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ICS Addis is buzzing this week with final campus preparations. Construction crews have been working hard over the summer to complete various renovation projects on campus in time for the anticipated first day back to on-campus learning on 25 August.

Library Renovation

Students can look forward to a new library when they return to campus. The library has left its old location by the Large amphitheater and moved to a two-story building that used to be the Admin Building. The partitions that used to separate offices have been torn down to create large and open spaces for reading.

Music Room Renovation

What used to be the old library has been renovated and transformed into a music room for all the divisions. The HS library has been renovated to create the MS music room, and a gypsum block partition wall has been built at the old ES library to create two ES music rooms with a connecting access door in between to foster collaborative work.


EY4 has left its previous location in the ES building and is now located at the back of the main gym, adjacent to EY3. Previously, this area used to be occupied by the choir room, practice room, P.E office and P.E store. Now, all these facilities have moved to other parts of the campus to create a more spacious learning hub.

HS Plex Renovation

HS students will find that the HS Hub has been remodeled to better fit the learning program. The Hub has been expanded to include a newly built maker room and art room, and the previous PVC floor has been upgraded to more resistant flooring.

New Admin & Fitness Center

The largest project underway on campus is the new admin and fitness center that is constructed above the student cafeteria located by the main school entrance. Built with the goal of creating a workspace that fosters connection and collaboration, the newly renovated building will be home to the Reception, Admissions Office, Head of School Office, Deputy Head of School for Operations Office, Director of Strategic Programs Office, Communications Office, photo studio, and a fitness center. The fitness center, which takes a major share in this project, is built to have its own restrooms, shower rooms and will be equipped with weights, treadmills, exercise bikes, elliptical machines, and all the other facilities that the old weight room used to have.

With the first day of school just around the corner, we are looking forward to using and enjoying our new spaces on our ICS campus!

For any questions or comments regarding the campus projects, please contact the Deputy Head of School, Cal Callaway at

ICS in the News

Recent articles and blogs about and by ICS:

  • Dr. Tim’s Interview with Tom Vander Ark on PLCs HERE
  • ICS Addis Hosts Africa’s First Professional Learning Community at Work Institute, HERE
  • Making Personalization Work: Transferring Agency from Superheroes to Students, HERE
  • Wild and Thoughtful Innovation, HERE