About ICS

Passionate, Competent Teaching

International Christian School of Caracas is a PreK-12th grade international school located in Caracas, Venezuela. ICS is a NICS school whose mission is to cultivate a comprehensive education by providing passionate, competent teaching from a Biblical perspective for the international community of Caracas, Venezuela.

 

What Makes ICS Unique

International, North American education

Native English-speaking teachers

Low student:teacher ratios

Biblical perspective

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Mission Statement

International Christian School exists to cultivate a comprehensive education by providing passionate, competent teaching from a Biblical perspective for the international community of Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Truth (John 17:17, Matthew 7:7, John 16:13, John 14:6, Hebrews 13:8)
ICS values mankinds continual discovery of God’s absolute and unchanging truth
Truth is:

  • The word of God.
  • Discovered through continual and genuine pursuit enabled by the Holy Spirit.
  • Personified in Christ who is unchanging

 

Excellence (Phil 4:8, Tit 3:8, 1 Tim 3:13)
ICS values surpassing expectations, and is characterized by:

  • Students that are challenged to reach the highest standards of achievement.
  • Students who consistently exhibit maximal effort, striving to reach their potential.
  • Teachers that provide individualized, developmentally appropriate support for their students.
  • Teachers who consistently acknowledge the differences in their students, encouraging them to pursue excellence in their own giftings (athletic, artistic, academic, spiritual).

 

Authenticity (James 1:22)
ICS values authentic learning and discipleship:

  • Authentic learning is demonstrated when knowledge is applied to real life situations.
  • Authentic discipleship involves application of faith & knowledge in real life.

Students at ICS Caracas will:

  • Truth
    • Recognize truth as absolute, unchanging, and discovered
    • Continually pursue the Truth
  • Excellence
    • Continuously challenge themselves to reach the highest standards of achievement.
    • Consistently exhibit maximal effort, striving to reach their potential.
    • Pursue excellence in their own giftings (athletic, artistic, academic, spiritual).
  • Authenticity
    • Create and maintain healthy, effective relationships with peers, community and family members
    • Apply knowledge and skills to real life situations.
    • Be an authentic disciple who applies faith & knowledge in real life situations.
      • Christlike Character
      • Biblical Understanding
      • Disciple maker

International Christian School maintains dual accreditation with MSA-CESS (Middle States Association of College and Schools – Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools) as well as the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).  These organizations help ensure that ICS is true to its mission and hold it accountable to planning and implementing for strategic improvement over time.

ICS teachers design curricular plans that are driven by the standards developed by the American Education Reaches Out project (AERO).  Through professional development efforts ICS trains teachers in the process of Understanding by Design and creates opportunities for collaborative work in designing effective educational plans for our students. ICS believes that textbooks are simply resources and curriculum is the design of qualified educators who know and meet the needs of their students.