Ever since its formation in 1979, ICS London has operated from the heart of central London, near Paddington and Baker Street in the district of Marylebone.
Initially founded with the goal of educating the children of diplomats and global business people based in London, the school's location in the heart of the city's diplomatic and international quarters perfectly met those needs. Decades on, the school has retained its place as the preferred choice for world citizens in London, and its location remains as ideal as ever.
We have two nearby sites in London – one for primary years students and one for secondary students – just a short walk from one another. Both ICS London campuses are situated between two of the city's most beautiful royal parks: Hyde Park and The Regent's Park. Minutes from the West End, with unrivalled transport connections to all London has to offer, students at ICS London constantly feel connected to the city as well as the wider world beyond.
ICS London is one school, located across two sites, in order to cater to students on the Primary Years Programme (PYP) separately to students on the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). We believe this gives everyone the space and focus required to perform to their full potential.
Diversity – Innovative Education to Inspire Every Student
With more than 65 different nationalities represented within a student body of just 250, diversity is not just a buzzword but a guiding principle that influences everything we do.
All students at ICS London are encouraged to build their own understanding of the world, to challenge the status quo, and to respect and appreciate the ideas and values of others. We believe that diversity breeds empathy and understanding, essential qualities in the leaders of tomorrow.
We're proud to successfully include students with a variety of learning differences, and work to ensure that every student is equally valued and every voice is heard. Our expert staff includes teachers, therapists and other educational specialists, working together to create the perfect environment in which all students can learn, grow and excel.
“I like that ICS is an international school that includes everybody. I love to meet people from all around the world and learn about their traditions and cultures which is something ICS teaches us very well.”
-Emily, 6 years old, Year 2 Student
Fostering community spirit in our students – both as members of the school community and as global citizens of the world – is a fundamental goal of ICS London.
Drawn from across the world, our student community is the perfect example of international co-operation in action. A wealth of different viewpoints, languages and cultures come together to provide a globally-informed context in which our teaching staff can educate, stimulate curiosity and engage.
Graduates of ICS London will be among those who go on to shape the world. Through instilling values of decency, respect and empathy, we are working with them to make sure they are well prepared for further education and to build the foundation of their careers.
“There are many things I like about ICS but if I need to name one, I would say the strong community that everyone is building here. The staff and the students help you bond with everybody in the school, not only people from your year group.”
-Daniel, DP1 Student