2021-2022 School Calendar

Ataturk School Curriculum

                         New York Ataturk School

Our Mission: To educate our youth guided by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s principles and the values of the Turkish Republic. To raise honorable, contemporary young people who uphold, protect, and embody the national and cultural values of the Turkish Republic.

Under the auspices of the Turkish Women’s League of America, the New York Ataturk school was established in 1971 in New York City. The core mission of the New York Ataturk School is to provide education and enlightenment according to the principles and vision of modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The New York Ataturk School’s main goal is to teach Turkish language, culture, traditions, history, music and folk dances as well as celebrate national and religious holidays.

The increasing numbers of Turkish families in the Metropolitan New York area and the growing strength of the Turkish Women’s League of America’s commitment to respond to the educational and cultural needs of the community have resulted in an increase in the activities of the New York Ataturk School.

Our experienced teachers were educated in Turkey and hold teaching diplomas from the Turkish National Education Ministry. Our students’ ages range from 5-14 years old. The children are placed in classes based on their proficiency levels in Turkish. Our program begins with Pre-K and continues through fifth grade.

The New York Ataturk School follows the Turkish National Education Ministry’s curriculum for elementary education and utilizes textbooks imported from Turkey. In our Pre-K classes students are engaged to learn Turkish through fairy tales, music and educational game play. Our elementary school students learn the Turkish language where teachers focus on reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary. In addition, a broad range of other topics are also taught from a Turkish perspective including social studies, history, geography, national and religious holidays, religion, traditions, and life skills. Children also receive instruction in Turkish arts such as music and dance and learn Turkish songs and folk dances from different regions throughout Turkey.

Our graduates receive a certificate equivalent to a Turkish Elementary School diploma. Students can also satisfy foreign language requirements in their local schools by receiving a foreign language proficiency certificate.

The New York Ataturk School typically begins its school year at the end of September or beginning of October and continues through the middle of June. This pandemic time all classes are in the zoom held weekly on Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 14:00 PM.

Ataturk School Academic Staff