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New School Reviews

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 3/31 review 48
Many staff are leaving this year, & many still resigning now… [186 words]

• International School Genoa Italy 3/31 review 3
The overall academic level is not terribly high… [548 words]

• Canadian International School Thailand 3/31 review 2
I feel that the previous review is too harsh… [158 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 3/31 review 5
The start was bright but COVID has made it difficult… [788 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 3/30 review 50
Leaders walk out, especially the good ones… [125 words]

• Shekou International School China 3/30 review 10
It was the diamond of Shekou, now it’s just another school… [464 words]

• American School Doha Qatar 3/30 review 11
Has recently exhibited some significant areas of concern… [1,138 words]

• International School Brunei 3/30 review 27
It just isn’t a happy place… [350 words]

• King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand 3/29 review 8
Check the contract with a fine-tooth comb… [372 words]

• Garden International School Thailand 3/29 review 17
Vast majority of staff are leaving the school this year… [206 words]

• Fundacion Colegio Americano de Quito Ecuador 3/29 review 9
This wouldn’t be on my list of schools to recommend… [840 words]

• Amman Baccalaureate School Jordan 3/28 review 7
Teaching spoiled, brattish, entitled students… [992 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 3/28 review 47
I thank the stars a platform like this exists to forewarn teachers… [699 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 3/28 review 17
A long way to go before it is a top int’l school… [1,779 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 3/28 review 4
The curriculum is a complete joke… [347 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 3/28 review 36
Still issues with salary… [41 words]

• British International School Hanoi Vietnam 3/25 review 5
Teachers stressed, tired & homesick… [152 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 3/25 review 51
Kids are great, the package is excellent; Seoul is amazing… [453 words]

• Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil 3/25 review 9
Faculty well-being is being completely ignored… [186 words]

• Eaton International School Malaysia 3/25 review 8
Could be a nice place to work, just not in Secondary… [247 words]

• International School Ticino Switzerland 3/24
First time reviewed on ISR [639 words]

• International School Toulouse France 3/24
First time reviewed on ISR [131 words]

• ABC International Vietnam 3/24 review 5
If I could have I would have left sooner… [377 words]

• Kaohsiung American School Taiwan 3/23 review 16
Wonderful students who need admin to put them first… [491 words]

• Miras International School Almaty Kazakhstan 3/23 review 17
Not a learning environment, a glorified baby sitting service… [100 words]

• Anglo-American School Moscow Russia 3/23 review 29
No longer an embassy school, now a private institution… [260 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 3/22 review 49
There are pluses & minuses… [325 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 3/22 review 50
Do not accept verbal communication from leadership… [538 words]

• International School Panama 3/22 review 20
Read every word in your contract… [31 words]

• Winpenny School Mexico 3/22 review 3
Can’t provide basic resources despite high tuition… [277 words]

• Brighton College Al Ain UAE 3/22 review 4
The ‘Brighton College’ label is a label in name only… [167 words]

• CfBT Project Brunei Darussalam 3/22 review 15
In short, avoid. Here be dragons… [683 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 3/22 review 3
Next year we will have a whole new leadership team… [550 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 3/21 review 28
High demands but no direction… [266 words]

• Edison International Academy Qatar 3/21 review 18
Very sad that many teachers think this is a place to party… [92 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 3/21 review 35
Increasingly focused on students & profit… [81 words]

• United World College South East Asia Singapore 3/21 review 6
Awesome school. High work loads… [57 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 3/18 review 9
A far cry from the support teachers need & deserve… [357 words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 3/18 review 14
No need for teacher qualifications here & it’s starting to show… [631 words]

• Rong Qiao Sedbergh School China 3/18 review 3
One of the best school environments I have ever worked in… [306 words]

• QSI International School Shenzhen China 3/18 review 11
Is QSI the best? No. Is it excellent? Not really. But… [529 words]

• Nord Anglia School Nantong China 3/17
First time reviewed on ISR [1,074 words] 

• Forsan American School Egypt 3/17
First time reviewed on ISR [567 words]

• Shen Wai International School China 3/17 review 12
Growing, strong school with a solid community… [832 words]

• Wellington College International China 3/17 review 19
I cannot wait to leave & am counting down the days… [470 words]

• Malvern College Hong Kong 3/17 review 2
Academics & staff classify this school as ‘good’… [147 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 3/16 review 23
Management are too heavy handed & aggressive… [1,389 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 3/16 review 48
Women aren’t respected as equals under double standard… [330 words]

• Westminster International School Uzbekistan 3/16 review 2
Management treat expat staff with distain & resentment… [225 words]

• International School Campus Germany 3/16 review 4
At least 22 teachers & TAs have left in the last 3 years… [87 words]

• Changchun American International School China 3/16 review 15
Don’t be misled by people who recruit you to come here… [200 words]

• Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 3/15 review 35
Most teachers either burn out or become non-chalant… [1,508 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 3/15 review 41
You are likely to be disappointed… [235 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 3/15 review 46
It’s a school for families, not singles… [875 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 3/14 review 47
Is no one going to put a stop to all of this?… [145 words]

