The great leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk always believed in the indisputable role of education in the modernization of Turkey. In his speech at the opening of the Turkish Grand National Assembly on November 1st, 1925, he declared that the advancement of education called for the endeavors of the private sector, and he summoned society to take part in the effort. The Turkish Education Association was established on January 1st, 1928, under Atatürk’s vision and leadership, supported by the founders of the Turkish Republic.
İsmet İnönü, who later became the second president of Turkey, was the first chairman of the Turkish Education Association (TED).
TED Ankara College was the first school established by the Foundation in 1931 and the first private Turkish school using English as the medium of instruction. The school’s emblem reflects the history of its establishment with the crescent from the national flag, the torch symbolizing education embraced by the association, and five stars showing gratitude and respect to the first five administrative committee members.
Those who are determined to walk without rest never feel tired.
Turkish youth will walk towards our goal, our ideal, continually and tirelessly. M.K.Atatürk
Our student Semra Baydar is giving our school's badge to Atatürk. (May 19th, 1938 - Youth and Sports Day)