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February 2021
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New School Reviews

• American International School Johannesburg South Africa 1/29 review 10
Online learning was a disaster even after a year of pandemic… [154 words]

• Hsinchu American School Taiwan 1/29 review 3
I entered into a constant space of uncertainty & fear over job security… [1,706 words]

• German European School Manila Philippines 1/29 review 4
Try to talk to teachers who currently work at the school… [777 words]

• Haileybury Astana Kazakhstan 1/28 review 13
If a salary cut was to be announced soon, I wouldn’t be surprised… [388 words]

• Day Waterman College Nigeria 1/28 review 6
I really enjoyed my life there particular as an avid sports player… [460 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 1/28 review 34
Working at AISA has been a fantastic experience so far!… [364 words]

• PDO School Oman 1/27 review 2
You’ll leave feeling like you’ve stepped back 5 years in development… [384 words]

• United World College South East Asia Singapore 1/27 review 5
Class sizes are not small & expectations are high… [1,311 words]

• Cheongna Dalton School Korea 1/27 review 14
One great part is the community. Teachers are very helpful, polite, & kind… [431 words]

• Little Urban Center China 1/26 review 3
I’ve lost count of the number of people that have gone… [215 words]

• Keystone Academy China 1/26 review 7
You’ll sacrifice quality of life & work really hard for your money… [479 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 1/25 review 66
School puts it’s students & staff at risk… [128 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 1/25 review 33
With new leadership, comes change, & with change, comes friction… [1,069 words]

• Tarsus American College/School Turkey 1/22 review 23
The school has grown very top heavy… [1,065 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 1/22 review 18
This is what I would say to anyone who looks at coming to this school… [194 words]

• Canadian International School Bangalore India 1/22 review 18
Teachers were given the choice to resign & get 2 months severance pay… [212 words]

• American International School Bamako Mali 1/22 review 5
Positive experiences totally eclipsed by the stress & anxiety… [1,205 words]

• Majestic International School China 1/21
First time reviewed on ISR [447 words]

• TASIS Portugal 1/21
First time reviewed on ISR [439 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 1/21 review 28
I’ve witnessed a decline in the way the secondary school is managed… [456 words]

• Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 1/21 review 8
Interesting reading over previous reviews, it’s definitely not like that any more… [297 words]

• British International School Ukraine 1/20 review 59
I do not feel personally safe at this school… [339 words]

• Cheongna Dalton School Korea 1/20 review 13
Many openings this year & trying to recruit poor unsuspecting teachers… [322 words]

• JFK American School Queretaro Mexico 1/20 review 5
When it comes to positives, I’d argue that they outweigh the negatives… [363 words]

• Xi’an Hi-Tech International School China 1/19 review 14
I’m extremely grateful that things didn’t work out with XLIS… [1,390 words]

• Cheongna Dalton School Korea 1/18 review 12
I’m happy with course load, attitude of students, & treatment… [426 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 1/18 review 7
The caliber of staff gets worse & worse with each recruitment cycle… [565 words]

• British Vietnamese International School Hanoi Vietnam 1/18 review 23
Staff children attend another school which has a more int’l intake… [554 words]

• RDFZ Kings College School China 1/15
First time reviewed on ISR [186 words]

• Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 1/15 review 26
Unfortunately, I think QAD’s glory days are over… [567 words]

• Malvern College Chengdu China 1/15 review 4
School atmosphere & the staff morale is low & uninspiring… [152 words]

• MEF International School Izmir Turkey 1/14 review 18
Ask them to connect you with a teacher & ask them about what is written here… [791 words]

• British School Bucharest Romania 1/14 review 11
Previous reviews painted a very far-from-the-truth picture… [583 words]

• Budapest British International School Hungary 1/14 review 3
We had to sign two different contracts, with two different salaries… [506 words]

• International School Brunei 1/13 review 23
It is a bit sad to see how rapidly the school has declined… [395 words]

• Dulwich College Zhuhai China 1/13 review 2
The package is decent, workload is manageable… [90 words]

• Istanbul International Community School Turkey 1/13 review 17
The truth is that no one is coming to Istanbul for the school… [511 words]

• Canadian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 1/12 review 4
Everything is fragmented, there is no real plan & hasn’t been for a few years… [288 words]

• International School Campus Germany 1/12 review 2
I wish I would’ve had more information before taking the job… [531 words]

• British School Bucharest Romania 1/11 review 10
Even though the county is in is in lockdown we are being forced to go in… [219 words]

