Most Recent Reviews October 20182018-12-03T12:27:59+00:00

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New School Reviews

• Garodia International Centre for Learning Mumbai India 10/31 First time reviewed on ISR [1,591 words]

• International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand 10/31 review 19
Heading in the direction of becoming an English immersion school… [863 words]

• Nile Valley School Sudan 10/31 review 5
Classrooms are too small for number of students in them… [171 words]

• Udon Thani International School Thailand 10/30 First time reviewed on ISR [649 words]

• Diyar International Private School UAE 10/30 review 4
School year 2018-19, 5 teachers ran away within the first 5 weeks… [440 words]

• School of the Nations Macau China 10/30 review 3
School constantly attempts to convert staff to the Baha’i faith… [691 words]

• American School Dubai UAE 10/29 review 10
I am happy and will be here a while for sure… [361 words]

• Dyatmika School Bali Indonesia 10/29 review 8
Best school I have ever had the pleasure of working at… [448 words]

• Al Shomoukh International School Oman 10/29 review 4
Teacher punctuality is monitored by fingerprint scanning… [500 words]

• Malvern College Qingdao China 10/29 review 6
I had a unique, culturally-enriching time & developed as a teacher… [563 words]

• Renaissance College Hong Kong 10/26 review 9
A good package with little support from the leadership team… [631 words]

• American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 10/26 review 46
A very specific review of the housing & health situation… [307 words]

• GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE 10/26 review 20
The building looks impressive… [256 words]

• Beijing National Day School China 10/26 review 8
Communication. In a word, it is bad… [1,125 words]

• International British School Kuwait 10/26 review 12
Teaching resources are barely adequate… [269 words]

• Berlin Metropolitan School Germany 10/25 review 4
BMS does not feel like an International school… [860 words]

• Dhahran Ahliyya Schools Saudi Arabia 10/25 review 3
Tone set by faculty & admin of academic expectation & respect… [4,043 words]

• International British School Kuwait 10/25 review 11
All the British teachers have left… [56 words]

• American International School Muscat Oman 10/25 review 7
Small school that acts like a “big dog” in the IS community… [336 words]

• American Academy for Girls Kuwait 10/24 review 13
Teachers are embarrassed in front of parents… [88 words]

• Diyar International Private School UAE 10/24 review 3
Failed the accreditation in the 2017-2018 academic year… [140 words]

• International School Singapore 10/23 review 11
You are not allowed to give anything below a 3… [203 words]

• Saint Paul American School Philippines 10/23 review 7
The only American thing about this school are the teachers… [223 words]

• Raha International School UAE 10/22 review 5
Overseas hires are treated like enemy combatants from day one… [811 words]

• Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 10/22 review 10
You will be pushed to your limits… [1,796 words]

• Raha International School UAE 10/19 review 4
I left after 2 years because I hated this place… [79 words]

• International Pioneers School Thailand 10/19 review 3
Nothing has changed in 10-15 years… [172 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 10/19 review 22
Admin are driving teachers away by not honoring contracts… [1,086 words]

• Repton Abu Dhabi UAE 10/18 First time reviewed on ISR [732 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 10/18 review 11
We’re still waiting for books including the Cambridge curriculum… [164 words]

• International School Panama 10/18 review 13
We had a very rough time at ISP… [571 words]

• Istanbul International Community School Turkey 10/18 review 15
A real gem. If you get the opportunity, give it a go… [234 words]

• Khartoum International Community School Sudan 10/18 review 22
KICS can no longer claim to be the school it once was… [581 words]

• Canadian Academy Japan 10/17 First time reviewed on ISR [76 words]

• Xi’an Liangjiatan International School China 10/17 review 13
The school has gotten better over time… [751 words]

• American International School Vietnam 10/17 review 31
My advice is to approach with caution… [675 words]

• Beijing International School BISS China 10/17 review 17
Foolishly, I thought how can the school be that bad?… [348 words]

• Qatar Leadership Academy Qatar 10/17 review 12
No longer a happy place to work… [300 words]

• Diyar International Private School UAE 10/16 review 2
Second class deal until you get your Emirates ID… [3,277 words]

• International School Panama 10/16 review 12
Not the best time to get a job here because things are shaky… [155 words]

• American International School Lagos Nigeria 10/16 review 20
Nice on the surface, but a closer look will reveal this is a façade… [853 words]

• CfBT Project Brunei Darussalam 10/16 review 7
PD’s are a joke! Excessive and purposeless!… [191 words]

• Casablanca American School Morocco 10/15 review 49
Teachers & administrators are threatened by parents… [403 words]

• Raha International School UAE 10/15 review 3
Issues are dealt with in a timely, compassionate manner… [275 words]

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 10/15 review 22
It seems like HASIS is more business orientated than ever… [498 words]

• International British School Kuwait 10/15 review 10
I arrived only a month ago but already warning bells are ringing… [271 words]

• International School Tabuk Saudi Arabia 10/12 First time reviewed on ISR [567 words]

• Chiyoda International School Japan 10/12 First time reviewed on ISR [205 words]

• West Nairobi School Kenya 10/12 First time reviewed on ISR [178 words]

• Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar 10/11 review 9
In retrospect I would not have changed anything… [846 words]

• St. Christopher’s School Bahrain 10/11 review 7
New staff are kept on the back foot, some kind of lesser ‘species’… [1,214 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 10/11 review 20
Years of wanting to live & work here, I ended up breaking contract… [247 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 10/11 review 18
It became a really miserable place to work & I was happy to leave… [95 words]

