The Health and Education Foundation (SEV) was established in 1968 by graduates of Üsküdar American Academy, American Collegiate Institute, Tarsus American College and Talas American Middle School. The Foundation, built on the premise of serving a developing Turkey, follows global education innovations to keep up with the development and the rapid pace of change in the modern world. We construct and maintain well-established educational institutions that nurture individuals with high academic achievement and social awareness who make a difference in the world.
Across all our institutions, the Health and Education Foundation aspires to continue the strong tradition from our past into the future. As SEV, we see it as our mission to develop students who are helpful, respectful of society and the world, self-assured, and confident in their abilities through our American High Schools, which continue to play an important role in Turkish education. Providing high-quality education services is integral to this mission, alongside publishing books that shape children's literature and high-quality, dependable reference materials.
SEV is committed to constant improvement, remaining current with technology and new developments, while preserving its core values.
The board of trustees, most of whom are graduates of American schools, and the board of directors manage SEV on a volunteer basis. A team of professionals and graduates report to the board of directors at the Foundation to ensure the continuity, growth, and administration of SEV.
The Health and Education Foundation has a philosophy of education that focuses on developing individuals who are sensitive to societal needs and contribute to society as part of their social responsibility. We support events and projects that create social benefits in different fields, contributing to the development of wellbeing in the field of education and health.
The mission of SEV is to nurture globally minded, well-rounded, happy individuals who make positive contributions to society by way of their academic achievements and social consciousness.
SEV’s vision is to be the largest and strongest educational foundation in Turkey, which improves the quality of life through its holistic education approach and healthy and sensitive individuals it raises.
Our goal as the Health and Education Foundation is to foster awareness, sensitivity, and consciousness of an institutional culture that adheres to our ethical values and principles.
Our ethical code serves as a roadmap for all our employees, stakeholders, our relations with all third-party institutions we work with, and our position in society. This applies to SEV and all subsidiaries.
This Code of Ethics serves as a guide for all conduct and relations with shareholders and employees, not only as a legal and commercial but also as an ethical obligation.
The values of our institution, which reflect a strong commitment to the Foundation’s shareholders, are based on respect to society and the environment, honesty, and mutual trust. Other core elements of the institutional culture are responsibility, transparency, and adherence to legal regulations. The Foundation’s organizations also uphold awareness of human rights and employee rights, as well as respect to the individual.