From the Secondary Principal

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the IICS Secondary School!

As a World IB school (PYP, MYP; DP programs) ouracademic success is
self-evident. Our emphasis on the IB core components of CAS, ToK and
Extended Essay ensure our students leave IICS with a well rounded, value-added, character-building an educational program that prepares each student
for his/her next step. To complement our
academic program, IICS offers a wide variety of co-curricular and extra-
curricular activities; a full program that will challenge and improve body,
mind, and spirit. As a member of CEESA, our students have the opportunity
to travel to international events showcasing these activities.

The word “community” in our school name is not just a word, but an ethos
for which we take great pride. Positive relationships, mutual support, open
communication and collaboration are a priority throughout our school
programs. In all aspects of our programs, developing individual skills and
expertise while contributing to the overall strength of the group, class, team,
or organization is essential. Personal, social and academic development
that support students, future opportunities and successes is a priority.

Teamwork, effective communication, and authentic learning experiences
aligned with traditional content knowledge gives our students the
opportunity to be the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Our diverse
community provides students and teachers the opportunity to learn from
one another and share unique experiences and perspectives while fostering
mutual respect and shared core values.

Whether you are an IICS high school diploma student, an IB certificate student or a fullIB diploma student, your educational journey at IICS will be an enjoyable
experience complete with opportunities for growth in all aspects of your
development. I look forward to welcoming you to our school community.

John E. Gates, Secondary Principal

John Gates