- DeKalb County is the largest refugee resettlement areas in the United States.
- Roughly half of ICS students are immigrants/refugees, many of them child survivors of war. The other half are native-born Americans from the surrounding neighborhoods.
- ICS serves 400 K-5th graders from over 40 nations and speaking speaking twenty-five languages.
- A Teaching Assistant is present in every ICS homeroom, making the standard classroom ratio 10:1.
- 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.
Each year, hundreds of families
from the most tumultuous,
war-torn regions of the world begin their new lives in this Atlanta suburb.
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