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Welcome New NESA Member & Affiliates!

We are delighted to welcome the following new NESA Member and Affiliates:


Istanbul International Community School

Buyukcekmece, Istanbul, Turkey

George Damon, Head of School

Istanbul International Community School is an International Baccalaureate school in Istanbul. Founded in 1911 to educate the children of the Robert College faculty, the school has maintained a century-long tradition of academic excellence. IICS is an independent, co-educational day school, offering a full IB program from Pre-K (age 3) to Grade 12 (age 18) for international students (holders of non-Turkish passports). IICS was one of the first schools in the world and the first in Turkey authorized by the International Baccalaureate to provide all three IB programs: Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, Diploma Program.



First Philippine International School

Tripoli, Libya

Maria Jonaper Palmares, Principal
Contact: Annisa Alonto, General Manager
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FPIS has served more than 1,000 Libyan and foreign students since it opened in 2012. The school has incorporated international subjects such as English, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, with local subjects such as Arabic and Islamic classes. For the past three years, the school has also prepared high school students for IGCSE, AS and A-Level exams in English, Business Studies, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics.


NEOM Community School

Gayal, Tabuk Province, Saudi Arabia

Matteo Dietz, Head of School
Contact: Christopher Tompkins, Exec. Dir. of EC12

The NEOM Community School is the first school at NEOM. We offer a co-educational program that follows the International Baccalaureate. We cater to students from Early Childhood (as young as two-months-old) to Grade 8.



Benchmark Education

Cairo, Egypt

Gihan El Rashidy, CEO
Contact: Reham Elkammah, British Schools Director

With more than 65 years of expertise, Benchmark Education is Egypt’s premier education provider company. Among Benchmark’s five schools are Maadi Narmer School and Narmer American College in New Cairo. Benchmark Education offers pre-operational and operational services to its school network which hosts 50,000 graduates and 10,000 new students annually. Benchmark Education implements IGCSE, American Diploma, IB, and the Egyptian National curriculum. Benchmark is working on the inclusion of the French system BAC and the German Abitur, as well. Its accreditations and affiliations include Middle Sates Association accreditation, Cognia/AdvancED, IB Diploma Programme, University of Cambridge, and affiliations with the University of Northern Iowa, MSA-CESS, Search Associates, UCAS, Edexcel, College Board SAT, and DELF/DALF.



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