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• Brighton College Abu Dhabi UAE 5/19
First time reviewed on ISR [461 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 5/19 review 11
Read & consider all the reviews very carefully… [336 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh City American Academy Vietnam 5/19 review 7
I like the school & will stay there as long as I can… [376 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 5/19 review 27
I couldn’t bear to be a part of this daylight robbery… [368 words]

• International Learning Group School Kosovo 5/18 review 2
Overall, I’m very happy to be here… [753 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 5/18 review 10
This School is not worthy of the Harrow name… [742 words]

• Wellington College International China 5/18 review 21
In reality, many staff leave feeling disappointed & let down… [218 words]

• King’s College International School Wuxi China 5/18 review 4
Has lost vision as monetary interests override academic integrity… [271 words]

• Universal American School Kuwait 5/18 review 47
PD is dated & doesn’t integrate the newest practices… [370 words]

• International British School Alexandria Egypt 5/17 review 19
I am very very pleased to be leaving… [214 words]

• Dulwich College Beijing China 5/17 review 14
Financially driven decisions to benefit the shareholders… [167 words]

• Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 5/17 review 22
HOS called out teachers for leaving negative reviews on ISR… [845 words]

• Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 5/17 review 19
Overall, the experience was better than I expected… [478 words]

• School of the Nations Brasilia Brazil 5/16 review 4
I’ll try to leave a review with both positives as well as negatives… [1,621 words]

• Avenor College Bucharest Romania 5/16 review 2
I am salty, but everything I said is true… [670 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 5/16 review 26
I had to leave with no money & incur debt to get away… [361 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 5/13 review 8
School ends in just over 50 days. Praying I can make it to the end… [733 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 5/13 review 9
Good name to have on a resume but that’s the only benefit… [978 words]

• King Henry VIII College Malaysia 5/13 review 3
Serious financial issues have existed since day one… [343 words]

• Concordian International School Thailand 5/12 review 7
Resources & budgets allocated for education are excellent… [164 words]

• Ascot International School Thailand 5/12 review 6
I feel that I’m working in a supportive environment… [594 words]

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 5/12 review 19
There is a strong sense of academic excellence… [311 words]

• Western International School Shanghai China 5/11 review 10
We decided to move on after many years at WISS… [381 words]

• British International School Ukraine 5/11 review 78
Wanted to comment on how things developed since Jan 2022… [486 words]

• Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 5/11 review 21
There are a lot of positive changes happening… [929 words]

• Baobab College Zambia 5/10
First time reviewed on ISR [159 words]

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 5/10 review 18
I thought I’d share my experience on three fronts… [171 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 5/10 review 25
Job description & contract constantly change… [625 words]

• American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 5/9 review 30
Lots odd things but if you keep your head down it isn’t too bad… [190 words]

• Vanke School Pudong China 5/9 review 2
Why YOU shouldn’t consider working here… [466 words]

• Bloomsbury School Thailand 5/9 review 3
Now in a very different place from what it once was… [339 words]

• Saint Andrew’s International Primary School Malawi 5/6 review 7
It will be nothing short of a miracle if this school survives… [594 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 5/6 review 7
I’d think twice about joining this circus… [465 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 5/6 review 24
I read about the school & was shocked by the review… [754 words]

• British International School Phuket Thailand 5/5 review 14
We felt safe & looked after from start to finish… [172 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 5/5 review 37
It is an ok place to begin teaching & develop… [538 words]

• Korea Foreign School Korea 5/5 review 6
There are positives & negatives, like any school… [216 words]

• Universal American School Kuwait 5/5 review 46
Housing is in a desolate area & a terrible state… [49 words]

• Saint Andrew’s International Primary School Malawi 5/4 review 6
Relentlessly increase teaching time at every opportunity… [176 words]

• International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 5/4 review 30
I was surprised to see the previous review… [92 words]

• International British School Alexandria Egypt 5/4 review 17
Don’t join this establishment & spoil your time in Egypt!… [71 words]

• International British School Alexandria Egypt 5/4 review 18
I can’t actually think of anything much positive to write… [294 words]

• St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71 Thailand 5/3 review 8
Expectations are constantly changing, & efforts are wasted… [469 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 5/3 review 6
Personally, my time here has been a mixed bag… [573 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 5/3 review 43
The school has experienced further decay internally… [307 words]

