Indian Community School (ICS) is a private, faith-based school serving approximately 367 intertribal American Indian students from 4-year-old kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is led by its mission which is to “cultivate an enduring cultural identity and critical thinking by weaving indigenous teachings with a distinguished learning environment”.
Having served the Indian community of metro Milwaukee for almost 55 years, ICS offers students an education based on traditional Indian spiritual and cultural principles. ICS students are either members of American Indian tribes or of American Indian descent and collectively represent over 40 tribal Nations. The school teaches four Indigenous languages as a second language in either Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Ojibwe or Oneida, and offers a Family Resource Center that connects families to ICS, beginning with early childhood development. With over 100 full-time employees, more than half are instructional staff serving students. The ICS School Administrator is Jason Dropik, who is a tribal member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. For more information, please visit the school’s website at www.ics-edu.org or call (414) 525-6100. Indian Community School is located at 10405 W. St. Martins Road, Franklin, WI, 53132.