As a public school, ICS-West is open to all residents of Philadelphia, with priority going to students from the Bartram, Overbrook, and Sayre high school catchments. If you’re unsure of your neighborhood high school, check here Philly School Finder.

Students are admitted through a lottery system that takes place in the winter each year. ICSW does not charge tuition or any application fee. Please carefully review our lottery process. If you have questions, you may contact ICS’ administrative staff by phone (215.238.8000) or by email.

Incoming kindergarten students must be five years old by September 1 of the year they start kindergarten.

Our waiting list does not carry over from year to year. You must submit a new application each year to be entered into that year’s lottery.


Our lottery took place on March 15 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please check back around October 2018 for the 2019-2020 student lottery links.