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New School Reviews

• Costa Blanca International College Spain 5/31 First time reviewed on ISR [282 words]

• Beaconhouse Newlands International School Malaysia 5/31 review 2
No PD has been provided within last three years… [146 words]

• International School Manila Philippines 5/31 review 10
Facilities are amazing. The package is great… [85 words]

• Western International School Shanghai China 5/31 review 4 [rubric only]

• Vision International School Qatar 5/30 review 20
Admin tells us that the best days are ahead. I’m staying & I think they’re right!… [450 words]

• American British Academy Oman 5/30 review 13
ABA is a good school but morale is low in the high school… [564 words]

• Western International School Shanghai China 5/29 review 8
Good school & great community, but many of us are waiting out the current admin… [491 words]

• American School Bombay India 5/29 review 13
Salaries are good but… [9 words]

• MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 5/28 review 18
Administrators are unsupportive & treat teachers in need of support as enemy combatants… [746 more words]

• Jerudong International School Brunei Darussalam 5/28 review 4
Decisions are top down from an Ivory Tower, completely out of touch with the staff… [433 more words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 5/28 review 22
Salary is better than it used to be, very friendly & positive atmosphere… [89 more words]

• Malvern College Chengdu China 5/28 review 2
Money’s irrelevant when the working environment is this painful… [533 more words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 5/25 review 8
There is a clear drive towards academics… [245 more words]

• Sultan’s School Oman 5/25 review 18
Previous reviews on ISR are accurate & maybe even lenient to the reality… [319 more words]

• Tsinghua High School International China 5/25 review 3
By far the most unprofessional environment I’ve ever worked in… [234 more words]

• Vision International School Qatar 5/25 review 19
It would be laughable if it weren’t so hurtful… [352 more words]

• Gulf International School Oman 5/24 First time reviewed on ISR [147 words]

• CIA First International School Cambodia 5/24 review 5
They don’t pay for housing, health insurance, no perks whatsoever… [145 more words]

• Overseas Family School Singapore 5/23 review 22
Enrollments look bleak due to an inability to attract and retain students… [209 more words]

• Jeddah Prep and Grammar School Saudi Arabia 5/23 review 15
The package is not adequate for the pure deflation that you feel when you start working here…[534 more words]

• JKFZ Cambridge International School China 5/22 First time reviewed on ISR [455 words]

• Overseas Family School Singapore 5/22 review 21
I have just read some of the reviews below and find them shocking… [872 more words]

• American International School Mallorca Spain 5/22 review 2
A tennis academy with not much education going on… [519 more words]

• Suzhou Singapore International School China 5/22 review 60
I’ve traveled throughout China, & I consider Suzhou to be the most comfortable, livable city… [206 more words]

• Amity International School UAE 5/21 First time reviewed on ISR [386 words]

• American School Antananarivo Madagascar 5/21 review 5
Very solid & well-run school, especially given the realities an isolated country… [266 more words]

• Chadwick International Korea 5/21 review 10
A busy school with a great internship program and PD budget… [599 more words]

• Kaiwen Academy China 5/21 review 11
It would be great to file a class lawsuit but this seems to be impossible to do… [122 more words]

• Pacific American School Taiwan 5/18 review 16
Teachers have little power to discipline students, as there are no formal guidelines… [2,178 more words]

• RDFZ International Curriculum Center China 5/18 review 4
The academic forecast is gloomy at best… [371 more words]

• OurPlanet International School Oman 5/18 review 3
School is an absolute mess under current management… [111 more words]

• Swiss International School Qatar 5/18 review 2
Experience was not important, compliance was… [1,105 more words]

• Beijing BISS International School China 5/17 review 14
Late payment of salaries has become normal to the point that teachers are surprised if it is paid on time… [301 more words]

• Kaiwen Academy China 5/17 review 10
Provided me the least employment security of any school I’ve been in… [8,008 more words]

• International School Ruhr Germany 5/17 review 4 
Decisions are made regarding marketing & appearance rather than pedagogy… [133 more words]

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 5/16 review 17
The discipline is still horrendous with nothing being done… [141 more words]

• DSB International School India 5/16 review 3
Recent email to staff saying they would be served with legal action if they placed a review on ISR… [740 more words]

• International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand 5/16 review 17
No budget for different departments, it’s a ‘he said yes’ or ‘he said no’ system. It doesn’t work… [385 more words]

• International School Myanmar 5/15 review 31
You should consider these board related issues carefully… [286 more words]

• Seoul Foreign School Korea 5/15 review 12
There are lots of positives, but it’s prudent to be aware of the flip side as well… [612 more words]

• Saltus Grammar School Bermuda 5/15 review 6
Budgets are reasonable & classrooms are a good size… [186 more words]

• Al Maha Academy Boys Division Qatar 5/14 review 41
Work life balance is good. The salary package was okay… [247 more words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 5/14 review 8
They need to sort it out before we have all flown the nest!… [365 more words]

• International British School Kuwait 5/14 review 6
Parents that have been loyal to the school for years have finally had enough… [193 more words]

• International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand 5/11 review 16
They aren’t open to different perspectives, & don’t listen to teacher input… [197 more words]

• European International School Vietnam 5/11 review 15
There is a massive divide between staff and leadership… [297 more words]

• Dwight School Seoul Korea 5/11 review 13
It was an absolute pleasure working here… [84 more words]

• Tsinghua High School International China 5/11 review 2
The salary is great but there is a negative work environment… [395 more words]

• American International School Vietnam 5/11 review 25
I came with excitement & a love for Vietnam. I’m leaving with distaste & frustration… [319 more words]

• QSI Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 5/11 review 3
I am lucky to be leaving, others will be left behind to deal with the chaos… [347 more words]

