It was established on 1845 with the name ‘Mektabi Fununu Idadiye’ at Macka, now Istanbul technical university is located. War, in 1878 was occured between Russia and Ottoman That school was decided to be hospital.
During World War I, School was moved to Rum Orphanage on Buyukada for immigrants and orphans.
The school became a civilian high school by “Tevhid-i Tedrisat” in 1924 and renamed as “Kuleli Lisesi” Kuleli High School.
It became a military high school again. took its present name in 1925 as ” Kuleli Military High School ”
After the coup attempt on 2016, it is converted to museum.