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New School Reviews

• Singapore International School Hong Kong 1/31 review 18
The culture is robotic, the practices are archaic… [133 words]

• British School Bahrain 1/31 review 33
Long working hours & short breaks make it unbearable… [279 words]

• International School Seychelles 1/30 review 2
Beautiful, friendly country however, the school can be frustrating… [316 words]

• A’Takamul International School Kuwait 1/30 review 43
Kuwait would be manageable at a different school… [415 words]

• Peking University Experimental School China 1/30 review 2
I will be surprised if this school exists in a year or two… [379 words]

• APU International School Vietnam 1/29 review 4
A for-profit school operating for the owner’s benefit… [514 words]

• International British School Kuwait 1/29 review 16
A money making, bums-on-seats establishment… [125 words]

• Suzhou Singapore International School China 1/29 review 63
Package is one of worst according to several outside agencies… [1,547 words]

• International School Saigon Pearl Vietnam 1/28 First time reviewed on ISR [654 words]

• Sino Bright School China 1/28 First time reviewed on ISR [266 words]

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 1/28 review 15
Expanding & building a new campus, yet it’s mainly about show… [558 words]

• Nile Valley School Sudan 1/28 review 9
NVS has always been a tough school… [288 words]

• British International School Madinaty Egypt 1/28 review 2
Lovely lifestyle despite rising costs but be wary of BISM… [197 words]

• International School Panama 1/25 review 14
Used to be one of the best schools here, this is no long the case… [306 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 1/25 review 26
This must be what it is like working in the White House… [56 words]

• British School Bahrain 1/25 review 32
Low pay, low morale and lack of benefits… [613 words]

• Casablanca American School Morocco 1/24 review 52
I am out of here and not sad to be leaving… [156 words]

• Shude International Foreign Language School China 1/24 review 3
Teachers, both local and expatriate leave as soon as possible… [29 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 1/24 review 25
Read each review very carefully before you accept a job at BSB… [936 words]

• Raha International School UAE 1/24 review 7
It’s important for someone to show what this place is really like… [388 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 1/23 review 29
It’s like the coordinator positions are hot potatoes… [459 words]

• British School Bahrain 1/23 review 31
Contracts are not worth the paper they are written on… [358 words]

• St. Johnsbury Academy Korea 1/23 review 2
Jeju is a fantastic place to live… [634 words]

• Heritage International School Moldova 1/22 First time reviewed on ISR [408 words]

• Vienna International School Austria 1/22 review 11
VIS relies heavily on past reputation and markets itself well… [423 words]

• Casablanca American School Morocco 1/21 review 51
It’s important that some truths be out there for the future of CAS… [1,038 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 1/21 review 14
I did not even last a semester at this school… [340 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 1/21 review 13
Chinese and foreign staff don’t talk to each other… [310 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 1/21 review 9
A well-run school overall… [276 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 1/21 review 28
Roller-coaster job with weekly crazy announcements… [1,243 words]

• Westhill Institute Mexico 1/18 review 14
The passing rate for the IB Diploma is of 36%… [638 words]

• Regent’s School Pattaya Thailand 1/18 review 3
School’s PR is not the same as what they practice… [338 words]

• British School Bahrain 1/18 review 30
It has so much untapped potential… [715 words]

• Casablanca American School Morocco 1/18 review 50
It’s become increasingly unsafe to live in Morocco as a female… [763 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 1/18 review 9
Most teachers will not get a work visa for the first 3 months… [594 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 1/18 review 25
I wish I read the previous reports before I signed with JKS… [771 words]

• Beijing International School BISS China 1/18 review 19
Teachers that left are still waiting on the monies they owe us… [750 words]

• Bladins International School Sweden 1/17 First time reviewed on ISR [811 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 1/17 review 13
I’d say YIS is an excellent international school… [109 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 1/17 review 27
I’m glad someone else spoke up, I feel less alone… [618 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou China 1/16 review 4
Working here has gone from a difficult experience to enjoyable… [2,022 words]

