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• OX TLC International School China 8/3
First time reviewed on ISR [202 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 8/3 review 3
It seems to be up to staff in most cases to choose whether they renew their contract… [780 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 8/3 review 4
This school has huge potential but needs a strong leader, with a real voice… [358 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 8/3 review 16
Surely this awful situation cannot be allowed to continue… [461 words]

• Westhill Institute Mexico 8/3 review 16
Families usually leave their first year, the package is insufficient… [579 words]

• Nord Anglia School Beijing Fangshan China 7/31 First time reviewed on ISR [743 words]

• Hsuan Huai Institute China 7/31
First time reviewed on ISR
[437 words]

• Singapore International School (Kinderworld) Vietnam 7/31 review 27
It is with a particular level of personal pain that I am brought to make this post… [6,498 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 7/31 review 62
Did not pay me in June 2020 & then decided to not pay me for the July salary… [179 words]

• International School Chouiefat Beirut Lebanon 7/31 review 2
Show up to work & do as you’re told, they’ll pay you… [191 words]

• Institut auf dem Rosenberg Switzerland 7/31 review 3
A disheartening aspect was the low student morale & motivation… [794 words]

• Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 7/30 review 15
Everything you’d want as a teacher except it’s being dragged down by its leadership… [201 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 7/30 review 25
Holding our breathe waiting to see if we actually get our back-pay in September… [437 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 7/30 review 27
I strongly advise against working for this school… [99 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 7/29 review 61
Never have I known such a badly run school… [441 words]

• Canadian International School Egypt 7/29 review 14
Generally inconsistent, ineffective treatment of minor & major discipline issues… [612 words]

• Korea International School Korea 7/29 review 22
Great place for singles & families alike. I would highly recommend KIS… [563 words]

• American School Dubai UAE 7/28 review 12
I’ve thought long and hard about how to positively talk about the school… [1,282 words]

• English School for Girls Kuwait 7/28 review 4
Staff couldn’t really say no with the threat of salary deductions ever present… [361 words]

• Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 7/28 review 14
The pay, apartments & benefits are all decent… [190 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 7/27 review 59
Being unemployed for a year would be a better option… [951 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 7/27 review 60
Good Luck to those who’ll take a job here & to those who are still there… [610 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 7/27 review 37
It’s your choice to work at BIBA, but don’t say you haven’t been pre-warned… [1,251 words]

• Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China 7/27 review 4
I’ve tried to put aside my bitterness & approach this review as objectively as possible… [1,141 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 7/24 review 27
I’d read the previous reviews & the proof is in the pudding!… [44 words]

• Affiliated High School South China Normal University China 7/24 review 6
Tow the Communist Party line here & you will be fine… [151 words]

• International School Nanshan Shenzhen China 7/24 review 4
Knowledgable staff & close-knit, caring community are what makes this school special… [905 words]

• Kang Chiao International School China 7/24 review 14
I hope this review will give people pause for thought & questions to ask in the interview… [1,004 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 7/24 review 58
I’m ashamed that I stayed at this school for as long as I did… [306 words]

• Colegio Americano Guatemala 7/23 review 20
Nice place to work, good work-life balance as a teacher… [539 words]

• Merchiston International School China 7/23 review 4
You’ll be extremely busy & most of your weekends will be spent recovering… [995 words]

• Malvern College Qingdao China 7/23 review 27
Uncalled for treatment of my colleagues & lack of transparency by managers… [686 words]

• Kang Chiao International School Taiwan 7/23 review 2
As with any work environment, there are benefits & detriments… [905 words]

• Times College China 7/23 review 2
Foreign staff turnover is over 90% per year… [509 words]

• Baku Modern School Azerbaijan 7/22 review 5
Work at BMIS at your own risk. It’s a crap-shoot… [1,424 words]

• Al Shomoukh International School Oman 7/22 review 8
They have many openings so ask yourself why… [61 words]

• EtonHouse Malaysia International School 7/22 review 4
The whole school is crammed with kids that don’t fit. Massive classes… [355 words]

