The Sezin School
Life at Sezin

"For me, the Open Roof Space is an area to explore new things, a ladder to reach difficult or impossible places." – Nehir Yaycıoğlu, Student

"The educational area in the Open Roof Space is about more than just studying, painting and reading. It is a door to a dream world for me, a place where I feel as free as a bird." – Ayda Evren, Student

"The Open Roof Space is 'a place beyond borders' for me." – Demir Şengör, Student

Designed from the imagination of the Sezin community, The Open Roof Space is a place for innovative learning, producing, collaborating and gathering. It is a place without formalities and is constantly evolving. Implemented with the expertise of over five decades of experience, it is a ‘pedagogical workshop’ that houses our ‘Makerlab,’ our ‘Skillslab,’ a library, several multi-purpose rooms and various workspaces, all of which offer a preview of the school of the future.

Designing the Open Roof Space based on the concepts of communication, teamwork, flexibility, transparency, cheerfulness and acoustics, we have aimed to create a versatile space that touches the lives of all beneficiaries. The research process began in February 2014 with a creative thought and design workshop for teachers and administrators under the supervision of ATÖLYE. Various insights such as  flexible areas, the need for hands-on learning through Makerlab, large and open workspaces, and the need for zones of interaction for parents and teachers emerged from this session.

The experimental research period followed by field studies, observation sessions, interviews, and design critiques with students and teachers continued after the Open Roof Space was opened for use in 2017. Observations and studies during its first year enabled the Open Roof Space to develop and transform according to specific needs. 

Today, the Open Roof Space, where a new production and learning culture is spreading, excites our students with its offerings. On a given day you can observe students, all of whom are enriched through the power of imagination, creation and sharing, developing original projects, organizing events, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of the area.

The Open Roof Space supports different learning styles in accordance with 21st century competencies. It is an area for growth not only for our students, but also for our teachers, parents, and partners. We will continue to design the future by dreaming together in this space where all are welcome to discover themselves.

As one of the elements of the Open Roof Space, ‘The Third Place’ is a multi-purpose area aimed at addressing our parents and alumni.

In The Third Place, our parents and graduates can participate in various activities organized by our school. They are also free to organize their own activities regarding their own expertise. This solidarity-based space provides them with the opportunity to share and distribute their knowledge and experiences, as well as to enhance themselves in various fields ranging from art and philosophy to technology and communication. They can also stay and work there in their spare time.

Strengthening communication between parents, graduates and the school, the Third Place transforms and develops within the framework of a shared wisdom. People can enrich one another with new ideas and beliefs that are adopted in the Third Place; They realize that the school is a place for learning and constant growth through innovation, as well as for sharing experiences.

With this approach in mind, we hold the following activities in the Third Place:

  1. Collective brainstorming workshops for parents
  2. Career meetings
  3. Student and parent joint project studies
  4. Parent-Teacher Association meetings
  5. Alumni meetings

We adopt the philosophy that artistic and cultural appreciation is formed at a young age by listening, watching, or in short, experiencing. Therefore, the Sezin Community’s love for art and reading is an integral part of its school culture.

In our 55th year, we took our commitment to art one step further and started to organize a monthly cultural art event titled “Art at Sezin.”  With these events taking place at the Sabahat Sezin Hall, which has the capacity to host 325 people, we aim to create a cultural platform where professional and amateur artists meet art-lovers in Çekmeköy.

Our activities are open to all lovers of art.

Our school’s rich facilities turn into possibilities for the multidimensional growth of individuals even on holidays and weekends. Sezin Academy Summer School, with programs in sports, foreign languages, and art, and Sezin Academy Winter School, with programs in swimming, are organized throughout the year for children aged 4-10. In these programs, students:

  1. Discover their talents
  2. Learn by experiencing and having fun
  3. Increase their self-confidence
  4. Learn to take responsibility for themselves
  5. Develop original thinking and problem-solving skills
  6. Gain competencies such as empathy, process management, stress management, resilience, and the ability to adapt to challenging situations

The Sezin School
Life at Sezin
Life at Sezin
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Open Roof Space

