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New School Reviews

• Fundacion Colegio Americano de Quito Ecuador 12/31 review 8
Lack of support, materials, & discipline… [330 words]

• North London Collegiate School Korea 12/31 review 12
Teachers creep around in fear of what will happen next… [387 words]

• Ecole Ruban Vert International School Gabon 12/31 review 2
Libreville is a small city & social activities are limited… [104 words]

• Global Paradigm School Egypt 12/31 review 3
Still haven’t been able to get work permits & visas… [581 words]

• Beijing New Talent Academy China 12/30
First time reviewed on ISR [241 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/30 review 40
Problems here are due to the lack of self reflection by SLT… [342 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 12/30 review 33
I ignored all the smoke, but it’s so bad it’s surreal… [203 words]

• George Washington Academy Morocco 12/30 review 16
A school which is at war with itself… [251 words]

• British School Bahrain 12/30 review 41
New staff are all looking for exit routes… [372 words]

• Cambridge School Bucharest Romania 12/29 review 3
Come here if you like being overworked for low pay… [698 words]

• Hayat Universal Bilingual School Kuwait 12/29 review 5
I decided to leave when they started bullying kids… [112 words]

• Green Oasis School China 12/29 review 4
They may be imperfect but they are well-meaning… [169 words]

• Iqra’a Bilingual School Kuwait 12/29 review 2
The environment is completely unprofessional… [558 words]

• Universal American School Kuwait 12/28 review 45
While UAS is bad, it’s definitely not the worst one in Kuwait… [400 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/28 review 39
Half the staff indicated their intention to resign by the years’ end… [320 words]

• English College Dubai UAE 12/28 review 2
I would absolutely & always recommend this school… [431 words]

• International English School Castellon Spain 12/28 review 6
Students are 90% Spanish which is having negative impacts… [654 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/27 review 38
The demise of NCBIS started a long time ago… [222 words]

• Australian International School Hong Kong 12/27 review 3
I’d definitely recommend this school on balance… [456 words]

• Nansha College Preparatory Academy China 12/27 review 14
Teachers are micro-managed by administrators… [719 words]

• International School Kuwait 12/23
First time reviewed on ISR [716 words]

• Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Nanning China 12/23
First time reviewed on ISR [3,011 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/23 review 37
Over 40 teachers resigned this term after a year of hell… [129 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 12/22 review 33
School has been taken to labor court several times successfully… [334 words]

• Prince of Wales Island International School Malaysia 12/22 review 4
Not the holistic education that was once offered… [156 words]

• British International School Ukraine 12/22 review 73
The runners at this school are high in number for a reason… [313 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/21 review 36
Teachers are angry & demoralized… [221 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 12/21 review 15
Board interferes with hiring, firing & general management… [832 words]

• Xinhua Academy China 12/20 review 2
Contract has many illegal & morally ambiguous clauses… [246 words]

• Collegiate International School UAE 12/20 review 2
Not good place to work for balance, understanding or autonomy… [919 words]

• Riffa Views International School Bahrain 12/17 review 11
Benefits guaranteed in the contract have been taken away each year… [408 words]

• Universal American School Kuwait 12/17 review 44
One of the most expensive places to live & pay is sub par… [686 words]

• International School Budapest Hungary 12/16
First time reviewed on ISR [258 words]

• American National School Al Ain UAE 12/16
First time reviewed on ISR [414 words]

• Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School China 12/16
First time reviewed on ISR [1,135 words]

• Summerhill International School Japan 12/16
First time reviewed on ISR [505 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 12/15 review 14
I hope that KAS can improve its declining reputation… [601 words]

• Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 12/15 review 28
Had an excellent reputation ten years ago but now, quite the opposite… [335 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/15 review 35
Don’t join NCBIS without taking the recent posts seriously… [141 words]

• Global Paradigm School Egypt 12/14 review 2
Staff are now quitting, or at least the expat foreign staff… [599 words]

• International Community School Singapore 12/14 review 2
ICS is about as bare-bones as it gets… [1,504 words]

• Nexus International School Singapore 12/13 review 8
A very loose school structure where anything goes… [546 words]

• British School Bucharest Romania 12/13 review 12
A really unpleasant place to work… [291 words]

• Nova International School Macedonia 12/10 review 7
A family run business that masquerades as an international school… [542 words]

• Lakeside International School Costa Rica 12/10 review 3
In 2021, about half the staff broke contract during the year…  [329 words]

• Home School Internaciónal Spain 12/9
First time reviewed on ISR [456 words] 

• BASIS International School Nanjing China 12/9
First time reviewed on ISR [348 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 12/9 review 34
Consider why 40 teachers would resign en mass… [361 words]

