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Posted by on Friday, January 20, 2017
The ICS Art Department unveiled a summary of the studio work MS students did in visual arts during terms 1 and 2. Grade 6 explored the theme of fear and what characteristics students utilize to overcome it. Contour drawing, scale drawing, photography, collage, and digital manipulation were explored throughout the process.  To see all the images of 6th grade studio works CLICK HERE. 7th Grade and two 8th grade students also explored the same theme of fear, but using 3-D Plaster sculpture. To... Read More
Posted by on Friday, January 6, 2017
A great holiday concert by elementary, middle and high school students! The uplifting concert included outstanding performances from the MS/HS Band and Choir, Marimba Band and the ICS Community Choir. It was a lovely way to end off the semester with the children's and choir’s joyful singing!
Posted by on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
A competitive and fun elementary school track and field was held right before the holiday break. It was a great athletic event for the kids in running, throwing and jumping! The event helped students to become more athletic, social and cooperative.
Posted by on Thursday, December 22, 2016
The International Community School of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ICS) is creating the first Amharic translation of Scratch as a community service to the children of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian diaspora. Click on the navigation links above to learn about our translation work and our recent Scratch Jam Session. Click here to see more about our school.
Posted by on Thursday, December 15, 2016
New Classroom Block  (NCB) - The New Classroom Block is a six-floor facility with 33 classrooms, inclusive of 3 science labs, a conference room, shaded roof-top terrace, basement assembly space and new middle school offices is less than six months from being finished! The stairway connecting the existing MS/HS building is being constructed now. The finish work is in full swing, with orders on the way for the rest of the finish materials. The decorative rock-cladded walls are looking great!... Read More
Posted by on Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Computer Science and programming is not just about programming. It is about thinking logically and analytically. It is about breaking down problems into parts and solving them using simple steps that can be followed. It is about figuring out how we can have machines do much of the work so we can do creative thinking and problem solving. It is about using these tools that we have on our desks and in our pockets to do work for us rather than just keep us entertained. So when we talk about... Read More
Posted by on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
It was a great event here this past weekend.  ICS went home with lots of banners to add to our collection. ICS won the U14 boys, U14 girls, U16 girls, U19 boys and U19 girls categories. We were runner up to Bingham in the U16 boys category.  We were also winners in the overall girls and overall boys categories, which means we were also the overall team champions. Congrats to the athletes.  Thank you for all the support and help in making the event happen.  
Posted by on Friday, October 7, 2016
15 Middle School students participated in an annual Student Leadership Council retreat on Friday 30 September. Students participated in a number of leadership workshops on public speaking and being a voice for their peers. Students played team building games and were inspired to plan for the upcoming year, thinking of what it means to be a leader in the Middle School.
Posted by on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
There certainly was a buzz of excitement and energy around the SEC as the entire Grade 10 class worked in small groups on a variety of projects embodying STEAM concepts. What’s STEAM? There’s been a push in many schools to focus on STEM subjects: that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Those are all important areas of study, particularly for our technology-infused world. But it just doesn’t show off human creativity and ingenuity, so if you add in Art you get STEAM.... Read More
Posted by on Thursday, September 8, 2016
It was universal: children and adults alike were impressed with the Open House we held on Saturday 3 September for our new Makerspace/Robotics Lab. The whole morning there was a buzz of laughter and enthusiastic calls of “look at this!” People were moving around the room, checking out what other people were doing and showing off their own work. Kids were building robots and other contraptions, parents were helping them out and taking photos, teachers were demonstrating how to make things with... Read More

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