Department of Defense Education Activity

Ankara ES/HS: Greetings From Ankara

Are you an educator who dreams of living in an international, vibrant, and exciting city at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East? A place filled with sunny days, great food, and the opportunity to explore modern Turkish culture and Roman and Ottoman history! Ankara EHS is located within the secure 717th Air Force Base Squadron facility and maybe the place uniquely suited for you.

Ankara is a beautiful modern city with plenty of sunshine throughout all four seasons of the year. The city is filled with fantastic restaurants serving some of the most delicious foods in the world. You also won’t find friendlier or more helpful people anywhere else on the planet. Most of the population is Muslim; however, you’ll discover Ankara to be very metropolitan and westernized. Travel to all destinations in the world is easily navigated from Ankara via Istanbul.

Ankara EHS is a Unit School providing Career and College Ready educational opportunities for approximately 200 students, Kindergarten through 12th Grade, from 31 countries throughout the world. Ankara EHS is a small school with numerous extra-curricular activities and opportunities, allowing teachers the opportunity to make personal connections with their students and provide individualized support to address their academic strengths and needs.

A few of the benefits of living at Ankara, Turkey

  • The opportunity to explore different cultures
  • Access to 717TH ASB gym, library, U.S. post office, Base Exchange, Chapel, and Commissary.
  • Numerous opportunities off base for shopping at state-of-the-art shopping malls
  • State of the art movie theaters (in English)
  • Numerous museums, international trade shows, and exhibits
  • Modern medical facilities with English interpreters
  • Weekly tours to other historical and archeological sites throughout Turkey
  • Daily flights, trains, and buses to Istanbul, a magnificent city and the gateway to the world.

There is one restriction that applies to teachers at Ankara EHS in Ankara, Turkey. The location is considered an unaccompanied tour, meaning that family members and dependents are not allowed to accompany teachers.

For more information about Ankara and Ankara Elementary/High School, please take a look at the resources below.


About Our School

About Our School

Ankara Elementary/High School is part of DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) Europe South district, accredited by AdvanceEd. AEHS follows a US curriculum, with all classes taught in English, and has a highly diverse, international student body.
About DoDEA


Ankara, historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. Located in the central part of Anatolia, the city has a population of 4.5 million in its urban center and over 5.6 million in Ankara Province, making it Turkey's second-largest city after Istanbul.
Info for Ankara Applicants

Info for Ankara Applicants

Information for Applicants and Reassignments to the Department of Defense Education Activity’s Ankara Elementary/High School in Ankara, Turkey
Military OneSource: Ankara

Military OneSource: Ankara

ODC Turkey is a joint command comprised of three directorates (Security Cooperation Directorate; Agreements and Operations Directorate; and Administration and Logistics Directorate) staffed by Army, Navy, and Air Force personnel.