International Community School
ICS Early Years
Playgroup, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten classes make up the Early Years Section.
Early Years has a rich curriculum, which promotes interactive learning and helps children achieve social, emotional, physical and cognitive goals. Subjects taught include Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies (this includes African studies), Music, Art, Computer (IT), Library, Physical Education, Bible/Moral Instruction. Weekly clubs are also provided for students in the kindergarten classes.
Early Years’ Curriculum has the following core values:
- Educational excellence with a personal touch
- An environment that enables students to achieve their potential
- Promotion of our cultural diversity
- Developing each individual in a continuously improving technological learning environment
- Opportunities to develop skills for effective decision-making and leadership
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ICS Elementary School comprises of Grades 1–5
The Elementary School has three arms/streams at each grade level. Students are inspired and encouraged to be lifelong learners and worthy global citizens who contribute positively within a diverse and changing world.
Core subjects taught are: Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies (also including African Studies). The specialist subjects are: Computer (IT), Art, Music, Library, Bible/Moral Instruction and Physical Education.
The Elementary School curriculum is taught using modern instructional strategies by teachers who develop close relationships with students and hold students to high expectations of achievement.
The curriculum gives importance to the following core values:
ICS Middle School
Comprises of Grades 6-8
Students typically start Junior School at eleven years of age. At this stage, links are being made between different areas of the curriculum to learning in the context of real life. Creative and critical thinking are encouraged in Junior School. Subjects are also becoming more specialized as students begin to develop interests in specific subject areas and extracurricular skills e.g. sports, drama and music.
We focus on our students
growth and development
ICS High School comprises of Grades 9-12
The final four years of ICS focus on university preparation. While ICS follows an enriched American curriculum, students are also prepared to write other external examinations, which will prepare them for universities around the world. In addition to the core subjects of Science, English (grammar & literature), Social Studies and Mathematics, the school offers French, Spanish, Computer Technology, Music, Art, Bible, Moral instruction and PE. Numerous electives such as Psychology, Photography and Technical drawing supplement the core courses.
Grades 9 to 10 At this level students are in an environment which helps to prepare them academically, socially and emotionally for a seamless transition to the next two years in ICS or on to A level schools and foundation courses in Nigeria and abroad. At this level, they are expected to take the internationally recognized and accepted IGCSE ‘O’ level examination.
Grades 11 to 12 At this level students are making the final preparations towards admission into universities and further education institutes around the world. They are learning how to be independent and form positive and supportive relationships, how to look after themselves away from home and how to make the right choices. ICS encourages in them a desire to succeed, recognize their individual talents and capabilities and to realize that with this, each one of them can lead and be a part of positive change for the future.
Students will have special educational needs of some form during their educational journey. ICS believes that with targeted support and early intervention, most students are able to make significant progress, which enables them to return to regular classes at their grade level.