A school with a heart
Home to over 700 students, representing over 60 different nationalities, ICS is a truly international, co-educational day school offering a high quality education to students aged 3-18. It is an independent, private and non-profit organisation owned by the Society for the International Community in Jordan (SICJ) that follows the English National Curriculum (ENC), modified to our local and international context, all teaching is conducted in English by English-speaking, UK-Qualified teachers. All students study a broad and balanced curriculum, drawing on the very best of British, Jordanian and international education. Our senior students study for the IGCSE and also for the A Level, the gold standard of pre-university qualifications worldwide, but many students also take the SAT and commonly apply for undergraduate schools in the USA and Canada.
Fully accredited by COBIS (the Council of British International Schools) and rated 'Good with Outstanding Features' by BSO (British Schools Overseas), ICS is also an accredited member of CIS (Council of International Schools) and BSME (British Schools in the Middle East). The school is located on a purpose built, semi-rural campus in Na’our area, approximately fifteen minutes from most embassies. Whilst our current facility is of a high standard, with specialist facilities in sport, ICT, Science and the Arts, we have recently undergone a major expansion project, which will see a brand new, state-of-the-art Swimming Pool, Sports Hall, Theatre and Early Childhood Centre opening over the next couple of years. The school is also renowned for the quality of its enrichment programme, and also for its focus on community service and global citizenship.
The global home of #themonalisaeffect, our unique brand of personalised learning, ICS ensures that the entire learning experience is tailored to the strengths and needs of each individual student. Inclusivity is enshrined in all we do, and we are proud to be able to meet the needs of a wide spectrum of ability and need, from the ablest Oxbridge or Ivy League aspirant to students with mild to moderate needs or difficulties, and everyone in between. Put simply, at ICS, every child can succeed and be happy.
The International Community School provides a personalised, high quality education, drawing on the best of British and international practice. We will continue to nurture and invest in an inclusive and diverse learning community of happy, confident and creative global citizens.
Where every child can thrive.
The world in one classroom.
Founded in 1953 as a primary school to serve the children of the British Military based in Amman, ICS today is proud to be one of the longest-established international schools in the country. Inspired by our patrons, HRH Prince El Hasan bin Talal and HRH Princess Sarvath El Hassan, our roots are very much in Jordanian soil, but our outlook is unashamedly international.
The School opened its doors in 1953 in a building at Marka airport as a Primary school established to serve the children of the British Military based in Amman. It relocated to Wasfi Al Tal Street, in Khalda to cater for the growing expatriate community in Jordan's capital. The primary school further expanded with the addition of the secondary school in 1999. In September 2009 the school moved to purpose built premises in the outskirts of Amman, Um Al Basateen, in Naur Area.
Students at ICS pursue the National Curriculum for England and Wales, modified for our local and international context. We aim to draw on the best of British and international practice to ensure that our curriculum is engaging, relevant and enjoyable for every single child.
The International Community School is accredited by BSO as a British School Overseas, as well as being a fully accredited member of COBIS. In addition, ICS is a candidate school for CIS and a full member of ECIS, BSME and ASDAN. ICS is an accredited center for Edexcel and Cambridge Examinations. These accreditations are essential as a hallmark of quality to potential parents, students and staff.