• International British School Kuwait 10/10 review 9
A new curriculum & behavioural policy was introduced… [97 words]

• Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 10/10 review 9
I have fallen in love with both the country & the school… [623 words]

• International School Lusaka Zambia 10/10 review 14
I’ll leave with fond memories & gratitude for my time here… [1,224 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 10/9 review 4
It used to be a real community where everyone collaborated… [770 words]

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 10/9 review 21
It’s one of the most dysfunctional schools I have ever worked in… [1,184 words]

• Lincoln International School Argentina 10/9 review 12
A downward turn in the roll has caused some angst amongst faculty… [182 words]

• American International School Mallorca Spain 10/9 review 3
It’s sad to read the other reviews here, but they’re extremely accurate… [536 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 10/9 review 17
Package is just about adequate for singles but not enough for a family… [318 words]

• Modern English School Egypt 10/8 review 31
New teachers are bullied by administrators & students alike… [283 words]

• CfBT Project Brunei Darussalam 10/8 review 6
This is a last resort posting if you cannot find anything else… [272 words]

• Malvern College Qingdao China 10/8 review 5
It was a lot better when I left than when I got there… [489 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 10/8 review 21
A school without set standards is not an easy place to work… [710 words]

• Lincoln International School Argentina 10/5 review 11
This is everything a prospective hire needs to know… [73 words]

• Escuela Campo Alegre Venezuela 10/5 review 12
Very disappointing to see the school deteriorate… [163 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 10/5 review 16
Quality staff left last year & I was happy to follow them out the door… [222 words]

• Malvern College Qingdao China 10/4 review 4
Overall a very depressing place to work… [1000 words]

• Al Ain English Speaking School UAE 10/4 review 8
Some primary classes have 30 students on the register… [318 words]

• CfBT Project Brunei Darussalam 10/3 review 5
Little to no injection of funding required to make schools functional… [155 words]

• Shanghai Community International School Pudong China 10/3 review 45
Learning environment is safe, adaptive, & student-centered… [467 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 10/2 review 19
If Venezuela wasn’t going through such tough times, it’d be perfect… [76 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 10/2 review 15
They’re allowing a perfectly good school to be destroyed… [283 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 10/2 review 3
Under a new admin team for the last 2 years & it’s been crazy… [393 words]

• GEMS Sheikh Zayed Private Academy UAE 10/1 review 7
The school lacks any academic integrity… [67 words]

• Al Shomoukh International School Oman 10/1 review 3
Worked at this school for six weeks, resigned twice… [287 words]

• International School HCMC Vietnam 10/1 review 24
I have nothing but nice things to say about the school… [593 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Nishant Garodia 10/31 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Garodia International Centre for Learning India

• Ian Davies 10/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Garodia International Centre for Learning India

• Vivek Nair 10/30 (Director Report 2)
School of the Nations Macau China

• Iain MacFarlane 10/30 (Principal Report 2)
Busan Foreign School Korea

• Paul Richards 10/29 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Dubai UAE

• Amy Hansen-Bhutta 10/24 (Principal Report 6)
Diyar International Private School UAE

• Andrew Powell 10/24 (Principal Report 3)
International Academy Amman Jordan

• Peter Vaughn 10/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Hayah International Academy Egypt

• Patrick Rodgers 10/23 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Alexandria International Academy Egypt

• Vickie Swann 10/22 (Principal Report 5)
International School Panama

• Anne Marie Stock 10/22 (Director Report 2)
Green Oasis School China

• Iain Colledge 10/19 (Director Report 2)
Raha International School UAE

• Janice Ramos 10/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International Pioneers School Thailand

• Michael Braun 10/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International Pioneers School Thailand

• Alka Pandey 10/19 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International Pioneers School Thailand

• Sheila Klein 10/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Stamford American International School Singapore

• Holly Reardon 10/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand

• Olguita Vazquez 10/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Qatar Leadership Academy Qatar

• Ben Ploeger 10/17 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kaohsiung American School Taiwan

• David Toze 10/16 (Director Report 8)
International School Manila Philippines

• Gregory Rayl 10/16 (Director Report 15)
American International School Lagos Nigeria

• Gary Gibbons 10/15 (Principal Report 7)
International British School Kuwait

• Ibraheem Ananzeh 10/15 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International British School Kuwait

• Peter Hogan 10/12 (Principal Report 4)
Regent’s School Bangkok Thailand

• Janie Andrich 10/12 (Principal Report 2)
Concordia International School Shanghai China

• Gary Gibbons 10/10 (Principal Report 6)
International British School Kuwait

• Jason Hayter 10/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Casablanca American School Morocco

• Theodore “TJ” Coburn 10/8 (Director Report 7)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Terry Christian 10/5 (Director Report 3)
Escuela Campo Alegre Venezuela

• Elsa Donohue 10/5 (Principal Report 6)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• James Edward Cooke 10/4 (Principal Report 6)
Paragon Private & International School Malaysia

• Elizabeth Gale 10/3 (Principal Report 2)
Shanghai Community International School China

• Yasir Patel 10/2 (Director Report 7)
British School Caracas Venezuela

• Ian Hopkins 10/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International Community School Jordan

• Terry Swain 10/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Fukuoka International School Japan

• Azza El Sherbiny 10/1 (Director Report 4)
Malvern College Egypt

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