"For me, the Open Roof Space is an area to explore new things, a ladder to reach difficult or impossible places." – Nehir Yaycıoğlu, Student

"The educational area in the Open Roof Space is about more than just studying, painting and reading. It is a door to a dream world for me, a place where I feel as free as a bird." – Ayda Evren, Student

"The Open Roof Space is 'a place beyond borders' for me." – Demir Şengör, Student

Designed from the imagination of the Sezin community, The Open Roof Space is a place for innovative learning, producing, collaborating and gathering. It is a place without formalities and is constantly evolving. Implemented with the expertise of over five decades of experience, it is a ‘pedagogical workshop’ that houses our ‘Makerlab,’ our ‘Skillslab,’ a library, several multi-purpose rooms and various workspaces, all of which offer a preview of the school of the future.

Designing the Open Roof Space based on the concepts of communication, teamwork, flexibility, transparency, cheerfulness and acoustics, we have aimed to create a versatile space that touches the lives of all beneficiaries. The research process began in February 2014 with a creative thought and design workshop for teachers and administrators under the supervision of ATÖLYE. Various insights such as  flexible areas, the need for hands-on learning through Makerlab, large and open workspaces, and the need for zones of interaction for parents and teachers emerged from this session.

The experimental research period followed by field studies, observation sessions, interviews, and design critiques with students and teachers continued after the Open Roof Space was opened for use in 2017. Observations and studies during its first year enabled the Open Roof Space to develop and transform according to specific needs. 

Today, the Open Roof Space, where a new production and learning culture is spreading, excites our students with its offerings. On a given day you can observe students, all of whom are enriched through the power of imagination, creation and sharing, developing original projects, organizing events, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of the area.

The Open Roof Space supports different learning styles in accordance with 21st century competencies. It is an area for growth not only for our students, but also for our teachers, parents, and partners. We will continue to design the future by dreaming together in this space where all are welcome to discover themselves.

02
Third Place

As one of the elements of the Open Roof Space, ‘The Third Place’ is a multi-purpose area aimed at addressing our parents and alumni.

In The Third Place, our parents and graduates can participate in various activities organized by our school. They are also free to organize their own activities regarding their own expertise. This solidarity-based space provides them with the opportunity to share and distribute their knowledge and experiences, as well as to enhance themselves in various fields ranging from art and philosophy to technology and communication. They can also stay and work there in their spare time.

Strengthening communication between parents, graduates and the school, the Third Place transforms and develops within the framework of a shared wisdom. People can enrich one another with new ideas and beliefs that are adopted in the Third Place; They realize that the school is a place for learning and constant growth through innovation, as well as for sharing experiences.

With this approach in mind, we hold the following activities in the Third Place:

  1. Collective brainstorming workshops for parents
  2. Career meetings
  3. Student and parent joint project studies
  4. Parent-Teacher Association meetings
  5. Alumni meetings
03
Art at Sezin

We adopt the philosophy that artistic and cultural appreciation is formed at a young age by listening, watching, or in short, experiencing. Therefore, the Sezin Community’s love for art and reading is an integral part of its school culture.

In our 55th year, we took our commitment to art one step further and started to organize a monthly cultural art event titled “Art at Sezin.”  With these events taking place at the Sabahat Sezin Hall, which has the capacity to host 325 people, we aim to create a cultural platform where professional and amateur artists meet art-lovers in Çekmeköy.

Our activities are open to all lovers of art.

04
Sezin Academy

Our school’s rich facilities turn into possibilities for the multidimensional growth of individuals even on holidays and weekends. Sezin Academy Summer School, with programs in sports, foreign languages, and art, and Sezin Academy Winter School, with programs in swimming, are organized throughout the year for children aged 4-10. In these programs, students:

  1. Discover their talents
  2. Learn by experiencing and having fun
  3. Increase their self-confidence
  4. Learn to take responsibility for themselves
  5. Develop original thinking and problem-solving skills
  6. Gain competencies such as empathy, process management, stress management, resilience, and the ability to adapt to challenging situations
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