Most Recent Reviews December 20162017-06-02T15:00:25+00:00

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• British School Kathmandu Nepal 12/30 evaluation 10
I found it to be a place where the children’s learning comes first and staff are encouraged to further their own professional development…

• Shenyang Pacific International Academy China 12/30 evaluation 10
I have been in education for several years and have never seen this type of out right abuse and dishonesty…

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 12/30 evaluation 18
It was not uncommon to have 4 or 5 administrators telling you what to do, in direct conflict with each other…

• Cebu International School Philippines 12/30 evaluation 9
To a large extent- teachers, students and community have had input into decisions. Hopefully, that will continue with our new superintendent…

• British School Kathmandu Nepal 12/29 evaluation 9
As a staff member I feel the school loves red tape but cares little about teaching well…

• Luanda International School Angola 12/29 evaluation 42
Past reviews have mentioned the salary payment issues and these have become more serious…

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 12/28 evaluation 13
It is sad to see so many skilled and dedicated academics and support staff working in such awful conditions…

• British International School Shanghai Puxi China 12/28 evaluation 4
There are not many issues regarding discipline but the Heads of Year and the pastoral head are helpful when needed…

• International School Brunei 12/27 evaluation 18
All-round great place – students, staff, facilities, resources and employee care are all to be commended…

• Brent International Schools Philippines 12/27 evaluation 5
Only has IB classes starting with 11 th grade. The issue is students who just barely get by ’till IB, they have a major problem…

• Chadwick International Korea 12/27 evaluation 8
I have high hopes for Chadwick. It has some great qualities, such as its Outdoor Education Program, which is fantastic…

• English School Fahaheel Kuwait 12/27 evaluation 10
Used to be an average to good international school but it’s reputation has significantly decreased in recent years…

• Changzhou Trina International School China 12/26 evaluation 2
Class sizes are very small with a mixture of expat and local children. The school is well resourced with modern technology but it is not used effectively…

• Modern English School Egypt 12/26 evaluation 23
The students are confident in the knowledge and experience that they can have any teacher fired at any time…

• Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait 12/26 evaluation 54
As a teacher at this school I assure you the school is a mess…

• International School Vietnam 12/26 evaluation 9
This is a school that has everything other than an able Head and a Management which can recognise quality…

• Canadian International School Abu Dhabi UAE 12/22 First time reviewed on ISR

• Antofagasta International School Chile 12/22 evaluation 7
If you like walking to school with a beach view, kind kids, and great weather, this school is for you!..

• American School Marrakesh Morocco 12/21 evaluation 18 Rubric Only

• American School Vietnam 12/21 evaluation 18
From a distance the school might look like a professional institution, however, it is a poorly run school that is NOT making improvements…

• Graded School Sao Paulo Brazil 12/20 evaluation 5
It doesn’t get much better than Graded which is a fantastic place to teach and grow as an educator…

• Muscat International School Oman 12/20 evaluation 20
There is no teaching budget and resources were virtually non existent. The school thrives on staff purchased Twinkle accounts…

• Colegio Anglo Colombiano Colombia 12/20 evaluation 9
The local staff is angry that the expat staff makes more money than they do (that amount has dropped drastically since the expat staff are paid in pesos)…

• English School Kyrenia Cyprus 12/20 evaluation 2
Primary School had built an excellent reputation over the last few years but staff morale has plummeted recently…

• Ecole Mondiale World School India 12/19 evaluation 5
The school recruited me and the salary and package was offered, this was then changed and I ended up receiving a very small salary…

• Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait 12/19 evaluation 53
It was a pleasure to work at Dasman Bilingual School. More than anything, Dasman offers a truly family environment for all its teachers…

• LIWA International School UAE 12/19 evaluation 7
Small classrooms with more than 20 students look more like bird cages. It is not possible to teach such big classes in such small spaces!..

