Welcome to the Secondary School at Kigali International Community School.
In grades 6-12 at KICS, students develop and refine their critical thinking skills, deepen their worldview, and develop life-long attitudes towards learning, faith, and relationships
Our academic program offers a full American-style education in all areas of study with a global perspective. This includes Advanced Placement courses, positioning students for admission to the world’s finest colleges and universities. We are proud of being able to offer students an excellent, diverse, and challenging program that promotes critical thinking and engages students right where they are. Our teachers are dedicated professionals focused on providing every student with a rigorous experience both academically and missionally based on the KICS vision and best instructional practices.
Our secondary program is also committed to developing our students’ co-curricular talents and interests. Our sports program offers students the chance to compete with their peers in local leagues, including football and basketball. Our program in the Visual and Performing Arts enriches both the students who are participating and the wider school community, including Choir, Band, Guitar, Jazz Band, Worship Band, Media, Photography, and Theatre. For our students who are wanting to push themselves even further, we offer MuAlphaTheta (gifted math program for students in grades 6-8), a debate team, and a 3D printed club. Model United Nations (grades 9-12) and MS Model United Nations (grades 7-8) are two of our largest student clubs, with students representing KICS at the EAMUN annual conference in Nairobi. Additionally, the Student Council is vital to the culture at KICS, especially with our commitment to servant leadership among all of our students. One aspect unique to KICS is that of our student Mission Groups, which meet together each week and take on opportunities to impact the community through service.
“The vision of KICS is to impact the world for Christ by preparing servant leaders who choose character before career, wisdom beyond scholarship, service above self, and a lifestyle of participation over apathy.”
We believe that the success of a solid educational program rests in student ownership of their learning and partnership with parents and students. We welcome you to the Secondary School community and encourage you to join the conversation!
More about Grace
Hometown: Xenia, Ohio, USA
Education: B.S. in Education from Liberty University, M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Columbia International University
|Years in Teaching and Administration: 7, 2nd at KICS
Favorite Scripture: “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24
Grace Hale joined KICS at the Secondary Principal in 2018. An award-winning teacher and passionate administrator, Grace has dedicated her life to Christian education. Grace’s educational heritage spans generations. It’s with this legacy that she continually pursues to see Christ lifted high in educational institutions. She has more than six years of teaching and administrative experience in K-12 Christian schooling. Her educational training includes a B.A. in Education and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration.
Grace and her husband both grew up as missionary kids spanning 6 countries on 4 continents. They enjoy raising their own children in Rwanda and serving God in an international context.