Büyük Kolej was founded in 1951 under the name Büyük Dersane. It has grown to become one of Turkey’s pioneering schools. The school opened elementary and middle schools in 1986-87 academic year and in 1990 with the opening of the high school it expanded. Since then, hundreds of students have graduated and have gone on to very successful careers. As the school has grown, so have its facilities. In 1996, the school opened a new building located across from the main building that serves the needs of Early Years and 1st
grade students. In 2011, the school opened a new division, the Büyük Science High School. The school is determined to be a leader in the science field and the opening of this new division is just the first step to reaching this goal.
The school has some of the best facilities. There are two separate buildings. The newest and smaller building serves the needs of the Pre-School and 1st grade students. In this building, in addition to the students’ classrooms equipped with computers and projectors, an indoor playground, a traffic training area equipped with battery-operated vehicles, and the NEDIME EDUCATION FOUNDATION meeting hall are located. There is also an outdoor playground surfaced with tartan in order to provide our students with a safe environment to explore and play out. The main building serves the needs of the students between 2nd through 12th grades. This building is equipped with two computer labs, an indoor gymnasium, an indoor short-course swimming pool, a fitness center, a tartan multi-purpose sports ground, two science labs, a ballet and gymnastic studios, an art and ceramic workshops, chess rooms, music rooms, a library, an infirmary, a dining hall and two separate cafes.
Büyük Kolej is a fully academically accredited school that is divided into four divisions: the the elementary school (which includes the early-years), middle school, high school, and the science high school.