Quick Facts

International Community School (ICS)

Front of International Community School

11133 N.E. 65th ST Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 936-2380 | phone
(425) 576-1515 | fax


The International Community School (ICS) is a public school born of community action where parents and educators came together in 1997 to create and support a small, academically rigorous secondary education program with a focus on international awareness. ICS is the first community- initiated school in Lake Washington School District. ICS has distinguished itself by its intensive seven-year integrated course of study. Admission is equally available to all district students beginning in grade 6 through an open lottery system.

Quick Facts

Principal Margaret Kinney
Grades 6 - 12
Enrollment 440
Start and Stop Times 7:30 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Wednesday Schedule 7:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Learning Community Juanita Learning Community
Mascot Phoenix
Colors Maroon/Gold

School Data

ICS is a Choice School, open to students from around the district. For more information visit the Choice Schools page.
  • Focus on six core content areas: international studies, humanities, world languages, the arts, science & math
  • Emphasis on depth of understanding & interconnected learning
  • Ranked 24 out of best 100 high schools in the nation, received Gold Rating from US News and World Report (12/2008)
  • Blue Ribbon School

Application Timeline for 2020-21

November 8, 2019  Choice School application available online
November 13, 2019 International Community School Information Night
ICS Lyceum, 6:00 p.m.
December 13, 2019 Choice School applications due by 4:00 p.m.
January 10, 2020 Lottery held at district
January 17, 2020 Notification to families
January 27, 2020 Acceptance deadline