• British International School Ukraine 5/2 review 77
It’s unfortunate I have to write such a review… [1,256 words]

• King’s College International School Bangkok Thailand 5/2 review 2
The expansion means that things are ever-changing… [976 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 5/2 review 13
Don’t make the customer happy & your job is on the line… [484 words]

Verdala International School Malta 4/29 review 7
Staff were scared of the leadership & parents… [203 words]

• Shanghai United International School China 4/29 review 25
My experience at Shangyin has been a pleasure… [185 words]

• Cambridge International School Russia 4/29 review 18
Every request you make to the corporate will be rejected… [230 words]

• One World International School Singapore 4/28
First time reviewed on ISR [847 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 4/28 review 15
How to do our jobs in a climate that’s so fluid & chaotic… [926 words]

• North London Collegiate School Korea 4/28 review 13
Unwilling to listen to any criticisms… [252 words]

• United School Tokyo Japan 4/28 review 8
School does not follow any set standard or curriculum… [607 words]

• American School Doha Qatar 4/27 review 12
ASD has lost its’ identity & academic rigor… [156 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 4/27 review 12
BASIS schools have been hiring teaching without qualifications… [208 words]

• PDO School Oman 4/27 review 4
I can’t say anything nice about this school or management… [591 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 4/27 review 52
Four teachers have pulled their own children out of the school… [297 words]

• Branksome Hall Asia Korea 4/26 review 18
Aren’t that concerned about staff well-being… [208 words]

• International British School Alexandria Egypt 4/26 review 16
Read an advertisement for positions, felt compelled to comment… [304 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 4/26 review 31
More like an endurance test than a job… [1,797 words]

• Quality International Schools Astana Kazakhstan 4/25 review 4
I personally love our diverse community… [243 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 4/25 review 18
Earn a salary, have a two years holiday & then leave… [138 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 4/22 review 11
Is a hard place to work during COVID… [606 words]

• Brookhouse School Kenya 4/22 review 4
Really good place to teach with happy, positive & respectful students… [235 words]

• Harrow Beijing China 4/22 review 26
Mass exodus. That is how I would describe this year… [280 words]

• Juntou International School Taiwan 4/21
First time reviewed on ISR [734 words]

• St. George International School Bulgaria 4/21 review 7
I agree concerning the lack of trust within the school… [192 words]

• International British School Alexandria Egypt 4/21 review 15
During my years at this school I saw 45 adults come & go… [606 words]

• International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 4/20 review 29
Has an absolute lack of spirit… [32 words]

• Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School China 4/20 review 5
Hope has been swirling down the drain… [526 words]

• TH School Vietnam 4/20 review 8
Staff are fleeing by the dozens… [641 words]

• British School Jakarta Indonesia 4/19 review 12
I love BSJ. You will too… [603 words]

• Shanghai American School China 4/19 review 41
Message from SAS head of school after a month of COVID lockdown… [1,700 words]

• Seoul Foreign School Korea 4/19 review 17
Is SFS a true IB school? Yes, but with some growing pains… [632 words]

• Private Bilingual High School BESST Slovakia 4/18 review 6
Lacks resources (text books, reading books, science equipment)… [289 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 4/18 review 33
Has gone through some management changes… [336 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 4/18 review 34
They’re finding recruiting difficult but it’s their own doing… [216 words]

• Kang Chiao International School Taiwan 4/15 review 5
You don’t need a teacher’s license to teach at KCIS… [883 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 4/15 review 39
Recruitment of new staff has been naive & rushed… [196 words]

• Brighton College Al Ain UAE 4/15 review 5
It’s clear quality of education is not a priority… [1,629 words]

• St. George International School Bulgaria 4/15 review 6
Don’t leave your home country without a visa or work permit… [178 words]

• Little Urban Center China 4/15 review 5
Has anyone got an escape plan they can share with me?… [326 words]

• Westview International School Cambodia 4/14
First time reviewed on ISR [373 words]

• Quality International Schools Astana Kazakhstan 4/14 review 3
There’s a reason POCs never stay longer than their contract year… [441 words]

• International School Genoa Italy 4/14 review 4
Comes with amazing upsides, but is not for everyone… [205 words]

• Peking University Experimental School Suqian China 4/14 review 2
Int’l division was taken over by the local school… [262 words]

