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New School Reviews

• International School Koje Korea 7/29 First time reviewed on ISR

• Pledge Harbor International School Bangladesh 7/29 evaluation 5
It’s truly difficult to sum up a year of work at PHIS in anything less than a novel rivaling “War and Peace” in scope and scale…

• Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait 7/28 evaluation 50
Administration in-fighting coupled with the admission of students rejected by other, better schools has made Dasman one of the worst places to work…

• Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 7/28 evaluation 39
It was a huge disaster for my children at Sinarmas World Academy…

• Cambridge International Curriculum Centre China 7/28 evaluation 2
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• American Collegiate Institute Turkey 7/27 evaluation 10
I am suspicious of the reviews below that consistently give ratings between 8 – 10, especially for “effectiveness of administration…

• Shenyang Pacific International Academy 7/27 evaluation 9
Banned by recruiting agencies…

• Sherborne Qatar 7/27 evaluation 5
Superb teachers have been sacked for simply doing their job & basically expecting all children, including Qataris, to complete all work…

• Academic Bridge Program Qatar 7/26
First time reviewed on ISR

• Saint Paul American School Philippines 7/25
First time reviewed on ISR

• Anglo Singapore International School Thailand 7/25 evaluation 2
Teaching resources for science and maths are very good, but for other subjects especially the arts, you really are scrapping around…

• American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 7/25 evaluation 23
The principal has been soliciting reviews from staff…

• American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 7/25 evaluation 24
These reviews reflect the pronounced management style of the ASU administration, one of flagrant and glaring favoritism…

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 7/22 evaluation 16
If you work hard and are organized, you will be able to build your CV and grow professionally…

• Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China 7/22 evaluation 2
The school is an absolutely beautiful building, very modern and state-of-the-art in its design…

• Benedict School Italy 7/21 First time reviewed on ISR

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 7/21 evaluation 15
Your job expectations are very clear at this school and the workload is manageable…

• Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Saudi Arabia 7/21 evaluation 12
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• Garden International School Malaysia 7/20 evaluation 6
This as a great school to work in if you are prepared to work hard and enjoy the benefits of KL but don’t expect to be valued or treated with respect!..

• Bali International School Indonesia 7/20 evaluation 12
The school’s strength is definitely its dedicated, enthusiastic staff and the wonderful students…

• Changchun American International School China 7/20 evaluation 10
Many students don’t speak English and you must be prepared to teach students with little English or ability to study without the use of a translator…

AUSCOM – SENA Colombia 7/19 evaluation 2
The contract is in Spanish – AUSCOM refuses to give foreign teachers an English version and we eventually found out why…

Kaduna International School Nigeria 7/19 First time reviewed on ISR

Guangdong Country Garden School China 7/19 evaluation 11
Westerners coming to China assume that Confucian culture means that all students will have a deeply ingrained respect for teachers…

• Uxuan Education & Tech China 7/18 First time reviewed on ISR

• AUSCOM – SENA Colombia 7/18 First time reviewed on ISR

• Asia Pacific International School Korea 7/18 evaluation 11
Sadly, this school has become a stepping-stone for all of the great educators who walk through its doors…

• Albanian International School Albania 7/15 evaluation 5
As a relatively new school, it does have some growing pains but nothing out of the ordinary…

• Albanian International School Albania 7/15 evaluation 4
The pay is substandard, although the recruiting ad promises that the salary allows for a nice lifestyle…

• American Creativity Academy Kuwait 7/15 evaluation 34
Kuwait is an easy place to live, but it is not an exciting place…

• Nanjing Foreign Language School Xianlin China 7/15 evaluation 3
The generosity of the school is matched only by the excellence of its students, who deserve FAR BETTER, than Wasatch and AHEAD have delivered…

• Canadian International School Bangalore India 7/15 evaluation 11
Overall the school is really good and the leadership are really easy to work with…

• Skagerak International School Norway 7/14
First time reviewed on ISR

• Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 7/14 evaluation 18
The work-load is excessive to the extreme, I have been teaching for years and I have never come across anything remotely like this…

• American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 7/14 evaluation 8
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• Sultan’s School Oman 7/13 evaluation 12
From the state of repair of the buildings, to the desolate grounds, this school exudes an air of surviving on the glories of a bygone age…

• Albanian College Durres Albania 7/13 evaluation 17
It is with reluctance that I continue this saga but as I reflect upon the school year there are some things that need to be said…

• Regent’s School Pattaya Thailand 7/12 evaluation 18
No school is perfect, and if you are looking for a decent place to work whilst exploring a fantastic region of the world, you could do worse than Regents…

• Pledge Harbor International School Bangladesh 7/12 evaluation 4
There has been a 100% turnover of the Western Teachers for the last two years in a row…

• American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 7/11 evaluation 22
I would say that ASU hasn’t quite become a top-tier school, but the problems I have faced here are manageable…

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakstan 7/11 evaluation 4
The only certainty here is more initiatives and duties for an already demoralized, overstretched & exhausted staff…

• British College Brazil 7/11 evaluation 2
I fully concur with the previous report. If only it had been posted 2 years ago! I would have been forewarned at the interview…

