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Message from the Head of School

A Warm Welcome to ICS  

We have a legendary community and history at ICS and we’ll build on that to offer thoughtful learning experiences for your family this year. Our commitment is to help each child learn at the highest level in the most personalized way possible. Without sacrificing any of the successful outcomes ICS families cherish, we are designing new experiences to reach each student.  

At the International Community School of Addis Ababa (ICS), you will quickly learn that community matters deeply here and that our diversity is REAL and BEAUTIFUL. We encourage parents, students, teachers, administrators to bring fresh perspectives and experiences. We need them and welcome them. The teachers, administrators and of course our students and parent volunteers work hard to make ICS a very warm and friendly community and we all benefit from it.

We are excited about the year ahead with our PYP and IBDP programs, our dedication to Professional Learning Communities and personalized learning journey.  At ICS we believe that all students can learn at high levels and have structured our program to ensure success.

I hope you look around and discover what ICS is all about.


Dr. Tim Stuart

Head of School                          


Dr. Tim Stuart is also a global leader on Personalized Learning.  Below are articles about where personalized learning can go. We are thrilled to have Dr. Stuart at ICS, and shaping the foundations or our Personalized Learning journey at ICS.

Education Week interveiw with Tom Vander Ark is the former CEO of the Gates Foundation for Education

Making Personalization Work