• International School Vietnam 1/11 review 19
I felt supported every step of the way in PYP… [350 words]

• Mahindra International School India 1/8
First time reviewed on ISR [192 words]

• Casablanca American School Morocco 1/8 review 55
Most don’t renew their contract after their initial 2 year contract… [298 words]

• Al Rayana School United Arab Emirates 1/7
First time reviewed on ISR [1,658 words]

• Golden Valley School Costa Rica 1/7
First time reviewed on ISR [537 words]

• St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71 Thailand 1/7 review 6
Salaries are good, lovely colleagues & affordable cost of living… [310 words]

• Chiyoda International School Japan 1/6 review 4
No longer admitting students or hiring teachers… [345 words]

• King’s College Panama 1/6 review 14
Unfortunately the negatives outweigh the positives by a lot… [195 words]

• Edison International Academy Egypt 1/5 review 17
I feel I have to warn female teachers who are going to take a job offer here… [146 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 1/5 review 65
I worked at this school for 2 years & regret my time there… [288 words]

• Nishimachi International School Japan 1/5 review 11
What one sees in the brochures is not necessarily the daily reality… [1,091 words]

• Oakley College Spain 1/4 review 2
I had a really nice experience doing a maternity cover at this school… [122 words]

• Busan Foreign School Korea 1/4 review 19
Teachers make it great. Admin takes credit. Ownership takes the money… [1,065 words]

• The American School Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo 1/4 review 16
Might be worth coming to if you want to get the IB experience… [359 words]

• Busan Foreign School Korea 1/1 review 18
I refuse to work for a company that treats teachers like disposable objects… [815 words]

• MEF International School Izmir Turkey 1/1 review 17
Pushing through IB with huge increase in administrative demands… [81 words]

• Sekolah Pelita Harapan Indonesia 1/1 review 6
It is sad to write this because it could be so much better… [429 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Christoph-Boris Frank 1/29 (Director Report 2)
German European School Manila Philippines

• Saima Rana 1/28 (Director Report 19)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Richard Wainwright 1/28 (Principal Report 2)
Sandford International School Ethiopia

• Kristine Greenlaw 1/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Belgrade Serbia

• Saima Rana 1/27 (Director Report 18)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Richard Wainwright 1/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Sandford International School Ethiopia

• Cindy Bin Tahal 1/26 (Director Report 13)
Panaga School Brunei

• John Randolph 1/25 (Director Report 5)
Casablanca American School Morocco

• Karen Wilson 1/22 (Principal Report 4)
Compass International Schools Doha Qatar

• David Cole 1/20 (Director Report 10)
British International School Ukraine 

• Saima Rana 1/19 (Principal Report 17)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Jeroen Gakes 1/19 (Principal Report 9)
Yew Chung International School Qingdao China

• Karen Wilson 1/19 (Principal Report 2)
Compass International Schools Doha Qatar

• Karen Wilson 1/19 (Principal Report 3)
Compass International Schools Doha Qatar

• Wayne Maher 1/18 (Principal Report 4)
Malvern College Egypt

• Cindy Bin Tahal 1/18 (Principal Report 12)
Panaga School Brunei

• Steve Thompson 1/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Qatar Academy Doha Qatar

• Jaqueline So 1/15 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Malvern College Chengdu China

• Lakhana Tavedikul 1/15 (Director Report 2)
American School Bangkok Thailand

• Christopher Jackson 11/14 (Principal Report 3)
MEF International School Izmir Turkey

• Angela Fairs 1/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Budapest British Int’l School Hungary

• Petra Szalai 1/14 (Director Report 2)
Budapest British Int’l School Hungary

• Brad Waugh 1/13 (Director Report 2)
American International School Bamako Mali

• Wayne Maher 1/11 (Principal Report 3)
Malvern College Egypt

• Blake Rodabaugh 1/8 (Principal Report 3)
Lahore American School Pakistan

• James Lothschutz 1/8 (Director Report 9)
Kuwait Bilingual School Kuwait 

• Doruk Gurkan 1/7 (Principal Report 7)
Shanghai Singapore International School China

• Mike Mural 1/6 (Principal Report 2)
Chiyoda International School Japan

• Molly Burger 1/6 (Principal Report 2)
Saigon South International School Vietnam

• Alan Knobloch 1/4 (Director Report 7)
International School Dakar Senegal

• Meredith Lawson 1/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Nishimachi International School Japan

• Kalpana Rao 1/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Nishimachi International School Japan

February 2021
December 2020