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Naomi Pawlik 3/31 (report 4)
Albanian College Durres Albania
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 3/31 evaluation 45 
Ruamrudee is at a critical point. Its enrollment is declining…
Heather Naro 3/30 (report 2)
International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand
Global Jaya School Indonesia 3/30 evaluation 2
As a parent I have mixed feelings towards this school…
British School Warsaw Poland 3/30 evaluation 2 Rubric Only
Shanghai United International School China 3/29 evaluation 9 
The school is well resourced, as it needs to be to deal with the expanding student population…
Greengates School Mexico City Mexico 3/29 evaluation 21 
Anyone attempting to leave the school without an official permission slip are barred by security…
International School Myanmar 3/29 evaluation 27
The administration is neutered by micromanagement and under resourcing courtesy of the Board…
International School Sosua Dominican Republic 3/29 evaluation 5
My experience at ISS is among the most memorable and rewarding in my teaching career…
Naomi Pawlik 3/28 (report 3)
Albanian College Durres
Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 3/28 evaluation 23 
Working at ICA is an amazing experience that will only help a good teacher grow into a great teacher…
Dulwich College Suzhou China 3/28 evaluation 4
I never saw China, I was too busy meeting ridiculous deadlines and managing high expectations…
Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 3/28 evaluation 44
An okay place with average pay and average resources…
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 3/28 evaluation 15 
The school has a big problem with solving the disciplinary issues of the students…
Craig Selig 3/25 (report 3)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic
Wedad Saada 3/25 First time reviewed on ISR
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company UAE
Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan 3/25 evaluation 22
He’s busy & doesn’t do well with “stupid.” If you can’t critically think, this isn’t the school for you… 
Myanmar International School Myanmar 3/25 evaluation 2
My experience was an absolute nightmare…
Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait 3/25 evaluation 45
Chaos reigns in High School and Middle School…
Nakornpayap International School Thailand 3/25 evaluation 7
An unaccredited school that could not keep its basic accreditation, even after 2+ years of probation…
Cambridge International School Great Britain 3/24 First time reviewed on ISR
New School International School Georgia 3/24 evaluation 14 
I would like to clear up some of the issues which were published about New School…
New School International School Georgia 3/24 evaluation 13
I wouldn’t say this is the best school around but it is definitely a school that I would recommend…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 3/24 evaluation 32
I have lost track of how many new directors this school has recently had…
Anna Prieto 3/23 (report 2)
Myanmar International School
Myanmar International School Myanmar 3/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Berlin International School Germany 3/23 evaluation 5 
This is a good place to work, busy but good busy and a great team of dedicated teachers…
American Community School Beirut Lebanon 3/23 evaluation 6 
You will not need to bring collaborative skills, you are told what what to teach, and how to teach it…
Qingdao #1 International School Shandong China 3/23 evaluation 6
It seems like the director has mistaken standards for curriculum…
Kristina Nefstead 3/22 (report 8)
International School Egypt
Rebecca Zipprich 3/22 (report 2)
Hong Qiao International School China
International School Egypt 3/22 evaluation 3 
Teachers at this school are not given work visas and have to work illegally under tourist visas…
Hong Qiao International School China 3/22 evaluation 6 
It is not an international school in any stretch of the imagination…
Alcanta International College China 3/22 evaluation 2
AIC might not be here much longer as results nosedive, students and teachers head for the lifeboats…
Mark Lentz 3/21 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Cairo
Diann Osterlund 3/21 First time reviewed on ISR 
American Community School Beirut Lebanon
New School International School Georgia 3/21 evaluation 12
The many of us who love teaching IB programs are appalled at the allegation… 
GEMS World Academy Singapore 3/21 evaluation 3
It seems that others feel the same way but many are scared to speak out in public…
Shanghai United International School China 3/21 evaluation 8 
I taught around 5 different preps, in 5 different classrooms, some of which aren’t real classrooms…
Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong China 3/21 evaluation 10 
The only positive aspect of working for this organisation at this particular school is the salary… 
Pat Martin Seehusen 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR 
New School International School Georgia
Jay Teston 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR
Qingdao #1 International School Shandong
Mary Pittman-Jones 3/18 First time reviewed on ISR 
American International School Abu Dhabi
New School International School Georgia 3/18 evaluation 11 
I want to comment on the recent review regarding cheating & plagiarism on the part of the students…
American School Bangkok Thailand 3/18 evaluation 20 
New admin team coming to Sukhumvit campus next year & teachers hoping for positive changes…
Yazmin Estrella 3/17 First time reviewed on ISR 
MC School Dominican Republic
Eric Robertson 3/17 First time reviewed on ISR
MC School Dominican Republic
MC School Dominican Republic 3/17 evaluation 3 
The school is a FOR PROFIT school and you better believe they will get their money’s worth…
Mesaieed International School Qatar 3/17 evaluation 10 Rubric Only
International Community School Addis Ababa Ethiopia 3/17 evaluation 13
It’s an excellent international community and the has a strong and very active PTA…
