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The Health and Education Foundation (SEV) was incorporated in 1968 by graduates of the İzmir, Tarsus and Üsküdar American High Schools. Established with the aim of serving the developing Turkey foreseen by Atatürk, the Foundation’s goal is to sustain the superior quality of education offered by its institutions.


Trustees and Members of the Board work on a voluntary basis at SEV, which is managed jointly by a Board of Trustees consisting mostly of graduates of the SEV American Schools, and a Board of Directors elected by the Board of Trustees. Other duties in the Foundation are performed by a professional team working within a framework of roles and responsibilities.


Thanks to their accomplishments in their respective fields, the local community is very familiar with the SEV institutions: Üsküdar American Academy, American Collegiate Institute in Izmir, Tarsus American College, SEV American College, Üsküdar SEV Schools, İzmir SEV Schools, Tarsus SEV Schools, as well as SEV Printing, Publishing and Education Company and the SEV American Hospital in Gaziantep.


The SEV Elementary Schools were founded by SEV in 1997, in order to expand its services in education based on its expertise in the field, following the enactment of the law regarding eight-year mandatory elementary education. Tarsus SEV Schools graduates who achieve an average GPA of 75 and above in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade levels qualify for direct enrollment to the prep class of the SEV American College opened in Çekmeköy, İstanbul in the 2014-2015 academic year. Please click for more information about SEV American College.  


The Redhouse Publishing House was restructured under the Foundation in 1996 and assumed the name SEV Matbaacılık ve Yayıncılık Eğitim Ticaret A.Ş. (SEV Printing, Publishing and Education Co.) (SEV-YAY). As successor to the Redhouse dictionaries, SEV-YAY is active in the field of dictionary publishing, as well as providing textbooks for schools.


The SEV American Hospital in Gaziantep was founded in 1879 as Anatolia’s first modern medical hospital. The hospital provides health screening, medical training meetings and public health services as well as diagnostic and treatment services.