Founded in 1888, Tarsus American College (TAC) has been offering a top-quality English immersion and university preparation education for almost 130 years. It has long been renowned as the finest school in the area and indeed one of the best in Turkey. TAC alumni have moved on to attend some of the best universities in the world and assume adult roles of great influence and leadership. There is an extremely active alumni association, with past graduates maintaining a close and supportive relationship with both the school and each other.
The excellent staff at TAC/SEV work together to provide a balanced education – very strong academic qualities combined with sports, cultural and social justice programs in a bilingual setting. With a mix of foreign – mainly from North America, but also from Australia, Britain, and New Zealand – and Turkish staff, students have a great opportunity to explore issues from a truly international perspective.
TAC holds high expectations for its staff and students in all areas. Our mission and goals reflect a commitment to uphold the ideals of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, while also ensuring that students are ready to transition to a modern world. Our students are focused, respectful and very talented, making them a pleasure to work with.
The school is fully accredited through the Council of International Schools and offers the IB Diploma program as an option in Grades 11 and 12. Our programs seek to align the rigorous Turkish National Curriculum with the IB Courses and to have all of our students fit the IB Learner profile as we develop bilingual, inquiring, open-minded and principled citizens of the world. We have vibrant fine arts, athletic and service programs. Our motto “Leaders for Turkey; Leadership for the World” helps us focus on this task, and the tremendous success of our graduates attests to the fine work done on this campus.
All of us associated with TAC – students, staff and parents – realize how fortunate we are to be here; it truly is a school that we can all be proud of.
To contribute to the personal development of our students, we place emphasis on extra-curricular activities as much as class activities. There are 30 clubs, including international clubs like MUN and ISTA, on offer at TAC to better prepare students for life after graduation. Community service at TAC is also integrated within the school’s institutional culture. By taking part in community service projects, TAC students improve their respect, leadership qualities and social skills. Dormitories for boys and girls, which are a home away from home, are another indispensable part of TAC's national and international success. These facilities, which have moved to a brand-new location for this year, are home to students from 23 different cities across Turkey and are among the best dormitory facilities in the country. Boarding at TAC offers high-achieving students from outside the Çukurova region the opportunity to benefit from this established and prestigious school.
The school offers English teaching jobs not only in language classes but also other subjects such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics etc…
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