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New School Reviews

• Bishop Mackenzie International School Malawi 8/31 review 8
It’s a truly international school & moving in a positive direction… [742 words]

• Oberoi International School India 8/31 review 10
Sells itself as “the Happy School”, let me tell you, it is not… [755 words]

• American School Bombay India 8/31 review 19
Culture of professionalism and compassion at ASB… [185 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 8/31 review 23
Overall this school is OK & slowly improving… [1,574 words]

• Dalat International School Malaysia 8/30 First time reviewed on ISR [1,107 words]

• Kaiwen Academy China 8/30 review 12
I posted a brief review a month ago, now for a full one… [1,173 words]

• International School Panama 8/30 review 8
Has the potential to be a great school… [370 words]

• Buena Vista Concordia International School China 8/29 review 3
My hope is that it will save others from the same loss of dignity & professional discourtesy that I had… [5,188 words]

• American School Warsaw Poland 8/29 review 11
Poland is great but the school is not… [406 words]

• Admiral Farragut Academy Tianjin China 8/28 First time reviewed on ISR [831 words]

• Magic Years International School Thailand 8/28 review 5
Excellent in a lot of ways with a unique, progressive approach to teaching… [389 words]

• Stamford American International School Singapore 8/28 review 20
It is a beautiful campus with lots of materials, however… [83 words]

• Korea International School Jeju Korea 8/28 review 18
Veering from a scripted lesson plan can lead to losing your job… [106 words]

• Tsinglan School China 8/27 First time reviewed on ISR [4,158 words]

• Nile Valley School Sudan 8/27 review 4
Not for the inexperienced & unadventurous but it is exciting… [523 words]

• Wuhan Ulink College of China Optics Valley China 8/27 review 2
Disputes have already started after 3 weeks of work… [279 words]

• Vientiane International School Laos 8/27 review 13
VIS is a fantastic place to bring & raise a family… [361 words]

• Jeddah Private International School Saudi Arabia 8/24 First time reviewed on ISR [1,596 words]

• Magic Years International School Thailand 8/24 review 4
The morale at this school is horrible… [785 words]

• Shanghai American School Puxi China 8/24 review 34
Admin have completely forgotten what it’s like in the classroom… [419 words]

• Markham College Peru 8/24 review 2
If you’re open-minded, you can have a rewarding experience… [1,051 words]

• TED Ankara College Foundation Turkey 8/23 First time reviewed on ISR [584 words]

• Canadian Trillinium School Dhaka Bangladesh 8/23 review 3
This year 70% of the staff left, including the principal… [118 words]

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 8/23 review 20
Update to ongoing NOC issue… [21 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 8/22 review 18
Has grown in strength and quality year upon year… [55 words]

• British School Salalah Oman 8/22 review 2
If you come here, be ready for an unpredictable adventure… [534 words]

• Guiyang Concord College Sino-Canada China 8/22 review 7
Teaching resources are poor. Orders take a year to come… [283 words]

• Ashgabat International School Turkmenistan 8/21 First time reviewed on ISR [122 words]

• Magic Years International School Thailand 8/21 review 3
An amazing school with a rotten core… [373 words]

• Colegio Maya Guatemala 8/21 review 14
Stayed longer than my contract because I loved it so much… [229 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 8/21 review 19
Pay’s okay but you have students that don’t belong in a school like this… [872 words]

• Surabaya European School Indonesia 8/20 First time reviewed on ISR [321 words]

• Nile Valley School Sudan 8/20 review 3
This place could be gem with the right leadership… [216 words]

• Qatar Academy Al Khor Qatar 8/20 review 13
The pay was good, as were most of the benefits… [369 words]

• British School Kathmandu Nepal 8/20 review 15
I’m finally ready to share my experiences… [595 words]

• Green Oasis School China 8/17 First time reviewed on ISR [612 words]

• HIKSVS International School China 8/17 review 6
I hope SVS take a firmer line with the owners in the new year… [518 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 8/17 review 13
The workload was intense… [153 words]

• Dar es Salaam International Academy Tanzania 8/17 review 7
DIA is a wonderful place for students and teachers… [194 words]

• King’s College Panama 8/16 review 9
The money was poor & you’ll be sharing a house/apartment… [683 words]

• Dubai English Speaking School UAE 8/16 review 4
I’d recommend DESS, but expect to work hard for your money… [408 words]

• British International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 8/16 review 11
The school is very well resourced… [380 words]

• Ayeyarwaddy International School Myanmar 8/15 review 19
I absolutely cherish the time I spent in this school & community… [694 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 8/15 review 44
Any negativity & all of a sudden, you’re a crap teacher… [478 words]

• Canadian Kunming Number 10 Secondary School China 8/15 review 2
There were quite a few behavioral problems… [497 words]

• American School Foundation Mexico City 8/15 review 24
There’s something very special about this place… [771 words]

• Vancouver Schools Poland 8/14 First time reviewed on ISR [323 words]

• American School Bombay India 8/14 review 16
They made me a better educator & perhaps a better person… [313 words]

• American School Bombay India 8/14 review 17
You are not allowed to vary off the program… [539 words]

• American School Bombay India 8/14 review 18
I ended up staying much longer than I had originally planned… [583 words]

• Yew Chung International School Qingdao China 8/13 review 14
YCIS QD is quite a good place to work in general… [968 words]

• Ambrit International School Italy 8/13 review 5
Ambrit was a special place with a unique feel to it… [301 words]

