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Tsinghua International School China 4/30 evaluation 2 
I applied to this school and was promised 15000RMB per month. However, when I read the “contract”…
Utahloy International School Guangzhou China 4/30 evaluation 20 
A school needs to be governed by principled leaders who can be good role models to teachers, parents…
Chatsworth International School Singapore 4/30 evaluation 12
A basic package compared to other schools in Singapore if you consider the lack of health insurance…
Greg Rayl 4/29 (report 13)
International School Ulaanbaatar
International Community School Jordon 4/29 evaluation 5 
Things ICS dont tell you before you join…You have to stay 183 days in country or taxed at double the rate….
Singapore International School Hong Kong 4/29 evaluation 8 
One of the lowest (if not the lowest) paid schools of all the “international” schools in Hong Kong…
Clifford School Panyu China 4/29 evaluation 11
Don’t let reviews of the main Clifford School give you the wrong impression of what we are doing here…
Wee Haur Pek 4/28 (report 3)
Singapore International School
Richard Joannides 4/27 First time reviewed on ISR
Verita School Romania
American International School Egypt 4/28 evaluation 42 
The facilities are adequate. At present time, a new gymnasium is being built so, during inclement weather…
English Playgroup and Primary School Kuwait 4/28 evaluation 2 
The working hours are excellent and the dept support such as HR are always available to support teachers…
Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 4/28 evaluation 11
Cleanest school I’ve experienced during 8 years in ME. Well-organized curriculum, low student teacher ratio…
Dubai English Speaking College 4/27 evaluation 2
I can without hesitation state that it is a fabulous school with fabulous students and staff….
International School Uganda 4/27 evaluation 7
“After very careful consideration, I (recruiting agency) regret we cannot accept your request to reapply.” …
Sino Canada High School China 4/27 First time reviewed on ISR
Jean Caskey 4/24 (report 3)
Camen Islands International School
The American School Kinshasa D.R. Congo 4/24 evaluation 10
All these things and more are avoided during recruitment….
British School Guangzhou China 4/24 evaluation 10
Do not venture here with visions of pagodas & the sound of the erhu strumming sweetly in your ears…
Qatar Canadian School Qatar 4/23 evaluation 12
I work in the educational community in Doha…
Greg Rayl 4/22 (report 12)
American International School Lagos Nigeria
Stefanos Gialamas 4/22 (report 2)
American Community Schools Athens
Al Hekma School Bahrain 4/22 evaluation 9
A teacher’s contract says “48” working hours which means 6 working days…
American School in Japan 4/22 evaluation 9
Faculty has to retire at 65 (school rule). Director manages to have this rule apply to everyone but himself…
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 4/22 evaluation 29 
Criticism of the monarchy is illegal, though this doesn’t apply to schools, as a poster above believes…
Al Khor International School Qatar 4/21 evaluation 54 
An important change in the line management structure of AKIS will take effect next Academic Year…
International School Islamabad Pakistan 4/21 evaluation 10 
The review in question paints a picture akin to an asylum & fortunately bears no semblance to reality…
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 4/21 evaluation 28
Instead of highlighting problems I will write about 3 major areas where I hope management can change…
British School of Costa Rica 4/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Sri KDU International School Malaysia 4/20 evaluation 11 
Overall a nice choice if you don’t have the experience to get a 1st tier post straight away…
Yongsan International School Korea 4/20 evaluation 3 
If you want to teach find a school whose mission statement is education. If you want to be a missionary…
Pacific American School Taiwan 4/20 evaluation 12
PAS is what it is – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time there…
Zi’an Hi-Tech International School China 4/20 evaluation 4 
We have a 5-year plan to stay. From delivery of the promises from administration our goal will be realized…
Cathy Allen 4/17 First time reviewed on ISR
Curriculum Director, QSI Astana Kazakhstan
American International School Lagos Nigeria 4/17 evaluation 16 
I don’t think we take the time we should to use ISR as a vehicle to pass on who the good admins are… 
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 4/17 evaluation 20 
I spent two interesting and in some ways rewarding years in this school, only eventually leaving due to…
Aaron Willette 4/16 (report 2)
The American School of Kuwait
American School Kuwait 4/16 evaluation 43
I’ve worked in the high school for the last 2 years, and my experience has been only positive…. 
