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Mission, Vision, Strategic Plan

The International Community School of Addis Ababa is a premier early childhood through grade 12 school offering a holistic, vigorous and inclusive program. An International Baccalaureate Diploma school, accredited in the United States, ICS serves a diverse, multi-cultural student body on a beautiful, well-equipped campus.


We nurture the talents, character and intellect of all learners, challenging them to be a positive influence and empowering them to excel in their world.


  • engaging learning experiences through inquiry and reflection
  • a broad range of local, global and virtual opportunities
  • innovative and flexible use of resources


A strategic plan is necessary to help us set the direction and priorities for ICS Addis over the next three to five years. This plan helps us to identify our view of success and shape the activities and actions that will make us achieve it.

This plan serves to unify all ICS stakeholders into supporting a single set of focused priorities. This plan will be shared with our staff, our families and our greater ICS community.

Strategic Objectives: An uncompromising commitment to achieve specific, measurable, observable or demonstrable results that exceed current capability. In our case, the measures are included in a second set of documents, and some of them are reported to the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Specific Results: Bold resolutions that dedicate the school's resources and energies toward the continuous creation of results to achieve the extraordinary as expressed in the mission, vision and strategic objectives.

Action Steps: A planned action or method to be implemented that supports a strategic objective. It is the means to the end. The steps necessary to achieve a specific result, and ultimately the strategic objective.

Status/Progress Indicators: A system to keep us informed of all action steps, specific results and objectives.

For a copy of our strategic plan click HERE.