|The International Community School
of Addis Ababa (ICSAA) is an independent, coeducational day school,
which offers an educational program from pre-kindergarten through
grade 12 for students of all nationalities. The School was founded
in 1966. The school year comprises 2 semesters extending
approximately from the end of August to early June.
Organization: The School is governed by a 9-member Board of
Governors, 8 of whom are elected for 2-year terms by the
International Community School Association, the sponsor of the
School. The U.S. Embassy appoints 1 member. Membership in the
Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians
of children enrolled in the School and professional members of the
Curriculum: The curriculum is that of U.S.
college-preparatory public schools with the addition of the
International Baccalaureate program. Instruction is in English.
French and Spanish are taught as foreign languages. Art, music, and
physical education are offered at all grade levels.
English-as-a-Second-Language and computer sciences are offered in
grades 1-8. ICSAA is fully accredited by the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation is valid
until December 01, 2006.
Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 38
full-time and 6 part-time faculty members.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year,
enrollment was 361.
Facilities: The School is located on a 15-acre tract.
There are classrooms with adjoining play areas, a separate library
building (including a new elementary library), an administrative
office area, new performing arts building, a basketball court,
tennis courts, and soccer and baseball fields. The library has over
12,500 volumes. A large multi-purpose building houses a gymnasium,
five separate teaching stations, and an art room. A separate
building houses the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten sections.
Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, about 98% of the
School’s income derives from tuition. The annual rates are as
follows: PK: $4,645; Kdg.-grade 5: $11,210; grades 6-8: $12,655; and
grades 9-12: $13,015. A tuition discount policy gives a 5% discount
for a third child, 10% for a fourth and 15% for a fifth. There is a
capital levy fee of $1,800 for new students and $600 for returning
students. The enrollment fee for all students is $315. (All fees are
quoted in U.S. dollars.)
Mr. Stephen Plisinski, Director
International Community School
of Addis Ababa
P.O. Box 70282
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia