“A country's greatest investment lies in building generations of educated and knowledgeable youth." Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan
M O T T O 'We Inspire and Challenge  students to Succeed'

Inspire: to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
Challenge: to present a task or situation that tests someone's abilities.
Succeed: to work and achieve a desired aim or result.

The International Community Schools (ICS), Abu Dhabi, has a long and enviable reputation in the region for providing high-quality private education for students from KG to Grade 12, in both the British and American curriculums. Since its foundation as Ibrahimya School in 1990, ICS has developed from a relatively humble “villa school” of 200 students to the prestigious and highly resourced facilities of today, catering for over 4500+ students.

Facilities throughout the different Campuses are of highest international standards, and whilst each varies, they often include, state–of-the–art interactive teaching technology in every classroom, science labs, computer laboratories and a technology lab, auditoriums, examination halls, gymnasiums, various multi-purpose activity rooms, junior and senior libraries where appropriate, and indoor swimming pools. Academic standards are accredited by Cambridge International Education and Edexcel (British curriculum), and AdvancED (American Curriculum).

The academic curriculum is complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including sports, clubs and societies. Participation in student leadership roles is strongly encouraged as we believe at ICS that this helps students to develop skills for adult life. Our website provides brief but informative glimpse of what’s going on for our students and behind the scenes. We welcome your visit to our campus to have firsthand experience of what makes ICS so special.

Mohammad Al-Shamma
Managing Director

Welcome to International Community Schools Abu Dhabi! Our commitment at ICS is to ensure a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment that safely empowers our students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the 21st Century. ICS is renowned for the outstanding holistic education that we provide, and boasts a long and enviable reputation in the region for providing high-quality private education for students from FS/KG to Year 13/Grade 12, in both the British and American curriculums, going significantly beyond the minimum expectations, covering a diverse range of subjects.

Since its foundation as Ibrahimya School in 1990, ICS has developed from a relatively humble ‘villa school’ of 200 students, into the prestigious and highly resourced facilities which it is today, catering to over 3500+ students. Our student body is currently made up of over 55+ nationalities; they are taught by a high caliber team, recruited from 17+ countries.

Our students success cannot be defined by qualifications alone. Students leave the school as dynamic and impactful citizens, fully equipped to excel and thrive within a wider university life. To achieve this, students are encouraged to participate in the extensive array of opportunities which exist beyond the classroom. The academic curriculums are therefore complemented by a wide range of extra-curricular activities, where participation in student leadership roles is strongly encouraged, to turn out a well-rounded graduate.

With the ultimate objective of ensuring a bright future for our students, ICS is working according to a strategic plan developed by our Honorary Board of Trustees in collaboration with ADEK. The plan has been tailored to address enrollment growth and provide a roadmap for building schools, in line with our expansion scheme, renovating existing facilities, creating outdoor environments and introducing new technologies, all in the context of resource sustainability.

At ICS we pride ourselves on how we have grown and established into one of the best respected collaboration of schools in Abu Dhabi. We strive to instill our original ethos of hard work and excellence which enabled us to develop and grow, into our student community. In doing this, we fulfil our mission, by ensuing that our students are nurtured into lifelong learners, who understand and embody ICS’ values, and are able to express these in their daily lives. We are honoured to cultivate our students into global minded, future leaders.


The "School of Choice" - inspiring, challenging and empowering a 21st century learning community through an ethical and innovative education system.


Provide a safe, friendly learning environment where lifelong learners follow an international curriculum which promotes academic excellence and nurtures key values and competences in our global minded, future leaders.

The "School of Choice" - inspiring, challenging and empowering a 21st century learning community through an ethical and innovative education system.

Tolerance - the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.

"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these?"- George Washington Carver

"The highest result of education is tolerance?"- Helen Keller

Care - the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.

"You really can change the world if you care enough."- Marian Wright Edelman

"From caring comes courage." - Lao Tzu

Honesty - Free of deceit; truthful and sincere.

"To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education." - John Ruskin

"No legacy is so rich as honesty." - William Shakespeare

"Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure." - Joseph Sugarman Respect.

Respect - Regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others.

"Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear." - Albert Camus

"I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university." - Albert Einstein

Resilience - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.

"There will always be obstacles and challenges that stand in your way. Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success."- Amy Morin

"‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself - and be lenient to everybody else."- Henry Ward Beecher

Integrity - the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.

"Integrity is the seed for achievement. It is the principle that never fails." - Earl Nightingale

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." - Oprah Winfrey

EUROPEAN COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS (ECIS): The European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education. ECIS leads in addressing significant current and future educational and global issues in support of its membership in Europe and worldwide.

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS SYNDICATE: Cambridge International Examinations Syndicate University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14-19 year olds. They are part of the University of Cambridge and a not-for- profit organization.

EDEXCEL: Edexcel is a London-based for-profit company and one of England, Wales and Northern Ireland five main examination boards. The others are AQA, OCR, the Welsh Joint Education Committee, and the CCEA. Its name is a portmanteau word derived from the words educational and excellence. Edexcel offers a variety of qualifications, including A-levels (GCEs), GCSEs and the BTEC suite of vocational qualifications. It is an international organization, awarding over 1.5 million certificates to students around the world every year.

ADVANCED: AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. With expertise grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED promotes a commitment to helping schools improve.


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