• BASIS International School Nanjing China 3/14 review 2
Teachers are drained by this leadership style… [553 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar 3/14 review 22
I wish I’d read some reviews before arriving here… [578 words]

• British School Bahrain 3/11 review 43
Long history of being unfair & inequitable… [367 words]

• United School Tokyo Japan 3/11 review 7
You’ll NOT be paid 45-80K & there is NO housing… [172 words]

• Acorns International School Uganda 3/10
First time reviewed on ISR [654 words]

• Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy Haikou China 3/10
First time reviewed on ISR [402 words]

• International Community School City Centre UAE 3/10
First time reviewed on ISR [171 words]

• Tantiwatra School Thailand 3/10
First time reviewed on ISR [302 words]

• British School Bahrain 3/9 review 42
Toxic doesn’t come close to describing the school… [503 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 3/9 review 46
Everyone should be able to have a voice that is HEARD!… [185 words]

• Taipei European School Taiwan 3/9 review 23
Previous reviews mention things I strongly disagree with… [569 words]

• Yokohama International School Japan 3/9 review 12
Here is my attempt at a review that is neutral… [318 words]

• Harrow International School Thailand 3/8 review 11
Same benefits & far fewer negatives at other schools… [1,274 words]

• World Academy Tirana Albania 3/8 review 12
Teachers are leaving & the admin do not care… [304 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 3/8 review 45
Academic & pastoral standards are shockingly low… [544 words]

• United School Tokyo Japan 3/7 review 6
Does a good job using minimal space to facilitate learning… [337 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 3/7 review 40
It’s been three years since I left AISA. Glad I did… [272 words]

• St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71 Thailand 3/7 review 7
Redundancies & staff squeezing aplenty here… [451 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 3/7 review 29
The recent uprising & danger imposed was terrifying… [816 words]

• International School Macao 3/4 review 28
Most experienced expats have left or are leaving… [676 words]

• Morna International College Ibiza Spain 3/4 review 4
All in all more good than bad, but it’s not for everyone… [218 words]

• Western International School Shanghai China 3/4 review 9
It’s a mediocre school or better said, it became mediocre… [265 words]

• Brookhouse School Kenya 3/3 review 3
Be prepared to get an offer & then be ghosted… [221 words]

• Beijing No. 80 High School China 3/3 review 3
Admin messed up a good, well-rounded program… [255 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 3/3 review 45
Most ALL of the reviews here are accurate & true… [748 words]

• Colegio Albania Colombia 3/2 review 3
Claims to be bilingual, but is about 80% Spanish… [533 words]

• RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China 3/2 review 10
Sounds great, eh? Don’t let first appearances fool you… [643 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 3/2 review 31
Want to teach in a hyper-corporate setting, this is for you… [1,097 words]

• Beijing World Youth Academy China 3/1 review 18
Review 17 caused a bit of a stir, but the review is spot on… [663 words]

• Seoul International School Korea 3/1 review 44
Labor rights are not recognized here… [4,491 words]

• Hayah International Academy Egypt 3/1 review 21
Challenging place & COVID exacerbated its problem… [1,595 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Marc Bourget 3/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand

• Alex Rankin 3/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Bladins International School Malmo Sweden

• Stephen Kay 3/30 (Principal Report 4)
International School Brunei

• Benjamin Wilkins 3/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Korea International School Jeju Korea

• Nicola Moodley 3/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Al Sahwa Schools Oman

• Sharyn Baddeley 3/24 (Principal Report 5)
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China

• Seth Roberts 3/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Hsinchu County American School Taiwan

• Chi-wen Wong 3/23 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China

• Saima Rana 3/21 (Director Report 42)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• James Gerhard 3/21 (Principal Report 13)
Seoul International School Korea

• Jennifer Hager 3/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Shen Wai International School China

• Michael Colaianni 3/18 (Director Report 2)
Seoul International School Korea

• Kevin Fullbrook 3/15 (Director Report 4)
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Laura Divine 3/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Al-Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Danielle Rich 3/15 (Principal Report 8)
American International School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Jamie Davis 3/14 (Director Report 3)
BASIS International School Nanjing China

• Lynne Oldfield 3/14 (Principal Report 3)
North London Collegiate School Korea

• Mazen ElSheikh 3/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Beacon Private School Bahrain

• Simon Meredith 3/8 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
British International School Phuket Thailand

• Amy Love-Day Hu 3/8 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
3e International School China

• James Gerhard 3/7 (Principal Report 12)
Seoul International School Korea

• Lynne Oldfield 3/4 (Principal Report 2)
North London Collegiate School Korea

• Molly Burger 3/4 (Principal Report 4)
Saigon South International School Vietnam

• Natasha Stacey 3/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 
Stamford American International School Singapore

• Yuko Muir 3/2 (Director Report 5)
Yoyogi International School Japan

• Peter Vaughn 3/1 (Principal Report 3)
Hayah International Academy Egypt

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