Application Process

MARCH 29, 2023


All placement offers from the waitlist must be accepted within 24 hours, per district policy. There is no guarantee of placements in grades 7-12. Currently, we are only offering placements in Grade 6, Grade 9 and Grade 10.

Please do not call the school at this time for lottery information. Thank you!

Lottery Update for 2023-2024:

The next lottery number to be called for 2023-2024 school year.
For 6th grade: 111
For 7th grade: 113
For 8th grade: 148/waitlist 78
For 9th grade: 524
For 10h grade: 308
For 11th grade: 136
For 12th grade: 432

Contact Kristina Summers with questions. 

Thank you for your interest in International Community School. We are not a traditional middle school; we are a seven-year combined middle/high school. We have a fixed academic design with an emphasis on global citizenship, the connections between Art, Humanities, International Studies, and Spanish. Our seven-year relationship with students allows for unique methods in our Math and Science courses, focusing on deeper learning and global applications. Feeling connected to a group of peers and teachers for seven years creates a safe and intellectually challenging environment. All students can experience success at ICS, and we provide all levels of student support, including an array of social/emotional well-being programs. We believe our students’ emotional health is directly connected to their ability to learn, and we value understanding the needs of every student.  

Margaret Kinney 

  • Please view the presentation and read the details below for information on applying to the lottery.
  • Course descriptions can be found in the Course Guide

Information Night Presentation 2022

Choice School Application Timeline for 2023-2024

  • November 1, 2022 – Online application opens at 9:00 a.m.
  • December 2, 2022 – Online applications due by 11:59 p.m.
  • January 6, 2023 – Lottery held at district
  • January 13, 2023 – Notification to families
  • January 25, 2023 – Acceptance deadline

All Lake Washington School District students entering 6th grade are welcome to apply and must do so by December 2, 2022. Priority is determined solely by a lottery system so that all who apply have an equal chance to attend. Those who are not chosen will be put on a wait-list. While the lottery is for incoming 6th graders, older students may apply also but will be admitted on a "space available" basis, from an existing wait-list. Furthermore, there is no guarantee of placements beyond 6th grade. Above is a list of dates relating to student application procedure to ICS.

Names not selected will be placed on a wait-list and will be notified when a space opens. While waiting, students should enroll at their local middle school, as there is no way to determine if and when an opening will occur. All prospective ICS families must follow and complete the application process and adhere to all dates and timelines.

How to Learn More about International Community School

Please view the Information Event for 2023-2024 video on this page to learn more about the school and help determine if it is a good fit for your student. 

View the course descriptions which can be found in the Course Guide to get a fuller idea of the classes found at ICS. 

Learn more about choice schools in the Lake Washington school district by visiting LWSD Choice Schools.