• British School Beijing Sanlitun China 5/10 First time reviewed on ISR [476 words]

• Colegio Decroly Americano Guatemala 5/10 review 3
Simply put, staff is considered replaceable for any reason… [116 more words]

• American Academy for Girls Kuwait 5/10 review 12
Positive work environment through great leadership… [101 more words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 5/10 review 7
We are told our jobs are safe, yet there are sackings and forced resignations… [1,585 more words]

• Overseas Family School Singapore 5/9 review 20
Prospective members of staff and parents of students should read all the reviews on here… [297 more words]

• American International School Niamey Niger 5/9 review 6
Seldom do teachers stay beyond their contracts… [963 more words]

• DSB International School India 5/9 review 2
This school was a close knit family school, but now… [341 more words]

• Wuhan Ulink College of China Optics Valley China 5/8 First time reviewed on ISR [520 more words]

• British School Al Rehab Egypt 5/8 review 14
Salary is reasonable & saving is possible but prices are increasing… [301 more words]

• American School Foundation Guadalajara 5/7 review 7
The package is great for Latin America… [309 more words]

• Westhill Institute Mexico 5/7 review 13
I haven’t received any classroom materials… [273 more words]

• Al Bayan International School Kuwait 5/7 review 18
Salaries are high and we are paid on-time… [142 more words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 5/4 review 5
The benefits package is very generous… [429 more words]

• Marymount International Italy 5/4 review 8
Currently has good initiatives & many strong educators… [187 more words]

• Kampala International School Uganda 5/4 review 9
Only trivial discipline issues, parents are extremely supportive & classes are small… [414 more words]

• Bellver International College Spain 5/3 First time reviewed on ISR [387 more words]

• English Nursery and Primary School Russia 5/3 review 3
Still a work-in-progress but managing to keep it’s integrity… [287 more words]

• Newton International Academy Qatar 5/3 review 4
Behaviour was definitely an issue…. [458 more words]

• Amman Baccalaureate School Jordan 5/2 review 6
Amman is a very safe place for families – despite the chaos of whats happening in neighboring countries… [470 more words]

• American International School Abuja Nigeria 5/2 review 10
The biggest draw for the school is the sense of community… [799 more words]

• Casablanca American School Morocco 5/1 review 48
If it had not been for my love of Morocco the experience at CAS would have been so much worse… [500 more words]

• Yew Chung International School Qingdao China 5/1 review 12
I have had the privilege of teaching at YCIS QD for an extended period of time, and have seen growth and great improvements across the school… [207 more words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 5/1 review 4
The package that BASIS offers is also extremely generous and I have saved way more than I ever would back home… [779 more words]

• Noblesse International School Philippines 5/1 review 23
I enjoy working here, we are helping students and doing a great job… [145 more words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Mario Tenisci 5/30 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American International School Kuwait

• Patricia Mcloughlin 5/30 (Principal Report 4)
International School Vietnam Hanoi

• Ross Halliday 5/29 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Vietnam

• Myles D’Airelle 5/29 (Principal Report 3)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Nathan Gray 5/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Beanstalk International Bilingual School China

• Terry Senior 5/28 (Principal Report 2)
Shanghai Singapore International School China

• Ross Halliday 5/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American International School Vietnam

• Robert VanderEyken 5/25 (Director Report 4)
Casablanca American School Morocco

• Myles D’Airelle 5/24 (Principal Report 2)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Fiona Morris 5/24 (Principal Report 2)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Richard Thornhill 5/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Daniel Simoes 5/24 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Pan American School Porto Alegre Brazil

• Sophio Bazadze 5/23 (Director Report 2)
European School Georgia

• Rufus Samkin 5/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kaiwen Academy China

• Mark Butcher 5/23 (Principal Report 2)
North American International School China

• Alexander Marcos Walker 5/22 (Director Report 2)
American International School Mallorca Spain

• Patricia Mcloughlin 5/21 (Principal Report 3)
International School Vietnam Hanoi

• Larry Molacek 5/21 (Director Report 15)
Pan American School Bahia Brazil

• Kain Klinkhamer 5/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Katherine Banner 5/18 (Principal Report 2)
GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Ana Castro 5/18 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

OurPlanet International School Oman

• Patricia McLoughlin 5/17 (Principal Report 2)
International School Vietnam

• Donald Miller 5/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kaiwen Academy China

• David Falconer 5/16 (Director Report 5)
International School Dongguan China

• Ildiko Murray 5/16 (Principal Report 5)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Neil McWilliam 5/15 (Director Report 6)
Oberoi International School India

• Poonam Bhojani 5/15 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Dubai International Academy UAE

• Gary Gibbons 5/14 (Principal Report 5)
International British School Kuwait

• Helen Newton 5/14 (Principal Report 3)
International British School Kuwait

• Sonia Bustamante 5/11 (Principal Report 2)
Brent International Schools Philippines

• Sophio Bazadze 5/10 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

European School Georgia

• Jeff Duckett 5/9 (Director Report 2)
American International School of Niamey Niger

• Fiona Morris 5/8 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Western International School Shanghai China

• Patricia McLoughlin 5/8 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Vietnam

• Ildiko Murray 5/8 (Principal Report 4)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Zakariya Palsha 5/7 (Director Report 4)
Al Bayan International School Kuwait

• Kandas Botha 5/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Al Bayan International School Kuwait

• Richard Parker 5/4 (Director Report 2)
International School London Great Britain

• John Miller 5/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Escola Americana do Rio de Janeiro Brazil

• Stuart Bryan 5/2 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Amman Baccalaureate School Jordan 

• Steve Lang 5/1 (Director Report 2)
Kampala International School Uganda

• Jeroen Gakes 5/1 (Principal Report 6)
Yew Chung International School Qingdao China

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