

Located on the rolling hills of Bilkent University high above the city of Ankara, BLIS provides a rigorous academic program from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program from Pre-Kindergarten through the 12th grade IB Diploma.

A school for international students and Turkish nationals, BLIS provides a unique blend of national and international education, preparing leaders of the future.

Our English immersion early childhood program progresses to the bilingual elementary grades, through the transitional middle years, concluding with the mandatory international English programs of the Cambridge IGCSE and the IB Diploma Program.

The rich traditions of Bilkent altruism and humanitarianism are evident as our students build libraries, houses and friendships. We are proud of them as they become exemplary citizens in the community, nation and the world.

BLIS is accredited by the following organizations:

IB (International Baccalaureate)

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CIS (Council of International Schools)

NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges)


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BLIS is a member of the following organizations:

CEESA (Central Eastern and European Schools Association) – Associate Member 



Cambridge International Examinations- Cambridge School 

We are also a Cambridge Professional Development Centre


AISH (Academy for International School Heads)-Member

AMIS (The Association for Music in International Schools)-Member

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ELMLE (The European League for Middle Level Education)-Member 


ISS (International School Services)-Member

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ISSA (International Schools Sports Association) –Full Member