Robert College 2023-28 Strategic Plan
Robert College 2023-28 Strategic Plan
RCSummer and RCS Academy 2023
RCSummer and RCS Academy 2023
Opening Ceremony 2023
Opening Ceremony 2023-24
Adventure and Environmental Learning
Improving Students' Connection with Nature: Adventure and Environmental Learning
RC Summer and RCS Academy Programs Are Back!
RC Summer and RC Academy Programs Are Back, Bigger than Ever!
Opening Ceremony Welcomes Students Back to Campus
The Opening Ceremony for the 2022-23 Academic Year was held on Tuesday, September 6 in the Maze.
Alumni Welcomed to Campus for Homecoming
On November 7, alumni from all different years came together on campus for Homecoming, after waiting for so long to slowly return to regular conditions.
Robotics Team Prepares for the Bosphorus Regional
Robotics Team competed in the “Pendik Off-Season Robotics Competition” between 22-24 October to prepare for the upcoming season and gain more experience.
RC Community Enjoyed the Literary Week
The Library team organized the long-awaited Literary Week. During the week of October 25th, many activities were organized to revive and discuss the books and the characters all students have been influenced from.
Opening Ceremonies Welcome Students Back to Campus
The Opening Ceremonies for the 2021-22 Academic Year were held in the theater due to incelement weather. The ceremony was held twice, splitting the grade levels, to allow for Covid protocols.
CIP Continues to Connect with the Community
Students Had a Blast with RCS Academy Online
This summer the RCS Academy brought together 60 participants and 10 Robert College teachers and co-curricular advisors. With 13 different half day courses, RCS Academy was accessed by students remotely from 11 different cities in Turkey.
Farewell to Class of RC 21
Class of 21’s graduation ceremeony was held on June 29, 2021 on the Dave Phillips Field, with members of the class of 2021, as well as their loved ones.
Ending the Year with Creative Workshops
RC students and faculty offered RC community over 70 creative workshops from June 21 to June 30.
Social Responsibility Symposium Organized by High Schools
10th Social Responsibility Symposium for High Schools was organized on May, 2 with the joint efforts of Robert College, İTÜ GVO Ekrem Elginkan Lisesi, Üsküdar Amerikan Lisesi, ALEV Okulları, Korkmaz Yiğit Anadolu Lisesi, and Terakki Vakfı Okulları Şişli Terakki Lisesi.
Jane Page Winners are Announced
The Jane Page English Writing Competition Ceremony took place on Friday, April 30th at 16:15. The ceremony was held on-line for the second year due to the closure of the campus.
Winners of Demirkan Aşetey Art Competition Are Announced
The winners of the 20th Annual Demirkan Aşetey RC 76 Art Competition were announced in an online ceremony on Friday April 30.
Discussing the Safety of Digital Data
TEDxRC organized an event in collaboration with Sainte Pulchérie and Kabataş Erkek Highschools on April 24th. Digital Data is chosen as the theme of the event..
Students Enjoyed Math Week
Students dived deep in Math challenges last week! Celebrating the past week as the Math Week, RC community came together in various events ranging from treasure hunt to mancala.
Tune in to “Upcycling Everywhere!”
RC Environmental Movement Upcycling Initiative is organizing a limited mini-series called “Upcycling Everywhere!” and hosting guests who are experts in upcycling.
JARC and Robotics Team Up for Woman Up Summit
The Woman Up Summit, which took place on 6 March, was a collaboration between the Robert College Junior Achievement Club and the Robotics Club’s “Kızların da Yeri Var” ("There is a Place For Girls As Well") project.
Şems Wins the Silver Medal in Math Contest
For our Lise 9 student Şems Polat “Math, fundamentally, is an endless world of discovery and understanding relations.” He spends a considerable amount of time enjoying mathematical theorems and proofs. He won the silver medal in the Final Mathematical Cup. We asked him about how he trains, his plans and why he enjoys math so much.
Öykü Dreams About Chess Problems That Can't Be Solved
Safiye Öykü İnce, Lise 9 student, competed in the Istanbul Schools Championship where she ranked 4th overall. We recently (virtually) sat down with her to ask about her passion.
Debate Society Hosts Eurasian Schools Debating Championship
During the semester break the Robert College Debate Society hosted the 12th annual ESDC (Eurasian Schools Debating Championship) online.
RC Represented in THIMUN Conference
24 members of RCMUN club represented Robert College in an online THIMUN conference held at The Hague, Nederlands on 25-29 January.
Cafeteria is Composting its Waste
RC is taking a step to make the campus as near to zero waste as possible.
As part of the Environmental Education at Robert College, RC is working on the separation of waste food in the cafeteria and the infrastructure to deal with it.
RC Joins the Global Student’s Dialogue
On Wednesday December, 9, 8 RC students and RC’s International Project Development Coordinator Rima Berro-Oliver as the facilitator, took part in The Global Student’s Dialogue which tackles issues of social justice, to environmental challenges and global pandemics.
RC Speaks Up for the Anti-bullying Week
RC organized the “Anti-Bullying Week” starting on November 30, 2020, Monday.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all aspects, and to increase awareness around them in political, social, economic and cultural life.
RC, in this sense, is a welcoming environment for its students, faculty and staff.
Commemoration of Atatürk
RCMUN Tackles Pressing Issues
20 students from the RC Model United Nations club attended the online conference CHEMUN (India) on November 6-8, 2020.
RC Takes Action for Climate Change
The RC Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Creativitiy Initiative (RC SEIC) organized the online SDG 13 Insight Day on October 24, 2020.
