The International Community School of Addis Ababa, accredited in the United States, develops the talents and intellects of a multicultural student body using learner-centered, holistic instructional methods, empowering each student to contribute in an evolving world.
We of the International Community School of Addis Ababa promote an interactive, holistic learning environment which stimulates and encourages inquiry, initiative, creativity and academic achievement. Emphasis is placed on providing students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to face the challenges of the future. We teach respect for the richness and diversity of individuals, cultures and spiritual beliefs. We build self-esteem and sustain self-discipline, and, above all, we cultivate and celebrate a passion for learning. Within a dynamic, multi-cultural environment, we acknowledge our responsibility to and involvement with the global community.
1-We believe that education should address the dynamic process of each child's unique development.
2-We believe that diversity in culture, beliefs, knowledge and opinions has positive value and is best facilitated in an environment of honest communication, inclusion, dignity, compassion and safety.
3-We believe that developing and evaluating moral and ethical values are a critical part of a person's education and growth.
4-We believe that education in all its forms is a collaboration among parents, students, teachers and other community members.
5-We believe that education should help children identify, acquire and build upon the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to live fully in an evolving world.
6-We believe that education should nurture and preserve the love of learning.
7-We believe that formal education is only one component of life-long learning.
The International Community School of Addis Ababa (ICS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational school, which offers an educational program from early childhood to grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The school was founded in 1964 and serves approximately 720 students from over 60 countries. ICS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is an International Baccalaureate World School.