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New School Reviews

• HIKSVS International School China 3/29 review 8
A Chinese private school, not an international school… [1,117 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 3/29 review 26
It feels more like a local school than an international school… [73 words]

• American School Warsaw Poland 3/29 review 14
People who speak up are instantly charged as being negative… [1,139 words]

• Enka Schools Turkey 3/29 review 15
Package is competitive with housing, utilities, & health insurance… [338 words]

• American International School Vietnam 3/28 review 33
I never felt so mistreated in my life… [44 words]

• King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand 3/28 review 2
Those willing to dig deep will find it an inspirational place… [268 words]

• Nexus International School Singapore 3/28 review 5
If you are trying to get into Singapore, I’d consider working here… [305 words]

• Day Waterman College Nigeria 3/28 review 5
I was far from impressed… [122 words]

• British College Gava Spain 3/27 review 2
Things have changed since the arrival of the new Principal… [841 words]

• Myanmar International School Yangon Myanmar 3/27 review 3
Recently went through a CIS inspection & failed… [100 words]

• Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 3/26 review 21
The school curriculum makes no sense whatsoever… [788 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 3/26 review 34
The last two years at BSB have been uncharacteristically bad… [711 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 3/26 review 21
Trying to be many things but without succeeding in any of them… [734 words]

• TH School Vietnam 3/26 review 2
Work load is astronomic & no trust between admin & faculty… [61 words]

• Humanitree Mexico 3/25 First time reviewed on ISR [164 words]

• King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand 3/25 First time reviewed on ISR [313 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 3/25 review 12
It’s only fair to let new applicants know what they’re applying for… [400 words]

• Tsai Hsing Private School Taiwan 3/25 review 3
You get a small stipend and zero assistance finding housing… [274 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy – Guiyang China 3/25 review 2
Please be very careful with your contract. Get everything in writing… [615 words]

• Day Waterman College Nigeria 3/22 review 4
The students are well behaved, brilliant & amiable… [182 words]

• Enka Schools Turkey 3/22 review 14
The “Turkish Contract” is the only valid one in Turkey… [188 words]

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 3/21 review 17
I’m happy to see teachers speaking out about their experiences… [2,038 words]

• Udon Thani International School Thailand 3/21 review 4
I loved my time at UDIS… [185 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 3/21 review 25
Hires new & unqualified teachers… [32 words]

• Big Bridge Academy Wuxi China 3/20 First time reviewed on ISR [354 words]

• Colegio Internacional de Carabobo Venezuela 3/20 review 10
The money is great, but there are more cons than pros… [247 words]

• TLC International School Mauritania 3/20 review 2
I’ve never felt such a positive atmosphere… [416 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 3/19 review 26
Has its ups & downs, yet is continuously growing… [131 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 3/19 review 18
Secondary principal is recruiting teachers off of Twitter… [239 words]

• American School Warsaw Poland 3/19 review 13
ASW has been in a limbo state for a while… [1,244 words]

• Cranleigh Abu Dhabi UAE 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR [531 words]

• British College Gava Spain 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR

• Colegio International de Caracas Venezuela 3/18 review 14
Very open to suggestions & willing to support improvements… [428 words]

• Keystone Academy China 3/15 review 3
Despite being open more than 5 years, there’s no set curriculum… [421 words]

• Dulwich College Beijing China 3/15 review 6
Wonderful opportunities for a hard-working professional… [585 words]

• American School Antananarivo Madagascar 3/15 review 10
The school is lovely. The children & parents are happy… [290 words]

• Mingdao High School Taiwan 3/14 review 2
Faculty & students have become like family for me… [133 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 3/14 review 48
Great school with great teachers & huge potential… [518 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 3/14 review 24
Good teachers rarely stay for more than two years… [24 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 3/13 review 33
Staff are not clear about what they need to do… [516 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 3/13 review 32
Money is good, staff are supportive & hard working… [305 words]

• Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan 3/13 review 6
Love this school & been here years but I’ll have to leave as well… [385 words]

• Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou China 3/12 review 5
After working here for a few years, we cannot wait to escape… [225 words]

• International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 3/12 review 28
Left after 5 years, I thoroughly enjoyed my time… [847 words]

• International Academy Amman Jordan 3/12 review 32
Taught me to do more research before I select a school & country… [251 words]

• Chiang Mai International School Thailand 3/12 review 7
Overall a negative environment to work in… [87 words]

• Think International School Hong Kong 3/11 review 5
Teachers are good but the management is dire… [151 words]

• The English Academy Kuwait 3/11 review 29
A terrible environment for young, inexperienced teachers… [67 words]

• Al Hekma School Bahrain 3/11 review 10
PD is non-existent & limited to teachers-led workshops… [689 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 3/11 review 30
Descriptions on recruitment sites is not reflective of the facts… [680 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy Guiyang China 3/8 First time reviewed on ISR [1,490 words]

• EtonHouse Malaysia International School Malaysia 3/8 First time reviewed on ISR [854 words]

• Harare International School Zimbabwe 3/8 review 14
Country & school have potential, but are in down times… [958 words]

• British College Benalmadena Spain 3/7 First time reviewed on ISR [487 words]

• British School Netherlands 3/7 First time reviewed on ISR [186 words]

