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Fast Facts

  • ICS was founded in 2002 in DeKalb County to foster intentional diversity.
  • ICS serves 400 K-5th graders from 40 nations and speaking twenty-five languages. Teachers and staff are from 17 countries.
  • A teacher and an assistant teacher staff each class, making the standard teacher–student ratio 1:12.
  • ICS is one of the first DeKalb International Baccalaureate World Schools.
  • Maintaining art, music, drama, physical education and recess in the curriculum is one of the things that sets ICS apart from other elementary schools.
  • All ICS students study a second language. Native speakers of languages other than English must go through a rigorous English as a second language program before joining their classmates in either French or Spanish.
  • ICS after school program offers a diverse fun-filled selection of classes.
  • ICS sports program is a vital part of the ICS experience.
  • Forty-two tutors provide one-on one tutoring weekly in reading and math.

Each year, hundreds of families
from the most tumultuous,
war-torn regions of the world begin their new lives in this Atlanta suburb.

Photo of a student with an educational toy

ICS values are based on the tenets of
the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, which seeks to
create international, inquisitive and active life-long learners who will help create a better world for our generation and
the next.

Peace Lessons at ICS - a CNN Video