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New School Reviews

• United World College Thailand 9/30 First time reviewed on ISR

• Dukhan English School Doha Qatar 9/30 evaluation 13
The micro-changes that are being put in place are reactive, superficial little sticking plasters brought from the sister school…

• American School Kuwait 9/30 evaluation 48
The school appears to be making no progress or improvements, perhaps going backwards, as the top level priorities of the school are for-profit education…

• Luanda International School Angola 9/30 evaluation 39
Have been in Luanda for nearly three months and have yet to see any salary…

• Global Jaya School Indonesia 9/30 evaluation 3
Teachers who have ideas on how to improve the school are encouraged to share their ideas and given opportunities to discuss them with the leadership…

• Greengates School Mexico City Mexico 9/30 evaluation 25
This is an excerpt from weekly ‘Team Notes’ emailed to teaching staff every Friday afternoon…

• GEMS International School Al Khail UAE 9/29
First time reviewed on ISR

• OurPlanet International School Oman 9/28
First time reviewed on ISR

• RDF International School China 9/28
First time reviewed on ISR

• Concordia International School Hanoi Vietnam 9/27
First time reviewed on ISR

• American Academy Casablanca Morocco 9/27 evaluation 13
This school had a lot of heart and good intentions at one point, but unfortunately it has become more and more focused on money…

• European Azerbaijan School Azerbaijan 9/27 evaluation 4
Parents control the school and bypass administrators going directly to the Board…

• Shanghai Community Int’l School (Pudong) China 9/27 evaluation 35
Although a very small campus, SCIS-PD boasts perhaps the nicest school facilities in Shanghai w/ a state of the art theatre, swimming pool, etc…

• Children’s International School Nigeria 9/26 evaluation 2
Team work & collaboration is made difficult by the existing animosity created by the disparities in remuneration & benefits between the locals & expats…

• Cairo English School Egypt 9/26 evaluation 14
When you first see the school you’ll think it is going to be a great experience. When you are here you’ll be thinking, how do I get out of here?..

• Repton School Dubai UAE 9/26 evaluation 11
I am under no illusion, there is no perfect school, but Repton is run quite well on a day-to-day basis…

• American Academy Casablanca Morocco 9/26 evaluation 12
This school will chew you up, spit you out, and crush your bright-eyed teacher soul in the process…

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 9/23 evaluation 8
IST has a lot of positives going for it, but there are two glaring negatives that will largely impact your experience at this school…

• Ruamrudee International School Thailand 9/23 evaluation 51
I have been impressed with the school so far…

• Pacific American School Taiwan 9/23 evaluation 14
Having seen the most recent posting regarding PAS, I feel it is necessary to respond, because I feel that posting was far too one-sided…

• Int’l Language and Business Centre Myanmar 9/23 evaluation 5
This is not a school that a qualified or serious teacher wants to have on their resume…

• Chadwick International Korea 9/23 evaluation 6
The package itself is one of the best. Please remember though money doesn’t always make you happy!..

• Children’s International School Nigeria 9/22
First time reviewed on ISR

• Matrix International School Malaysia 9/22 evaluation 7
Not safe position to commit to taking a job when it could all fall like a pack of cards…

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 9/22 evaluation 6
Everyone I worked with was extremely capable…

• International School Penang (Uplands) Malaysia 9/22 evaluation 16
It is difficult to see any positives, other than the students themselves, at Uplands if you are a professional educator…

• Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 9/21 evaluation 50
I can’t say that I regret coming to RIS but I also can’t say that I love teaching at the school…

• Saigon Star International School Vietnam 9/21 evaluation 2
The school plans to extend to Secondary next year, becoming the first school in Vietnam to adopt the Intl Middle Years Curriculum…

• Australian International School Sharjah UAE 9/21 evaluation 12
While AIS’s academic integrity used to be quite strong, things have recently taken a turn for the worse…

• American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia 9/21 evaluation 20
Budgets are shrinking. This is still a good school, but it is struggling with cuts at every level…

• Dulwich College Beijing China 9/21 evaluation 3
This is truly an outstanding international school and place to work…

• A’Soud Global School Oman 9/20 First time reviewed on ISR

• Elite Private School UAE 9/20 evaluation 2
Many teachers spend most of their time trying to manage students’ behavior and teaching far below grade level…

• Matrix International School Malaysia 9/20 evaluation 6
This is an overly ambitious institution that gives little attention to teaching and learning in the classroom…

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 9/20 evaluation 5
I feel that most expat teachers here would testify to this, you are very well looked after…

• Shimen Middle School China 9/19 First time reviewed on ISR

• Blyth Academy Qatar 9/19 evaluation 15
It seems hopeful that the changes introduced by the new owner and the new administration team are going to be positive ones for all!..

• Int’l Language and Business Centre Myanmar 9/19 evaluation 4
This is a great place to come and save some serious money…

• Ras Al Khaimah English Speaking School UAE 9/19 evaluation 10
My judge of a good school is would I have put my children in this school, and the answer has to be no…

• Blyth Academy Qatar 9/16 evaluation 14
The details of our new contract came out about one week prior to the school year, this was devastating as it was too late to look for work elsewhere…

• International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 9/16 evaluation 25
We have never worked in an environment made more toxic with favoritism…

• Riffa Views International School Bahrain 9/16 evaluation 5
RVIS has a great housing plan and Bahrain is a lovely country. It is too bad that b/c of poor leadership RVIS is not a desirable place to work…

• Hayat Universal Bilingual School Qatar 9/16 evaluation 9
The physical condition of the school sums up the feel of the school in general- one that is deteriorating…

• International American School Warsaw Poland 9/16 evaluation 2
It is a bit small in terms of facility, which helps if you want big individual attention to your child…

