Elementary School 

Dear Elementary Parents,

Welcome to our Elementary school webpage! If you plan on moving to Addis Ababa, or just want to know the educational options available to you here in Ethiopia’s capital, ICS Addis is the place to start. We offer the premier educational experience in Ethiopia, and the US State Department has rated our school as one of the best schools in Africa. Addis Ababa is home to the United Nations, the African Union, and more than 120 diplomatic missions. Our students are part of a diverse community of learners that come from over 60 different countries, and we strive to develop internationally minded students who are tolerant and accepting of others.

The Elementary School provides an American education with an international perspective. Our mission is to serve the international community by providing high quality education in safe, modern facilities. ICS is located on an attractive 15 acre campus with separate facilities for the Early Childhood and elementary classrooms. Our classrooms are free-standing buildings that are spacious and well-resourced. Our elementary students enjoy two soccer pitches, three purpose-built playgrounds, and extensive green space for recreation and sports. We have a full service gymnasium equipped with a weight room, basketball and volleyball courts, and a rock climbing wall. The facilities that we offer are unmatched anywhere in Ethiopia!

Our teachers are highly trained, caring individuals who strive to match instruction with the educational needs of our students. We offer Learning Support, EAL (English as Another Language) and Guidance Counseling in either a push-in or pull-out format. Among the many resources available to our students is a library with a collection of over 35,000 books. Parents and students are also welcome to use the elementary computer lab which is located adjacent to the library.

Our program is built upon the belief that strong skills in reading, writing, and mathematics are the foundation for success in life. We offer a variety of research-based instructional programs in content areas, including Teachers College Reading Writing Workshop, Everyday Mathematics, and FOSS Science, but having said that we also believe in producing well-rounded students. Specials classes are offered in Foreign Language, Art, Music, Information Technology, and Physical Education. These offerings are an important part of our program because we strive to educate the whole child and not just their brain! We offer an extensive range of extracurricular activities through our after school activities program. A sampling of those activities can be accessed by following the Elementary activities link on our webpage.

Exploring our website will give you a view into the many things available at the Elementary School. Remember to visit our faculty page in order to read through the bios of our teachers. I am sure you will be impressed!