The ICS focus is on educating the whole child, seeking to develop the innate curiosity of our students while celebrating cultural differences in an intentionally multi-ethnic environment.
The International Community School (ICS) is a charter school in DeKalb County, Georgia serving students in grades K-5. ICS was strategically designed in 2002 to bring together refugee, immigrant and local children in an academically challenging and nurturing environment.Today, the school serves more than 400 students annually representing more than 30 nationalities and speaking 25 languages.
With the dedication of our faculty and staff, the steadfast support of parents and the larger community, ICS has created a learning environment second to none despite the challenge of inadequate facilities, substandard equipment and non-competitive salaries. We fiercely protect our students' right to music, art, language, physical education and recess while insisting that they meet progress requirements in language arts, social sciences, mathematics and earth science.
ICS curriculum follows the Georgia Standards of Excellence taught within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. A challenging international program, the IBPYP enables students to employ an investigative, inquiry-based approach to learning. English, mathematics, science, and social studies are taught in this integrated framework, emphasizing cross-disciplinary thinking, problem-solving and personal wellness. All students also study a second language to further develop their multi-cultural skills.
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