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New School Reviews

• BASIS International School Hangzhou China 7/29 review 3
I would ask a lot of questions in the interview… [626 words]

• Changchun American International School China 7/29 review 16
CAIS is stressful for parents, students, & staff… [473 words]

• Times College China 7/29 review 7
Leaders have a pattern of not supporting their teachers… [239 words]

• BASIS International School Hangzhou China 7/28 review 2
I was happy with my job by the second half of the school year… [966 words]

• American School Marrakesh Morocco 7/28 review 20
There is high turnover, sometimes in the middle of the year… [679 words]

• Uskudar American Academy Turkey 7/28 review 7
Amazing city with lots to see & do & a good quality of life… [429 words]

• Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 7/27 review 29
I’ll start off by refusing to recommend ICA to most people… [2,055 words]

• GEMS International School Al Khail UAE 7/27 review 5
‘Bums on seats’ rules the admissions process… [1,160 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 7/27 review 12
Be prepared to do as they dictate without question… [879 words]

• GRESOL International-American School Spain 7/26 review 3
The worst experience in my professional career… [473 words]

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 7/26 review 61
I’d say it’s a mediocre stop on the int’l school circuit… [360 words]

• St. Constantine’s International School Tanzania 7/26 review 15
Buildings & furniture do look very dated… [213 words]

• Delta Global School Vietnam 7/25
First time reviewed on ISR [875 words]

• Al Beruniy International School Uzbekistan 7/25
First time reviewed on ISR [695 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 7/25 review 38
I’m still trying to think of something positive to say… [245 words]

• Vision International School Qatar 7/22 review 29
The situation for the 22-23 school year is very bad… [217 words]

• TASIS Portugal 7/22 review 4
Isn’t a community that supports & fosters development… [118 words]

• Chiang Mai International School Thailand 7/22 review 8
An OK school to gain experience & explore a beautiful area… [1,762 words]

• Robert College Istanbul Turkey 7/22 review 8
Many teachers resigned at the end of 2022… [231 words]

• Invento The Uzbek International School Uzbekistan 7/21
First time reviewed on ISR [592 words]

• Tarabya British Schools Turkey 7/21
First time reviewed on ISR [626 words]

• Al Basma British School UAE 7/21
First time reviewed on ISR [823 words]

• Jet International School Mongolia 7/21
First time reviewed on ISR [274 words]

• Hamilton International School Qatar 7/21

First time reviewed on ISR [1,386 words]

• Nilai International School Malaysia 7/20 review 3
Atmosphere at school is lifeless & dull… [211 words]

• Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China 7/20 review 11
Let anyone in because they’re desperate for students… [2,165 words]

• Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China 7/20 review 12
Don’t step out of your classroom!… [1,082 words]

• Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 7/19 review 28
I would not ever repeat this experience… [1,816 words]

• Al Shomoukh International School Oman 7/19 review 10
Friendly students, caring colleagues, work-life balance… [1,524 words]

• MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 7/19 review 25
I feel the need to warn teachers… [678 words]

• MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 7/19 review 26
Will treat you as a replaceable commodity… [993 words]

• English International School Moscow Russia 7/18 review 4
The intention is for the English school to shine, to grow, to be noticed… [349 words]

• American School Foundation Monterrey Mexico 7/18 review 13
All this leads to questions about the direction of the school… [936 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 7/18 review 47
I’m not upset, but I’
m happy that this is the end… [282 words]

• Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 7/15 review 27
ICA is really a great place to work… [331 words]

• Canadian International School Guangzhou China 7/15 review 3
CIS will quash your joy, hopes, and dreams… [516 words]

• Qatar International School Qatar 7/15 review 5
I wouldn’t go back to this school to work… [115 words]

• ABA Oman International School Oman 7/15 review 17
Oman has its challenges which may complicate certain aspects of life… [576 words]

• Canadian International School Beijing China 7/15 review 8
Experienced IB teachers are not welcome here… [191 words]

• British School Tirana Albania 7/15 review 3
Don’t expect to get your visa, residency permit, or bank card… [344 words]

• Swiss International School Qatar 7/15 review 4
Only 3 years after it opened other priorities were focused on… [560 words]

• British School Algiers Algeria 7/14
First time reviewed on ISR [901 words] 

• American School Wroclaw Poland 7/14
First time reviewed on ISR [152 words] 

• British School Tirana Albania 7/14
First time reviewed on ISR [317 words]

• British School Tirana Albania 7/14 review 2
That’s what made me give in my resignation after only 1 year… [317 words]

• Dipont Huayao Collegiate Kunshan China 7/14
First time reviewed on ISR [508 words]

• Dipont Huayao Collegiate Kunshan China 7/14 review 2
No student should have a full set of new teachers every year… [508 words]

• Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China 7/13 review 10
Expect to be given a large piece of work at short notice… [1,216 words]

• American International School Zagreb Croatia 7/13 review 8
The work/life balance is good… [101 words]

• Nun Academy Saudi Arabia 7/13 review 14
Work load was high & morale was low… [171 words]

• MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 7/13 review 24
In interview ask about staff retention to see just how bad things are… [1,573 words]

• Collegiate International School UAE 7/13 review 3
They’re still actively looking for teachers, there’s a reason for that… [1,173 words]

• Saint Andrew’s International Primary School Malawi 7/12 review 8
They refused to speak to staff or parents following the incident… [523 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 7/12 review 34
Close your ears during their CPD so you don’t learn bad practice… [546 words]

• Greengates School Mexico 7/12 review 38
“No better place to work than at a Nord Anglia school.” Is this really true?… [256 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 7/12 review 19
Optimistically, KAS can turn things around in 22 – 23… [350 words]