Metropolitan International School Germany 4/16 evaluation 3 
Located in an old health club. Asbestos on ceiling of tennis court building, mold in some classrooms…
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 4/15 evaluation 27 
I can only make a genuine plea to teachers who left last year, or who are leaving in just a few short weeks… 
Ecole Mondiale World School India 4/15 evaluation 4
I have never seen parents having so much power. For every whim they complain to owner…
QSI International School Shenzhen China 4/14 evaluation 5 
As with most international schools, round trip air is part of QSI’s package. However, there’s “FINE PRINT”…
St. Andrew’s Nassau Bahamas 4/14 evaluation 14
For the most part I enjoyed working here but it has been challenging. Life here is INCREDIBLY expensive…
Hisar School Turkey 4/14 evaluation 2 
Academics compromised by misbehaving students & admin who reinforce poor behavior by ignoring it….
Craig Selig 4/13 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Sosua Dominican Republic
Greengates School Mexico City 4/13 evaluation 11
Personally I very much enjoyed my stint at Greengates from August 2011 – June 2014…
Xi’an Hanova International School China 4/13 evaluation 4 
Impossible to locate school unless you’re lead to building. Street is narrow, huge garbage dumps, traffic…
Asmara International Community School Eritrea 4/13 evaluation 3 
I feel comfortable walking the streets at night. Director was very honest about living in Asmara…
Ray Johnson 4/10 First time reviewed on ISR
Yongsan International School Seoul
International School Islamabad Pakistan 4/10 evaluation 9 
I’m especially proud to work in collaboration with so many amazing, talented, & dedicated educators…
Pacific American School Taiwan 4/10 evaluation 11
I am sure, whatever happened in the past is just in the past. I am excited about my fifth year. 🙂 …  
David Hicks 4/9 (report 2)
Emirates International School Jumeirah UAE
Unity High School Khartoum Sudan 4/9 evaluation 7
This is the school for you if…
Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 4/9 evaluation 10 
Policies are fluid,which means they change…
International School London Qatar 4/9 evaluation 14 
The school is in good condition, teaching resources are good…
Ian Robertson 4/7 (report 4)
Canadian International School Japan
Hillcrest International School Nairobi Kenya 4/7 evaluation 2 
We were shocked when we first arrived in Kenya…
Scott Dennison 4/6 (report 2)
The American School of Kuwait
Garth Wyncoll 4/6 (report 2)
American International School Lagos Nigeria
Raffles International School UAE 4/6 evaluation 2
The school has wonderful facilities and great staff. very committed and really want to do well…
International School Islamabad Pakistan 4/6 evaluation 8 
ISOI is supposed to be a western institution for children of diplomats, embassy workers, & NGO employees…
Danube International School Austria 4/6 evaluation 10 
IB world school with Russian and Austrian students being in the majority…
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan 4/6 evaluation 13
This review addresses things at GKA secondary campus that might not have been mentioned previously…
Aaron Willette 4/3 First time reviewed on ISR
The American School of Kuwait
Nancy Abdul Ghafor 4/3 First time reviewed on ISR
The American School of Kuwait
Scott Dennison 4/3 First time reviewed on ISR
The American School of Kuwait
Xi’an Hanova International School China 4/3 evaluation 3 
An opportunity to work in the ‘real China’. This is a double edged sword…
Danube International School Austria 4/3 evaluation 9
Secondary kids feel it is acceptable to chew gum, paint their finger nails or listen to Ipods during lessons…
Erin Smith 4/2 (report 2)
Nakornpayap International School Thailand
Shizue Yoshida 4/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan
Gunma Kokusai Academy Japan 4/2 evaluation 12
If you want to live in a technological or sophisticated culture, get a job in Tokyo…
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi UAE 4/2 evaluation 28
Their new schools are hours away from the main parts of Abu Dhabi…
American School Kuwait 4/2 evaluation 42
General morale of school completely changed. No joke, I almost walked out last year. I’m glad I stayed now…
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 4/2 evaluation 26 
This suffocating, negative, unprofessional atmosphere is caused by small core of departing teachers…
Larry Molacek 4/1 Response to report #8
Surabaya International School Indonesia
American International School Lagos Nigeria 4/1 evaluation 15 
I can attest to the caliber of the students and commitment of the teachers…
K International School Japan 4/1 evaluation 18
I have never broken a contract, however…
I-Shou International School Taiwan 4/1 evaluation 8
All in all, its a hard-working, organized, decent-performing school with good students…
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