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Established in



Number of students


Number in graduating class




The school provides a 5-year high school education from Prep to 12th Grade. Prep year is compulsory.

Number of teaching staff


We have 121 teachers for the academic year 2023-2024, 22% of whom are foreign.


Foreign teachers teach classes in English, Mathematics, French, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.                                                                                                              

The number of graduates since the school was founded



Average number of students in a class

Prep: 20

Grade 9-12: 24

Number of boarding students

There are no boarding facilities in school

The student demography

15% of students at UAA are from outside Istanbul and these students make their own arrangements for accommodation when they move to Istanbul to study.

The IB Diploma Programme

Üsküdar American Academy has been authorized to offer the IB Diploma Program as from 2014 and the first IB class graduated in 2017.

CIS Accreditation

The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS)

Academic Departments

Turkish Language and Literature and Social Sciences, Englis, Science, Mathematics, Art, Physical Education, Computer, Second Foreign LanguageI

Elective courses (from Grade 9 onwards)   Offering a variety of elective courses to students is one of the distinguishing features of Üsküdar American Academy. Students can take elective courses from different fields in line with their own goals.
School schedule   Monday-Thursday 8.00-15.10 / 15.20-16.20 Clubs

Friday: 8.00-15.30

Instruction in a foreign language

Apart from Turkish Language and Literature and Social Sciences, all classes are taught in English.

Choices for the Second Language Program

German and French

Criteria for admission

Students are accepted to UAA according to their scores in the central examination.

Üsküdar American Academy generally admits students from the top 8,000 in the national standard exam.

Academic program in Prep

Intensive English, Second Foreign Language, Turkish, Science, Mathematics, Art, Physical Education, Music and Guidance

The level of English expected of students registering to uAA

Students registering at UAA are not expected to know English

Traditional and some other events in school   In addition to events such as May Day, Brownie Day, Reunion, Costume and Makeup Contests, Spirit Week, Talent Show, Oktoberfest, Teachers' Day Show, Young Alumni Winter Gathering, Career Day, we have over 80 clubs to support our students in the fields of art, sports, academics and technology.

Some of the competitions and examinations the students participate in


TOEFL, IELTS, and EUROPASS tests, AP, SAT, YGS/LYS, TUBİTAK, Antalya Mental Games Competition, Waterloo Math Contest, American Math Competition, BEST Physics Competition

The graduates’ preferred areas of study at higher education level (in order)

1. Engineering 

2. Law

3. Medicine

4. Business Management

The graduates’ preferred Turkish universities

1. Koç University

2. Boğaziçi University

3. İstanbul Technical University

4. Sabancı University

5. İstanbul University

The rate of students attending state universities and private universities with scholarship 

The number of students preferring to study overseas