• Nova International School Macedonia 1/16 review 3
A pleasant place to live but the school is in dire straits… [434 words]

• British School Bahrain 1/16 review 29
Unprofessional environment that is poorly run & badly managed… [421 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 1/15 review 12
This school is a risk & I am taking a risk telling the truth… [285 words]

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 1/15 review 14
Traditions & structures in place here are very, very rigid… [959 words]

• American International School Kuwait 1/15 review 66
Cannot hold the increasing number of students being admitted… [621 words]

• Gulf English School Kuwait 1/15 review 43
I feel good teachers are treated like enemies & garbage… [287 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 1/15 review 9
Good school with dedicated staff… [170 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 1/14 review 26
It is difficult to see how the school is going to recover this year… [601 words]

• British School Guangzhou China 1/14 review 17
The school for me was fantastic… [282 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 1/14 review 15
There is a high turnover of disappointed teachers… [205 words]

• Al Ain English Speaking School UAE 1/14 review 9
Great team to work for and I love it here… [153 words]

• German European School Manila Philippines 1/14 review 2.2
Update to previous review… [146 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 1/14 review 8
Management has been friendly, reliable, & helpful… [754 words]

• St. Johnsbury Academy Korea 1/11 First time reviewed on ISR [2,601 words]

• Wellington College International Shanghai China 1/11 review 8
The ‘success’ of the school is down to slick marketing… [303 words]

• Australian International School Malaysia 1/11 review 8
This has been a fantastic school to work at… [482 words]

• British School Bahrain 1/11 review 28
Information given to staff often turns out to be untrue… [170 words]

• Saigon South International Saigon Vietnam 1/10 review 6
Not for you if you are an independent thinker… [229 words]

• Canadian International School Bangalore 1/10 review 13
A hidden gem that flies under the radar… [2,947 words]

• Canadian International School Bangalore 1/10 review 14
Staff are amazing & the package is pretty decent… [949 words]

• Canadian International School Bangalore 1/10 review 15
Really lovely school & surrounding community… [259 words]

• United World College ISAK Japan 1/9 review 2
The atmosphere at this time is somewhat chaotic… [347 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 1/9 review 11
I have no regrets about coming here… [205 words]

• International Programs School Saudi Arabia 1/9 review 8
IPS isn’t for everyone, but not a place that all should avoid… [2,151 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 1/9 review 14
The tide is turning at last… [175 words]

• International School Vietnam 1/9 review 18
Prospective teachers be extremely careful… [283 words]

• Novy Porg Czech Republic 1/8 First time reviewed on ISR [297 words]

• Wellington College International Shanghai China 1/8 review 7
This was a nice school that has gone sadly downhill… [147 words]

• New English School Kuwait 1/8 review 4
Not a terrible school to work for: you are paid quite well… [680 words]

• Dar es Salaam International Academy Tanzania 1/8 review 8
This is a good time to be at this school… [71 words]

• Nansha College Preparatory Academy China 1/8 review 11
My overall feeling has been that the school values me… [259 words]

• Peking University Experimental School China 1/7 First time reviewed on ISR [1,215 words]

• International School Warsaw Poland 1/7 review 1.1
Additional Information Sent by Reviewer… [253 words]

• Greenfield Community School Dubai UAE 1/7 review 4
It was a diverse experience, allow me to discuss in detail… [557 words]

• Abaarso School of Science and Technology Somalia 1/4 First time reviewed on ISR [268 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 1/4 review 26
Overall package is among the lowest in China… [695 words]

• Ecole Mondiale World School India 1/4 review 7
Educators work like robots with tight time tables… [460 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 1/4 review 8
Even though there have been cuts, the package is generous… [142 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 1/4 review 24
The school has untapped potential… [605 words]

