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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The BIG Things at ICS Addis

"You've got to think about big things while you're doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction." - Alvin Toffler

At ICS Addis, we made time as a community to think about the really big things in 2014 when we examined and developed our mission, vision and belief statements.

These essential statements (included below) are the guiding principles for everything we do. Inquiry or workshop models of instruction? HR planning and policies? The Sports Pavilion or Community Commons? Our ASA, sports and other co-curricular and extracurricular programs? Mother Tongue Maintenance Programs? Pamoja online learning for IB students? One-to-One technology for learning in classrooms? All these things and more are based on our mission and vision, and you can see them embedded in our strategic and action planning too. By design, everything at the International Community School of Addis Ababa founded on these core values

At ICS Addis…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 for learning at ICS includes:

engaging learning experiences through inquiry and reflection

a broad range of local, global and virtual opportunities

innovative and flexible use of resources

We believe that…

Embracing diversity strengthens our community

All individuals have inherent worth and dignity

Acting with integrity is vital to building and maintaining trust

Curiosity and inquiry inspire learning

Learning empowers people to create a better world

Collaboration creates opportunities to achieve common goals

The sustainability of the natural world is our responsibility

Emergency Preparations at ICS Addis

It is vital that we have updated contact and emergency information for all our families. If any of your numbers or email addresses change in the future, please be sure to inform the school at our Reception Desk, by calling the school’s main number at 011–371–1544 or by sending an email to

Social Media Channels at @ICSAddis

Twitter: @ICSAddis, #ICSAddis

Facebook: International Community School of Addis Ababa, Learning at ICS Addis

And there’s a good site for past, present and future ICS Eagles and alumni at ICS Eagle.

Smugmug: SmugMug page.

Youtube: ICS Addis Youtube