• EtonHouse Malaysia International School 7/22 review 5
We went to virtual school in March. It was not smooth… [119 words]

• GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE 7/22 review 25
Work life balance is key and this will be the challenge going ahead… [289 words]

• Canadian International School Guangzhou China 7/21 review 2
So much potential but it is seriously hindered by terrible management… [255 words]

• Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China 7/21 review 3
In four years, four Principals have resigned or been fired… [841 words]

• Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan 7/21 review 13
It saddens me that such a dishonest, incomplete account was written… [233 words]

• Metropolitan International School Egypt 7/20 review 5
Exterior beauty does not outweigh the ugliness of a toxic environment… [604 words]

• QSI International School Shenzhen China 7/20 review 10
I’m excited for the quality of the school to go up with the new director… [163 words]

• American School Hong Kong 7/20 review 4
There is a strong collaborative culture at the school… [314 words]

• Merchiston International School China 7/17 review 3
Procurement of teaching resources was extremely frustrating… [1,914 words]

• Island School Hong Kong 7/17 review 2
I would still come, right now, it’s a better place than many… [801 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 7/17 review 36
Take the reviews seriously. I didn’t… [550 words]

• Heritage International School Egypt 7/17 review 7
Unprofessional place to work & an extremely negative experience… [553 words]

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 7/17 review 32
If you’re reading this review, you’re lucky to get a 2nd opinion about this school… [237 words]

• Malvern College Qingdao China 7/17 review 26
Let me also just begin by making a couple of corrections to the last post… [640 words]

• Malvern College Qingdao China 7/16 review 25
I eagerly look forward to the next stage of development & growth of MCQ… [338 words]

• International School Beijing-Shunyi China 7/16 review 13
Amazing school to work for with great colleagues & inspiring leaders… [843 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 7/16 review 34
Go in with a willingness to maintain the status quo… [1,236 words]

• British International School Casablanca Morocco 7/16 review 4
Morocco is a great country if you’re able to get a job in one of the good schools… [318 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 7/16 review 30
I hated every minute here… [100 words]

• Tsai Hsing Private School Taiwan 7/16 review 4
Coast through a job that doesn’t matter & collect a nice paycheck… [107 words]

• Pathways World School India 7/15 review 2
School is great & helps you grow into a fine IB educator… [43 words]

• Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey 7/15 review 27
Probably was a great school at one time. Currently, it is, at best, OK… [718 words]

• Vision International School Qatar 7/15 review 26
I’ve been there for a year & still have not got my  insurance… [50 words]

• New English School Kuwait 7/15 review 8
Staff are paid well but treated poorly, as though their lives are worth the salary alone… [601 words]

• EtonHouse International School Malaysia 7/15 review 3
Small, charming & beautiful, potential if everyone was supportive of one another… [497 words]

• Think International School Hong Kong 7/15 review 6
Lots of turnover of staff… [52 words]

• Merchiston International School China 7/15 review 2
There’s really no one we can go to with our day to day issues… [732 words]

• Utahloy International School Guangzhou China 7/14 review 24
I was basically happy during my time at UISGZ… [464 words]

• Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 7/14 review 13
I highly praise it, rate it & recommend it to anyone… [550 words]

• Sino Bright School China 7/14 review 2
Other than the students, the school is a waste… [125 words]

• Miras International School Almaty Kazakstan 7/14 review 12
In March, our salaries went from several thousand USD to 150 USD… [1,069 words]

• English International School Moscow 7/14 review 2
I hope Orbital Education have drawn some lessons from this… [201 words]

• Lincoln School Nepal 7/14 review 4
Nepalis there are treated as second rate citizens with little to no value celebrated… [613 words]

• St Andrews International School Suk 107 7/13
First time reviewed on ISR [400 words]

• British School Sofia Bulgaria 7/13 review 3
Students & teachers are drowning in work… [570 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 7/13 review 52
I wish that I had taken heed of these reviews two years ago & stayed put in Europe… [1,002 words]

• Northfields International School Mauritius 7/13 review 2
A hard place to work as the management is a bit chaotic… [877 words]

• Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong 7/13 review 2
Not a terrible place but not supportive… [185 words]

• St. Paul American School Hanoi Vietnam 7/13 review 13
My experience at this school is very positive… [241 words]

• American International School Mallorca Spain 7/13 review 4
I knew I made a bad choice when there was no one to pick me up at the airport… [459 words]

• Kingsley International School Malaysia 7/13 review 2
Not ready for anything. Inclusion. Pandemic. Changes. Flexibility. Collaboration… [809 words]

• English International School Moscow Russia 7/10 First time reviewed on ISR [328 words]

• Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan 7/10 review 8
Great colleagues now friends that bonded over the dreadful experiences… [823 words]

• Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan 7/10 review 9
School has potential if it weren’t for the admin staff & director… [438 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 7/10 review 56
What has gone so horribly wrong at this school needs to be told… [1,161 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 7/10 review 57
Toxic workplace, high turnover, discrimination, & misinformed parents… [283 words]

• Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia 7/10 review 19
The dark cloud hanging over the school isn’t going away anytime soon… [841 words]

• Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 7/10 review 12
At the top of academic excellence in adapting to challenges… [528 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Deanna West 8/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
OX TLC International School China

• Richard Tangye 8/3 (Director Report 16)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Brandie Smith 7/30 (Director Report 3)
Albanian College Tirana Albania

• Melissa Schaub 7/30 (Principal Report 5)
American International School Lagos Nigeria

• Richard Tangye 7/29 (Director Report 15)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Elsa Donohue 7/29 (Director Report 11)
Vientiane International School Laos

• Paul Richards 7/28 (Director Report 2)
American School Dubai UAE

• Matthew Gaetano 7/28 (Director Report 4)
Surabaya Intercultural School Indonesia

• Jim Gerhard 7/28 (Principal Report 11)
Seoul International School Korea

• Melissa Schaub 7/28 (Principal Report 4)
Anglo-American School Moscow Russia

• Richard Tangye 7/27 (Principal Report 14)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Kathryn Sutherland 7/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China

• Richard Tangye 7/24 (Director Report 13)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Tony Bazen 7/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Transformation Academy Shanghai China

• Raymond Schmidt 7/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Americano Guatemala

• Anne Akay 7/23 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey

• John Moore 7/22 (Director Report 4)
St Andrews Int’l School Sukhumvit 107 Thailand

• John Moore 7/21 (Director Report 3)
St Andrews Int’l School Sukhumvit 107 Thailand

• Andrew Frezludeen 7/20 (Director Report 2)
Metropolitan International School Egypt

• Joseph Castellejo 7/20 (Principal Report 7)
American Creativity Academy Kuwait

• Randy Neen 7/17 (Director Report 3)
American International School Abuja Nigeria

• Randy Neen 7/17 (Director Report 4)
American International School Abuja Nigeria

• Patrick Hurworth 7/16 (Director Report 2)
International School Beijing China

• James Sweeney 7/16 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Yew Chung International School Beijing China

• Brian Lettinga 7/16 (Principal Report 4)
Walworth Barbour American Int’l School Israel

• Bengt Rosberg 7/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
EtonHouse International School Malaysia

• Matthew Conn 7/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Nanwai King’s College School China

• Randy Neen 7/15 (Director Report 2)
American International School Abuja Nigeria

• Irina Vlasyats 7/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan

• Pulat Suleimanov 7/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan

• Catarina Formigo 7/14 (Director Report 2)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Michael Dumbell 7/14 (Principal Report 7)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Patrick Hurworth 7/13 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Beijing China

• Christopher Jackson 7/13 (Director Report 2)
MEF International School Izmir Turkey

• Dee Elder 7/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Alun Yorath 7/13 (Principal Report 2)
British School Warsaw Poland

• Tom Wilde 7/13 (Principal Report 11)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Michael Dumbell 7/10 (Principal Report 6)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Richard Tangye 7/10 (Principal Report 12)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Richard Tangye 7/10 (Director Report 11)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Richard Tangye 7/10 (Director Report 10)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal