It specialised in translation, philosophy, literature, Maths and Science, and contained the largest library in the world. Its doors were open to scholars from around the world, including Averroes, Avicenna, al-Kindi and Hunyan ibn Ishaq.

Bayt al-Hikma at ICS pays tribute to this centre of learning from the Golden Era. Open to all, it will focus on rewarding academic success, encouraging intellectual exploration, and providing opportunities to extend our students who want to learn deeply.

We believe that every child can thrive if we provide the opportunity and support for excellence.

Bayt al-Hikma replaces outdated conceptions of Gifted and Talented students, based on IQ or teacher’s subjective judgements. At ICS, we believe any child who works hard and receives our individual support can exceed expectations and demonstrate excellence. This is what we strive for every day.


hours of athletic opportunities weekly


of 2022 graduates enrolled in an English World Top 100 university


of students engaged in the CCA programme


weekly co-curricular clubs