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New School Reviews

• International Community School Jordan 4/30 review 14
Management seem intent on ruining what was a good school… [736 words]

• Colegio de Inglaterra Colombia 4/30 review 15
Fires members of the faculty despite their excellent rapports community… [219 words]

• Huamao International School China 4/30 review 15
No structured curriculum, documentation, or planning for my subject… [634 words]

• Overseas Chinese Academy Chiway Suzhou China 4/29
First time reviewed on ISR [609 words]

• Enko Botho Campus Botswana 4/29
First time reviewed on ISR [102 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 4/29 review 24
How many Kaiwen principals does it take to change a lightbulb?… [1,227 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 4/29 review 33
How can one individual have such a detrimental effect on a school?… [110 words]

• Wahaha International School China 4/29 review 6
Like many int’l schools has experienced its fair share of troubles… [464 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 4/29 review 16
They took a terrible situation & found a million ways to make it worse… [1,463 words]

• British International School Ukraine 4/28 review 64
BISU isn’t nearly as bad as some reviews have made out… [260 words]

• European School Georgia 4/28 review 2
Value int’l mindedness & lifelong learning, this IS NOT the school for you… [1,398 words]

• Manor Hall International School UAE 4/28 review 5
If you are young, single & adventurous this place isn’t for you… [359 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 4/28 review 20
Every week we have 2 zoom calls to remind us we’re not doing a good job… [440 words]

• Oslo International School Norway 4/27 review 2
Focus on academics & acquiring facts is strong… [32 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 4/27 review 23
The CKWA ship has already slammed into the iceberg… [770 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 4/27 review 73
In short, the school is like a zoo where the students run wild… [306 words]

• Britannia International School China 4/26 review 3
The school are not happy with people posting to ISR… [923 words]

• El Alsson British American International School Egypt 4/26 review 6
Has many good points but it is not the school it was… [466 words]

• Edron Academy Mexico 4/26 review 16
Has destroyed all my passion & ambition for teaching… [664 words]

• Istanbul International Community School Turkey 4/26 review 20
Going through a tough time, but there is still so much good here… [374 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 4/23 review 22
I knew the recruiting fantasy wasn’t real, but was shocked by the reality… [878 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Shanghai Lingang China 4/23 review 5
Enjoys hiring couples with marketing worthy children… [54 words]

• Shanghai United International School China 4/23 review 24
People reading reviews here can sense an ‘inside job’… [315 words]

• Changshu International School China 4/22
First time reviewed on ISR [392 words]

• Bright Future International Training and Services Thailand 4/22
First time reviewed on ISR [441 words]

• British International School Ukraine 4/22 review 63
Little in the way of teaching here as there are no resources to do so… [418 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 4/22 review 19
For all who are coming here, you have had ample warning… [472 words]

• Britannia International School China 4/21 review 2
Seeing a previous review I felt disgusted by some of the comments… [447 words]

• English International School Padua Italy 4/21 review 3
The policy for education is basically stuck in the 1980s… [404 words]

• Universal American School UAE 4/21 review 29
Didn’t seem right to not renew so many especially during a pandemic… [284 words]

• CfBT Project Brunei Darussalam 4/21 review 11
Very unusual posting for teachers from any kind of educational background… [851 words]

• Shanghai United International School China 4/20 review 23
They’re hiring for the upcoming semester, I’m compelled to share… [276 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 4/20 review 21
I thought this was my big opportunity. It wasn’t at all like I was told… [464 words]

• The English School Colombia 4/20 review 14
Ranted about how teachers were trying to “destroy him” with bad reviews… [303 words]

• George Washington Academy Morocco 4/20 review 15
I do not regret my time at GWA. It served its purpose… [1,519 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 4/19 review 32
Staff wellbeing is no longer a priority… [267 words]

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 4/19 review 41
A beautiful green place where you will get that sense of belonging… [257 words]

• American International School Bamako Mali 4/19 review 6
Several teachers speaking up about disrespect from other teachers… [191 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 4/16 review 10
Legitimate school that’s trying to be reputable & deliver quality education… [569 words]

• Canadian International School Abu Dhabi UAE 4/16 review 3
The shared accommodations are terrible… [54 words]

• Kang Chiao International School China 4/16 review 16
Opened too early & never had stuff in place for it to become a quality place… [280 words]

• Ajyal International School UAE 4/15
First time reviewed on ISR [542 words]

• Britannia International School China 4/15
First time reviewed on ISR [660 words]

• American Lee Academy Shanghai China 4/15
First time reviewed on ISR [147 words]

• Malvern College Qingdao China 4/15 review 36
It is sad to actually say that the review below is pretty spot on… [264 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 4/14 review 20
We know that advocating for ourselves could result in careers destroyed… [944 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 4/14 review 63
Read the reviews here before but wrongly assumed they were disgruntled… [178 words]

• Shanghai American School China 4/14 review 40
I am a teacher, not a number, or a disposable Kleenex… [322 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 4/14 review 20
Read the reviews, take heed and demand for everything in writing… [237 words]

• RDFZ Kings College School China 4/13 review 2
Is the money so good that you can perform in such a nasty environment?… [525 words]

• Huamao International School China 4/13 review 14
I’ve been out a year & haven’t yet recovered from the metal toll it took… [337 words]

