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New School Reviews

• International School Warsaw Poland 11/30 First time reviewed on ISR [560 words]

• Escuela Internacional de Sampedrana Honduras 11/30 review 24
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at this school… [329 words]

• Harare International School Zimbabwe 11/30 review 13
Educationally, it’s a good environment, supportive and interesting… [614 words]

• American International School Zagreb Croatia 11/30 review 7
The school went through 4 directors and 3 principals in 5 years.. [782 words]

• I-Shou International School Taiwan 11/30 review 8
Only work here if your dream is to live in Taiwan… [1,971 words]

• Lincoln School Nepal 11/29 review 2
The rules at the school are odd to say the least… [822 words]

• International Academy Amman Jordan 11/29 review 31
The campus is lovely – an oasis of green in the city of Amman…[875 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 11/29 review 23
Update to previous review… [107 words]

• British International School Cairo Egypt 11/28 review 24
Decisions at the school are fueled by the nouveau riche parents… [3,185 words]

• British International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 11/28 review 12
School is more of who you know than what you know… [95 words]

• Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar 11/28 review 10
QAW is not a safe place to give feedback as a teacher… [1,059 words]

• Colegio International de Caracas Venezuela 11/27 review 13
Teaching here will spoil you. Students at this school are unreal… [140 words]

• Aldar Academies UAE 11/27 review 9
You’ll be sent on all day visa runs on the weekend every month… [77 words]

• International Programs School Saudi Arabia 11/27 review 7
Curriculum is changing, as are the wages, hours & holidays… [602 words]

• ISF International School Frankfurt Rhein-Main Germany 11/27 review 7
SABIS system means the teacher is wrong & the book is right… [516 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 11/27 review 21
Housing is very expensive & the cost of living very high… [212 words]

• SEV American College Turkey 11/26 First time reviewed on ISR [385 words]

• SEV American College Turkey 11/26 review 2
Changed the terms in the first 3 months of a 2 year contract… [205 words]

• International School Ruhr Germany 11/26 review 7
I would never work for a SBW school again… [988 words]

• American Embassy School New Delhi India 11/26 review 13
There is no job security at AES, anymore… [210 words]

• JBCN International School India 11/21 First time reviewed on ISR [386 words]

• Chadwick International Korea 11/21 review 11
A young school, but its grown quickly & in the right direction… [458 words]

• Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia 11/21 review 7
Count on zero job security & the ax always just above your head… [211 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 11/20 review 20
Professional development is weak… [283 words]

• Cairo English School Egypt 11/20 review 21
Started with a group of new teachers & by the end only 3 remain… [263 words]

• Carol Morgan School Dominican Republic 11/20 review 19
The overall package is very good… [1,339 words]

• Albanian International School Albania 11/19 review 9
There’s no PD offered. Student books are photocopied & shared… [189 words]

• British International School Ukraine 11/19 review 34
The school community is welcoming and collegial… [149 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 11/19 review 25
23 month contract vs. standard 24 month contract to save money… [98 words]

• Canadian International School Phnom Penh Cambodia 11/16 review 2
There are some very kind and gifted people at CIS. But… [820 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 11/16 review 25
I have reservations about the future financial stability of the school… [493 words]

• Wuhan Ulink College of China Optics Valley China 11/16 review 3
It is a big step down from my last school… [716 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 11/16 review 23
The school has a positive and friendly vibe… [94 words]

• The Victoria School Colombia 11/15 First time reviewed on ISR [615 words]

• Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea 11/15 review 11
In financial trouble due to the decreased number of students… [590 words]

• Modern English School Egypt 11/15 review 32
You can make a lot of money here if… [26 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 11/15 review 46
I was quite surprised to see on LinkedIn that the Principal states… [77 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 11/14 review 5
Past reviews are spot on about the elementary school… [89 words]

• American International School Vietnam 11/14 review 32
There’s a reason for multiple positions for hire & high turn over… [67 words]

• Nido de Aguilas International School Chile 11/14 review 11
Ask a lot of questions about the contract… [480 words]

• Pan American School Bahia Brazil 11/13 review 7
There’s an Orwellian feel to working at PASB… [688 words]

• Think International School Hong Kong 11/13 review 2
Letter from Director to parents about school name change… [502 words]

• School of the Nations Macau China 11/13 review 4
Adopted a policy of refusing to provide references for teachers… [757 words]

• Riyadh Schools Saudi Arabia 11/13 review 3
Salary was good. Housing and medical were fine… [62 words]

• Al Ain Juniors School UAE 11/12 First time reviewed on ISR [1,154 words]

• Nile Valley School Sudan 11/12 review 6
I’d recommend it for a one or two year stint… [329 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 11/12 review 21
I thoroughly enjoyed my first three years in this school, but then… [421 words]

• American Overseas School Rome Italy 11/12 review 5
Make sure promises are in writing… [27 words]

• Bangalore International School India 11/9 First time reviewed on ISR [367 words]

• Lahore American School Pakistan 11/9 review 7
Life here is isolated and unpredictable… [1,096 words]

• International British School Kuwait 11/9 review 13
Students moving to other schools are 3-4 years behind… [84 words]

• Regent School Abuja Nigeria 11/9 review 1.1
Update to the first review I posted about my interview & follow up… [249 words]

