Foundation and History

The foundation of Eyuboglu Schools was laid in 1970 when Dr Eyuboglu opened “Ari Dershanesi” which was an institution that offered specialized university preparation courses and coaching for university entrance exams. In 1985, Dr. Eyuboglu founded Eyuboglu High School at a site in Kadikoy district of Istanbul. Offering education to 330 students when it was first founded, the High School moved to its present purpose-built campus in Çamlica in 1988. The same year, Kadikoy Primary School was opened in the building that was vacated by Eyuboglu High School. Today, Eyuboglu Schools have approximately 3000 students in total.

The Camlica site gradually developed. In 1993, the Science High School was opened and the campus facilities were enriched with the addition of a Teachers’ Study Hall, Eyuboglu Library, offering over 46,000 books and resources in a variety of languages, and Eyuboglu Hall, which includes a theater of 500 people capacity and a number of science laboratories.

The guesthouse that had been accommodating Eyuboglu’s national and international guests and in-service training groups since 1994 was transformed into the Administration Building of Eyuboglu Educational Institutions in 2001.

In 1997 Eyuboglu Science High School moved to its new building within the Çamlica Campus. That same year the observatory/space research lab, the first in a Turkish school, was opened. Again in 1997, Eyuboglu Education and Scientific Research Foundation and Eyuboglu Education, Culture and Social Services Foundation were established and these foundations started supporting Eyuboglu Schools’ academic endeavors.

In 1998 the Çamlica Primary School and the open-air sports facilities were opened with a ceremony that was held in the presence of Suleyman Demirel, Turkish President of the time.

In 1999, an area of 5000m² out of the open-air sports facilities was re-arranged as green space for students’ use for playing games, doing sports, etc.

In 2000, especially upon Primary School students’ and parents’ demand, the second observatory was opened with a ceremony that was held in the presence of Metin Bostanci who was the Minister of Education at that time.

In summer of 2002, the construction of the Sports and Arts Complex was completed. The Sports and Arts Complex, which is equipped with state of the art technology, comprises a semi-Olympic swimming pool, two gyms, archery practice court, a running track, drama, theater, choir rehearsal rooms, visual arts studios, and multi-purpose rooms in addition to a cafeteria and the school radio.

In line with the increasing emphasis placed on preschool education, Eyüboğlu Koşuyolu Preschool opened its doors in the academic year 2004-2005, followed by Eyüboğlu Erenköy Preschool opening for the 2005-2006 academic year. Eyüboğlu Ataşehir Primary School was opened in 2006-2007 academic year with an Eyüboğlu Preschool, opening within the Sabancı University Campus the following year.

In March 2008, Eyüboğlu Kemerburgaz Preschool and Primary School opened its doors, followed by Eyüboğlu Batı Ataşehir Preschool opening in 2009-2010 academic year. Upon transition to 12-year compulsory education in 2012-2013 academic year, Eyüboğlu Çamlıca Middle School and Eyüboğlu Kemerburgaz Middle School was separated from Elementary School structure and continued their educational services as Middle School.

With the opening of Burçak Eyüboğlu Batı Ataşehir Preschool-Primary School-Middle School and Eyüboğlu Ataşehir Preschool and Primary School in 2015-2016, the number of Eyüboğlu Schools reached a total of fourteen, comprising six preschools, three primary schools, three middle schools and two high schools.