International Community School of Addis Ababa

Mauritania Road
PO BOX 70282
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia Show map
+251 (11)3 711 544

The International Community School of Addis Ababa is an independent international school, offering an educational program for students of all nationalities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


The International Community School of Addis Ababa (ICS Addis), founded in 1964, is an independent, co-educational day school that teaches students of all nationalities in early childhood through grade 12 and is located in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. In 2015-16, the school's enrollment is 867 students, from over 83 nations. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1992. ICS Addis has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) since March 1982.


ICS Addis follows a college-preparatory American curriculum model, and the program is divided into four sections: early childhood (EC3-EC4), elementary (K-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12). The school offers an American high school diploma to all graduates who meet graduation requirements. Almost 100% of the graduates enter higher education immediately after graduation, and 85% of the graduates attend colleges and universities in the USA and Canada. Many students also pursue the IB Diploma (International Baccalaureate).


The faculty consists of 95 professionally certified teachers from 14 countries: USA, Germany, India, United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, South Africa, Bulgaria, Peru, Kenya, Ethiopia, Canada, Fiji and France.


·         Interactive whiteboards

·         Wifi Access

·         Outdoor pitches/ Soccer fields

·         Running Track

·         Tennis courts

·         Staff Parking

·         Indoor Gym

·         School Cafeteria

·         Mini Amphitheater

·         Large Amphitheater

·         Elementary Library

·         Middle and High school Library


Classes run from mid-August to mid-June and include 182 student days. The school week is Monday through Friday. The daily schedule starts at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:20 PM; 2:00 PM on Wednesdays.

Mission Statement

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.

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