• British College La Cañada Spain 9/15 First time reviewed on ISR

• Bavarian International School Germany 9/15 evaluation 12
The Bavarian International School has a glossy image, but there is ugliness underneath…

• British International School Vietnam 9/15 evaluation 4
Be prepared to work very hard – you don’t get that good without a lot of work on the part of the staff – but the reward is being part of a successful school…

• Misr-American College Egypt 9/15 evaluation 6
It’s not a terrible place to work – not at all – but be aware of what you’re getting yourself into…

• International School Myanmar 9/14 evaluation 29
I’m in the second year of my contract and will not be returning next year…

• International School Dongguan China 9/14 evaluation 3
I highly recommend this school to you at any level of experience if you are keen to work hard and make a difference in a fast growing school…

• Rasami British International School Thailand 9/14 evaluation 5
If you like working in a small family orientated environment that has good educational standards, I would recommend RBIS as a place to work…

• Skagerak International School Norway 9/13 evaluation 4
The only positive about the excessive pressure placed on teachers in this school is that you do not have the time to think about the lack of anything to do here…

• Al Khor International School Qatar 9/13 evaluation 63
I am glad I worked at AKIS, I was sad to leave the friends I had made and many of the students, however I was not sad to leave the regime…

• American Community School Beirut Lebanon 9/13 evaluation 9
Great, great people. But here’s the rub, Beirut is great but it is also extremely expensive…

• Sultan’s School Oman 9/12 evaluation 14
Many teachers have been here for a lot of years, with no intention of leaving, and have been provided a fantastic lifestyle and great teaching opportunities…

• Carlucci American International School Portugal 9/12 evaluation 7
Portugal is a beautiful country with wonderful things to be said about it. The school is not…

• Ayeyarwaddy International School Myanmar 9/12 evaluation 9
The school aims toward an American-style curriculum but it’s a curriculum that has ignored decades of growth…

• Pacific American School Taiwan 9/9 evaluation 13
PAS is a terrible, terrible place to work. Teacher morale is almost nonexistent…

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 9/9 evaluation 5
I would recommend this college to teachers who are professionals prepared to go the extra mile and who desire to be in a well-run school…

• American Community School Beirut Lebanon 9/9 evaluation 8
I more liked than I disliked about my time in Beirut, and had a pretty good life there for two years…

• St. George’s British School Almeria Spain 9/8 evaluation 2
I would only suggest coming here if you seek a relaxing time as there are some genuinely good people at the school and roquetas is a nice area to live…

• Sultan’s School Oman 9/7 evaluation 13
Open Letter to the Board of Governors…

• Ayeyarwaddy International School Myanmar 9/6 evaluation 8
Overall, I had a positive experience with the school. The building is new, the school is WASC accredited, the students were…

• Matrix International School Malaysia 9/6 evaluation 5
Management are engaging more readily with the staff on both academic & organizational matters…

• American Int’l School Johannesburg South Africa 9/6 evaluation 8
The school and South Africa are truly beautiful.SA is a great country that has the ability to pull you in…

• Canadian International School Vietnam 9/5 evaluation 6
Fair and adequate treatment at this school is rated…

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 9/5 evaluation 16
They will hunt and find people to blame and incorrectly victimize because of the school reviews & truths some of us have shared…

• Tsinghua International School China 9/3 evaluation 3
If you are a young, handsome/pretty teacher…

• Compass International Schools Doha Qatar 9/3 evaluation 6

The academic Integrity of School is…

• Albanian College Durres Albania 9/2 evaluation 18
This school has done wonders for my career & I doubt I could say that about the other schools I was looking into applying to…

• Skagerak International School Norway 9/2 evaluation 3
As with most international schools things can change very quickly however, at the time of writing, this school is definitely on the up…

• Ashwicke Hall School Great Britain 9/1 First time reviewed on ISR

• Tathva International School Japan 9/1 evaluation 2
The school has a lot of challenges and the teachers are stressed out, leading to a negative and resentful atmosphere between teachers and management…

Director & Principal Reports

• Mark McLuckie 9/22 (Principal Report 2)
Children’s International School Nigeria

• Robert Owen Jones 9/28 (Principal Report 2)
OurPlanet International School Oman

• Mark McLuckie 9/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Children’s International School Nigeria

• Nicolas Puga 9/20 (Principal Report 3)
Global Jaya School Indonesia

• JohnEric Advento 9/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American School Dubai UAE

• YH Eom 9/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Koje Korea

• Robert Evans 9/14 (Principal Report 2)
American Community School Beirut Lebanon

• Lesley Ann Wallace 9/13 (Principal Report 2) Nord Anglia Int’l School Shanghai Pudong China

• Corleigh Stixrud 9/12 (Director Report 4)
Kodaikanal International School India

• Paul Rogers 9/12 (Principal Report 5)
Taylor’s International School Malaysia

• Hamilton Clark 9/9 (Director Report 4)
American Community School Beirut Lebanon

• Colin Brown 9/9 (Director’s rebuttal to report 5) International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Colin Brown 9/9 (Director’s rebuttal to report 4) International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Colin Brown 9/9 (Director’s rebuttal to report 3) International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Colin Brown 9/9 (Director’s rebuttal to report 2) International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Corleigh Stixrud 9/8 (Director Report 3)
Kodaikanal International School India

• Dinah Hawtree 9/8 (Principal Report 2)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Caroline Jacoby 9/8 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Luke Woodruff 9/7 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
QSI International School Dongguan China

• Corleigh Stixrud 9/7 (Director Report 2)
Kodaikanal International School India

• Paul Rogers 9/6 (Principal Report 4)
Taylor’s International School Malaysia

• Emma Emerich 9/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Beijing World Youth Academy China

• Glenn Canterford 9/2 (Principal Report 4)
Sultan’s School Oman

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