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Reviews marked with the Red * contain information about the school or the admin’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New School Reviews

• King’s College Panama 3/31 review 11
Great school with loads of intelligent, bright curious children… [186 words]

• Concordian International School Thailand 3/31 review 5
Things have changed a lot since the last review… [655 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 3/31 review 5
Positives are easily overshadowed by overwhelming negatives… [209 words]

• ISA International School Guangzhou China 3/30 review 14
It’s hopeful that ISA will gradually become a stronger player… [110 words]

* Canadian International School Hong Kong 3/30 review 13 *
Received negative press about this… [21 words]

• British International School Madinaty Egypt 3/30 review 4
The organisation of the curriculum is a joke… [385 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 3/27 review 32
BIBA isn’t a terrible place to get started. It really isn’t… [1,015 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 3/27 review 4
Rebuttal from James Barrett, Head of Secondary… [405 words]

• Australian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 3/26 First time reviewed on ISR [888 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 3/25 review 18
This place will drain every ounce of energy that you have… [223 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 3/25 review 3
Not a culturally sensitive school… [96 words]

• American Schools Angola 3/24 review 11
Everything about Angola was great… except the school… [107 words]

• Pacific American School Taiwan 3/23 review 17
I’m leaving the school hurt, disappointed, & angry… [709 words]

• Kaiwen Academy Haidian China 3/23 review 16
Experienced some twists & turns during the development… [221 words]

• Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park Malaysia 3/20 review 6
Happily left almost a year ago, I’m told nothing has changed… [444 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 3/20 review 19
In my view, the previous review is NOT a true reflection of HQIS… [451 words]

• Oxbridge International School Uzbekistan 3/20 review 7
While the outside looks amazing the inside is rotten to the core… [773 words]

• Huamao International School China 3/20 review 7
‘International’ seems more like a PR thing rather than reality… [1,054 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 3/19 review 2
Staff are under constant surveillance and pressure… [105 words]

• British International School Ukraine 3/19 review 36
The school has not adjusted its salaries despite inflation… [97 words]

• GEMS Wellington International School UAE 3/19 review 2
They didn’t even pay for travel expenses… [141 words]

• Beijing International Singaporean School China 3/18 review 27
The work load is continuously added to… [62 words]

• Tarsus American College/School Turkey 3/18 review 21
It does not feel like a school, it does not feel like a community… [1,493 words]

• Tarsus American College/School Turkey 3/18 review 22
I suggest you look elsewhere for the moment… [462 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 3/17 review 11
Social life remains indoors & this isn’t the place for singles… [288 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 3/17 review 5
Good people dedicated to the good work being done here… [882 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 3/17 review 6
A significant number of the founding teachers will be leaving… [1,158 words]

• Nün Academy Saudi Arabia 3/16 First time reviewed on ISR [387 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 3/16 review 3
A positive & supportive community, in a great location… [545 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 3/16 review 4
The previous review caused a kind of hunt to the culprit. Why?… [862 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 3/16 review 27
Variety of issues here from bullying to nepotism… [191 words]

• Prague British International School Czech Republic 3/13 review 5
Staff get on well & understanding how to move the school forward… [289 words]

• BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China 3/13 review 2
Academically rigorous school with a strong sense of community… [817 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 3/13 review 26
I want to publicize some FACTS about this place… [460 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 3/12 First time reviewed on ISR [372 words]

• CIA First International School Cambodia 3/12 review 8
If you’re talking to CIA at a fair, this is for you… [1,527 words]

• Raha International School UAE 3/12 review 9
All our spring holidays were cancelled… [371 words]

• Humanitree Mexico 3/12 review 2
I left because I felt misled about the type of school this is… [821 words]

• Tarsus American College/School Turkey 3/11 review 20
Lack of respect from admin, truly, is the worst aspect of this… [1,158 words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 3/11 review 11
Package is good, house is decent, people are friendly… [239 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 3/11 review 10
The work load is crippling & bullying the order of the day… [620 words]

• Riverside School Czech Republic 3/10 review 13
New staff are not given any help for their new responsibilities… [427 words]

• American School Barcelona Spain 3/10 review 7
Administration will often say one thing and do another… [83 words]

• John F. Kennedy International School Switzerland 3/10 review 2
Not very academic, if you want something low key it may suit you… [216 words]

• GRESOL International-American School Spain 3/9 review 2
Teachers are threatened with termination for taking medical leave… [30 words]

• Mingdao High School Taiwan 3/9 review 6
Not all instructors receive official training… [319 words]

• Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) UAE 3/9 review 40
Don’t deceive yourself by thinking “how bad can it really be”… [721 words]

• Kaiwen Academy Haidian China 3/6 First time reviewed on ISR [474 words]

• Basis International School Park Lane Harbour China 3/6 First time reviewed on ISR [715 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 3/6 review 24
If ever a review was posted by SLT the previous post would be it… [354 words]

• Corvuss American Academy India 3/5 First time reviewed on ISR [349 words]

• International School Florence Italy 3/5 review 6
Just be happy that you work for two years in a beautiful place… [548 words]

• Singapore International School (Kinderworld) Vietnam 3/5 review 26
This company is NOTORIOUS for not paying their staff… [377 words]

• Queen’s College Bahamas 3/5 review 3
We were here for some years & left happy with our experience… [408 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 3/5 review 26
The city is the only bright spot regarding this school… [254 words]

• Panaga School Brunei Darussalam 3/4 review 9
Leaving was the best thing I ever did!… [774 words]

• School of the Nations Brazil 3/4 review 3
Claims to promote empathy & compassion, different story within… [417 words]

• Edron Academy Mexico 3/4 review 14
I wasted a lot of time & money in going to an unsafe country… [236 words]

• British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 3/4 review 20
Ship teachers in, use them for a few years, & ship them back out… [195 words]

• Beijing International Singaporean School China 3/3 review 26
Withheld important information all the time… [32 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge International School Saudi Arabia 3/3 review 29
You’ll have no inner peace or job satisfaction… [428 words]

• International School Myanmar 3/3 review 36
I wish I’d taken previous comments more seriously… [233 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 3/3 review 25
Look for a school with smaller class sizes who pays a lot more… [678 words]

• Colegio Jorge Washington Colombia 3/2 review 6
Nobody seems to stay because of professional satisfaction… [288 words]

• Braeburn Dar es Salaam Tanzania 3/2 review 3
Some frustration but a friendly, laid back environment… [353 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 3/2 review 23
Overall, this is a great place to live and work… [1,164 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• James Barrett 3/31 (Principal Report 2)
CIS Armenia International School Armenia

• Craig Viscardi 3/31 (Principal Report 3)
Kaiwen Academy Haidian China

• Yongyuan “Ever” Li 3/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kaiwen Academy Haidian China

• Craig Viscardi 3/27 (Principal Report 2)
Kaiwen Academy Haidian China

• Paul Grisewood 3/26 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Australian Int’l School Phnom Penh Cambodia

• Cindy Bin Tahal 3/26 (Principal Report 7)
Panaga School Brunei Darussalam

• Christine Simmonds 3/25 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Diyar International Private School UAE

• Dwayne Lehman 3/24 (Director Report 4)
Noblesse International School Philippines

• Matthew Shephard 3/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British School Nanjing China

• Colm Flanagan 3/23 (Director Report 3)
Seoul Foreign School Korea

• Cheryl Klaver 3/20 (Principal Report 2)
BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China

• Ray Johnson 3/20 (Director Report 3)
Yongsan International School Korea

• James Barret 3/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

CIS Armenia International School Armenia

• Thomas Hamilton 3/19 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Raffles American School Bangkok Thailand

• John “JT” Rehill 3/18 (Director Report 2)
Tarsus American College/School Turkey

• Andrew Leathwood 3/18 (Director Report 2)
Tarsus American College/School Turkey

• Cindy Bin Tahal 3/17 (Principal Report 6)
Panaga School Brunei Darussalam

• Cheryl Klaver 3/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China

• John House-Myers 3/17 (Director Report 2)
BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China

• John House-Myers 3/13 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour China

• Westley Hughes 3/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE

• John “JT” Rehill 3/11 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Tarsus American College/School Turkey

• Maree Raeburn 3/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

• Bryn Gabriel 3/10 (Director Report 4)
International School Myanmar

• Craig Chapman 3/9 (Principal Report 5)
Excelsior International School Malaysia

• Tom Wilde 3/9 (Director Report 9)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Craig Viscardi 3/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kaiwen Academy Haidian China

• Maxine Klimasara 3/6 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Tsinghua International School China

• Cindy Bin Tahal 3/4 (Principal Report 5)
Panaga School Brunei Darussalam

• Cindy Bin Tahal 3/3 (Principal Report 4)
Panaga School Brunei Darussalam

• Penelope Southgate 3/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Strothoff International School Germany

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