The Health and Education Foundation, in Turkish “Sağlık ve Eğitim Vakfı” (SEV), was founded by the graduates of UAA, ACI, and TAC, referred to as the “SEV American Schools”, and Talas American Middle School in 1968. The mission of the Health and Education Foundation is to insure the improvement and sustainability of its long established educational institutions which operate according to international standards and to raise individuals who exhibit a high level of academic performance and social awareness in response to a developing and changing world.
The Health and Education Foundation aims to carry the strong traditions of the past into the future through its institutions and in their respective fields of operation. Through the SEV American High Schools which enjoy an important place historically speaking within the Turkish education system, the Foundation raises students who model care and respect to their immediate and wider community, who exhibit self-confidence, and who are able to set and realize their goals. The Foundation also expands its high quality education services to a wider audience, while at the same time providing reputable benchmark publications which include those that lead the sector in children’s literature.
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 reports to the board of directors at the Foundation to ensure the continuity, growth, and administration of SEV.
Institutions Affiliated with SEV:
Üsküdar American Academy (UAA)
American Collegiate Institute (ACI)
Tarsus American College (TAC)
SEV American College
Üsküdar SEV Schools
İzmir SEV Schools
Tarsus SEV Schools
SEV Publishing House (Redhouse)