Sport and exercise is a fundamental part of every child’s education. The physical benefits for students of playing sport include: better quality of life; higher energy levels; improved health;

Playing sport at school is more fun because children get to work with their friends and peers. It’s a bonding experience that encourages them to work together towards a common goal. Sport also reinforces values of teamwork, discipline, morale, self-confidence and responsibility, all of which are vital if children are to grow up into well rounded adults.

Students of all ages take part in house events throughout the year including flag football, soccer, basketball and florball. The year culminates with a house day which encourages students of all ages to work together to compete in a series of physical challenges.

Students at International Gateway Academy also have the chance to compete in the Istanbul Sports League (ISL) involving six international schools in volleyball, football, basketball, swimming, table tennis, badminton cross country running and chess.