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New School Reviews

• Regent School Abuja Nigeria 1/31 review 6
The school is a bit hit or miss… [157 words]

• XCL World Academy Singapore 1/31 review 2
Want inexpensive, replaceable teachers… [437 words]

• CfBT Project Brunei Darussalam 1/31 review 13
Just a quick postscript to the 12th review… [47  words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 1/28 review 34
Teachers are severely overworked & underpaid… [1,138 words]

• Yongsan International School Korea 1/28 review 11
Turnover high & retention continues to remain low… [1,596 words]

• Makuhari International School Japan 1/28 review 5
Potential for it to be great but leadership has many issues… [297 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 1/28 review 38
Take reviews personally & don’t stop to think they could be factual… [161 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 1/28 review 14
A quick buck & swallow professional pride, this isn’t a bad option… [280 words]

• Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School China 1/27 review 4
Specifically on how poorly run the school is with a recent tale of woe… [650 words]

• British International School Ukraine 1/27 review 75
Thought reviews were unkind, then I was served a dollop of wrath… [1,186 words]

• ISA Tianhe International School China 1/26 review 15
Facilities are awful… [102 words]

• Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1/26 review 8
Staff are taken advantage of, overworked and underpaid… [351 words]

• International School Kigali Rwanda 1/25 review 4
Kigali is a great place to live, however, the school is disappointing… [130 words]

• Concordia International School Shanghai China 1/24 review 12
Staff turnover at the school has been historically low… [252 words]

• Riverside International Primary School Moscow Russia 1/24 review 2
They have no intention of operating as an Int’l school… [943 words]

• Dulwich College Suzhou China 1/24 review 17
Works very well as a stepping stone to positions at top schools… [468 words]

• Mont’ Kiara International School Malaysia 1/21 review 21
Morale low due to salary cuts, lay-offs, reduction of resources… [1,946 words]

• TASIS Portugal 1/21 review 2
Scarce support from school… [25 words]

• Erudito Licėjus Lithuania 1/20
First time reviewed on ISR [238 words]

• Beacon Private School Bahrain 1/20
First time reviewed on ISR [821 words] 

• Smart Innovations School Bangladesh 1/20
First time reviewed on ISR [467 words]

• Global Paradigm School Egypt 1/19 review 4
An email a parent recently wrote to the ministry of education… [201 words]

• American Collegiate Institute Turkey 1/19 review 11
A really good school if you’re new to int’l teaching… [433 words]

• Nakorn Payap International School Thailand 1/19 review 8
I was able to save half of my salary without consciously trying… [218 words]

• Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil 1/18 review 7
Things have radically changed here for the worse… [458 words]

• Taipei European School Taiwan 1/18 review 21
There are many worse places you could be… [270 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 1/17 review 42
I caution any teacher considering the many advertised positions… [345 words]

• Lycee Francais de Singapore 1/17 review 4
I spent three very happy years at this school… [199 words]

• St. Johnsbury Academy Korea 1/17 review 7
Make it very clear that this is first & foremost a business… [876 words]

• Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School China 1/14 review 3
Hindered by a lack of vision for what a great school can be… [469 words]

• International School Kuwait 1/14 review 2
This isn’t a review – it’s a warning… [963 words]

• Cambridge School Bucharest Romania 1/14 review 5
I, for one, feel a part of something moving in a good direction… [576 words]

• Benghazi European School Libya 1/13
First time reviewed on ISR [148 words]

• Canadian-Sino Education Exchange Centre Yantai China 1/13
First time reviewed on ISR [510 words] 

• Montgomery International School Brussels Belgium 1/13
First time reviewed on ISR [110 words]

• Doha College Qatar 1/12 review 10
I’m really torn about recommending it to potential new staff… [293 words]

• Harrow International School Thailand 1/12 review 10
Appeals to a niche market of upper-class Thai anglophiles… [649 words]

• GEMS Sheikh Zayed Private Academy UAE 1/12 review 10
Great place to work where teachers are happy & not overworked… [1,586 words]

• Pan American School Porto Alegre Brazil 1/11 review 4
Decent place to work, don’t expect professional growth… [845 words]

• Cambridge School Bucharest Romania 1/11 review 4
I’d definitely not advise anyone to consider this school… [888 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 1/11 review 41
A window into the chaos teachers endure at this school… [157 words]

• KIS International School Thailand 1/10 review 7
Once a happy place, now a for-profit diploma mill… [323 words]

• Saigon South International School Vietnam 1/10 review 13
Little empathy & understanding were applied to their decisions… [391 words]

• Think International School Hong Kong 1/10 review 8
A good school with good people trying their best… [220 words]

• George Washington Academy Morocco 1/7 review 17
Becoming a cold, corporate environment without amenities… [1,140 words]

• British International School Ukraine 1/7 review 74
I think Sisyphus had an easier gig… [195 words]

• Rong Qiao Sedbergh School China 1/7 review 2
Good school to work at with a lot of positives for the future… [260 words]

• Nansha College Preparatory Academy China 1/6 review 15
I have made my home here… [873 words]

• KIS International School Thailand 1/6 review 6
A great school with loads of potential… [266 words]

• Wellspring International Bilingual School Vietnam 1/6 review 3
Full of empty promises. No package provided… [188 words]

• Saigon South International School Vietnam 1/5 review 12
An ok school going through some tough times… [326 words]

• Jerudong International School Brunei 1/5 review 6
JIS is a very big campus and has excellent facilities… [366 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 1/4 review 13
A for-profit school owned & run by a super rich local family… [246 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 1/4 review 11
There are limited resources even though there are funds available… [113 words]

• Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia 1/3 review 11
Morale-crushing policies & ever-worsening contractual terms… [1,023 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 1/3 review 12
You know you’ve made a mistake when you dread returning… [259 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Ghada Bou Zeineddine 1/28 (Director Report 2)
Beacon Private School Bahrain

• Stefan Thresh 1/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Menaul School Qingdao China

• David Mate 1/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
New Cairo British International School Egypt

• Rhonda Isley 1/25 (Director Report 3)
International School Kigali Rwanda

• Barbara Za Franks 1/25 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Knowledge Link Barstow School Ningbo China

• James Pilton 1/21 (Director Report 5)
International School Zanzibar Tanzania

• Tom Meakin 1/18 (Principal Report 6)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Keith Chicquen 1/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
TASIS Portugal 

• Natasha Dytham 1/17 (Principal Report 4)
United School Tokyo Japan

• Rodger Lindstrom 1/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Canadian-Sino Education Exchange Centre Weifang China

• Yasmin Henn 1/13 (Principal Report 3)
International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• Greg MacGilpin 1/13 (Director Report 2)
American Community School Beirut Lebanon

• Carolyn Bailey 1/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
GEMS Sheikh Zayed Private Academy UAE

• Robert Jackson 1/12 (Director Report 3)
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia

• Yasmin Henn 1/11 (Principal Report 2)
International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• Robert Burns 1/10 (Principal Report 3)
Think International School Hong Kong

• Laura Berntson 1/7 (Principal Report 2)
American School Warsaw Poland

• Cheryl Fox 1/7 (Principal Report 3)
PDO School Oman

• Saima Rana 1/6 (Director Report 41)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Michele Lajoie 1/5 (Director Report 3)
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Mark Sylte 1/5 (Director Report 3)
American School Foundation Mexico City

• Ted Mockrish 1/4 (Director Report 3)
Canadian International School Bangalore India

• Alan Hood 1/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia

• Laura Berntson 1/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
American School of Warsaw Poland

February 2022
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