RC Bees Have a Productive Harvest
New residents moved to RC in May – honey bees which arrived as four hives, nestled in a quiet part of campus.
RC is “Back to School” on Zoom
One of the September traditions at RC are the Back to School Days which help RC families prepare for the new academic year.
RC Honors Suna Kıraç
Robert College is deeply saddened by the passing of Suna Kıraç, former Robert College Trustee and member of the ACG Class of 1960.
Uninterrupted Support During the Pandemic
Community Involvement Projects (CIPs), which are normally held in-person, were transformed to online activities in the spring with the onset of the pandemic.
2020-21 School Year Begins
Students and faculty were welcomed back to school on August 31, 2021 with an online ceremony - the first ever in the 157-year history of the school.
Closing Ceremony Marks End of School Year
Jane Page Award Winners are Announced
ART DOESN’T STOP: Photo Light Installation on RC’s Walls
“ART DOESN’T STOP”, an exhibition of self-portraits prepared by students in AP Photo and regular photo classes which highlight their state of mind during this coronavirus crisis, is on display on campus and in the US.
Winners of the Martı Short Story and Poetry Competition Announced
The theme of this year’s Martı competition was “Yes”. The award winners in the short story and poetry genres were announced on Wednesday, May 20, during an online ceremony.
Enthusiastic Celebration of 19 May
Robert College students celebrated the May 19 Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day with enthusiasm.
Community Shares Lockdown Stories
The RC Social Entrepreneur Club (RC SEC) gave students and faculty a platform to share their experiences under quarantine through the online event Lockdown Stories on May 1.
Demirkan Aşetey Art Award
The winners of the 19th Annual Demirkan Aşetey RC 76 Art Competition were announced online on Wednesday April 29.
JARC Organizes Mensis
The RC Junior Achievement Club (JARC) organized the online summit Mensis on April 26, 2020. The program included seven speakers and two workshops.
11th Annual Excellence in Science Award
The 11th annual Professor Seyhan Nurettin Eğe ACG 49 Excellence in Science Award was presented on April 6, 2020 during Community Time.
RC Moves to Distance Learning
Robert College students and teachers have been meeting for the last month in virtual classrooms, following the Ministry of Education’s the closure of schools in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
RC Turkish Theater Club Performs Aşk-ı Memnu (Forbidden Love)
For their annual performance, the Turkish Theater Club presented Aşk-ı Memnu, adapted for the stage by Tarık Günersel from Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil’s unforgettable novel, on March 5 and 6.
Robotics Team Wins Chairman’s Award
ARC 6014, the RC Robotics Team, received the Chairman’s Award at the FIRST Bosphorus Regional Competition in March 2020, qualifying for the World Championship in Houston.
RC Hosts 15th Turkish Culture and Literature Symposium
RC’s Turkish Language and Literature Department organized the 15th Culture and Literature Symposium on March 7, 2020.
The Hamlin Players Stage Fame Jr.
The Hamlin Players put on Fame Jr., their fourth dinner-theatre show, on February 26-28, 2020 in Bingham 1.
Seniors Staged a Classic: "The Bald Soprano"
RC Theater Company Seniors put on an energized, devilish performance of Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano on February 20 and 21 in Bingham 1.
Students Come Together for the 4th RC MakerFaire
The RC Makers organized the fourth RC MakerFaire on February 15, 2020.
Something for Everyone During RC Code Week
The RC Robotics club organized the annual Code Week from February 10-14, 2020 to bring coding and digital literacy to the RC community.
RCQ Issue 55 is Now Online!
The Winter 2019/2020 issue of the RC Quarterly is now online.
Eurasian Schools Debating Championship 2020
Robert College hosted the Eurasian Schools Debating Championship between January 19-24, 2020.
RC Students Reinterpret Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
RC students performed Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory during the week of December 16th.
Homecoming 2019 Welcomes Seven Decades of Grads
Alumni from the classes of 1944 through 2019 came back to campus on November 17 to celebrate Homecoming.
RC Celebrates Literature
The first of this year’s many literary events, Celebrating Literature in the Library, was hosted by the İbrahim Bodur Library on October 21-24.
RC Celebrates Turkey’s 96th Republic Day
Robert College celebrated the 96th Republic Day with a spirited ceremony that honored the nation and citizens of Turkey.
RC Sailing Club Wins Bilgi Cup 2019
The Robert College Sailing Team won first place at the 2019 Bilgi Cup High School Sailing Races.
Masterclass on Musicianship
RC students were treated to a masterclass by world-class musicians on September 24.
Hamlin Players Perform Mamma Mia!
RC Hosts Youth and Entrepreneur Summit
RC Theatre Provides Surprise Twist in the Sherlock Holmes Story
RC Celebrates Languages Day
Coinciding with the European Day of Languages, RC celebrated Languages Day on Thursday September 26.
Students Represent Turkey at Astronomy Olympiad
RC students represented Turkey in the 13th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics held in Keszthely, Hungary on August 2-10.
Music on Mondays
Music on Mondays is a performance platform for students and teachers to showcase their musical talents.
2019-20 School Year Begins
Students and teachers came together to celebrate the new school year on September 4, at the opening ceremony in the Rodney Wagner Maze.
14th Annual Turkish Culture and Literature Symposium
Robotics Team Explores Inequality in STEM
Summer Community Involvement Projects
School’s out for summer but students and advisors have been busy facilitating CIP projects around Turkey - and this year internationally as well!
Class of ’19 Graduation
The graduation ceremony for the 222 members of the Class of 2019 took place on Tuesday, June 18 at Konak Terrace.