• The Codrington School Barbados 4/13 review 9
This is a MAGA friendly school… [583 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 4/12 review 18
Resources are old, poor, dirty & minimal… [663 words]

• King’s College Doha Qatar 4/12 review 2
Told we’d have a max number of pupils, more were added each year… [256 words]

• K International School Tokyo 4/12 review 25
I suspect those that accepted a job at KIST were those who didn’t read ISR… [184 words]

• VinSchool Vietnam 4/9 review 5
Every horror story you’ve heard about Vinschools are true!… [2,200 words]

• Canadian International School Bangalore India 4/9 review 19
Poor pay in a difficult country, poor support during a global pandemic… [212 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 4/9 review 19
How can the board not be aware and why haven’t they done something?… [1,270 words]

• NPS International School Singapore 4/8
First time reviewed on ISR [770 words]

• British International School Ukraine 4/8 review 62
I wish I’d known about ISR before accepting a job at BISU… [344 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 4/8 review 27
Staff turnover is a problem. Handling of COVID has been poor… [199 words]

• American College Sofia Bulgaria 4/7 review 10
ACS can be a fun, creative place & has great potential to be amazing… [1,528 words]

• Help International School Malaysia 4/7 review 2
Terribly disappointed with the management of this school… [155 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 4/7 review 19
Refused to pay my salary while I waited for my Visa to be approved… [853 words]

• British School Kuwait 4/6 review 16
I stayed as long as I did out of greed… [246 words]

• Confucius International School China 4/6 review 14
The staff & wider community were very friendly… [304 words]

• VinSchool Vietnam 4/5 review 4
A career enhancing choice in a vibrant country… [309 words]

• Myanmar International School Yangon Myanmar 4/5 review 4
I enjoyed my time & felt very supported in the primary school… [666 words]

• Aldar Academies UAE 4/2 review 10
From start to finish, I felt the school was lacking… [54 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Shanghai Lingang China 4/2 review 4
Expected to find a long-term position, that’s no longer feasible… [638 words]

• Huamao International School China 4/2 review 13
The IB framework is well in place & the scope & sequences are building… [234 words]

• Global Indian International School Japan 4/1
First time reviewed on ISR [108 words]

• Colegio Canadiense Colombia 4/1
First time reviewed on ISR [259 words]

• Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School China 4/1
First time reviewed on ISR [2,595 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• James Craig 4/30 (Principal Report 4)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Kerry Timmerman 4/30 (Principal Report 2)
Universal American School UAE

• Benjamin Green 4/29 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Enko Botho Campus Botswana

• Marina Chelidze 4/28 (Principal Report 2)
European School Georgia

• Saima Rana 4/28 (Principal Report 28)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Mike Emborsky 4/28 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia

• Matthew Aston 4/27 (Principal Report 8)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Harry Roberts 4/27 (Director Report 2)
RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China

• Saima Rana 4/27 (Director Report 27)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Alexandria O’Bannon 4/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Bright Future International Training and Services Thailand

• Kevin Curran 4/26 (Principal Report 2)
American School Vietnam

• James Craig 4/23 (Principal Report 3)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Andrew Leale 4/23 (Director Report 4)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• David Edwards 4/23 (Principal Report 5)
Shanghai United International School China

• Kerry Timmerman 4/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Universal American School UAE

• Michael Schreider 4/22 (Principal Report 2)
Branksome Hall Asia Korea

• George Palmer 4/21 (Director Report 2)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Matthew Aston 4/20 (Principal Report 7)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Brenda Williamson 4/20 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Vietnam

• Chris Boyle 4/19 (Principal Report 5)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Thomas Van Der Wielen 4/19 (Principal Report 9)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Kurt Nordness 4/19 (Director Report 2)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Emma Scott 4/16 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Andrew Leale 4/16 (Director Report 3)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Christine Xu 4/16 (Director Report 3)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Matthew Sullivan 4/15 (Principal Report 5)
NPS International School Singapore

• John Bagust 4/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
New Cairo British International School Egypt

• Harry Roberts 4/13 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
RDFZ Kings College School China

• Stuart Walker 4/13 (Principal Report 5)
RDFZ Kings College School China

• Tim Larocco 4/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
East West International School Cambodia

• Cindy Bin Tahal 4/12 (Principal Report 14)
Panaga School Brunei Darussalam

• Christine Xu 4/9 (Director Report 2)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Lillian Zhao 4/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• James Craig 4/9 (Principal Report 2)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Matthew Sullivan 4/8 (Director Report 4)
NPS International School Singapore

• David Cole 4/8 (Director Report 13)
British International School Ukraine 

• Andrew Leale 4/7 (Director Report 2)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Rebecca Carter 4/7 (Principal Report 2)
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar

• Kristine Greenlaw 4/7 (Principal Report 2)
International School Belgrade Serbia

• Kyle Morgan Thomas 4/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Vietnam

• Eric Semler 4/6 (Principal Report 2)
Concordia International School Shanghai China

• Doruk Gurkan 4/5 (Principal Report 9)
Shanghai Singapore International School China

• David Cole 4/5 (Director Report 12)
British International School Ukraine 

• Malcolm Harrison 4/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
JKFZ Cambridge International School China

• Jeff Leppard 4/2 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Budapest Hungary

• Robert Burns 4/1 (Principal Report 2)
Think International School Hong Kong

• Doruk Gurkan 4/1 (Principal Report 8)
Shanghai Singapore International School China

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