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• Escuela Las Morochas Venezuela 6/30 evaluation 3
There will be NO international students at the school after the oil company leaves….

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 6/30 evaluation 12
I have never seen a school go downhill as fast as this one over the past year…

• Modern English School Egypt 6/30 evaluation 20
Come for an adventure, see the pyramids, kiss the sphinx, then get on a plane and go back home, because where ever you’re working is better than here…

• Discovery College Hong Kong 6/29 evaluation 11
Teachers deserve better, or at least to be treated like human beings, and I feel that will not happen working for this director…

• Albanian College Durres Albania 6/29 evaluation 16
I fear that things will only get worse unless the Deputy Head steps down…

• QSI International School of Chengdu China 6/29 evaluation 5
If you aren’t in the in crowd, get ready for some rough treatment…

• British Columbia International School Bangkok Thailand 6/28 evaluation 2
If you are still learning about teaching and your subject, this is a great place to get your feet wet…

• Oxford International School Kyrgyzstan 6/28 evaluation 3
Original contracts signed were considered invalid once teachers got here, were changed and teachers were asked to resign…

• Luanda International School Angola 6/28 evaluation 38
The foreign staff live side by side on campus and yet it would be one of the loneliest places I have ever worked…

• Hayat Universal Bilingual School Qatar 6/28 evaluation 8
Overall, I am very pleased with my experiences at HUBS and Qatar…

Xiamen International School China 6/27 evaluation 7
Working to become more international while other international schools have become more subject to the government’s oversight…

Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 6/27 evaluation 17
The day the WASC team left the school held a celebration. After the celebration the director was either fired…

Albanian College Durres Albania 6/27 evaluation 15
Albania is a great place to be and with your salary you can save a lot of money, but it’s at the expense of…

American International School West, Egypt 6/27 evaluation 13
You will be dealing with very privileged students & some in your face parents. Micro management of teachers by admin is untenable…

Discovery College Hong Kong 6/27 evaluation 10
Curriculum is very disorganized, mostly because they expect teachers to write it from scratch with no time allowance…

Australian International School Malaysia 6/27 evaluation 7

• Hainan College of Foreign Studies China 6/24 First time reviewed on ISR

• Luanda International School Angola 6/24 evaluation 37
Hard times ahead, but an amazing faculty that will rise and succeed despite the massive challenges facing them…

• Hayat Universal Bilingual School Qatar 6/24 evaluation 7
No longer new, and can no longer use the excuse of growing pains…

• International School Turin Italy 6/23 evaluation 22

It is impossible to have a satisfactory life style in Italy on the pay…

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 6/23 evaluation 16
As a whole, I’ve been happy to be at BIBA and was glad to stay on for another year, but now that is a big question mark as to how that will go…

• Dyatmika School Bali Indonesia 6/23 evaluation 4
This has been such an adventure and a rewarding experience both professionally and personally…

• Thai-Chinese International School Thailand 6/22 evaluation 37
Tons of positives and negatives, long school day but lots of planning time, low salary and benefits, but basically no extra-curricular activities…

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 6/22 evaluation 3
I feel the school’s potential continues to remain unrealised due to poor management…

• American School Asuncion Paraguay 6/21 evaluation 8
This has been a good place to begin my international career…

• Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait 6/21 evaluation 49
I am glad I left…

• Kang Chiao International School China 6/21 evaluation 2
This is a Taiwanese school running a bilingual program with lots of foreign teachers but no international framework…

• Etonhouse International School Wuxi China 6/21 evaluation 3
If you actually have a good work ethic, self respect and are competent, you will find working here…

• QSI International Sch. Shenzhen China 6/20 evaluation 7
I believe QSI is a good first step if you’re trying to start a career as an international teacher…

• Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) UAE 6/20 evaluation 32
Well lets deal with facts shall we instead of empty platitudes. The facts are over 20 staff have been terminated…

Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Saudi Arabia 6/17 evaluation 11
Staff morale is very low, staff turnover very high…

• Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 6/17 evaluation 48
The absence of oversight in terms of teacher credentialing and qualification is quite astounding…

• Victoria International School Sharjah UAE 6/17 evaluation 10
Overall I would describe it as a champagne school on a beer budget…

• Wahaha Bilingual School Hangzhou China 6/16 First time reviewed on ISR

• Daegu International School Korea 6/16 evaluation 3
This year was a challenge. I was glad it was my last year…

