Welcome Message

from School Principal

Welcome to Safir International School in Istanbul, Turkey! 

Safir International School has earned accreditation for five years by AdvancED Organization in December 2016 as an international school that offers the American program.

Dr. Ramy Habib – Safir School Principa

I am Dr. Rami Habib, Safir International School principal for the new academic year 2018-2019.

I have 4 diplomas, a bachelor degree in education Math department, Suez

Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt.

I earned a degree in Educational leadership and management from Noting Hill College in England.

A Masters degree in educational leadership and management from Morocco and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and management.

My journey that led me to Safir International School started in 1995, when I was a Math teacher in an international school in Egypt, I was teaching grades from 1 to 12 and preparing students for the SAT exam.

In 1998, I led a research-based study in London focused on the educational systems in the UK and how to integrate them in the educational systems in our countries.

In 2004, I earned a diploma in Educational Technology and IT integration strategies training.

In 2006, I participated in the Educational Development Program (American Teaching

Methodology EQUAL).

In 2007, I participated in the AdvancED Five Star Professional Development program.

In 2014, I worked at Manarat Al Madinah International School in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I was the head of the accreditation team and vice principal.

From 2015 till 2018, I was the school principal for the boys’ section and the academic coordinator for both sections boys and girls.

In 2016, I became an ELEOT certified (Effective Learning Environments Observation Tools). ELEOT provides useful, relevant, and quantifiable data on the extent to which students are engaged in activities and demonstrate knowledge, attitudes, and dispositions that are conducive to effective learning.

Thank you for visiting our website.  Don’t hesitate to contact us to request any information about our program or services.  We look forward to seeing you and your children at our school.


Dr. Ramy Habib,

School Principal

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About Dr. Ramy Habib – The School Principal



We provide the best in international and American education for international guest families in Istanbul.

Safir is a dream came true for a man who wanted to provide a beautiful setting for children to learn and become the kind of citizens who will make a difference as leaders of tomorrow.

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