Secondary school students are taught math, science, Turkish, social sciences, physical education, music and English as well as courses where they are encouraged to bring out and develop their skills and talents. Darüşşafaka aims to develop in its students fluency in at least one foreign language, offering German or French as a second foreign language from sixth year onwards. Every student receives instruction in sports, music, theatre and/or dance, according to his or her talents, and is trained by professional instructors.
High school continues with classes in Turkish, math, sciences and intensive English as well as a second foreign language. Students start preparing for the university qualification exam in their ninth year and are sent to special prep schools in their last year.