• British International School Cairo Egypt 6/16 evaluation 22
This is not a place that is family friendly and if you have young children you have to fend for yourself…

• Discovery College Hong Kong 6/15 evaluation 9
They couldn’t believe that my enthusiasm for teaching and education as a whole had slipped…

• International School Kigali Rwanda 6/15 evaluation 3
If you live suburban America, you will love Kigali. It is a soft fall for your first African city…

• Cambridge English School Mangaf Kuwait 6/15 evaluation 7
Teachers’ unable to return to the country because they were sent on Visa runs and some had no Civil ID/Residency etc…

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 6/15 evaluation 7
I’ll begin with the positives……Unfortunately, there are two major problems…

• Anglo Singapore International School Thailand 6/14 First time reviewed on ISR

• Mont’ Kiara International School Malaysia 6/14 evaluation 17
Mont’Kiara could be a strong, small school if it got its priorities in order…

• Oxford International School Kyrgyzstan 6/14 evaluation 2
I was hired for a low salary, but the school promised to pay my housing and to pay for professional development courses, neither of which they did…

• KAUST School Saudi Arabia 6/14 evaluation 13
KAUST is not the golden ticket it likes to think that it is…

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 6/14 evaluation 6
I feel that the teachers are treated like factory workers…

• Matrix International School Malaysia 6/14 evaluation 3
There has been a staff high turnover due to, what I can only describe as, chaotic and disruptive management styles…

• American International School Cyprus 6/13 evaluation 10
I am leaving without asking for a reference from the Director of this school because I don’t believe she is capable of competently assessing my abilities…

• Al Khor International School Qatar 6/13 evaluation 62
At last he’s gone. Thank you to International Schools review for allowing us to have a voice we are sure has been heard by the owners of this school…

• Regent International School UAE 6/13 evaluation 8
Reduction of teaching/ learning resources to that of an inner-city school, not an international private school with students fees amounting to a small fortune…

• Asia Pacific International School Korea 6/13 evaluation 8
To characterize APIS as being below average in all facets would be misleading, so I’ll close by highlighting some of the aspects in which the school exceeds…

• American Academy Casablanca Morocco 6/10 evaluation 10
The school has a feel of an inner city high needs school with all the sounds and behavior issues that go along with it…

• American School Taichung Taiwan 6/10 evaluation 9
I think this is an ideal school for the right kind of person – someone who’d enjoy living in a mid-sized city and working in the hills at a small, friendly school…

• Cambridge English School Mangaf Kuwait 6/10 evaluation 6
Well over half the staff are leaving the School, many will never return…

• Confucius International School China 6/10 evaluation 4
China has some obvious frustrations but the people, the students and your colleagues will really make up for this!..

• Graded School Sao Paulo Brazil 6/10 evaluation 4
A good place to work and a beautiful, vibrant country. I am glad that I spent four years here and I will miss my time here…

• American International School – West Campus Egypt 6/10 evaluation 12
Teachers are placed in litigious like situations when students are caught in academic misconduct…

• International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand 6/10 evaluation 15
There are many wonderful people, but at the moment, I could not recommend this school to anyone…

• Greengates School Mexico City 6/9 evaluation 23
Things have been quiet lately, probably due to the gagging clause in force at present…

• International School Egypt 6/9 evaluation 5
This school has every problem imaginable that comes with a for-profit, privately owned and managed school…

• Qatar Canadian School Qatar 6/9 evaluation 12
I have found the administration very difficult to deal with…

• Chadwick International Korea 6/8 evaluation 5
This is the most expensive school in Korea and you can see where that money goes…

• Xi’an Hi-Tech International School China 6/8 evaluation 9
The academics are really taken seriously because of the hardworking, eager to learn teachers…

• Yongsan International School Seoul Korea 6/8 evaluation 7
You are given a ton of materials, almost too many!..

