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Message from the High School Principal

Akın Metli

As being a center of science and culture in the eastern part of Turkey, Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School is devoted to offer a premium educational environment to its highly qualified students to educate the visionary leaders of the 21st century.

Our high school provides the top-quality education with the help of its national and international standards, well-qualified staff and advanced educational technology opportunities. The school was established to make a difference in the community by pioneering in education with its students who are the enlightened future leaders of Turkey,  to be an exemplary institution in the country and to be respected in the world as well as to contribute the development of Turkey in the contemporary world.

Our school was founded by Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı with his exceptional wisdom in the light of his principles. The well-esteemed Prof. Dr. İhsan Doğramacı was also the founder of Bilkent University who made meritorious scientific and artistic contributions for the education and health systems both in Turkey and in the world.

BELS, which is unique as a “laboratory school” with its high standard education as well as national and international achievements, educates world-citizens who will play a significant leading role in the construction of the future life. The school provides an academically and socially enriching learning environment for its students in the globalizing and rapidly changing world context. The school recognizes the individual needs of every student and helps them improve their skills in accessing knowledge by means of advanced technology and using knowledge accurately for the right purpose at the right time.

The school offers two international programs along with the national curriculum. Students in the prep classes are provided with a strong and intensive educational programme of English as a first foreign language. Authorized as an IGCSE centre and an IB World School, BELS offers an educational programme of the highest international academic standards. Students study the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Program in the Grades 9 and 10 and the students study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in the Grades 11 and 12.

In the light of our principle of excellence in education, we pride ourselves on achieving the objectives of the Turkish National Education Program and preparing the well-equipped, blissful and successful Bilkenters who all aspire to the common personal attributes of international programmes such as inquirers, thinkers, open-minded, caring and reflective learners for their future academic and social lives.

Sincerely yours,
High School Principal