Students wore special clothing and held signs from more than 60 nations across the globe during a recent
parade through the hallways of International Community School. The parade took place on United Nations Day to celebrate the cultural and ethnic communities currently represented at the DeKalb County public charter school.
Following the parade, students, parents and educators at the school crowded into the school’s gymnasium to take part and view various performances. The performances included greetings in the 25 languages spoken by families at the school, musical numbers and flags from nations around the world.
International Community School intentionally values diversity. In that spirit, the school annually celebrates U.N. Day.
The K-5 charter school was strategically designed in 2002 to bring together refugee, immigrant and local children in an academically challenging and nurturing environment. ICS is an International Baccalaureate World School that educates refugees, immigrants and local children, and seeks to provide a rigorous and holistic education in an intentionally diverse community of mutual learners. The school currently serves more than 400 students that represent more than 30 nationalities.