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New School Reviews

• Yew Chung International School Shanghai China 2/26 review 42
I held a leadership position & felt supported by the team of school leaders… [398 words]

• Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan 2/26 review 14
You do as you’re told without question or your days are numbered… [180 words]

• El Alsson British American International School Egypt 2/26 review 5
I felt compelled to respond to the previous review… [1,739 words]

• Brighton College Bangkok Thailand 2/25
First time reviewed on ISR [107 words]

• San Silvestre School Peru 2/25
First time reviewed on ISR [903 words]

• EtonHouse Malaysia International School Malaysia 2/25 review 8
Don’t expect to find anything different or to change anything… [161 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 2/25 review 2
This school does not have your back. Be careful… [126 words]

• Shekou International School China 2/24 review 9
All in all an excellent school & a great place to work… [629 words]

• Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 2/24 review 33
The school culture will drain you & the admin will blame you… [180 words]

• St Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107 Thailand 2/24 review 3
I am sure under the new leadership our school may do a lot better… [121 words]

• Springboard International Bilingual School China 2/24 review 5
A pleasant place to work but it absolutely presents its challenges… [434 words]

• Yongsan International School Korea 2/23 review 10
YISS was not known for its competitive comprehensive package… [669 words]

• British College Gava Spain 2/23 review 9
Looking for a school that makes you happy? You’re 5 years too late… [367 words]

• American School Yaounde Cameroon 2/22 review 21
I’m glad I finished my contract but it’s not a school I’ll recommend… [432 words]

• American School Foundation Mexico City 2/22 review 26
Pay is low & benefits are well below normal standards… [284 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 2/22 review 31
Used to be a supportive place to work. Sadly, this can no longer be said… [166 words]

• International School Luxembourg 2/22 review 10
It has been in a noticeable decline for a while… [207 words]

• El Alsson British American International School Egypt 2/19 review 4
You will have to be extra careful what you say & to whom… [527 words]

• British International School Ukraine 2/19 review 61
The wrong things are valued at this school… [289 words]

• Tsukuba International School Japan 2/19 review 15
I agree with many of the sentiments shared here on ISR… [310 words]

• PACE British School UAE 2/18
First time reviewed on ISR [206 words]

• United World College Changshu China 2/18 review 6
There is zero work-life balance in the school… [202 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 2/18 review 70
Another teacher recently won in court against St. Dominic’s… [206 words]

• Luanda International School Angola 2/18 review 55
I’m tired of disgruntled staff who write about the school in a negative way… [173 words]

• George Washington Academy Morocco 2/17 review 14
I wish the feeling of solidarity & support had continued once school started… [213 words]

• Canadian Trillinium School Dhaka Bangladesh 2/17 review 4
10 foreign teachers were dismissed during the short period I worked there… [313 words]

• Bavarian International School Germany 2/17 review 14
Colleagues & leadership generally supportive & the work enjoyable… [547 words]

• Pioneers Baccalaureate School Palestine 2/16
First time reviewed on ISR [404 words]

• British School Sofia Bulgaria 2/16 review 4
An entire school in Sofia violated the measures against COVID… [422 words]

• Istanbul International Community School Turkey 2/16 review 18
There are certainly worse schools that you could work for… [310 words]

• Bishop Mackenzie International School Malawi 2/15 review 10
I have focused on primary as that is my experience… [954 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 2/15 review 17
Technology is scarce & the internet terrible… [379 words]

• Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China 2/15 review 5
I wanted to provide a more balanced review of the school… [462 words]

• Panajachel Colegio International Guatemala 2/12 review 2
I’ve been here 2 years & seen 3 directors, & 3 board overhauls… [217 words]

• British International School Ukraine 2/12 review 60
I was briefed on exactly what to say & which policies to refer to… [242 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 2/12 review 69
I read the bad reviews but thought… how bad could it be?… [843 words]

• Cheongna Dalton School Korea 2/11 review 16
I’m writing this review in response to a recent negative one… [1,011 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge International School Saudi Arabia 2/11 review 33
Management support you, don’t get on their wrong side… [318 words]

