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How to Apply

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. Spaces are limited in several grade levels for 2017-18, including early childhood, middle school and high school. We expect to have spaces in all grade levels for the 2018-19 school year. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Please review our Admissions Policy for more information on wait list placement and contact the Admissions Office for up-to-date information on space availability.

We encourage prospective families to learn about ICS Addis by reviewing our website, setting up an appointment to visit the school campus, if possible, and communicating any questions to the Admissions Office through the online admissions inquiry form, or by email to We can also connect you with a current ICS family if you are interested in obtaining a parent perspective on ICS Addis.

Application Process

Like other private schools, we require information that helps us determine whether there is a good match between our program of instruction and the applicant’s educational needs. We want to ensure that your child’s entrance to our school will be relatively simple and straightforward.

Applications to ICS Addis are considered based on our Admissions Policy. Before applying, please review the information on grade placement and student support services, including learning support and English as an Additional Language services.

Step 1

Applications and supporting documentation are submitted through our online application system, OpenApply.

Step 2

Once all application requirements are received, the Admissions Committee reviews the applicant’s file. An admissions decision is issued through OpenApply, or further information is requested, including any necessary assessments.

Step 3

If an applicant is accepted, the Admissions Office will notify the family of the decision and of space availability. Students accepted and allocated spaces will receive an Enrollment Contract. The Enrollment Contract must be completed within two weeks to confirm acceptance of the space. Additional requirements may be added to the applicant checklist as needed.

Students on the wait list or in the wait pool will be informed. Wait pool information for students transferring from other schools in Addis is available here

Step 4

Before starting school:

  • Submit official copies of the student's final school records. Incoming grade 10 to 12 students must submit complete official transcripts from their previous school.
  • Submit the emergency contact form.
  • Confirm arrival and school start dates with Admissions Office and receive information on starting school.
  • MS/HS students will take placement assessments and schedule classes as needed.
  • Payment of the capital levy may be required to reserve a space for students arriving more than one month from the date of acceptance.