Indian Community School (Kuwait)
|Indian Community School Kuwait|
|Motto||From Darkness to Light|
|Chairman||Shaik Abdul Rahiman|
|Senior Administrator||V. Binumon|
|Languages||English, Hindi, Arabic, French|
The Indian Community School Kuwait (ICSK), formerly known as Indian School Kuwait (ISK), is the oldest Indian school recognized by the Ministry of Education, Kuwait and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi. The school has approximately 8000 students enrolled.
ISK started on 5 May 1959 at Nugra with just twenty two students. It then shifted to Hawally in 1960 and later on to Istiqlal Street. In May 1969, ten years later, ISK opened its first branch in Mangaf-Fahaheel with five teachers and about seventy students in classes KG to STD III. ISK by then had a total of 39 classrooms and around one hundred teachers operating two shifts.
In 1970, the ISK relocated to a new building in Salmiya. In March 1972, the first batch of students appeared for the All India Higher Secondary Examination.
In 1974, school occupied the second building in Salmiya. In 1975, the school adopted the Indian national pattern of education i.e. "10+2+3". In 1976, the school started the afternoon shift. In 1977, the last batch of students answered the All India Higher Secondary Examination and in the same year the first batch of 10+2 appeared for the AISS Exam.
The school changed its name to the "Indian Community School Kuwait" (ICSK) in June 2001 and is now managed by a Board of Trustees.
The school is recognized by the Ministry of Education, State of Kuwait and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India, for All India Secondary School Examination (Std. X) and All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Std. XII)
The Association of Indian School Ex-Students (AISES) is the alumni association of the school.