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Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi, also commonly known as Kadıköy Maarif College, abbreviated Kadıköy Maarif or KAL, is one of the oldest, most prestigious Anatolian High Schools and internationally renowned high schools of Turkey; located in Moda, Istanbul. The education languages are Turkish and English. Secondary foreign language offered is German.

Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi
Kadıköy Maarif College
Kadıköy Maarif
Mekteb-i Maarif
Kadıköy Maarif Logo.jpg
Kadıköy Maarif College

School typePublic, Day & Boarding
PrincipalHalit CİTTIR[1]
LanguageEnglish & Turkish
German as a second language
School color(s)Green and yellow         



The original building, which unfortunately exists no more, dates back to before World War I and was built by the Franciscan Capuchin Order. The building was inhabited by the followers of this sect for many years. After the National Ministry of Education decided to open a high school in Kadikoy district, negotiations that lasted many years took place between the ministry and the Capuchins. In 1955 the school opened as Kadıköy Maarif. In 1968 a second building was added to the school which served as a dormitory. In 1976 and 1977 two more buildings were added. For many years it was ranked as the biggest highschool in the Balkans.

After a new education structure was established by the Ministry of Education, the School's name changed from Kadıköy Maarif Koleji to its present name, Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi (KAL). Like Galatasaray High School and Istanbul High School, it used to have a 2-year English preparation period with a following independent curriculum, but in 2006 KAL adopted the regular 4-year lycee education following a 1-year prep period. With over 1500 students, and a 94.1% university entrance ratio, it is, and always has been one of the most important high schools in Turkey.

Headmasters of the schoolEdit

Headmaster Years
Mete ASLAN (First Principal) (Unknown Period)
Macit KILIÇERİ (Founding Headmaster) 1955–1958
Kamil GÜNEL 1958–1960
Vehbi GÜNEY 1960–1971
Süleyman ÖZYİĞİT 1971–1978
Selçuk EROĞLU 1980–1980
Yunus Emre ÖZULU 1980–1982
Hikmet DEMİRÇELİK 1982–1985
Yüksel KANYA 1985–1985
Turan Cavit ÖZ 1985–1986
Mustafa TÜRKÖZ 1986–1990
Orhan TEKİN 1991–1992
Mustafa TÜRKÖZ 1992–1993
Orhan TEKİN 1993–1994
Velittin DEMİRKOL (Substitute) 1994–1996
Mustafa TÜRKÖZ 1996–1999
Osman Nuri EKİZ 1999–2010
Semiha GEZER 2010–2012
Mehmet Kamil ÖNALAN 2012-2015
Halit CİTTIR[2] 2015-

Kadıköy Maarif College Extracurricular ActivitiesEdit


  • Martı (The Literature Magazine published quarterly)
  • Echo (The School's Newspaper published monthly)
  • Kadıköy Maarif (Quarterly Magazine published by Kalid, Writers are all graduates)


  • Juggling
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Football (soccer)
  • Fitness
  • Handball
  • Volleyball
  • Skiing
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate
  • Archery


  • Choir
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Ney
  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Jazz Orchestra (Phönix)


  • Musical Club (MüziKAL)
  • Juggling Club
  • Kemalist Idea Club (Atatürkçü Düşünce Kulubü)
  • Art and Drawing
  • Astronomy
  • Cartoon-Anime
  • Chess
  • Cinema
  • Acapella Club (VoKAL Acapella)
  • Civil Protection
  • Computer and Informatics
  • Film Making
  • Folklore
  • Engineering Applications Club (MUKAL)
  • English Culture and Literature
  • English Theatre Club (KALetc)
  • Math
  • Model United Nations
  • Modeling
  • Modern Dance
  • Philosophy
  • Press Club
  • Photography
  • Green Moon Club
  • Robotics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport
  • Theatre (KALTT)
  • MUKAL (Engineering Club)
  • Turkish Culture and Literature
  • Turkish Debating (Türkçe münazara)
  • Travel and Sightseeing
  • Tracking and Camping
  • European Youth Parliament (EYP)

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-11. Retrieved 2015-12-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-11. Retrieved 2015-12-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)


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