We have a legendary community and history at ICS and we’ll build on that to offer thoughtful learning experiences for our students this year. Our commitment is to ensure that each child learns and engages at the highest levels. In addition to high academic standards, we are enabling personalized learning experiences for all students from Early Years to Grade 12.  

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 and 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 experiences.  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  

Our Mission

We nurture the talents, character and intellect of all learners, challenging them to be a positive influence and empowering them to excel in their world.

Our Vision

We strive to be our best with Africa and our world.


Our Strategic Objectives


We will deliver an outstanding educational program.

We will learn through inquiry, action and reflection.

We will provide enhanced, program-driven facilities for a growing student body.

We will improve our organizational culture and school climate.

We will establish and develop strategic relationships to increase support of ICS and its programs.


Dr. Tim Stuart is also a global thought leader on Personalized Learning.  We are thrilled to have Dr. Stuart at ICS, shaping the foundations of our Personalized Learning journey. Below are his articles and reflections on personalized learning.

  • Dr. Tim’s Interview with Tom Vander Ark on PLCs HERE
  • ICS Addis Hosts Africa’s First Professional Learning Community at Work Institute, HERE
  • John Magagna’s Lifelong Search for Top-Quality Educators, HERE
  • Making Personalization Work: Transferring Agency from Superheroes to Students, HERE
  • Personalized Learning Starts with Question One, HERE
  • Wild and Thoughtful Innovation, HERE