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New School Reviews

• Good Shepherd International School India 5/31 First time reviewed on ISR [572 words]

• Ayeyarwaddy International School Myanmar 5/31 review 20
My experience has been relatively positive… [1,807 words]

• Vision International School Qatar 5/31 review 22
Technology is heavily encouraged at this school… [634 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 5/31 review 4
A school that is well worthy of consideration… [943 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 5/30 review 26
Poor local school falsely promoting itself as an int’l school… [709 words]

• Luanda International School Angola 5/30 review 54
It’s unfortunate we have community members feeling so negatively… [77 words]

• Al Ain English Speaking School UAE 5/30 review 11
Many staff breaking contract… [11 words]

• Greengates School Mexico 5/30 review 36
Knack for promoting the wrong people to positions of leadership… [100 words]

• Khartoum International Community School Sudan 5/30 review 23
Enjoyed our time at the school, the staff were wonderful… [253 words]

• Ignite School UAE 5/29 First time reviewed on ISR [241 words]

• American Baccalaureate School Kuwait 5/29 review 27
Enjoyed connecting with new people & learning about the culture… [107 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 5/29 review 32
I wish that I had done some better research on this school… [531 words]

• Edron Academy Mexico 5/29 review 6
Over 20 people from this year’s teaching staff are leaving… [424 words]

• Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 5/29 review 40
Owner has mismanaged the place from day one… [373 words]

• Western Australian International School System Vietnam 5/28 First time reviewed on ISR [569 words]

• King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand 5/28 review 4
A school that will wreak havoc on an educational future… [408 words]

• Sultan’s School Oman 5/28 review 21
This is not the worst place to start your international adventures… [518 words]

• Casablanca American School Morocco 5/28 review 53
Any savings potential is all but erased by travelling to Europe… [189 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 5/27 review 25
If you have been offered a job, think very carefully… [729 words]

• Zhuhai International School China 5/27 review 5
Nice kids who are let down by the school… [127 words]

• Enka Schools Turkey 5/27 review 18
This year has been a very trying year… [425 words]

• Berkeley International School Thailand 5/27 review 6
A sinking ship, but a pretty one at least… [709 words]

• International Community School Abidjan Cote D’Ivoire 5/24 First time reviewed on ISR [424 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 5/24 review 31
Curriculum is disorganized due to high staff turnover… [601 words]

• Busan Foreign School Korea 5/24 review 17
Contract is significantly lower than other schools in Korea… [291 words]

• British School Muscat Oman 5/24 review 12
No one is willing to listen and make fundamental changes… [428 words]

• Inter-Community School Switzerland 5/23 review 6
In 59 years falling enrollment’s never been a problem, until now… [792 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy – Guiyang China 5/23 review 4
To speak openly would place us in a tenuous position… [445 words]

• Beijing City International School China 5/23 review 6
I love the community at BCIS! The staff is supportive & uplifting… [378 words]

• Luanda International School Angola 5/22 review 53
Mentally prepare yourself, this school takes a toll on you… [164 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 5/22 review 25
I have enjoyed by time here & plan to stay for a while… [285 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 5/22 review 3
Find out very quickly why this is not the “Best School In China”… [717 words]

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 5/21 review 32
Most teachers come for IB training and then leave… [167 words]

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 5/21 review 33
The morale of the teachers is low & dropping daily… [79 words]

• Amnuay Silpa Bilingual School Thailand 5/21 review 3
I was very happy until the new Head arrived… [432 words]

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 5/21 review 30
Administration has loaded the schedule with trivial tasks… [458 words]

• SMIC Private School Shanghai China 5/21 review 11
SMIC is a school where logic goes to die… [487 words]

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 5/20 review 22
Your contract is not worth the paper it is written on… [330 words]

• Edron Academy Mexico 5/20 review 5
Interested in knowing where this school is headed? Read… [27 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 5/20 review 40
BSB Is basically run by the Director of Marketing… [344 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 5/20 review 41
An ‘average’ school… much worse than being a bad school… [793 words]

• KIS International School Thailand 5/20 review 2
Teacher treatment is one of the worst I’ve experienced… [72 words]

