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New School Reviews

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

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 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

• 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

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