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Our Successes

ICS's social studies curriculum featured in "A Home-Grown Social Studies Course Builds Community". Read column here .

ICS mentioned as one of the valuable laboratories for education innovation in Ed Fitzpatrick's column "Chafee Wants Thoughtful Pause on Charter Schools." Read entire column here.

Julia Steiny's 11/21/10 article features Julie Wollman's book about and ICS use of Family Message Journals.

ICS Director Julie Nora participated in a panel discussion on diversity on NBC's Education Watch.

CVS/Caremark resultshere. Congrats to all the runners!

ICS celebrates the harvest with our annual pizza party. Read an article in O Jornal about our school and garden party.


ICS's success in eliminating the educational gap highlighted.

ICS is named a Regents' Commended School! Read more in a Providence Journal Bulletin article or in our press_release (pdf) and view our Report Card here.

ICS's Garden appears in the Spring issue of Edible Rhody.

press releaseValley Breeze

Photography collaboration with our 3rd graders and photographer Mary-Beth Mehan as part of our ICS's new social studies program-Project Enlightenment-featured in Providence en Español .

ICS Faculty Present and Publish!

Several ICS faculty have published, presented or will present in local and national venues.

  • Kindergarten teachers Mary-Ann Rinaldi and Rosa DeVarona presented Using Family Message Journals in a Dual Language School at the Rhode Island Teachers of English Language Learners (RITELL) conference on October 17: See the RI-TELL Fall 09 flyer
  • Special Education teacher Sol Hernandéz and 4th grade Spanish teacher Yasmin Peña will present Creando Mejores Lectores a Través del Teatro del Lector and 2nd/3rd grade Portuguese teacher Silvia Lima presented E-­Pals-A Way to Encourage Bilingualism and Biliteracy in School at the La Cosecha annual dual language conference in Albuequerque, New Mexico in November.
  • Director Julie Nora's dissertation research was recently published in One Classroom, Many Learners: Best Practices for Today's Multilingual Learners, an International Reading Association (IRA) edited volume.

ICS's Summer Program Highlighted

ICS's 5-week summer program enrolled nearly 60 students in an academic enrichment program. The program was featured on Turn to 10. View a video showcasing the program here .

Record Number of Applications Received for 2009-2010

ICS continues to grow in popularity. In our recently lottery, we received 440 applications for 59 available spots-representing a 13% acceptance rate. This is a 43% increase in the number of applications from last year. We believe our popularity is due to the fact we are one of only two publicly-funded schools offering a dual language bilingual program in Rhode Island, providing a unique opportunity to our state-to build on the strengths and needs of our community and to create global citizens who are capable of crossing linguistic and cultural frontiers with ease.

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

Congratulations Rose! Third grade Spanish-side Teacher Rose Hincapie was selected to participate in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program in Uruguay this summer. In February, 2009 ICS hosted two Uruguayan educators through the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program.

Uruguayan Educators Myriam and Alicia observing 5th Grade Readers' Theater


The goal of the exchange program is to strengthen school systems through experiences in job-shadowing and observation of such aspects as: school-community relations; school administration, the role of teachers in school management, curriculum development, active learning, classroom management, technology in the classroom; parental involvement, volunteerism, and civic responsibility. This program is administered by
The Graduate School, USDA.