Application Process

Choice School Application Timeline for 2022-23

  • November 1, 2021 – Online application opens
  • November 102021 - ICS Information Presentation (virtual)
  • December 3, 2021 – Online applications due by 4:00 p.m.
  • January 7, 2022 – Lottery held at district
  • January 14, 2022 – Notification to families
  • January 26, 2022 – Acceptance deadline

All Lake Washington School District students entering 6th grade are welcome to apply and must do so by December 3, 2021. 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 2022-2023 video on the Homepage 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.