Thank you for your interest in Bilkent Laboratory & International School (BLIS). If you are interested in teaching at BLIS, we would be pleased to receive your application through our online system, Search or TIE. At this time please send only your letter of interest and CV with three professional references.
We are proud of our professional learning culture at BLIS. Applicants should therefore be willing and have the skills to work collaboratively with their colleagues in all aspects of teaching and learning and in professional development.
If you are an outstanding, certified elementary or secondary educator seeking to be part of an exciting organization, our school may interest you. BLIS provides an international education of excellence by creating environments for success. Working at our school, you will experience an ideal campus lifestyle, unparalleled cultural experiences and a competitive compensation package.
Students of Promise
The intellectual power of our students is impressive. Our admissions process permits the finest students to join our school. Our classes are small, with an average of 20 students for two full-time teachers in elementary and fewer than 20 students per class in secondary. Many of our students are multi-lingual from the earliest of ages.
Programs of Excellence
We ensure that our school meets world-class standards. We are recognized by the Turkish Ministry of National Education and accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
We are authorized to deliver the IB Primary Years Programme. Our bilingual elementary program follows a co-teaching model so that every classroom has two full-time teachers (one national and one international). The middle school follows a blend of adopted standards so that our students are well-prepared for the rigors of high school. Our high school is authorized to offer the IGCSE and IB Diploma Programmes. All of our students experience an enriching program of specialists that includes music, visual arts, drama, technology, and physical education. Combined with our extra-curricular activities, our students develop creativity with academic depth. Our graduates are accepted to the best universities in Turkey and throughout the world.
Environments for Success
Purpose-built middle and elementary schools are connected to the original high school and administrative offices to make up the main building on campus. There is a large performance hall, a black box theater, multi-purpose room, two libraries, three mac labs, a snack bar and a cafeteria in the main building.
The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten sections are housed in two renovated buildings just meters from the main building.
All BLIS classrooms are large and bright with natural light. Each division has dedicated separate locations for music, drama and visual arts.
Our multi-lingual library collection contains over 10,000 titles and electronic resources.
Our indoor gymnasium accommodates basketball and volleyball, while our exercise center, sports annex and locker rooms allow for varied activities. Our outdoor sports facilities include a grass field, two soccer pitches, three playgrounds, and a basketball court.
Teachers of Excellence
The faculty is a carefully selected group of professionals chosen on the basis of their credentials, and personal qualities. Our Turkish teachers are experienced, fully-qualified educators, trained in world-class pedagogical strategies. Some have international experience. Our international teachers meet the same high standards, and must also meet the Turkish regulation of holding an undergraduate degree and certification in the fields in which they teach, in addition to a minimum of two years successful full-time teaching experience. We make a strong commitment to professional development and are a Cambridge Professional Qualifications Center. If you are a teacher excited by the idea of a school that combines promising students with a rigorous education, Bilkent Laboratory & International School welcomes you!