• King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand 4/14 review 9
American male with a local partner, you’ll fit in perfectly… [316 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai 4/13 review 4
My first foray in China, & definitely my last… [1,799 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai 4/13 review 5
I was bamboozled by the Harrow PR Machine… [1,274 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 4/13 review 50
Long story short, I dodged a bullet here… [327 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 4/13 review 51
It’s not surprising how many of us are choosing to leave… [344 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 4/13 review 10
Generally, I feel like I’m happy here despite some of its flaws… [732 words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 4/12 review 15
If you seek to help all students achieve, you’ll be disappointed… [328 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 4/12 review 23
If I could leave tomorrow, I certainly would… [223 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 4/11 review 49
Yet more teachers resigned this week… [401 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 4/11 review 44
Tone-deaf managers on the needs of their staff & community… [347 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 4/11 review 31
The school nor the country has much going for it… [232 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 4/11 review 32
Hard to attract good people with so much negativity… [300 words]

• Wellington College International China 4/11 review 20
Package wasn’t worth the pain & hassle… [287 words]

• Cap Cana Heritage School Dominican Republic 4/8 review 3
Someone finally has it down, leave & we start with someone new… [1,024 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 4/8 review 3
Harrow pays a lot less than other local british schools… [817 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 4/8 review 7
The issue is the expat people don’t understand the culture… [188 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 4/8 review 8
Why not give my opinion on the toxic environment… [928 words]

• St. Michael’s School Dominican Republic 4/7
First time reviewed on ISR [107 words]

• Dulwich College Beijing China 4/7 review 13
An ocean of sad & stressed teachers… [95 words]

• Forsan American School Egypt 4/7 review 2
Classrooms lack basic supplies & only have desks… [810 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 4/7 review 14
Easy to spot the trend in worsening conditions & treatment… [351 words]

• Bala-City International School Russia 4/6 review 3
I enjoyed working at this school… [1,394 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 4/6 review 37
Money is tighter since the pandemic… [88 words]

• Canadian International School Vietnam 4/6 review 12
Could still be working there, could still be trying. I just won’t… [2,487 words]

• Cambridge School Bucharest Romania 4/6 review 7
My review is positive, but that is because I’m happy here… [1,427 words]

• International School Macao 4/5 review 30
Packages may look worth it, but the sacrifices will never be worth it… [2,464 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 4/5 review 53
They’re now intent on downplaying info exposed on ISR… [422 words]

• Udon Thani International School Thailand 4/5 review 7
I was really upset to read some of the other reviews… [1,640 words]

• Smartkids International Childcare Centre Vietnam 4/5 review 2
I thought the school itself had great potential… [154 words]

• Victoria Educational Organisation Hong Kong 4/4 review 3
Treatment from admin is inconsistent… [219 words]

• Doha British School Qatar 4/4 review 10
It’s a battle to even get the needed books for students… [195 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 4/4 review 6
School in no way is representative of an int’l school… [1,124 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 4/4 review 30
A prestigious UK public school gone Soviet!… [193 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 4/4 review 42
Don’t come with expectations on how it should operate… [286 words]

• Nord Anglia School Nantong China 4/1 review 2
I didn’t do one minute of work related to what I was hired for… [473 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 4/1 review 52
Over 30 faculty members have left this year alone!… [334 words]

• International School Macao 4/1 review 29
Prepare to spend a year in a fish bowl… [1,321 words]

• Cambridge School Bucharest Romania 4/1 review 6
I loved teaching before I believed the sales pitch… [265 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Daniel Cummings 5/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Brighton College Abu Dhabi UAE

• Howard Lo 5/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Juntou International School Taiwan

• Russ Kupperstein 5/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Ouagadougou Burkina Faso

• Patrick Rich 5/18 (Director Report 5)
American International School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Marc Bourget 5/18 (Principal Report 2)
King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand

• Douglas Sherrill 5/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
St. Paul American School Hanoi Vietnam

• Ruth Sanderson 5/17 (Principal Report 5)
Doha College Qatar

• Stephen Dexter 5/16 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Zagreb Croatia

• Michael Drennan 5/16 (Principal Report 4)
Repton International School Malaysia

• David Cole 5/13 (Director Report 15)
British International School Ukraine 

• Michael Schreider 5/13 (Principal Report 3)
Branksome Hall Asia Korea

• Aaron Chowning 5/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Concordia International School Shanghai China