• Madison International School Merida Mexico 11/8 First time reviewed on ISR [1,100 words]

• Nexus International School Singapore 11/8 review 4
Improvements have been made, but there’s still no structure… [190 words]

• Nova International School Macedonia 11/8 review 2
The compensation package was very reasonable… [423 words]

• Chatsworth International School Singapore 11/8 review 18
Singapore has a union that can be used in contractual matters… [508 words]

• Concordia International School Shanghai China 11/7 review 11
A list of what I perceive to be the pros & cons of this school… [216 words]

• British International School Al Khobar Saudi Arabia 11/7 review 9
Teachers averaging a 60 hr week & still struggling to keep up… [476 words]

• ISA International School Guangzhou China 11/7 review 9
Forget school spirit or being part of a greater community… [357 words]

• Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia 11/7 review 18
Truly a wonderful place… [778 words]

• Suzhou Singapore International School China 11/6 review 61
EVERYTHING is considered extra duties… [590 words]

• Kongsberg International School Norway 11/6 review 2
Academic procedure is interrupted by dance-off competitions… [179 words]

• Colegio Anglo Colombiano Colombia 11/6 review 11
A reasonable school to work for… [140 words]

• Beijing International School BISS China 11/5 review 18
The hallways are dark, the bathrooms dirty… [539 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 11/5 review 20
Class sizes are extremely large by int’l school standards… [542 words]

• St. George’s The British International School Germany 11/5 review 4
Not an international school in any true sense… [122 words]

• Raha International School UAE 11/5 review 6
Cost of living is increasing, but the allowance doesn’t change… [422 words]

• Anglo-American School Moscow Russia 11/5 review 25
A difficult place to work with high stress & long work days… [515 words]

• Cambridge International Centre DaQing No.1 China 11/2 review 7
There is a bonus scheme for good academic results… [704 words]

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 11/2 review 29
A rough experience made slightly better by good colleagues… [334 words]

• Diyar International Private School UAE 11/2 review 5
Teachers in the same positions are paid different salaries… [764 words]

• Excelsior International School Malaysia 11/2 review 9
The school is generally poorly designed… [232 words]

• Fairfield International Academy Jamaica 11/1 First time reviewed on ISR [82 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 11/1 review 19
The facilities, the management, & the resources are poor… [375 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Susan Hall 11/30 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

I-Shou International School China

• Michael Eschenbach 11/30 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia

• Wanda McCullough 11/29 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

APU International School Vietnam

• Elvan Tongal 11/29 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

SEV American College Turkey

• Steven McCambridge 11/28 (Principal Report 2)
Jay Pritzker Academy Cambodia

• Gary Gibbons 11/28 (Principal Report 9)
International British School Kuwait

• Neil Mobsby 11/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Shenzhen College of International Education China

• Shary Lyssy Marshall 11/27 (Principal Report 6)
Walworth Barbour American International School Israel

• Dale Taylor 11/26 (Director Report 2)
SEV American College Turkey

• Maria Robalino 11/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Ruhr Germany

• Beccy Fox 11/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Think International School Hong Kong

• Kate Dutton 11/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Think International School Hong Kong

• Greg Rayl 11/21 (Director Report 16)
American International School Lagos Nigeria

• Catherine Erpen 11/20 (Principal Report 4)
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Stephane Ruz 11/20 (Director Report 5)
American International School Vilnius Lithuania

• Sheryl Salem 11/20 (Director Report 4)
American International School Vilnius Lithuania

• Nicola Singleton 11/19 (Director Report 2)
Modern English School Egypt

• Katherine Banner 11/19 (Principal Report 3)
GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Billie Leong 11/16 (Director Report 2)
Shanghai Singapore International School China

• Ross Halliday 11/16 (Principal Report 4)
American International School Vietnam

• Jim Leahy 11/15 (Director Report 6)
International Programs School Saudi Arabia

• Kelley Ridings 11/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

SMIC Private School China

• Warren Bowers 11/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Canggu Community School Bali Indonesia

• Larry Molacek 11/13 (Director Report 16)
Pan American School Bahia Brazil

• Gandhi Parag 11/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Al Ain Juniors School UAE

• Tanveer Arshad 11/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Al Ain Juniors School UAE

• Gary Gibbons 11/9 (Principal Report 8)
International British School Kuwait

• Keryn Dowling 11/9 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Chennai India

• Anthony Uiterwijk 11/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Yew Wah International Education School Guangzhou China

• Mark McCallum 11/8 (Principal Report 9)
Chatsworth International School Singapore

• Holly Reardon 11/7 (Director Report 2)
International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand

• Richard Bruford 11/6 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Suzhou Singapore International School China

• Michael Murphy 11/6 (Principal Report 4)
American School Kuwait

• Rajesh Kripalani 11/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Beijing International School BISS China

• Richard Thornhill 11/5 (Principal Report 6)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Ben Marsh 11/2 (Director Report 4)
Excelsior International School Malaysia

• Elizabeth Gale 11/2 (Principal Report 3)
Shanghai Community International School China

• Richard Thornhill 11/1 (Principal Report 5)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Krista Zavits 11/1 (Principal Report 3)
American International School Budapest Hungary

• Colin Brown 11/1 (Director Report 9)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

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