• Harrow International School Thailand 12/19 evaluation 7
Harrow is a good school it offers a great education to both Thai and expat kids. However the place, at the moment is a building site…

• Okma International Academy Qingdao China 12/16 First time reviewed on ISR

• Chadwick International Korea 12/16 evaluation 7
Do you want to work and live in an environment that’s similar to House of Cards or Game of Thrones? If so, Chadwick International is for you…

• British School of Egypt 12/16 evaluation 10
The local currency has been floated and things are very hard…

• ACS Doha International School Qatar 12/16 evaluation 3
It will be interesting to see how things change at the end of this year when the Head of School moves on…

• British School Caracas Venezuela 12/16 evaluation 13
The school has a fantastic PD programme and does many sharing good practice sessions…

• Lincoln School Nepal 12/15 First time reviewed on ISR

• Chinese International School China 12/15 evaluation 3
The facilities were cramped but well maintained, tech support excellent, students great, professional development opportunities very good…

• The English Academy Kuwait 12/15 evaluation 27
The workload has trebled since my first year here and not for any real benefit to the children…

• International School Brno Czech Republic 12/15 evaluation 4
The school community was awesome and I felt really supported by both management and by my fellow teachers…

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 12/15 evaluation 13
My recommendation is to give this school a wide berth BUT not Oman as it is a very good country and the people are so nice…

• Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Saudi Arabia 12/14 evaluation 14
The best people I have ever seen in a classroom leave this school brow-beaten and defeated…

• Shen Wai International School China 12/14 evaluation 4
The kids are sweet but expect that your entire class is EAL but you are expected to get them reading and writing like a native…

• Muscat International School Oman 12/14 evaluation 19
The best thing about the school is the family atmosphere and the staff. You will make some friends for life here…

• Colegio Nueva Granada Bogota Colombia 12/14 evaluation 6
The country itself is beautiful but the traffic is horrible and the roads are not good…

• International School Brno Czech Republic 12/13 evaluation 3
ISB is best suited for singles and couples without children who want to make the most of what this vibrant city offers…

• International School Latvia 12/13 evaluation 6
Teachers are asked to do a lot here and in the current climate, teachers are feeling taken advantage of and disrespected…

• Escuela Campo Alegre Venezuela 12/13 evaluation 9
The school is committed to innovation and as such has many opportunities for teachers that want to contribute and be creative…

• British School Muscat Oman 12/13 evaluation 7
It is an extremely progressive time to be at the school and the rapid change that it brings is perceived differently amongst different stakeholders…

• Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School Turkey 12/12 First time reviewed on ISR

• Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College Iraq 12/12 evaluation 11
I write this review in sadness – this school is going towards the style of management that is the bane of most schools in this region…

• Bromsgrove International School Thailand 12/12 evaluation 32
I have worked for the school for a few months now and have personally felt respected as an employee and supported as a family…

• Prague British School Czech Republic 12/12 evaluation 3
I enjoyed living in Prague on the weekends, but this experience made me the most stressed, worst teacher I have been in my career…

• Al Shomoukh International School Oman 12/9 First time reviewed on ISR

• British School of Egypt 12/9 evaluation 9
Used to be a very good up and coming school, however, mismanagement of the school’s resources by SMT is running it to the ground…

• Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey 12/9 evaluation 25
Good collegiality and for the most part very competent teachers…

• British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 12/9 evaluation 9
School leaders have created a school cultures that is toxic for education, and is really just a negative place…

• Korea International School Jeju Campus 12/8 evaluation 12.1
Comment on review 12 by ISR member…

• American International School Mozambique 12/8 evaluation 7
Since the Mozambique economy went into the tank, the school has been pulling all sorts of shady moves…

• Ontario International Canadian School UAE 12/8 evaluation 2
OICS has changed completely over the past year or so. Resources started pouring out of everywhere…

• Shanghai Community International School China 12/8 evaluation 36
I taught at HIS for three wonderful years and left on a high. Now that it is recruiting season I thought I should post my review…

• Escuela Campo Alegre Venezuela 12/7 evaluation 8
My experience here has been positive and I’m convinced it will continue to be…

• British School Manila Philippines 12/7 evaluation 5
It is a lovely school and I have very fond memories of it, but they are tainted by the feeling that it could and should have been so much better…

