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New School Reviews

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 8/31 review 15
The return policy has been quite disastrous… [394 words]

• Canadian International School Beijing China 8/31 review 9
I’m happy I got out when I did… [1,361 words]

• Riyadh Schools Saudi Arabia 8/31 review 9
I don’t want you to go through what we went through… [220 words]

• St. George’s The British International School Germany 8/31 review 8
I was let down immensely by this school… [1,180 words]

• St. Johnsbury Academy Korea 8/30 review 9
No one is allowed to criticize anymore. Good luck with that… [842 words]

• Taipei European School Taiwan 8/30 review 24
Reviews make me think, ‘Do I really work here?’… [635 words]

• Suzhou Singapore International School China 8/30 review 64
The focus is getting students into the school… [1,152 words]

• International School Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 8/29 review 5
Unfortunately the school started to go quickly downhill… [322 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge International School Saudi Arabia 8/29 review 34
The working conditions for teachers are harsh… [66 words]

• Merchiston International School China 8/29 review 11
I’d be doing you an injustice if I said this school has potential… [1,826 words]

• Suzhou International Academy BFSU China 8/26 review 3
The school handbook is only written in Chinese… [678 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 8/25 review 24
I had a wonderful time at this school… [105 words]

• Boston International School Wuxi China 8/25 review 7
Beautiful, safe, amazing place to be… [127 words]

• Huamao International School China 8/25 review 24
Management will allow literally anyone to join… [929 words]

• Merchiston International School China 8/24 review 10
A potentially good school heading for disaster… [286 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 8/24 review 15
This school’s heydays are over… [784 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 8/24 review 24
A place to work if you don’t want your career to progress… [181 words]

• One World International School Singapore 8/23 review 2
Culture is generally positive… [202 words]

• American International School Bucharest Romania 8/23 review 24
A cliquey atmosphere that looks good on the surface… [2,785 words]

• St. George International School Bulgaria 8/23 review 8
You feel that you are constantly watched… [250 words]

• Presidential School Tashkent Uzbekistan 8/23 review 2
I didn’t feel safe, but it had nothing to do with the community… [2,435 words]

• ABC International Vietnam 8/22 review 6
I stayed only for the money… [255 words]

• Colegio Nueva Granada Bogota Colombia 8/22 review 12
Overall teachers were well-supported… [54 words]

• Fundacion Colegio Americano de Quito Ecuador 8/22 review 10
Written with intent toward addressing my experience… [992 words]

• HD Schools Ningbo China 8/19 review 7
Not being appreciated leads to very low morale… [784 words]

• British Columbia International School Bangkok Thailand 8/19 review 6
A very uncomfortable & awkward work environment… [230 words]

• Merchiston International School China 8/19 review 9
Located in a refurbished mall, so it’s not ideal… [93 words]

• Presidential School Tashkent Uzbekistan 8/18
First time reviewed on ISR [4,497 words]

• Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 8/18 review 30
My mental health was shredded… [1,530 words]

• Olive Tree International Academy China 8/18 review 2
I cannot wait to remove this “school” from my resume… [572 words]

• Regent School Abuja Nigeria 8/17 review 7
Bullying is rife in the school… [932 words]

• Colegio Gran Bretaña Colombia 8/17 review 2
CGB already seems a friendlier place to work… [1,306 words]

• Cambridge International School Russia 8/17 review 19
A mere place-marker on your CV at best… [1,840 words]

• Inter-Community School Switzerland 8/17 review 8
A school that is hopefully moving in a positive direction… [357 words]

• St. Johnsbury Academy Korea 8/17 review 8
I am very happy with SJA Jeju… [579 words]

• Dhirubhai Ambani International School India 8/16 review 5
Exam results are the focus & everything else is secondary… [771 words]

• HD Schools Ningbo China 8/16 review 6
The clock is ticking on Chinese ‘bilingual’ schools… [1,281 words]

• Sekolah Pelita Harapan Indonesia 8/16 review 7
Its values are trending in the wrong direction… [791 words]

• Brookes Moscow Russia 8/16 review 9
That it became an IB world school beggars belief… [126 words]

• British School Tirana Albania 8/15 review 4
Turnover of foreign staff was close to 90% this year… [227 words]

• King Henry VIII College Malaysia 8/15 review 4
Expect to have many frustrating days… [841 words]

• Vanke School Pudong China 8/15 review 3
For young teachers looking to gain credibility… [294 words]

• British International School Moscow Russia 8/12 review 6
I had a really happy time here… [124 words]

• British International School Moscow Russia 8/12 review 7
Welcoming & supportive of pupils of all needs… [520 words]

• British International School Moscow Russia 8/12 review 8
An abundance of resources available for all subjects… [290 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 8/12 review 40
Now I can freely comment here with no repercussions… [218 words]

• Panyaden International School Thailand 8/11
First time reviewed on ISR [2,863 words] 

• GEMS Cambridge International School UAE 8/11
First time reviewed on ISR [531 words]

• Vanke Bilingual School Minhang China 8/11
First time reviewed on ISR [511 words]

• London Academy Casablanca Morocco 8/11
First time reviewed on ISR [462 words]

