Applicant and Family Information

Statement of Purpose
ICS Addis is a multicultural international school that values productive interactions and partnerships between students, teachers and parents. At the heart of the school culture is tolerance and acceptance of others, high academic expectations, nonviolence and positive collaboration. Your honesty and timeliness in completing this application and providing all required documentation is the first link in the school-family partnership that we believe is the foundation for academic success.

This form must be completed by the applicant’s parent or legal guardian.

Applicant Information

Please note that we record the child’s name as it appears on the passport and use that name in our records and on school documents. A preferred first name may be provided, if different from the given first name.

Please capitalize the first letter of each name only; the remaining letters should be lowercase.

The name the applicant wants to use at school (it can be the same as First Name).

Click on the month and year at the top of the date selector to easily select the correct date.

If you are applying for entry in January 2019, select “2018-19” under “Applying to School Year”.

If you are applying for entry after the start of the 2019-20 school year, you will be placed on the wait list for a mid-year opening. Spaces will be allocated for mid-year entry after the school year starts. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

The recommended grade level is based on the age of the applicant and the school year to which you are applying; you may change the “Applying to Grade” field if you wish to apply to a different grade level. Please note our grade placement policy here. Early childhood and kindergarten applicants are placed strictly by age, based on the 31 August cut-off date. ICS will make the final decision on grade placement.


The 2018-19 school year started on 27 August 2018 and the calendar is here. The 2019-20 school year will start on 21 August 2019, with orientation days on 19 and 20 August. Elementary school families are expected to arrive in Addis for the ES orientation on 20 August. Middle and high school families must plan to be in Addis to meet the counselors during the previous week.

Provide your approximate date of arrival in Addis, or indicate if you live here permanently.


Parent/Guardian Information

The first parent/guardian listed must be the primary contact for the applicant. If you do not yet have local phone numbers in Ethiopia you may leave the phone number fields blank.

If only entering information for one parent/guardian, you may remove the second parent/guardian fields in the “2. Parent/Guardian” section below by clicking the red trash can icon on the right.

Parent/Guardian

If you prefer to use a title or honorific not listed in the dropdown menu above (e.g., Ato, Wzo), please enter it here. You still must choose an option from the menu, but we will replace it with your preference once your child is enrolled.

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Please indicate your occupation or the position you hold or will hold in Ethiopia.

Please indicate your employer in Ethiopia.


Parent/Guardian

If you prefer to use a title or honorific not listed in the dropdown menu above (e.g., Ato, Wzo), please enter it here. You still must choose an option from the menu, but we will replace it with your preference once your child is enrolled.

Upload New Photo?

Please indicate your occupation or the position you hold or will hold in Ethiopia.

Please indicate your employer in Ethiopia.


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Sibling Information

Children applying to ICS or currently attending ICS.

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