• British International School Tbilisi Georgia 3/7 review 3
There I things I don’t like about BIST… [125 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 3/7 review 28
The work at JKS is demanding, yet it is very rewarding… [231 words]

• American School Antananarivo Madagascar 3/6 review 9
ASA has the potential to be a great school… [1,161 words]

• American School Antananarivo Madagascar 3/6 review 8
A very difficult place to work at the moment… [470 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 3/6 review 27
Parents control the school… [96 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 3/6 review 11
I came here really optimistic… working here is a chore now… [360 words]

• International British School Kuwait 3/5 review 19
Kuwait is a great place but IBS isn’t a great school… [165 words]

• Australian International School Vietnam 3/5 review 4
Staff morale is strong, collegiate & supportive… [701 words]

• Inter-Community School Switzerland 3/5 review 3
I didn’t understand “golden handcuffs” until I taught at this school… [641 words]

• Canadian International School Abu Dhabi UAE 3/5 review 2
They have a consistent changeover of principals… [212 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 3/4 review 31
Staff unhappiness, falling student numbers & parent complaints… [1,210 words]

• Think International School Hing Kong 3/4 review 4
Amazing teachers. Awful management… [46 words]

• Al Shola American School UAE 3/4 review 3
Foreign teachers are ridiculed & demeaned… [1,045 words]

• British International School Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 3/4 review 12
Well resourced & has brilliant facilities… [606 words]

• Chadwick International Korea 3/1 review 12
Can be a great school for the right people… [952 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 3/1 review 30
Dig deeper. Do your own research… [822 words]

• Karachi American School Pakistan 3/1 review 6
Think very carefully about why you want to come here… [431 words]

• K International School Tokyo Japan 3/1 review 24.1
Request for help from Principal… [368 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Shannon Shang 3/29 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou China

• Clare Johnstone 3/29 (Principal Report 3)
Stamford American International School Singapore

• Ross Halliday 3/28 (Principal Report 5)
American International School Vietnam

• Neil Cooper 3/27 (Principal Report 3)
British College Gava Spain

• Neil Cooper 3/27 (Director Report 2)
British College Gava Spain

• Elizabeth Kind 3/27 (Director Report 2)
Myanmar International School Yangon Myanmar

• Connie Falk 3/26 (Principal Report 4)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Michael Sheehan 3/26 (Principal Report 3)
American School Warsaw Poland

• Michael Sheehan 3/25 (Principal Report 2)
American School Warsaw Poland

• Beth Jones 3/25 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

ISA International School Guangzhou China

• Mark Lewis 3/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School HCMC American Academy Vietnam

• Sheila Klein 3/22 (Principal Report 2)
Stamford American International School Singapore

• Bryan Manditsch 3/22 (Principal Report 9)
International School Vietnam

• Liam Hammer 3/22 (Director Report 4)
Albanian College Durres Albania

• Odette Pretty 3/21 (Principal Report 3)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Sharon Canadine 3/21 (Director Report 3)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Guo Nan 3/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Big Bridge Academy Wuxi China

• Stephen Sibley 3/20 (Director Report 2)
Colegio Internacional de Carabobo Venezuela

• Michael Sheehan 3/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Warsaw Poland

• Philip Reynolds 3/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Tarbiyah Namouthajiyah Schools Saudi Arabia

• Neil Cooper 3/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British College Gava Spain

• Martin Hall 3/18 (Director Report 2)
International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• Maureen McCoy 3/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Keystone Academy China

• Caroline Brokvam 3/15 (Director Report 3)
American School Antananarivo Madagascar

• Robin Schneider 3/15 (Director Report 4)
Fukuoka International School Japan

• Michael Dumbell 3/14 (Principal Report 2)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Richard Marchant 3/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

New English School Kuwait

• Liam Hammer 3/14 (Director Report 3)
Albanian College Durres Albania

• Brian O’Maoileoin 3/13 (Principal Report 2)
United World College South East Asia Singapore

• Carolyn Mason Parker 3/13 (Principal Report 4)
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar

• Caroline Brokvam 3/13 (Director Report 2)
American School Antananarivo Madagascar

• Michael Tower 3/12 (Principal Report 2)
International School HCMC American Academy Vietnam

• Mark Hardeman 3/12 (Principal Report 2)
International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• Susan Christiansen 3/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Singapore International School (Kinderworld) Vietnam

• Julie Anne Gilbert 3/11 (Principal Report 3)
British School Bahrain

• Andy Ridgway 3/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

EtonHouse Malaysia International School Malaysia

• Arden Tyoschin 3/8 (Director Report 2)
Harare International School Zimbabwe

• Mary-Lyn Campbell 3/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Inter-Community School Switzerland

• Caroline Brokvam 3/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Antananarivo Madagascar

• Amy Parrish 3/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Antananarivo Madagascar

• Clare Johnstone 3/7 (Principal Report 2)
Stamford American International School Singapore

• Azza El Sherbiny 3/6 (Director Report 5)
Malvern College Egypt

• Daniel Kelly 3/5 (Principal Report 3)
British International School Moscow Russia

• Rob Khan 3/4 (Principal Report 5)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Garth O’Donnell 3/4 (Director Report 3)
American School Vietnam

• Rob Khan 3/1 (Principal Report 4)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Jeff Eller 3/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Lincoln Community School Ghana

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