• Suzhou International Academy BFSU China 8/10 review 2
I was locked on campus for 7 weeks with no deliveries allowed… [745 words]

• British International School Moscow Russia 8/10 review 5
Working conditions are excellent, management are supportive… [259 words]

• Buena Vista Concordia International School China 8/10 review 6
He destroyed what we’d built over the course of 2 years… [1,163 words]

• American School El Salvador 8/9 review 8
The pay is certainly not worth the devastation you will endure… [1,306 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 8/9 review 14
Plenty of opportunities for PD & additional roles… [858 words]

• American International School Nouakchott Mauritania 8/9 review 3
Old building, not conducive to learning… [126 words]

• International School Riga Latvia 8/8 review 2
I couldn’t have asked for more understanding & caring admin… [487 words]

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 8/8 review 62
Saudi Arabia is near last on most people’s lists… [201 words]

• Tsinghua High School International China 8/8 review 9
Not a place where you can improve yourself or the school… [524 words]

• Seoul Foreign School Korea 8/5 review 18
There are very large negatives & they should be considered… [975 words]

• International School Latvia 8/5 review 12
Teachers don’t stay beyond 2 years… [687 words]

• Victoria Educational Organisation Hong Kong 8/5 review 4
Workload & expectations not equivalent to the salary… [239 words]

• International School Belgrade Serbia 8/5 review 5
I would add a cautionary note… [379 words]

• Al Shomoukh International School Oman 8/4 review 12
There is no PD. There is no support… [242 words]

• Berlin Metropolitan School Germany 8/4 review 5
There’s been a relatively high turnover in the last few years… [369 words]

• St. George’s The British International School Germany 8/4 review 7
Few similarities between what you expect & the reality… [258 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 8/4 review 10
This is not an int’l school in any way… [410 words]

• British School Guangzhou China 8/3 review 20
It became apparent that profit came before people… [248 words]

• British School Algiers Algeria 8/3 review 2
I should’ve paid more attention to the ISR… [474 words]

• British School Jakarta Indonesia 8/3 review 13
I urge you to find a friendlier more well-paid school… [162 words]

• Vision International School Qatar 8/3 review 30
Comments from HOS… [70 words]

• Dalian American International School China 8/2 review 9
Just be aware that this is a Nord Anglia school now… [728 words]

• Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Haikou China 8/2 review 2
Could be great if they adjust package & leadership… [1,465 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 8/2 review 13
Leadership is meant to lead from the front… [711 words]

• Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School China 8/1 review 2
My recommendation is to go there knowing what you want… [323 words]

• Regent British School Egypt 8/1 review 2
Staff were not allowed out of school without security… [163 words]

• Institut auf dem Rosenberg Switzerland 8/1 review 13
Great landing pad, however, people don’t wish to stay… [663 words]

• Al Shomoukh International School Oman 8/1 review 11
Need to be sure my fellow teachers have a honest review… [646 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Russell Johnston 8/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
St George’s The British International School Germany

• Sebastien Pelletier 8/30 (Principal Report 2)
Utahloy International School Zeng Cheng China

• Douglas Prescott 8/30 (Director Report 3)
Canadian International School Beijing China

• Murray Tod 8/29 (Principal Report 2)
Merchiston International School China

• Paul Grisewood 8/29 (Director Report 2)
Riyadh Schools Saudi Arabia

• Murray Tod 8/29 (Principal Report 2)
Merchiston International School China

• Paul Grisewood 8/29 (Director Report 2)
Riyadh Schools Saudi Arabia

• Matthew Aston 8/26 (Principal Report 14)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Nathan Abbott 8/26 (Principal Report 3)
Shenzhen American International School China

• Tammy Murphy 8/26 (Director Report 3)
GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE

• David Bremner 8/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Boston International School Wuxi China

• Bibi Al Ghanim 8/23 (Director Report 3)
Universal American School Kuwait 

• Ildiko Murray 8/22 (Director Report 9)
Changchun American International School China

• Sebastien Pelletier 8/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Utahloy International School Zeng Cheng China

• Margaret Patton 8/18 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 

• Robert Holroyd 8/16 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
HD Schools Ningbo China

• Murray Tod 8/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Merchiston International School China

• Matthew Aston 8/15 (Principal Report 13)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Dan Kelly 8/12 (Principal Report 5)
British International School Moscow Russia

• Agnes Chen 8/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Vanke Bilingual School Minhang China

• Dan Kelly 8/10 (Principal Report 4)
British International School Moscow Russia

• Tammy Murphy 8/10 (Principal Report 2)
GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE

• Barie Pinsker 8/9 (Principal Report 3)
Vision International School Qatar

• Amanda Romey 8/8 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Riga Latvia

• Shane Kells 8/8 (Director Report 4)
International School Riga Latvia

• Rick Vandenboom 8/8 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia

• Robert Jackson 8/8 (Director Report 5)
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia

• Kristin Kappelmann 8/5 (Principal Report 2)
Concordia International School Hanoi Vietnam

• Benjamin Felton 8/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
HD Schools Ningbo China

• Blake Rodabaugh 8/3 (Principal Report 5)
Lahore American School Pakistan

• Nathan Burton 8/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Dalian American International School China

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