Rasha Ghappour 3/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Egyptian American International School Egypt
Bob Beach 3/16 First time reviewed on ISR 
American International School Abuja Nigeria
Ettie Zilber 3/16 (report 6)
International School of Arizona USA
Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz 3/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Egypt British International School Egypt 3/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Suzhou Singapore International School China 3/15 evaluation 58 
This is a very strong IB school and they constantly seek highly qualified IB professionals…
New School International School Georgia 3/15 evaluation 10 
Conditions described as expecting someone to dance while trying to trip them with a broomstick…
Ralph Maurer 3/14  (report 4)
Nido de Aguilas International School Chile
Shenyang International School China 3/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Green School Indonesia 3/14 evaluation 5
App requires short video of you. If accepted, you’ll be welcomed into 1 of the world’s finest learning…
Chiang Rai International School Thailand 3/14 evaluation 3
The Parent Association tried repeatedly to meet with the owners of the school to address concerns…
Shanghai United International School Gubei China 3/14 evaluation 7 
The school is well managed & very supportive to staff with plenty of CPD opportunities…
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) UAE 3/11 evaluation 31 
I am a happy camper, and I’m planning on retiring with this organization…
Lincoln School Costa Rica 3/11 evaluation 15
The school has great facilities and the classrooms have a lot of technology in them…
British International School Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 3/11 evaluation 10 
Lovely campus, great location and high-quality learning-focused environment…
Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 3/11 evaluation 12 
Sometimes working at this place feels like the twilight zone, but salary is okay & kids a delight…
British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 3/11 evaluation 5 
I am glad to have made money while I was there, but in all honesty I wish I could get the time back…
Universal American School UAE 3/10 evaluation 18
If you can accept some difficulties with work & social realities of Dubai, & can roll with some punches…
ACS International Schools Great Britain, Egham Campus 3/10 evaluation 4
ACS Egham is a nice school located in a very lovely suburb of London…
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) UAE 3/10 evaluation 30
Renamed in May 2015 but sadly it’s a case of new bottle same cheapo sour corked wine…
Saipan International School Mariana Islands USA 3/10 evaluation 2 
If you want to live on a tropical island that is very safe and friendly, this is the place for you…
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) UAE 3/10 evaluation 30 
Renamed in May 2015 but sadly it’s a case of new bottle same cheapo sour corked wine…
Saipan International School Mariana Islands USA 3/10 evaluation 2 
If you want to live on a tropical island that is very safe and friendly, this is the place for you…
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) UAE 3/9 evaluation 29 
This school really does have one of the worst HR departments imaginable…
Saipan International School Mariana Islands USA 3/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 3/8 evaluation 23 
Huge investment in these brand new schools yet you have to buy your own materials…
Advanced Learning Schools Saudi Arabia 3/8 evaluation 4 
Cheating brushed under carpet with no consequence, poor attendance ignored,children graduate…
Lincoln School Costa Rica 3/8 evaluation 14
After long period of stability & improvement, the institution experienced significant…
Shanghai Community International School, Hangzhou Campus 3/8 evaluation 34 
The package has some highlights…
Bryan Manditsch 3/7 (report 4)
International School of Vietnam
Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar 3/7 evaluation 7
The first piece of advice most people will give you is to lay low and keep your opinion to yourself…
Dubai English Speaking College UAE 3/7 evaluation 3 
Students and staff exude happiness, something that is palpable when you visit…
International School Vietnam 3/4 evaluation 6
Some negative teachers recently left & I have been told this really changed the feeling of the school…
Dukhan English School Qatar 3/4 evaluation 11
As a teacher who has the best interests of my students at heart this is utterly demoralizing to me…
Vision International School Qatar 3/4 evaluation 5.1
VIS has an incredibly diverse staff that come from around the world…
International School Myanmar 3/3 evaluation 26
The owners own children went to the American Embassy School…
International School Moshi Tanzania 3/3 evaluation 6 
Teachers overworked. Salaries are good for cost of living in Tanzania, but don’t match work load…
Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito Ecuador 3/3 evaluation 4 
Students complain to admin & admin will ask you to extend your deadlines…
Samar Dizmen 3/2 (report 3)
Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait
Xi’an Hi-Tech International School China 3/2 evaluation 8 
Finally, we could not be happier with the holidays during the year…
International School Egypt 3/2 evaluation 2
High expectation for bulletin boards & to make school look nice. Not much concern for substance…
Beijing National Day School China 3/2 evaluation 5
I would like to address some of the outlandish & brazen claims made by one particular poster…
Schools of North America, Vietnam 3/2 evaluation 2
Next year only 1 foreign teacher is leaving – as opposed to last year where there was a big turn over…
Mark Beach 3/1 First time reviewed on ISR
Discovery College Hong Kong
Phil Neild 3/1 First time reviewed on ISR
El Gouna International School Egypt
Canggu Community School Bali Indonesia 3/1 evaluation 4 
CCS is a small, friendly community school…
Al Khor International School Qatar 3/1 evaluation 60
Over 50 staff have recently been told that they won’t be needed in September…
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