• Brooke Pickett 5/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Australian International School Sharjah UAE

• Anthony Coles 5/11 (Director Report 3)
Dulwich College Beijing China

• Barry Sutherland 5/11 (Director Report 3)
American International School of Vietnam 

• Kathryn Simms 5/10 (Principal Report 3)
Raha International School UAE

• Nicola Moodley 5/10 (Principal Report 3)
Al Sahwa Schools Oman

• George Palmer 5/9 (Principal Report 4)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Terry Howard 5/9 (Director Report 4)
Chiang Mai International School Thailand

• Terry Howard 5/9 (Director Report 5)
Chiang Mai International School Thailand

• Steve McLuckie 5/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Australian International School Sharjah UAE

• Anthony Pickett 5/6 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Australian International School Sharjah UAE

• Victoria McLuckie 5/6 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Australian International School Sharjah UAE

• Stephen West 5/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
TH School Vietnam

• Peter Dickinson 5/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
St. George’s The British International School Germany

• Mark Broom 5/4 (Principal Report 2)
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Michele Lajoie 5/4 (Principal Report 5)
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Robert Mullins 5/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China

• Rachel Dent 5/3 (Principal Report 3)
Harrow Beijing China

• Michael Drennan 5/3 (Principal Report 3)
Repton International School Malaysia 

• Sarah Thomas 5/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British International School Ukraine 

• Madiha El Odessy 5/2 (Director Report 3)
International British School Alexandria Egypt

• Madiha El Odessy 5/2 (Director Report 4)
International British School Alexandria Egypt

• Aaron Willette 4/29 (Principal Report 3)
Chiang Mai International School Thailand

• Kathryn Simms 4/29 (Principal Report 2)
Raha International School UAE

• Dale Wood 4/28 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China

• John Quirk 4/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China

• Nadia Jaber 4/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Al Sahwa Schools Oman

• Cheryl Fox 4/27 (Principal Report 4)
PDO School Oman 

• George Piacentini 4/27 (Principal Report 10)
Sri KDU International School Malaysia

• Nicholas Sheehan 4/27 (Director Report 2)
Jerudong International School Brunei

• Kathryn Simms 4/26 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Raha International School UAE

• Terry Howard 4/26 (Director Report 3)
Chiang Mai International School Thailand

• Mike Emborsky 4/25 (Director Report 3)
American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia

• Melanie Vrba 4/25 (Principal Report 3)
Western Academy Beijing China

• Leo Buckley 4/25 (Principal Report 2)
St. George International School Bulgaria

• Terry Storer 4/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Al Sahwa Schools Oman

• Michele Lajoie 4/22 (Principal Report 4)
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Leo Buckley 4/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
St. George International School Bulgaria

• Cynthia Wissman 4/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Barie Pinsker 4/19 (Principal Report 2)
Vision International School Qatar

• Deborah Duncan 4/18 (Principal Report 3)
British School Jakarta Indonesia

• Khalil Ahmed 4/18 (Principal Report 2)
Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Saudi Arabia

• Tassos Anastasiades 4/14 (Director Report 7)
Riyadh Schools Saudi Arabia

• Ross Halliday 4/14 (Principal Report 7)
American International School Vietnam 

• Paul Friend 4/13 (Director Report 2)
North London Collegiate School Korea

• Kevin Thomas 4/13 (Principal Report 2)
American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia

• Lural Ramirez 4/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
United World College Thailand

• Sharyn Baddeley 4/12 (Principal Report 6)
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China

• Deryn Lavell 4/12 (Principal Report 2)
Saltus Grammar School Bermuda

• Deborah Duncan 4/12 (Principal Report 2)
British School Jakarta Indonesia

• Brian Platts 4/8 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Westminster International School Uzbekistan

• Andrew Torris 4/7 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
American Embassy School New Delhi India

• George Piacentini 4/6 (Principal Report 9)
Sri KDU International School Malaysia

• Deborah Duncan 4/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
British School Jakarta Indonesia

• Myles D’Airelle 4/5 (Principal Report 9)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Krista Zavits 4/1 (Principal Report 4)
American International School Budapest Hungary

• Nicola Moodley 4/1 (Principal Report 2)
Al Sahwa Schools Oman