Mohamed Al-Shamma
Managing Director & CEO

Message from the CEO

Welcome to International Community Schools Abu Dhabi! At ICS, our unwavering commitment is to provide a stimulating and intellectually challenging environment that empowers our students to become innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers, and inspired learners, fully prepared to thrive in the 21st Century. Renowned for our outstanding, holistic education and the development of future leaders, we have earned an enviable reputation in the region for delivering high-quality private education to students from FS/KG to Year 13/Grade 12. We offer a diverse range of curriculums, including both the British and American programs, as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB), Advance Placement (AP), and Ministry of Education (MOE) programs, exceeding minimum expectations and covering a wide array of subjects.

Since our humble beginnings in 1990 as a 'villa school' with 200 students, ICS has grown into a prestigious institution with highly-resourced facilities, now catering to over 5000 students. Our student body comprises over 55+ nationalities and is taught by a passionate, high-caliber team recruited from 17+ countries.

We understand that our students' progress and success cannot be defined solely by qualifications. Therefore, we strive to nurture dynamic and impactful citizens who are well-equipped to excel and thrive beyond their academic journey. To achieve this, we encourage students to engage in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, fostering participation in student leadership roles and shaping well-rounded graduates.

To ensure a bright future for our students, ICS follows a strategic plan developed by our Honorary Board of Trustees in collaboration with ADEK. This plan addresses enrollment growth, outlines our expansion scheme, includes facility renovations, development of outdoor environments, and introduces new technologies, all while emphasizing resource sustainability.

In addition to academic excellence, we place great importance on character development. Instilling values such as integrity, empathy, teamwork, and corporate social responsibility is integral to molding not only successful professionals but also compassionate and caring individuals.

At ICS, we view education as a partnership between the school, parents, and the community. Together, we create an ecosystem that supports the growth and development of our students, preparing them to face challenges and embrace opportunities in the future.
As we continue to evolve and grow, our commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience for each student remains unwavering. ICS is not just a school; it's a school of choice, where dreams are nurtured, futures are built, and lifelong connections are forged.