• King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand 5/17 review 3
Salary is heavily taxed & the insurance coverage is rubbish… [398 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 5/17 review 21
Expat life is a bubble amongst the craziness… [34 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 5/17 review 30
Teachers year after year leave without being paid what is due… [529 words]

• GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi UAE 5/17 review 5
Once a wonderful place to work, now there is a lot of bullying… [521 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 5/16 review 2
Staff are nice. Department budget is not bad… [470 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 5/16 review 29
Main building needs to be updated to current needs… [314 words]

• American School Kuwait 5/16 review 57
Their answers to my questions raised alarm bells… [112 words]

• American School Antananarivo Madagascar 5/16 review 16
I am very excited to see what the future brings… [456 words]

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 5/16 review 21
Saved close to nothing, nothing to show for the endless work… [978 words]

• Doha College Qatar 5/15 review 2
The entry to the school is very selective… [174 words]

• British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 5/15 review 16
Favouritism is still rife & staff are cliquey… [78 words]

• Myanmar International School Myanmar 5/15 review 9
Happiness is MIS receding in my rear view mirror… [1,403 words]

• American School Kuwait 5/14 review 56
It did not meet any of my expectations… [462 words]

• Edron Academy Mexico 5/14 review 3
I was constantly annoyed by a lack of standards… [101 words]

• Edron Academy Mexico 5/14 review 4
Morale is extremely low & school turns a blind eye… [674 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 5/13 First time reviewed on ISR [525 words]

• Haileybury Astana Kazakhstan 5/13 review 6
The salary is fantastic and your money will go a long way… [454 words]

• Haileybury Astana Kazakhstan 5/13 review 7
A little surprised at some of the recent reviews… [417 words]

• Haileybury Astana Kazakhstan 5/10 review 5
I’ve never experienced professional bullying in my career until now… [452 words]

• Kinabalu International School Malaysia 5/10 review 4
The previous review conveniently left out… [15 words]

• TH School Vietnam 5/10 review 3
Pollution is over the top. People feel sick and overworked… [59 words]

• Colegio Decroly Americano Guatemala 5/10 review 5
Not a pro-education culture… [231 words]

• Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 5/10 review 26
You can’t speak out or you WILL get fired… [252 words]

• Enka Schools Turkey 5/10 review 17
Ex-pat teachers are demoralized… [156 words]

• American International School West Campus Egypt 5/9 review 15
The school itself is quite safe, very large and well kept… [282 words]

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 5/9 review 31
Has become a desert that negates blossoming in nearly all areas… [788 words]

• Sino-Canada Concord School Hefei High Tech Zone China 5/9 review 2
We are also one of the lowest paid school in China… [145 words]

• Sino-Canada Concord School Hefei High Tech Zone China 5/9 review 3
Teachers use their own money for better resources… [146 words]

• Kinabalu International School Malaysia 5/8 review 3
Support offered & quality of life far outweigh the cons… [360 words]

• Stamford American International School Singapore 5/8 review 22
The school is nothing more than a bank with a playground… [145 words]

• American Overseas School Rome Italy 5/8 review 6
Low salaries & dropping enrollment… [51 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 5/8 review 39
Luckly, you found ISR & know what you’d be getting yourself in for… [621 words]

• Sino-Canada Concord School Hefei High Tech Zone China 5/7 First time reviewed on ISR [54 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 5/7 review 28
This school’s main focus is money and not quality… [1,245 words]

• American School Kuwait 5/7 review 55
Next year, teachers will make more money on a new pay scale… [191 words]

• Spectrum International School Kazakhstan 5/6 review 2
Continues to improve and to grow in numbers… [172 words]

• International School Morocco 5/6 review 2
Being unemployed for a year would likely be better… [1,485 words]

• El Alba Bilingual School Honduras 5/6 review 2
By far the most pleasant atmosphere I have ever worked in… [588 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 5/3 review 27
The pay is low, taxes and rents are high… [82 words]

• Al Hada International School Saudi Arabia 5/3 review 5
I stayed 6 days & returned home in absolute disgust… [212 words]

