The Indian Community School was established on the 5th May, 1959. The school, since its inception, has been rendering yeoman service to the Indian Diaspora by providing excellent education exclusively for Indian children. The ICSK is recognized by the Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India, for the All India Secondary School Examination [Std. X] and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination [Std. XII].
The ICSK is a community organization, totally non-proprietary in nature. Under one name and one management, the Indian Community School is housed in four buildings namely the Senior Branch, Junior Branch, Amman Street Branch and Khaitan Branch. The branches are headed by highly qualified and competent Principals and Vice-Principals. Heads of Departments have been appointed to ensure consistency in the quality of education across the four branches. Admission and fee rules are as per the guidelines of the CBSE and the Ministry of Private Education, Kuwait. A distinctive feature of the school is the admission policy, whereby students are admitted on first come first serve basis, with no gender or religion bias.
The School Management comprises the Board of Trustees, Elected Parent Representatives that are vested with the charge to manage the affairs of various sub-committees such as Administration, Finance, Academic, Co-curricular, Transport, Public Relations, Staff and Student Development, Sports etc. All financial accounts are audited by international auditing firms and published periodically.
A team of highly motivated, professionally trained and qualified teachers has historically & consistently produced outstanding results in the Board examinations. Teachers of co-scholastic subjects such as music, dance, physical education, work experience and art and craft add a dash of color to the institution. Academics are awarded top priority at the ICSK. Revisions and tests are conducted to give ample practice to children before they face the examination. Remedial classes are arranged for students who require additional academic assistance. 100% pass result in the AISSC Examination (class XII) is a testimony of the effort put in by the teachers. Qualifications, workload and service terms and conditions of the teaching staffis in accordance with CBSE/Ministry of Private Education in Kuwait.
Annual Day, Sports Day, Winter Carnival, Art and science exhibitions, picnics, field trips, special assemblies to mark special occasions are some of the events that are scheduled throughout the year. Co-curricular activities are planned keeping in mind the students' mental and creative abilities at various grades. The selection process is wide enough to ensure maximum participation. Students are also encouraged to display their talents in various Inter and Intra-School competitions for dramatics, debates, extempore speech, classical and semi-classical music, instrumental music, classical and semi-classical dance, art and craft etc.
All the branches of ICSK have a democratically elected student senate. The senate is a group of enthusiastic and vibrant students who are engaged in various activities and functions of the school. Such responsibilities inculcate leadership qualities in the students. The core senate, headed by the president, and the prefects also help in maintaining the discipline of the school.
The ICSK provides excellent facilities in terms of infrastructure and training for games such as volleyball, chess, table tennis, carom and badminton. Our students are trained to compete in the CBSE Kuwait cluster games as well as CBSE National Athletic Meets. Commendably, the ICSK has won the overall Championship trophy in the CBSE Kuwait cluster athletic meet for 10 consecutive years.
The school is also equipped with the state-of-the-art Science and Computer laboratories, libraries that are stocked with the latest editions of reference books, Islamic room for Islamic studies, clinics with professionally trained nurses, music lab and a fleet of air-conditioned buses that ply the length and breadth of Kuwait.
Committed to the school motto from Darkness to Light, the school provides tuition fee waivers for the lesser privileged students. This has been possible with the able support of various Indian Associations in Kuwait, business establishments and philanthropic individuals who contribute generously towards the endowment fund.
The Vision of ICSK is to be an institution of excellence where children can achieve full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.
Thanks to the dynamic leadership of the management, the generous support of the parent community and the dedication of the staff, the school has set several milestones in its illustrious history.