• Canadian International School Beijing China 7/11 review 7
Knowledge will not be appreciated but seen as a threat… [177 words]

• International School London Qatar 7/11 review 26
The turnover ratio is abnormally high… [270 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 7/11 review 37
Takes quite a lot of the joy out of teaching really… [389 words]

• American School El Salvador 7/11 review 7
Teachers are asked to do too much for too little… [2,344 words]

• Garden International School Thailand 7/8 review 18
Over 80% of all staff have left this year… [230 words]

• Harrow International School Shenzhen Qianhai China 7/8 review 16
Unlikely to change as key members of SLT are still in post… [165 words]

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 7/8 review 60
It’s a great time to come to Jeddah & AISJ… [732 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 7/8 review 30
I’ve never written a bad review for anything, this is a first… [407 words]

• Anglo Chinese Singapore (ACS) International Singapore 7/8 review 10
Overall, I’ve had a very good experience… [626 words]

• Colegio Decroly Americano Guatemala 7/7 review 6
Okay on paper as the first attempt at int’l teaching… [440 words]

• American School Paris France 7/7 review 7
The teachers are happy as are the students… [315 words]

• Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 7/7 review 26
Fails to provide a healthy & professional environment… [1,821 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 7/7 review 41
Poor financial management & unresponsive admin exacerbates problems… [1,928 words]

• Australian International School Sharjah UAE 7/6 review 15
You’re unlikely to move up & will likely get moved on… [767 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 7/6 review 36
The country itself is extremely boring, cold, wet & grey… [147 words]

• Buena Vista Concordia International School China 7/6 review 5
I feel compelled to warn others who may consider BCIS… [697 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 7/5 review 56
Leadership at SIS has gone awry… [345 words]

• Dwight School Dubai UAE 7/5 review 2
The fear amongst the staff is very high… [1,767 words]

• Dwight School Dubai UAE 7/5 review 3
Separating from partner so facilities & packages will change… [443 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 7/4 review 35
‘Strong man’ dictatorship & everyone suffers as a result… [122 words]

• TASIS Portugal 7/4 review 3
Policies are followed if they suit admin, ignored if they don’t… [374 words]

• British International School Ukraine 7/4 review 80
Staff turnover is so high & rightly so!… [776 words]

• International School London Qatar 7/4 review 25
I always looked forward to teaching my lessons… [639 words]

• Sherborne Qatar 7/4 review 11
There’s nowhere to hide & you cannot coast… [425 words]

• St. Constantine’s International School Tanzania 7/1 review 14
Has turned a thriving school into a sinking ship… [330 words]

• American School Guatemala 7/1 review 22
I have a feeling I will miss this school… [642 words]

• Osaka International School Kwanseu Gakuin Japan 7/1 review 3
There are bullies in the administration… [189 words]

• Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan 7/1 review 16
Wrong people at the top results in a huge mess below them… [125 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 7/1 review 34
Teachers had to sue to get the severance pay… [262 words]

• Amnuay Silpa Bilingual School Bangkok Thailand 7/1 review 10
It is great working in a school that values feedback… [382 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Robert Mullins 7/29 (Principal Report 2)
Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China

• Sharyn Baddeley 7/29 (Principal Report 8)
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China

• Brian Brumsickle 7/29 (Director Report 3)
Stonehill International School India

• Paul Farrell 7/28 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Britannica International School Shanghai China

• Anthony O’Brien 7/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Britannica International School Shanghai China

• Matthew Aston 7/27 (Principal Report 12)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Becky Read 7/27 (Principal Report 5)
George Washington Academy Morocco

• Kevin Thomas 7/26 (Principal Report 3)
American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia

• Saima Rana 7/25 (Principal Report 43)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Brian Kissman 7/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Vision International School Qatar

• Michael Chittenden 7/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Alexandria International Academy Egypt

• Robert Jackson 7/20 (Director Report 4)
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia

• Sarah Saeed 7/19 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Al Shomoukh International School Oman

• Shaun Pender 7/19 (Principal Report 2)
Al Shomoukh International School Oman

• Steve Winkelman 7/18 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Concordia International School Shanghai China

• Tyler Sherwood 7/18 (Principal Report 6)
Chatsworth International School Singapore

• Rosie Hydar 7/18 (Principal Report 2)
Repton International School Malaysia

• Stephen Dexter 7/13 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Zagreb Croatia

• Barnaby Payne 7/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Kaohsiung American School Taiwan

• Ben Ploeger 7/12 (Director Report 3)
Kaohsiung American School Taiwan

• Howard Menand 7/11 (Principal Report 3)
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar

• Natasha Dytham 7/8 (Principal Report 5)
United School Tokyo Japan

• Bill Elman 7/8 (Director Report 2)
International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Noha Bishara 7/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE

• Brian Couch 7/7 (Director Report 3)
International School Campus Germany

• Steve McLuckie 7/6 (Principal Report 3)
Australian International School Sharjah UAE

• Jane Goldsack 7/6 (Principal Report 3)
Sherborne Qatar

• Keith Chicquen 7/6 (Director Report 2)
TASIS Portugal

• Adam McDonald 7/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
El Alsson British American International School Egypt

• David Hutson 7/5 (Principal Report 2)
Dwight School Dubai UAE

• David Hutson 7/5 (Principal Report 3)
Dwight School Dubai UAE

• Jane Goldsack 7/4 (Director Report 2)
Sherborne Qatar

• Scott Reid 7/1 (Principal Report 5)
Kaiwen Academy Haidian China

• Dennis Brown 7/1 (Principal Report 2)
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China

• Campbell Douglas 7/1 (Director Report 3)
Dulwich International High School China

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