How To Apply

We recognize the joys and challenges of transition, whether to a new school in the same city or to a new continent, country, culture and school. Our admissions team is here to support you through your family's transition, and we strive to make the process welcoming and transparent.

Please carefully review our admissions policy and requirements, and tuition and fees. We are available to answer any questions and to assist you through the process, from your initial inquiry to your first days and weeks at ICS. You can also review our frequently asked questions and request to connect with a current ICS family.

ICS is committed to ensuring that all students learn and engage at the highest levels. This begins during the admissions process, as we meet and get to know the applicant. We want to understand your child as a learner, what your child will contribute to our community and how your child might benefit from our learning environment. Thank you for sharing your child with us!

Online Admissions Portal

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

  • We recommend completing the initial application form on a computer. You can also access your OpenApply account and stay up-to-date with your child's application through the OpenApply mobile app: iOS (Apple) or Android.
  • After submitting the application form, the Checklist will show the relevant admissions requirements for each individual applicant. 
  • Families who have applied to ICS in the past, or who have children already attending ICS, should log in to their OpenApply parent accounts and select "Add New Applicant". Current parents should use their ICS parent email address to log in.

Joining the ICS Community Means...


Vibrant international community
Parent connections
Campus access
Track, playground and cafeteria use
Sports pavilion rental privileges
Library access
Wireless internet on campus
Saturday Community Market
Membership in the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
PTO events and activities for the entire family


Admissions Requirements

ICS Addis values the school-family partnership and your transparency in the admissions process is the first step. Families are responsible for providing all requirements to ICS and omission of any information or documents related to the applicant's educational background or learning needs will impact ICS's ability to accept and support a student.

The Checklist in the OpenApply online portal shows the relevant admissions requirements for each individual applicant.