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SEV is the acronym for “Sağlık ve Eğitim Vakfı”, the Health and Education Foundation. It is also the Turkish word for love.




SEV American College opened its doors in September 2014 after a long and thorough planning phase. SAC is the continuation of the Health and Education Foundation's other schools that were established in the mid 1800s. In 1968 the foundation was founded and the high schools were transferred to SEV. In 1997 three elementary schools were founded by SEV to complement the three high schools. Given the need in Turkey for quality high schools, particularly in Istanbul, the foundation had the vision of establishing a high school based on the traditions put into practice at the other three high schools to bring up tomorrow's successful leaders at its new and awarded school campus.




SEV American College and its sister institutions, Üsküdar American Academy, the American Collegiate Institute of İzmir and Tarsus American College, are governed by the Health and Education Foundation (SEV), a Turkish non-profit trust whose trustees are comprised of some 40 leading Turkish men and women, many of whom are graduates of the schools. The SEV Foundation delegates financial and legal authority to SEV American College Heads to oversee the running of the school. This board meets monthly to discuss policy matters.




The school employs 86 teachers, 17 of whom are foreign. The school offers a regionally competitive salary and benefits package. Teachers must possess a degree in their teaching field and hold current certification.


SEV American College will join the ranks of the best schools in Turkey in terms of university admissions in Turkey, Europe and America.