• Spectrum International School Kazakhstan 5/2 First time reviewed on ISR [463 words]

• British School Bahrain 5/2 review 35
School is plunged into turmoil again… [362 words]

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 5/2 review 30
Little to no money is being spent & the admin is penny pinching… [797 words]

• Gulf English School Qatar 5/2 review 35
Doesn’t pay enough to make 2 year contract worth considering… [460 words]

• International Maarif Schools Erbil Iraq 5/2 review 3
Come with an open mind and bring solutions… [458 words]

• British School Cordoba Spain 5/1 First time reviewed on ISR [358 words]

• SMIC Private School Shanghai China 5/1 review 10
A bridge to international teaching but not a place for growth… [906 words]

• American Academy Casablanca Morocco 5/1 review 21
You might receive 50% of what is offered in the contract… [253 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Katherine Banner 5/31 (Principal Report 5)
GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Gregory Rayl 5/31 (Director Report 17)
American International School Lagos Nigeria

• Richard Tangye 5/31 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Michael Prada 5/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

King Mongkhut International Demonstration School Thailand

• Dave Flashberger 5/28 (Director Report 3)
American Academy Casablanca Morocco

• Sharon Canadine 5/27 (Director Report 6)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• David Key 5/27 (Director Report 2)
Spectrum International School Kazahkstan

• Diana Abreu 5/24 (Principal Report 2)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Iain MacFarlane 5/24 (Principal Report 3)
Busan Foreign School Korea

• Richard Swann 5/24 (Principal Report 6)
Yew Chung International School Shanghai China

• Fiona Morris 5/24 (Principal Report 3)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Mario Tenisci 5/23 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Kuwait

• Patricia Larrondo 5/23 (Principal Report 3)
Sino-Canada Concord School Hefei China

• Brian O’Maoileoin 5/23 (Principal Report 3)
United World College South East Asia Singapore

• Clare Johnstone 5/23 (Principal Report 4)
Stamford American International School Singapore

• Sheila Klein 5/23 (Principal Report 6)
Stamford American International School Singapore

• Cindy Kentopian 5/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American Academy Casablanca Morocco

• James Cooke 5/22 (Principal Report 7)
Paragon Private and International School Malaysia

• David Flaschberger 5/22 (Director Report 2)
American Academy Casablanca Morocco

• Ibrahim Baraka 5/22 (Director Report 2)
Al Shola American School UAE

• Thomas Van Der Wielen 5/21 (Principal Report 5)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Kelley Ridings 5/21 (Principal Report 3)
SMIC Private School Shanghai China

• David Key 5/21 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Spectrum International School Kazakhstan

• Sharon Canadine 5/20 (Director Report 5)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Elizabeth Barnes 5/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Yasir Patel 5/17 (Director Report 9)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Diana Abreu 5/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• MaryLyn Campbell 5/15 (Director Report 2)
Inter-Community School Switzerland

• Paul Rogers 5/15 (Director Report 7)
Wellington College International China

• Eric Sands 5/14 (Director Report 3)
Stamford American International School Singapore

• Michelle Alzamora 5/13 (Principal Report 2)
Anglo-American School Moscow Russia

• Kelley Ridings 5/13 (Director Report 2)
SMIC Private School Shanghai China

• Patricia Larrondo 5/9 (Principal Report 2)
Sino-Canada Concord School Hefei China

• Kate Joicey 5/9 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Myanmar International School Yangon Myanmar

• Catherine Erpen 5/8 (Principal Report 6)
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Agustin Onsari 5/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Changchun American International School China

• Cassandra Hazel 5/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 

American School Kuwait

• Julene Want 5/7 (Principal Report 2)
Wellspring Learning Community Lebanon

• Sharon Canadine 5/6 (Director Report 4)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Holly Reardon 5/6 (Principal Report 4)
International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand

• Greg Brunton 5/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Western International School Shanghai China

• Nathan Walker 5/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Istanbul International Community School Turkey

• Rob Khan 5/3 (Principal Report 7)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Alexander Bennett 5/1 (Director Report 4)
International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand

• Ken Davis 5/1 (Principal Report 2)
Colegio Interamericano Guatemala

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