• Ambrit International School Italy 8/13 review 6
The school has recently made changes for the better… [182 words]

• British School Bahrain 8/13 review 26
Please don’t be put off by the recent reports… [753 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 8/13 review 10
Don’t let the school’s appearance fool you… [310 words]

• Oberoi International School India 8/10 review 9
Bureaucracy at the school is often difficult & time-consuming… [945 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 8/10 review 10
Pleased I had the experience, but also pleased to be moving on… [818 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 8/10 review 8
The money is good but that is it… [325 words]

• Bandung Independent School Indonesia 8/9 review 9
Now pays expat salaries in rupiah, which continues to decline… [465 words]

• Paragon Private and International School Malaysia 8/9 review 2
There’s little respect shown towards teachers by the students… [462 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 8/9 review 43
Good previously but leadership has changed & for the worse… [75 words]

• Riverside School Czech Republic 8/8 review 10
Staff are overworked and undervalued… [837 words]

• German European School Manila Philippines 8/8 review 2
Until last year, this was a functioning, family-friendly environment… [469 words]

• British International School Tbilisi Georgia 8/8 review 2
I believe that the first review has been…. [21 words]

• Centro Educativo Futuro Verde Costa Rica 8/7 First time reviewed on ISR [628 words]

• Tsinghua High School International China 8/7 review 7
Really it’s not a bad gig overall, but the school is not organized… [419 words]

• Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 8/7 review 20
Lacks organization, structure, & proper communication… [365 words]

• United World College ISAK Japan 8/6 First time reviewed on ISR [749 words]

• American School Bombay India 8/6 review 15
“Golden handcuffs” mean people stay even when they don’t like it… [211 words]

• Colegio Colombo Britanico Colombia 8/6 review 3
PD is provided, but quite often not beneficial… [242 words]

• Paragon Private & International School Malaysia 8/3 First time reviewed on ISR [225 words]

• International College Beirut Lebanon 8/3 review 4
IC offers a fair compensation package… [641 words]

• Overseas Family School Singapore 8/3 review 24
Once a shining star, but is now becoming a black hole… [639 words]

• European International School Vietnam 8/3 review 16
Housing allowance was inadequate for accommodation… [176 words]

• Wellington College International Shanghai China 8/3 review 6
Left feeling disillusioned with the school… [161 words]

• Anglo American School of Sofia Bulgaria 8/2 review 6
This school deserves the high marks… [800 words]

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 8/2 review 28
Located near one of the largest garbage dumps in Guangdong… [520 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 8/1 review 19
Management are not accountable in any way… [1,162 words]

• Dipont Education China 8/1 review 25
The school sued me and we went to court… [397 words]

• King’s College – British School Alicante Spain 8/1 review 3
The best paying school for this area… [1,274 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 8/1 review 7
Lack of consideration for staff welfare & morale is very low… [979 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Jim Gerhard 8/31 (Principal Report 10)
Seoul International School Korea

• Richard Thornhill 8/31 (Director Report 2)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Kim Dodd 8/29 (Principal Report 6)
Nahda Academy Saudi Arabia

• Jim French 8/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Korea International School Jeju Korea

• Robert VanderEyken 8/28 (Director Report 5)
Casablanca American School Morocco

• Tayfun Durakcay 8/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Ihsan Dogrimaci Erbil College Iraq

• Craig Johnson 8/27 (Director Report 4)
American School Bombay India

• Brendan May 8/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Jeddah Private International School Saudi Arabia

• Brian O’Connell 8/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Xi’an Hanova International School China

• Anne Marie Stock 8/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Green Oasis School China

• Al Falk 8/21 (Principal Report 2)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Chip Kimball 8/21 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Singapore American School Singapore

• Bret Olson 8/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Sekolah Ciputra Indonesia

• Fiona Read 8/20 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

United World College South East Asia Singapore

• Pip Curtis 8/17 (Principal Report 3)
American School Bombay India

• Ildiko Murray 8/17 (Principal Report 6)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Andrew Gibbs 8/16 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Dubai English Speaking School UAE

• Chris Mantz 8/16 (Principal Report 9)
British International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia

• Michael Allen 8/15 (Principal Report 2)
Shanghai American School Puxi China

• Craig Johnson 8/14 (Director Report 3)
American School Bombay India

• Josh Bishop 8/14 (Principal Report 2)
American School Bombay India

• Neil McWilliam 8/10 (Director Report 7)
Oberoi International School India

• MDonnell Tenner 8/10 (Principal Report 2)
Awfaz Global School Qatar

• Shannon Rooney 8/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American Academy for Girls Kuwait

• Michael Amodio 8/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Milan Italy

• Neil McBurney 8/9 (Principal Report 4)
Yew Chung International School Chongqing China

• Peter Daish 8/8 (Director Report 3)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Christophe Henry 8/8 (Principal Report 5)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• Elsa Donohue 8/8 (Principal Report 5)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• Chris Warren 8/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia

• Nigel Robson 8/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia

• Wayne Richardson 8/7 (Director Report 2)
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia

• Andrew Adams 8/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Colegio Colombo Britanico Colombia

• Kevin Haggith 8/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Shanghai Community International School China

• Rakesh Tomar 8/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Cambridge School Doha Qatar

• Jeff Marquis 8/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Anglo American School of Sofia Bulgaria

• Jim Urquhart 8/2 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Anglo American School of Sofia Bulgaria

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