• Elians British School Castellon Spain 7/11 evaluation 2
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working in Elian’s and if personal circumstances had not changed then I would have continued…

• Pledge Harbor International School Bangladesh 7/8 evaluation 3
The school is going through a lot of changes and is very unstable at the moment…

• QSI Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 7/8 evaluation 2
I enjoy spending the work day with the teachers, staff, and students of QSIB…

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 7/8 evaluation 6
This secondary school has a lot of potential but they need to do an awful lot of work to be on par with the excellent elementary side…

• American Creativity Academy Kuwait 7/8 evaluation 33
In the beginning the school was a great place to work, however, as the years progressed the school has severely gone downhill…

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 7/7 evaluation 14
Prior to the arrival of the current primary management, Al Sahwa was a completely different place to work…

• Alcanta International College China 7/7 evaluation 3
This school is so dysfunctional it almost has to be experienced to be believed…

• British School Costa Rica 7/7 evaluation 2
Budgets for departments are inadequate even photo copying has to be signed off by a senior member of staff…

• British School Caracas Venezuela 7/7 evaluation 11
The secondary curriculum is organized whilst leaving room for creativity and freedom when teaching…

• Berlin International School Germany 7/7 evaluation 6
Without doubt it was the best international school I have ever worked in…

• Zhuhai International School China 7/7 evaluation 2
For a new teacher this could be a great school, but an experienced teacher might not feel that they will grow much in this environment…

• British College Brazil 7/6 First time reviewed on ISR

• Asia Pacific International School Korea 7/6 evaluation 10
A little school with big dreams and a lot of heart…

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 7/6 evaluation 13
I believe that the ISR is an extremely useful resource. I have used it myself in the past and I am always aware that there are two sides to every story…

•  Sultan’s School Oman 7/6 evaluation 11
Incredible potential in this school, shame about the management…

• European Azerbaijan School Azerbaijan 7/5 First time reviewed on ISR

• Berlin Brandenburg International School Germany 7/5 evaluation 6
A big pro is the new 5% wage rise. While the extra money is welcomed the underlying inequity between the new and old staff has only been exacerbated…

• Modern English School Egypt 7/5 evaluation 21
I cannot recommend teaching at MES Cairo, though living in Egypt is another story altogether…

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 7/5 evaluation 18
I would say that I’m happy and satisfied that I am here…

• Thai-Japanese Association School Bangkok Thailand 7/1 evaluation 2
When you enter this school – forget Bangkok, you are in Japan!..

• Chiang Rai International School Thailand 7/1 evaluation 5
The students were lovely but that’s the only thing the school has going for it…

• Elians British School La Nucia Spain 7/1 evaluation 3
Honestly it was one of the nicest places I have ever worked. However, this academic year there have been lots of changes and not for the better!..

• Asia Pacific International School Korea 7/1 evaluation 9
The positives about my time here in Seoul are the many wonderful people I’ve met both within the school community and outside…

Director & Principal Reports

• Yousef Said 7/29 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Nanshan Chinese International College China

• David Shinkfield 7/29 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Harrow International School Beijing China

• Kim Dodd 7/28 (Principal Report 2)
Al Sahwa Schools Oman

• Kristina Nefstead 7/28 (Director Report 9)
International School Egypt

• Davina McCarthy 7/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Help International School Malaysia

• Mark Newmark 7/26 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Academic Bridge Program Qatar

• Bryan Lewallen 7/26 (Director Report 2)
Academic Bridge Program Qatar

• Harold Fleetham 7/25 (Director Report 6)
Lincoln School Nepal

• Jane Du 7/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China

• Jean Jones 7/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China

• Martha Anderson Ortiz 7/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China

• Colin Brown 7/22 (Director Report 5)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Kate Sutton-Jones 7/21 (Principal Report 8)
American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Kate Sutton-Jones 7/21(Principal Report 7)
American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Tin Ip 7/20 (Director Report 2)
Yew Wah International Education School China

• Darren Barlow 7/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Changchun American International School China

• Colin Brown 7/18 (Director Report 4)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Eileen Councill 7/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Tin Ip 7/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou China

• Kate Sutton-Jones 7/13 (Principal Report 6)
American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Catherine Erpen 7/13 (Principal Report 2)
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Ian Whiteman 7/12 (Principal Report 2)
Pledge Harbor International School Bangladesh

• Kate Sutton-Jones 7/12 (Principal Report 5)
American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Yasir Patel 7/12 (Principal Report 2)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Colin Brown 7/11 (Director Report 3)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Kim Dodd 7/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Al Sahwa Schools Oman

• Ian Whiteman 7/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Pledge Harbor International School Bangladesh

• Colin Brown 7/8 (Director Report 2)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Glenn Canterford 7/6 (Director Report 3)
Sultan’s School Oman

• Jay Roy 7/5 (Principal Report 3)
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Bryan Moskop 7/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Granadino Manizales Colombia

• Samantha Newbon 7/1 (Principal Report 3)
Garden International School Malaysia

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