International Community Schools (ICS), Abu Dhabi, has rooted a historic and enviable reputation for providing high-quality private education for students of all ages, ranging from Nursery, to KG up to Grade 12, in British and American curriculum as well as International Bachelorette. Since our original formation, Ibrahimya School in 1990, we have developed from a relatively humble ‘villa school’ housing 200 students, to the prestigious, renowned and highly resourced facilities at present catering to over 4500 academic minds.

ICS Time Line


The Al Ibrahimiyah School is founded

Established in Abu Dhabi, implementing the British Curriculum, with a student population of 130.


New Identity Formed

New Identity launched in Abu Dhabi as International Community School, with over 750 students.


Bigger Premises and more students

We moved to a former government school to accommodate our increased number of students, numbering over 1350.


ICS begins the vision for expansion

ICS expands and opens a second campus in the heart of Abu Dhabi City, ICS City Centre, in a government school building to cater for a larger school population.


ICS designed school – ICS Mushrif

ICS Mushrif, the first purpose-built ICS campus, with state of the art educational and recreational facilities is designed and constructed.


Astronaut Al Worden visit ICS

Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot, Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret., who promoted STEM Education and exploration and inspired the students to pursue a career in space and STEM, visited ICS.


Winners of “Water Rocket Competition"

5 students from ICS won first place in the “Water Rocket Competition” out of 223 students from across the UAE. The challenge was hosted by Emirates Aviation University to encourage innovation in the field of aerodynamics for high school students.

Winners of “Water Rocket Competition"


Winners of “Think Science” Competition

A team of 3 students from ICS-Mushrif won first place (People’s Choice Award) with their project, “Smart Truck”. A team of 3 students won second place (Judges Choice Award) with their project “Carcinogen Test”.

Winners of “Think Science” Competition


ICS Al Manhal Branch

ICS opened a third Branch in a former government school building, demonstrating our growth and the trust we have in the community to teach their children.


Mission Team 1 Winners – 2019 (Endeavour Scholarship)

ICS students received the “Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship” Award from Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot, Col. Al Worden, USAF-Ret. and Tom Kallman, CEO of Kallman Worldwide, at the Dubai Airshow 2019 to attend the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. A total of 4 students were selected from all over the UAE, 2 of which were from ICS.


ICS City Centre Branch reconstructed

The campus was completely redesigned and reconstructed in 2020 to provide world-class facilities to our students.


ICS Al Falah City

ICS expands to al Falah City through the construction of a world-class educational complex catering to over 3500 students.


Mission Team 5 Winners – 2021 (Endeavour Scholarship)

ICS students received the “Astronaut Al Worden Endeavour Scholarship” from the Endeavour Scholarship Goodwill Ambassador, Charlie Duke (Apollo 16 Astronaut and Moonwalker) and UAE astronauts, Mohammed Al Mulla, and Nora Al Matrooshi at the Dubai Airshow 2021. The scholarship entitled them to attend the Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.


ICS Khalifa City Branch

ICS adds a fifth Branch to our group of schools, with the opening of our Khalifa City School, able to provide top-class education to over 2500 students.


Alumni as a Professional Football Player

An ICS alumni, becomes a professional footballer, playing for Club Deportivo Leganés in the Spanish League.

Alumni as a Professional Football Player


Best Arab Athlete

With great pride, an ICS student received the Best Arab Athlete award from His H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.


ICS Staff Accommodation

ICS built a 43 unit building, with state-of-the-art facilities, constructed to provide ICS staff with comfortable accommodation in Al Falah.


ICS Nursery

ICS continued to expand our educational domain by opening our 1st Nursery in Al Falah City.


ICS becomes an IB World School

ICS Mushrif gains the prestigious authorization and becomes an IB World school offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP).