School Director

Mr. John Havill
Phone: (51) (1) 442-6149
Stateside Phone: 1 (901) 217-7808
School Street Address: Calle Retiro 181 Miraflores, Lima 18
School Mailing Address: Av. Angamos Oeste 1155 Miraflores Lima Peru 18

ICS-Lima Mission Statement

ICS-Lima is a community of students, parents, and Christian educators, working together as a NICS network school, to instill in each student:

  • a passion for truth,
  • a commitment to excellence,
  • and an appreciation for diversity.

Core Values

ICS-Lima strives to reflect each of the following interrelated core values in every aspect of the school’s operation:

  • Truth - Veritas
  • Excellence - Virtus
  • Diversity - Varietas

Purpose Statement

To influence our school community by exemplifying truth, pursuing excellence, and respecting diversity.


ICS-Lima is fully accredited by AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International ( ACSI).

The Community

Located in beautiful Miraflores, ICS-Lima is meeting the needs of Lima’s international residents. ICS-Lima is made up of families who work in Lima as businessmen, military personnel, missionaries, diplomats, embassy staff, and immigrants from many different countries.

The School

ICS-Lima is an independent, tuition-based, co-educational day school that offers an international curriculum for expatriates from kindergarten through grade twelve residing in and around Lima. The school was founded in 2001 with a handful of students. ICS-Lima has an enrollment of about 150 students from around 19 countries for the 2016-2017 school year. ICS-Lima is truly an international school catering to worldwide citizens throughout the world. In addition, ICS-Lima is a proud partner school of the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS).

Foundational Values

Our foundation is Christ. The faculty, staff, and administration of ICS-Lima seek to be distinctly Christian in every aspect of the school’s operation within the network. Our foundation leads us to commitments in the following areas:

  • We are called to truth (Veritas). Every activity at our school community will affirm the worth of truth, the reality of absolute truth, and surety of Jesus Christ as the Truth.
  • We are called to excellence (Virtus). Every activity of our school community should exemplify excellence. Excellence is not an end but rather a reflection of followers of Christ serving in response to His love and for His glory. This pursuit of excellence should be a living testimony to the exceeding excellence of Christ, and will be evaluated through network standards.
  • We are called to diversity (Varietas). Every activity of our school community should draw attention to the wonder of God’s creation. We admit students from every background and respond to them as special, cherished creations of a loving God.

Entrance Requirements

ICS-Lima does not discriminate against students on the basis of national, ethnic, or racial origin. The school respects the religious preferences of parents and students; however, all classroom instruction is in the context of the stated doctrinal position of the school. Students from other religious backgrounds will not be excused from the religious instruction or activities of the school. The school maintains the right to refuse admission to students not meeting the school's academic requirements or to students displaying a lack of willingness to meet the code of conduct of the school.

ICS-Lima is accredited by two US agencies: AdvancED (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). ICS-Lima is registered with the Peruvian government as a recognized K - 11 school. Transferring to international schools should not be an issue. ICS-Lima, by virtue of being accredited by SACS and ACSI, has recognition all over the world.

All students enrolling at ICS-Lima will be assigned to a classroom after consultation with the parent(s). Any grade placement prior to receipt of school records is tentative. All classes have a limit on enrollment. Qualified students will be accepted in order of their registration. Returning students are given preferred enrollment prior to May 1st. When the limit of the class has been reached, qualified students will be placed on a waiting list.

Kindergarten for 5-year-olds is offered at ICS-Lima. Children enrolling in the K-5 program must be 5 years of age before October 1 of the current school year.

Students entering first grade must be 6 years of age by September 1 of the current school year. Students having difficulty with the English language may be placed in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program. The level of the EFL placement will be determined by placement tests. There is an extra charge assessed for EFL instruction, dependent on the number of periods the student attends EFL per week.

Board Governance

ICS-Lima has a school board that works in collaboration with parents, students, faculty members, and administration in providing for a Christian quality education. All school board members possess very positive Christian values and integrity. ICS-Lima follows the Carver board governance model.

Graduation Requirements

A total of 26 credits are required to graduate. Please see our Guidance Department for graduation requirements.

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