• Wellspring International Bilingual School Vietnam 12/8 review 2
Very little leadership & a very chaotic work life… [155 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 12/8 review 33
Reviews are nothing short of 100% accurate to my experience… [884 words]

• Cornel English School Taiwan 12/8 review 5
I hope this paints a new and brighter future of Cornel… [975 words]

• British International School Budapest Hungary 12/7 review 6
I have enjoyed my time at this school… [110 words]

• Northbridge International School Cambodia 12/7 review 25
Do not let the very slick marketing fool you… [1,004 words]

• Wellington College International China 12/7 review 18
Anywhere with this level of staff turnover generally speaks for itself… [973 words]

• MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 12/6 review 23
Some of the factors that don’t meet the eye at first glance… [1,296 words]

• Modern English School Egypt 12/6 review 39
I am genuinely puzzled by most of the reviews on this site… [206 words]

• KIS International School Thailand 12/6 review 5
A death spiral springs to mind… [75 words]

• British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 12/3 review 22
Poor management has hampered any kind of growth… [914 words]

• Anglo-American School Moscow Russia 12/3 review 28
I’d think twice about joining until they sort out these issues… [317 words]

• Hayat Universal Bilingual School Kuwait 12/3 review 4
Things have changed considerably after the COVID-19 crisis… [180 words]

• British International School Ukraine 12/3 review 72
I’m amazed this school is still around in its present form… [179 words]

• Colegio Ingles Torreon Mexico 12/3 review 5
There’s a manual for everything from attendance, to home-work… [403 words]

• American United School Kuwait 12/2
First time reviewed on ISR [239 words]

• Colegio Ingles Torreon Mexico 12/2 review 4
There are no materials whatsoever, you must create all lessons… [190 words]

• International School Yangon Myanmar 12/2 review 12
I was very grateful to receive the full support of the SLT… [440 words]

• Cebu International School Philippines 12/2 review 13
I’d like to confirm that the previous review is true & accurate… [267 words]

• Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School China 12/2 review 2
There isn’t much possibility of things getting better… [805 words]

• Independent Schools Foundation Academy Hong Kong 12/1 review 16
Don’t come if you want to travel or go home before 2023… [630 words]

• Tarsus American College/School Turkey 12/1 review 24
Entitled student body with excessive influence over admin policy… [44 words]

• British International School Ukraine 12/1 review 71
I was warned, I should have listened… [117 words]

• Harrow Beijing China 12/1 review 25
The worst school I’ve worked in overseas… [442 words]

• Colegio Atid Mexico City Mexico 12/1 review 4
I’ve seen so many foreign teachers quit or get fired… [157 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Heather Knight 12/31 (Principal Report 3)
Shanghai Community International School China

• Robert Willis 12/29 (Director Report 2)
Lakeside International School Costa Rica

• Raja Al Saleh 12/28 (Director Report 2)
Hayat Universal Bilingual School Kuwait

• KO Mathew 12/28 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Canadian Bilingual School Kuwait

• Matt Kelsey 12/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Nansha College Preparatory Academy China

• Sarah McRoberts 12/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Nansha College Preparatory Academy China

• Ean Alleyne 12/23 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
International School Kuwait

• Bengt Rosberg 12/22 (Principal Report 4)
International School Kazan Russia

• Peter McLeod 12/21 (Director Report 2)
International Schools of North America Vietnam

• Bruce Major 12/20 (Director Report 2)
Collegiate International School UAE

• Kathryn Richardson 12/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Wellington College International China

• Steven Wilson 12/17 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Mount Kelly International School Hong Kong

• Robert Fielder 12/17 (Director Report 3)
Lahore American School Pakistan

• Yoshino Plaza 12/16 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Summerhill International School Japan

• Kirsten Loza 12/16 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Qingdao Amerasia International School China

• Bibi Al Ghanim 12/15 (Director Report 2)
Universal American School Kuwait 

• Ben Ploeger 12/15 (Director Report 2)
Kaohsiung American School Taiwan

• Yasmin Henn 12/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• Colin Brown 12/13 (Director Report 13)
American School Taichung Taiwan

• Robert Willis 12/10 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Lakeside International School Costa Rica

• Trudie Masterson 12/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
New Cairo British International School Egypt

• Jamie Davis 12/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
BASIS International School Nanjing China

• Bibi Alghanim 12/9 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Universal American School Kuwait

• Matthew Savage 12/8 (Principal Report 4)
American Community School Amman Jordan

• Blake Rodabaugh 12/6 (Principal Report 4)
Lahore American School Pakistan

• Alissa Kordprom 12/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
American School Bangkok Thailand

• Kevin Thomas 12/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia

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