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Enrollment FAQs

Teaching in the languages of our community: English, español, and Português

Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about enrollment at ICS.

We understand that the application and enrollment process can raise some questions. This page is designed to answer the most common questions. If you have any additional questions, please contact our Family and Community Liaison, Annetti Perea, at 401-721-0824, ext. 3201.

Contact Annetti Perea
401-721-0824, ext. 3201

Frequently Asked Questions

As a statewide charter school, ICS is open to all Rhode Island school-age children (K-5).

Because we are a statewide charter school, all families must fill out an application form to enroll at ICS. If there are more students who want to attend than there are seats available, ICS uses a lottery to randomly select students.

ICS uses a lottery to randomly select students.

Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to be admitted into kindergarten and 6 years old on or before September 1 to be admitted into 1st grade.

The lottery for the 2024-25 school year will take place on April 1, 2024. The deadline to submit applications:  March 14, 2024.

ICS anticipates approximately 66 openings in kindergarten and a limited number of openings in all other grades.

Yes. Enrollment preference is given to applicants whose siblings are already enrolled at the school. When a lottery takes place, siblings are admitted first, if space is available.

The maximum class size is 22 students per class. Our student/teacher ratio is 22:1, with an additional teacher’s assistant in all kindergarten and 1st grade classes.

Yes, ICS has a full-day kindergarten.

ICS offers bus transportation for eligible students. Eligibility is determined by the distance from household to school. Students must live a minimum of one mile away in zone 3 (Barrington, Bristol, Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Smithfield, Warren).

Yes, ICS’s after-school program, ICS +, is designed to provide families with an after-school care and learning opportunity for their children from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. There is a fee of $25 per day. Families must provide transportation for their children after the program each day. 

  • ICS uses a dual-language education model, in which all students learn 50% of the time in English and 50% of the time in either Spanish or Portuguese, depending on program strand of choice.
  • Students learn math, literacy, science, and social studies in both languages.
  • ICS has a strong social and emotional learning program, where learning in a caring community is essential. 
  • ICS also offers vibrant visual arts, music, and physical education programs called “specials,” which all students participate in once each day on a rotating basis.

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