Welcome to ICS Addis

You are preparing for a significant transition for your family - whether you are moving as a family to a new country or your child is moving to a new school or starting school for the first time, this is a time of excitement and uncertainty. 

Our Admissions Office team is with you and ready to support you. Below are details about starting school and about some of the more common questions that new families have. Please reach out to us for support.

We look forward to welcoming our new ICS Eagles!



Drop In Zoom Call with ICS Addis Admissions

Every Wednesday from 4:00-4:30 PM East Africa Time (GMT+3)

Join to ask a question or just to chat!


Starting School in 2023-24

New families have opportunities to connect with each other, with current families and with the school before arrival in Addis.

Get to know Addis and your new family cohort: see the Connecting with ICS page for links to our Welcome to Addis Guide, social media groups and more.

Chat with the Admissions Team: individual virtual meetings can be scheduled HERE or drop in for a chat at our weekly informal Zoom call on Wednesdays at 4:00 PM EAT (UTC+3)!

Parent Ambassadors: our Parent Ambassador Team has volunteer parents who are ready to answer questions and help with your transition! Request a parent ambassador HERE.

Pre-Arrival Transition Support: virtual sessions for new families in May and June to answer questions and make social connections with student peer ambassadors.

August New Family Orientation: new family orientation in August, prior to the first day of school.

Starting School in 2022-23

Keep the Admissions Office updated on your arrival date, so we can plan for your family orientation and your child's first day of class.

The ICS Weekly: Required Reading

Enrolled families receive a weekly newsletter from ICS every Thursday, with essential information. 

Parent ICS Email Addresses

The newsletter and all other school communications are sent to your ICS parent email account, which is set up once your child is enrolled at ICS. The IT Department will send your log in information to the email account you used during the admissions process.

Use your ICS parent email address to sign into the following platforms (using "Sign in with Google"):

Parent Portals: PowerSchool and Toddle

Parents should access PowerSchool through the web or the PowerSchool app to access important forms. High school parents can also see their child's schedule and grades via the PowerSchool app.

Elementary and middle school parents should also access Toddle through the web or download the Toddle Family app, which is used for communication by the elementary and middle school. You will also receive your child's report card through Toddle.

Parent Email and Parent Portal Instructions

Detailed instructions and links for your parent email and the parent portal: HERE

IT Support

Reach out to help.desk@icsaddis.org or +251-954-925-200 with any IT support needs (weekdays only).

ICS Numbers



PTO Events

The Parent Teacher Organization is offering different classes and events for parents. Read the ICS Weekly and join the PTO Telegram group to stay up to date on PTO offerings.

Annual Physical Examination - required at the start of school

All students must submit an annual physical examination from a licensed medical professional. This is required when your child starts school. You may complete the physical examination form prior to arriving in Ethiopia, or at a clinic in Addis. 

Submit completed physical examinations directly to the Health Office via your PowerSchool account when your child starts school.

Physical Examination Form

School Year Calendars

The 2022-23 and 2023-24 calendars are available HERE.

Essential All School Information

Calendar: August to June school year calendar. The school year calendar is available HERE

School Days: Monday through Friday. 

School Hours: 

EY5-Grade 12 and EY3-EY4 Full Day:

EY3-EY4 Half Day:

School Pick Up and Drop Off

Drop Off Starts at 7:30 AM / School Starts at 8:00 AM

Parents may drop off ES students in their classrooms.

Afternoon Dismissal Pick Up Process

Pick up at 3:20 PM (2:00 PM on Wednesdays). All walk-through gates:

ICS Addis Campus Map 2022-23

Student Store

The ICS Student Store carries a range of stationery items as well as ICS gear. Items can be viewed and ordered online HERE.

Student Store Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3:30-4:30 PM

Supply Lists: HERE

Campus Access

Policy HERE

The campus access policy includes details on when families can use different facilities on campus, including:


Using the ICS Library

Family library access: for parents and students

Saturdays: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Monday-Friday: 3:30-4:30 PM

Search our library catalog HERE and check out physical or e-books!

Families are welcome to check out e-books through Sora at any time. Instructions on how to download and access Sora are HERE; use your ICS parent email address to sign in through Google.

To set up your ICS parent or student account in Sora, email help.desk@icsaddis.org with your full name and our IT Team will assist you.

Health Office

The ICS Health Office is staffed by three full time nurses, including our Chief Medical Officer Krista Haley. You may reach out to the Health Office at any time on health.office@icsaddis.org.

Medical information, including vaccination records, medical history and the annual physical examination, is submitted directly to the Health Office through the PowerSchool portal: https://ps.icsaddis.org/public/home.html.

COVID Protocols

Campus Playbook: detailed COVID protocols HERE.


After School Activities and Athletics

The Athletics and Activities Office will share sign up information with families. Contact aaoffice@icsaddis.org with specific questions.

Elementary School: 2022-23 Season 3 offerings; Junior Eagles Saturday sessions for EY5-Grade 3 sign up HERE (soccer)

Middle and High School: 2022-23 Season 3 offerings

Overview of After School Activities and Athletics

ICS Summer Camp

New students are welcome to join the ICS summer camp in June 2023. Students currently in EY4 and up are eligible to join one or both weeks of the half-day summer camp: 12-16 June and 19-23 June.

For EY4 to Grade 5, the theme is the Great Outdoors. For Grades 6 to 12, students will focus on soccer and basketball skills during the Eagles Sports Camp.

Online registration opens on 15 February (early registration discount until 31 March)

Visit the summer camp website HERE for more information, and contact summercamp@icsaddis.org with any questions.