Selanik had an important role in social and governmental structures of Ottoman Empire besides incorporating different religious and social units. The city was also a historical pioneer of doctrines in Ottoman Empire and named ‘Kabe-i Hürriyet’ (the center of freedom). Additionally, it was significant in terms of education as various new education techniques were put into practice in the city; especially in 1880s, many socalled ‘modern’ schools were opened. In this study, Private Islamic Schools opened in Selanik in the late Ottoman Empire Era are analyzed. The study has a qualitative design, and the era’s literature is reviewed in accordance with the document analysis. It is seen that Selanik had a very important place in Ottoman Empire in terms of Muslim Turks’ Private education, and Private Islamic schools in the city pioneered the opening of many Private Schools in İstanbul.