ICS had humble beginnings, but through its twenty years it has been blessed with faithful families and amazing teachers. ICS has grown to over 1,000 students and now has a beautiful campus in Shek Mun, Shatin. ICS is thankful for what the Lord has done and give thanks for all His provision – in times of scarcity and in times of plenty.
International Christian School was first established in 1991 by a consortium of six missionary agencies and three independent members. In 1992, the school opened its doors for Grades 6-11 with a population of only 56 students, 11 teachers, and 1 principal. The school had rented a small, run-down campus inside Bethel Seminary, Kowloon City. Only professing Christians were hired as full-time faculty members and most students were the children of missionaries and Christian workers.
In 1993, ICS opened its elementary section and offered one class per grade. Thus, in only its second year, ICS’ K-12 student population numbered 268 and 10 new teachers were hired, bringing the teaching staff to 21 (ICS-Candidate 1993). In providing affordable, Christian, university preparatory education, the school also found a niche with non-missionary families who fueled demand for the school’s program.