Welcome to our Middle School Program

Middle School at ICS is a thriving community of professionals that deeply recognize the unique, changing physical, emotional and academic needs of middle school students need to be addressed with a growth mindset approach. As we value the need for students to learn in a way that meets their individual academic needs and instilling a growth mindset, we provide our students with a personalized learning approach that enables student agency over learning.

ICS is a Candidate School* for the MYP in the Middle School (Grades 6-8) and the High School (Grades 9-10). We are pursuing authorization as an IB World School, which are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that ICS believes is important for our students.

As a school that embodies Professional Learning Communities, our teachers facilitate learning through enquiry, action and reflection. They work collaboratively in grade-level teams to ensure that we continuously answer the four essential PLC questions. As part of our belief in student agency of learning, we organize Student Led Conferences in spring to allow students describe their growth and achievements throughout the year.

Our classrooms are arranged in ways that encourage and enhance cooperative learning. We are a place where one can find students collaborating around tables and laptops or stretched out in carpets working together in a culture of inquiry and critical learning.

 "What makes ICS amazing is the campus and people. Teachers always provide more than one way of learning for us and that just makes everything a whole lot better."

Sidona - grade 7

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*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programs: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org



I love middle school at ICS Addis because we are valued as people who can actually take responsibilities. We have a lot of freedom to choose how we learn in middle school and that helps us become responsible. 

Social Studies Teacher

What makes ICS truly a special place is its diverse student body, engaged parent community and dedicated educators. ICS has amazing potential to achieve its vision of being a dynamic school with Africa through embracing the PLC model, improved facilities around campus, and attracting high quality educators. Chad Van De Hoak, MS Teacher

Spanish Teacher

The thing that makes ICS a special place for me is the feeling of community.  Everyone, parents, teachers, support staff and students are all committed to creating a sense of belonging and a welcome feeling.  I think ICS has the potential to become a leader in personalized learning. Ben Orwin, MS Teacher