• Hayat Universal Bilingual School Qatar 6/8 evaluation 6
Most of the teachers who arrive at HUBS are shocked at the reality of the situation…

• Lawrence S. Ting School Vietnam 6/7 evaluation 2
They will provide you with most of your request for materials, but only if you go through the horrendous bureaucracy…

• Lawrence S. Ting School Vietnam 6/7 evaluation 2
They provide you with most materials, but only if you go through the horrendous bureaucracy…

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 6/7 evaluation 11
A wonderful school with a fantastic Director, Primary Principal and PYP Coordinator…

• American Community School Lebanon 6/7 evaluation 7
Let them treat you like the help and you’ll be fine. Just put your ethics aside…

• Colegio Granadino Manizales Colombia 6/6 evaluation 4
A director who reverses consequences puts pressure on your classroom management, to say the least…

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 6/6 evaluation 16
The school has some great assets but also some emerging issues, some external but most internal…

• APU International School Saigon Vietnam 6/6 evaluation 2
A revolving door of administrators.The school has had 11 administrators in the last 10 years…

• Luanda International School Angola 6/6 evaluation 36
School encourages staff not to venture out too far. A lot more security conscious over the past year…

• Renaissance College Hong Kong 6/6 evaluation 7
Although creativity is something that they ‘look for’ the actuality is the opposite with not much openness…

• American School Kosova 6/3 evaluation 8
The students are polite and there’s a supportive atmosphere based on mutual respect between staff…

• El Gouna International School Egypt 6/3 evaluation 13
As someone who’s watched this school ebb and flow, I’m disappointed that this boat is going to sink…

• British School Caracas Venezuela 6/2 evaluation 10
No matter what goes on outside the school it provides a steady, consistently decent education and is a great destination…

• International School the Hague Netherlands 6/2 evaluation 3
I would absolutely recommend teaching at ISH, however it is most suitable to the right kind of person…

• Ajman Academy UAE 6/2 evaluation 2 Rubric Only

• American School Madrid Spain 6/1 evaluation 7
Like any school it has it’s downfalls and annoyances. But, overall I would come back…

Director & Principal Reports

• Tanya Sweeney 6/30 (report 2)
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Dodie Ballard 6/30 (report 2)
Modern English School Egypt

• Sawsan Dajani 6/30 (report 7)
Modern English School Egypt

• Catherine Erpen 6/29 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Papy Mukenge 6/29 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Egypt

• David Jones 6/29 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Rasami British International School Thailand

• Ley Whitnell 6/28 (Director Report 3)
Cambridge English School Hawalli Kuwait

• Joseph Levno 6/28 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Egypt – West

• Deborah Priest 6/27 (Director Report 2) First time reviewed on ISR
Australian International School Malaysia

• Jenny Wong 6/24 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Etonhouse International School Wuxi China

• Nicole Latifah Emanuel 6/24 (Principal Report 2)
Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia

• Brenda Mathis 6/24 (Director Report 2)
Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia

• Barclay Lelievre 6/23 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community International School China

• Tomm Elliot 6/23 (Director Report 6)
International School Turin Italy

• Heather Naro 6/23 (Director Report 3)
International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand

• Anne Beck 6/22 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
American School Asuncion Paraguay

• Joseph Azmeh 6/22 (Principal Report 3)
American School Asuncion Paraguay

• Amy Hansen Bhutta 6/22 (Principal Report 4)
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) UAE

• Hannah Hartman 6/22 
(Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Thai-Chinese International School Thailand

• Nicolas Pugis 6/22 
(Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Global Jaya School Indonesia

• Debra Giles 6/20 (Director Report 3)

American School Asuncion Paraguay

• Brenda Mathis 6/20 (Director Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Rowad Al Khaleej International School Kuwait

• Angelika Brown 6/17 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Oxford International School Kyrgyzstan

• Dean Pyrah 6/17 (Director Report 3)
Victoria International School Sharjah UAE

• Eileen Lyons 6/16 (Director Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany

• Robert Sims 6/16 (Director Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Granadino Manizales Colombia

• Thomas Spence 6/14 (Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Mont’ Kiara International School

Michelle Kleiss 6/13 (Director Report 4)
American International School in Cyprus

Amy Clerides 6/13 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School in Cyprus

• Julian Taylor 6/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Chadwick International Korea

Gretchen DePoint 6/9 (Principal report 5)
Ruamrudee International School Thailand

• Neil Creek 6/8 (Principal Report 2)
Miras International School Almaty Kazakstan

Craig Selig 6/7 (Director Report 6)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

Connie Kim 6/7 ( Principal Report) First time reviewed on ISR
Chadwick International Korea

David Edwards 6/3 (Director Report 3)
GEMS World Academy Singapore

David Butcher 6/2 (Director Report) First time reviewed on ISR
International School of The Hague Netherlands

Glenn Canterford 6/1 (Director Report 2)
Sultan’s School Oman

David Edwards 6/1 (Director Report 2)
GEMS World Academy Singapore

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