• Tawam International School Oman 1/3 First time reviewed on ISR [313 words]

• Brookes Moscow Russia 1/3 review 5
Interesting facilities & a very corporate style of management… [203 words]

• American School of Yaounde Cameroon 1/2 review 16
The school has changed a lot in the past few years… [139 words]

• Morna International College Ibiza Spain 1/2 review 2
I’ve fond memories of the things I did & the people I met there… [574 words]

• International School Azerbaijan 1/2 review 18
Bitter-sweet, that’s how I feel about it… [518 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 1/2 review 24
There are challenges to the school… [316 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 1/1 review 25
I can no longer recommended this school in good faith… [1,233 words]

• Amadeus International School Austria 1/1 review 2
Boarding duties during the night and on weekends… [212 words]

• BO AI International High School Programme Xi’an China 1/1 review 7
Please read all the reviews and believe them… [109 words]

• School of the Nations Macau China 1/1 review 5
Impressed by their understanding of growth & development… [566 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Kelvin Tay 1/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Singapore International School Hong Kong

• Ann Marie Luce 1/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Canadian International School Beijing China

• Eszter Hunyadkurti 1/30 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American Academy for Girls Kuwait

• Gary Gibbons 1/29 (Principal Report 10)
International British School Kuwait

• Helen Newton 1/29 (Director Report 8)
International British School Kuwait

• Dan Kelly 1/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British International School Moscow Russia

• Andrew Thomas 1/25 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Al Ain English Speaking School UAE

• Catherine McKeever 1/25 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

GEMS World Academy Etoy Switzerland

• Greg Von Spreecken 1/25 (Director Report 5)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Art DeFilippo 1/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Seoul International School Korea

• Stephen Olah 1/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Peking University Experimental School

• Scott Reid 1/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kaiwen Academy China

• John Randolph 1/21 (Director Report 3)
Casablanca American School Morocco

• Greg Von Spreecken 1/21 (Director Report 4)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• David Falconer 1/21 (Principal Report 9)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Van Tran 1/18 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American International School Vietnam

• Liam Hammer 1/18 (Director Report 2)
Albanian College Durres Albania

• Greg Von Spreecken 1/17 (Director Report 3)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Shawn Bhutta 1/17 (Principal Report 4)
Diyar International Private School UAE

• Julie Anne Gilbert 1/16 (Principal Report 2)
British School Bahrain

• Colin Brown 1/16 (Director Report 11)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Greg Von Spreecken 1/15 (Director Report 2)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Maria Montes 1/15 (Principal Report 2)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Bryan Ashby 1/14 (Director Report 8)
Hong Qiao International School China

• Gretchen DePoint 1/14 (Principal Report 9)
Ruamrudee International School Thailand

• Stacy Molnar 1/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

St. Johnsbury Academy Korea

• Julie Anne Gilbert 1/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British School Bahrain

• David Falconer 1/11 (Principal Report 8)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Melissa Gamette 1/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American Embassy School New Delhi India

• Don Macmillan 1/10 (Principal Report 3)
Canadian International School Bangalore India

• Ted Mockrish 1/10 (Director Report 2)
Canadian International School Bangalore India

• Nikolas Bishop 1/9 (Director Report 3)
Bishop Mackenzie International School Malawi

• Riaan Diedericks 1/7 (Principal Report 4)
International School Warsaw Poland

• Riaan Diedericks 1/7 (Director Report 3)
International School Warsaw Poland

• Riaan Diedericks 1/7 (Director Report 2)
International School Warsaw Poland

• Diane Lewthwaite 1/4 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Ecole Mondiale World School India

• David Falconer 1/3 (Principal Report 7)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Jennifer Sharples 1/3 (Principal Report 2)
Nile Valley School Sudan

• Colin Brown 1/3 (Director Report 10)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Blair Peterson 1/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• John Randolph 1/1 (Director Report 2)
Casablanca American School Morocco

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