• Oberoi International School India 12/7 evaluation 3
Faculty take it easy here, the coffee machines are never idle, and you will not be bothered much…

• British School Kathmandu Nepal 12/6 evaluation 8
Students and parents are lovely but it seems frowned upon by management to get to know them in any real way…

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 12/6 evaluation 17
The staff are lovely, the students are nice, if a bit mollycoddled, and the administration tries…

• Bonn International School Germany 12/6 evaluation 8
This is an excellent school with a great track record and good academic results and expectations…

• Al Yasmina School Abu Dhabi UAE 12/5 evaluation 10
Aldar used to be a good company, but poor decisions from the parent company have ruined the schools…

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 12/5 evaluation 12
Every day I come to work with a smile on my face because I know I am going into a positive learning environment where I am supported by my colleagues…

• Shen Wai International School China 12/5 evaluation 3
If you are looking at this school, just be ready to work overload, live frugally and keep your head down…

• Riyadh Schools Saudi Arabia 12/2 First time reviewed on ISR

• American Baccalaureate School Kuwait 12/2 evaluation 24
The school and HR like to say that the teachers “are their greatest resource”. This is laughable based on the treatment…

• Magen David Academy Panama 12/2 evaluation 4
Classrooms have a maximum of 23 students and its a very nice and small school…

• Smart Village School Egypt 12/2 evaluation 2
The school has no discipline whatsoever, and the higher-ups support the chaotic atmosphere by siding with the students and parents over teachers…

• Ihsan Dogramaci Bilkent Erbil College Iraq 12/1 evaluation 10
Just announced it will be under new management next year…

Esbjerg International School Denmark 12/1 evaluation 4
School & community have been so supportive & share a common goal of providing quality education to expat & local students…

Director & Principal Reports

• Charlie Campbell 12/29 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea

• Garth O’Donnell 12/29 (Director Report 2)  
American School Vietnam

• Yasir Patel 12/28 (Principal Report 4)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Eileen Lyons 12/28 (Director Report 2)
Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany

• Connie Kim 12/27 (Principal Report 2)
Chadwick International Korea

• Steven Geraghty 12/27 (Director Report 4)
International School Brunei

• Nicola Singleton 12/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Modern English School Egypt

• Robyn Gioia 12/26 (Principal Report 2)
Fukuoka International School Japan

• Samar Dizmen 12/26 (Director Report 5)
Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait

• Andrea Buffara 12/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil

• Andrew Sherman 12/22 (Director Report 2)
Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil

• Shad Stevens 12/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

RDF International School China

• Christophe Henry 12/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• Peter Kenny 12/20 (Director Report 3)
Branksome Hall Asia Korea

• Julene Want 12/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Wellspring Learning Community Lebanon

• David Hornby 12/19 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Global Jaya School Indonesia

• Samar Dizmen 12/19 (Principal Report 4)
Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait

• Lambert Okma 12/16 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Okma International Academy Qingdao China

• Michael Murphy 12/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American School Kuwait

• JoAn Radojkovich 12/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Canadian International School Singapore

• Jeff Shaw 12/13 (Principal Report 6)
Guangdong Country Garden School China

• Gary Robson 12/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Ayeyarwaddy International School Myanmar

• Michael Parry 12/12 (Principal Report 2)
British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia

• Ahmed Saibli 12/9 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Al Shomoukh International School Oman

• Terry Christian 12/7 (Director Report 2)
Escuela Campo Alegre Venezuela

• Kurt Nordness 12/6 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Riffa Views International School Bahrain

• Peter Donkin 12/6 (Principal Report 2)
Ihsan Dogrimaci Bilkent Erbil College Iraq

• Terry Christian 12/5 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Escuela Campo Alegre Venezuela

• Vinny Sant-Wade 12/5 (Principal Report 3)
Antwerp International School Belgium

• Julie Lawton 12/2 (Director Report 2)
Beijing City International School China

• Linda Azmy 12/2 (Principal Report 2)
Smart Village School Egypt

• Mike Belkin 12/1 (Director Report 2)
Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan

• John Cheska 12/1 (Director Report 9)
Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan

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