• Al Shomoukh International School Oman 2/11 review 9
I left after a week… [11 words]

• Bishop Mackenzie International School Malawi 2/10 review 9
Best avoided until the serious management issues are resolved… [1,541 words]

• Haileybury Astana Kazakhstan 2/10 review 16
The story continues on a loop; change, bully, thank, change, bully, thank… [331 words]

• American International School Egypt 2/10 review 47
Serious educators will be disappointed… [137 words]

• Shenzhen American International School China 2/9 review 18
I don’t have the capacity to lose my integrity & dignity for a pay check… [218 words]

• Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 2/9 review 32
Health insurance changed drastically right smack in mid pandemic… [278 words]

• Haileybury Astana Kazakhstan 2/9 review 15
If you are willing to take your chances, be my guest… [68 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 2/8 review 68
Students at SDIS are well-behaved & it was a pleasure teaching there… [402 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 2/8 review 16
I feel I need to warn prospective teachers thinking of joining this school… [789 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 2/5 review 16
The school continues to disappoint… [150 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 2/5 review 30
Recently we had a change of school principal… [21 words]

• Baku Modern School Azerbaijan 2/5 review 7
A lot of negativity has been posted about this school… [910 words]

• Ningbo Foreign Language School China 2/4
First time reviewed on ISR [150 words]

• Ajman Academy UAE 2/4 review 5
Stabilized & improved, well on its way to becoming outstanding… [511 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 2/3 review 67
Academic standards are the lowest I’ve ever seen… [940 words]

• Haileybury Astana Kazakhstan 2/3 review 14
Money is the only thing that could drag someone here at this point… [212 words]

• Leysin American School Switzerland 2/3 review 13
Big contract changes this year have resulted in over-inflated salaries… [54 words]

• Merchiston International School China 2/2 review 8
If a colleague or friend asked if they should apply I’d immediately say… [521 words]

• Cheongna Dalton School Korea 2/2 review 15
Don’t let the negative reviews make the decision for you… [878 words]

• Brookes St. Petersburg Russia 2/2 review 5
Whilst writing this review, tears came to my eyes many times… [3,956 words]

• British School Yangon Myanmar 2/1 
First time reviewed on ISR [1,103 words]

• Pinewood School Greece 2/1 review 4
The school pushes kids along without any regard to progress… [892 words]

• American School Tangier Morocco 2/1 review 4
Truly one of north Africa’s hidden gems… [524 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Damien Hehir 2/26 (Principal Report 4)
Yew Chung International School Shanghai China

• Allison Fleet 2/26 (Principal Report 2)
El Alsson British American International School Egypt

• Cassandra Hazel 2/26 (Director Report 2)
Al Akhawayn School Ifrane Morocco

• Saima Rana 2/25 (Director Report 21)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Steve Lang 2/25 (Principal Report 3)
Kampala International School Uganda

• Jason McBride 2/24 (Director Report 2)
United World College Thailand

• Jeffrey Holcomb 2/24 (Principal Report 5)
Seoul Foreign School Korea

• Abdullah Al Serhan 2/23 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Kingdom Schools Saudi Arabia

• Tony Macfadyen 2/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
St. Constantine’s International School Tanzania

• Tom Wilds 2/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Ikast-Brande Denmark

• Allison Fleet 2/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
El Alsson British American International School Egypt

• Robert Fielder 2/19 (Director Report 2)
Lahore American School Pakistan

• Dylan Hughes 2/18 (Director Report 3)
Luanda International School Angola

• Wenbin Wang 2/17 (Director Report 9)
Malvern College Qingdao China

• Saima Rana 2/15 (Principal Report 20)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Gregg Maloberti 2/12 (Director Report 5)
Shattuck St Mary’s International School Malaysia

• Angela Fairs 2/8 (Principal Report 2)
Budapest British International School Hungary

• Imad Nassoura 2/5 (Principal Report 4)
Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar

• Nici Wood 2/5 (Principal Report 2)
British Vietnamese International School Hanoi Vietnam

• Colin Bibby 2/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Ajman Academy UAE

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