Exceptional student success
Our students benefit from a world-class education that goes far beyond great test scores. We believe in developing learners who are the drivers of their thinking, and our students are encouraged to discover how they learn best.
At ICS, there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach to teaching and learning. Supported by structured inquiry at school - and urged to undertake authentic learning activities at home - students are encouraged to develop the attributes and skills associated with self-directed learners. Over time, this understanding of how to use knowledge in real-life contexts develops awareness and self-knowledge and builds character, empathy and resilience, all of which are essential to success in learning and in life.
Our teachers believe that students learn best when given the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning experiences and make personal connections to content. In our curriculum, students strike a balance between learning through inquiry versus acquiring skills and knowledge. They also learn how to use higher-level thinking skills and reflect on their learning, both of which prepare them for lifelong learning.
Thinking about Thinking
Metacognition, or ‘thinking about one’s thinking, involves awareness, analysis and understanding of one’s thinking processes and learning behaviours. Teachers across all divisions use metacognitive strategies to enhance the learning experience for students.
A Challenging International Curriculum
ICS offers the curriculum of the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme for all grade levels. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is highly regarded throughout the world. Accreditation ensures that the educational standards of all IB schools are both exceptional and globally uniform. ICS, as an IB World school, exceeds these standards.
- Primary Years Programme (PYP)
- Middle Years Programme (MYP)
- Diploma Programme (DP)
Ages 18 months–3 years
The ICS Nursery School is an exceptional learning environment that offers children the opportunity to build foundational skills. We seek to nurture, integrate, and respect children so they can become independent, competent, confident and caring learners.
Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten 2
Ages 3 to 6
Our youngest students build a strong foundation for social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. A lifetime love of learning is developed through an outstanding and developmentally appropriate curriculum led by experts in the field of early childhood education.
Grades 6 to 10
In Middle School, our students take responsibility for their own learning by recognising their strengths and striving to reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom. Self-directed learning develops originality and resilience, and a deeper understanding.
Beyond the Classroom
We believe that learning happens both inside and outside of the classrooms. We offer exceptional opportunities for pursuing passions from sports to art, music, theatre and design.
At ICS, we believe that learning happens both in and outside of the classroom.
As an IB World School, ICS provides students with a solid set of flexible skills.