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• Isamilo International School Tanzania 9/29 First time reviewed on ISR

• International School Penang (Uplands) Malaysia 9/29 evaluation 19
Malaysia is a great country to work in with highly motivated students. However, it may be best to choose a school other than Uplands…

• Schutz American School Egypt 9/29 evaluation 11
The Egyptian staff is incredibly warm and welcoming but also very competent. Also, the living situation is amazing…

• Excelsior International School Malaysia 9/29 evaluation 8
The area is not safe especially if you are a woman. There is a lack of information and support for new arrivals…

• RDFZ International Curriculum Center China 9/28 evaluation 3
I am in my second year here at RDFZ and there are a few things I feel potential employees need to know about the place…

• Colegio Decroly Americano Guatemala 9/28 evaluation 2
There is no joy in the place, well none among the teachers…

• European International School Vietnam 9/28 evaluation 6
EIS is a small school in a lovely setting with wonderful children and a reel buzz about it…

• Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia 9/27 evaluation 6
As the RAIS administration, we would like to respond to the previous post…

• Nantong Stalford International School China 9/27 evaluation 3
During the 2015-16 year the school had its third principal in two years and the principal left shortly after the start of the school year…

• Beijing World Youth Academy China 9/27 evaluation 13
While I enjoyed living in Beijing, the school lacked many of the amenities you would expect from an international school…

• GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi UAE 9/27 evaluation 4
Don’t let the contract fool you. You are working MANY more hours than mentioned and teachers’ time is not valued…

• Malvern College Qingdao China 9/26 evaluation 3
The school has come on tremendously and while it still has a fair way to go, the school is certainly on the right track, improving every year…

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 9/26 evaluation 15
Since last year, the school has attempted to do damage limitation by appointing a new Head, but how much has really changed?…

• Riyadh Schools Saudi Arabia 9/26 evaluation 2
Be careful, keep your head down and teach your classes. This is an ideal school for a young, single teacher who wants to make a lot of money…

• United World College Changshu China 9/25 First time reviewed on ISR

• Modern English School Egypt 9/25 evaluation 29
A good way to describe the school is as a community. Students care that their teachers care for them…

• Universal American School UAE 9/25 evaluation 20
A very strained and tense atmosphere with mistrust between admin and teachers and a latent lack of respect from veteran students…

• Sancta Maria International School India 9/22 First time reviewed on ISR

• The Harbour School Hong Kong 9/22 First time reviewed on ISR

• Malvern College Qingdao China 9/22 evaluation 2
After reading the previous review we felt the need to give what we see as a true and balanced review…

• Saltus Grammar School Bermuda 9/22 evaluation 5
The money is good and, despite the cost of living, savings are possible and you can have a good life…

• Zakho British International School Kurdistan 9/21 First time reviewed on ISR

• Renaissance International School Vietnam 9/20 evaluation 20
I feel positive about the future of RISS. This new year a lot of fresh ideas are being brewed by all staff…

• Malvern College Qingdao China 9/19 First time reviewed on ISR

• Modern English School Egypt 9/18 evaluation 28
It is a school that has grown too big and greedy. I don’t think it was always like this, but after all the bitter reviews, management should act…

• Shanghai United International School China 9/15 evaluation 14
This is not a tier one international school because it charges half what other local international schools charge…

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 9/15 evaluation 9
With new management it perhaps will be once again a great place to be. The school had a family feel…

• Luanda International School Angola 9/15 evaluation 52
It’s taken me a long time to write on this site. However, after the years I have spent at this school I realise that there is no other outlet for your voice…

• Jingumae International Exchange School Japan 9/14 First time reviewed on ISR

• Handong International School Korea 9/14 First time reviewed on ISR

• International School Latvia 9/13 evaluation 7
If you come here email several teachers and see how they like it. Many are not happy, but for fear they are not raising their voices…

• American International School Mallorca Spain 9/12 First time reviewed on ISR

• Denla British School Thailand 9/12 First time reviewed on ISR

• Colegio Anglo Colombiano Colombia 9/12 evaluation 10
This was an excellent school to be a part of with a beautiful campus…

• European International School Vietnam 9/11 evaluation 5
The school is under resourced and not able to cater for the growing numbers in the school. The school is inconsistent with it’s treatment of staff…

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 9/11 evaluation 23
The favoritism and threats of reprimand and punishment have a chilling effect on the kind of open discussion that is necessary for institutional growth…

• Walworth Barbar American International School Israel 9/11 evaluation 7
Currently this is very dark time for a school that once was exemplary…

• Anglo-American School Moscow Russia 9/11 evaluation 24
The visa situation has become a thorn in the sides of many. If you are hired, you may find that it can take months…

• Colegio Bolivar Colombia 9/8 evaluation 6
This would be a great school for someone starting out their career, but for an experienced teacher, it had a lot of frustrations…

• ISA International School Guangzhou China 9/8 evaluation 2
The 2016-17 school year ended with seven teachers being fired the day before the last day of school. This was a very shocking situation…

• Schools of North America Vietnam 9/8 evaluation 4
New foreign teachers are being paid $1800 which is a drop in the base pay from the previous owners, but tuition doubled…

• International School Dhaka Bangladesh 9/8 evaluation 23
I am fortunate to have worked for a few years at the secondary school and have found the students and staff positive and welcoming…

• Xiamen International School China 9/7 evaluation 8
There does seem to be some money for extra educational items but the process for getting it is exhausting- expect bulk paperwork…

• United School Tokyo Japan 9/7 evaluation 2
Growing, community-minded school that focuses on supporting each student through hands on, enquiry based learning…

• Mahidol University International Demonstration School Thailand 9/7 evaluation 4 Rubric Only

• ACG School Jakarta Indonesia 9/6 evaluation 5
Very small classes and the children are lovely; however, you need to be a seasoned vet at working with ESL/SEN kids…

• British International School Ukraine 9/6 evaluation 25
The school cuts costs everywhere – few if any resources for departments, cheap food for students, outdated and broken IT…

• European International School Vietnam 9/6 evaluation 4 Rubric Only

• British International School Budapest Hungary 9/5 evaluation 5
This once genuinely happy, family-like community has had its soul torn from it…

• Mahidol University International Demonstration School Thailand 9/5 evaluation 3
The curriculum was still in the experimental phase when I taught there, as the school was brand new and teacher turnover was high…

• Greengates School Mexico 9/5 evaluation 30
Letter from the Headmaster about being tardy…

• Overseas Family School Singapore 9/4 evaluation 17
The glory days are gone and the school seems to be accepting its place at the low end of the middle tier in Singapore…

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 9/4 evaluation 22
There is no direction offered by the administration and what ever IB program that should be in place is dysfunctional and is not empirically sound…

• Beijing World Youth Academy China 9/1 evaluation 12
As a certified teacher, also with MANY years teaching experience, I’m embarrassed to have to include this “school” on my CV…

• Riverside School Czech Republic 9/1 evaluation 8
Professional development is not encouraged and requests are ignored. Teacher appraisals may or may not happen. Teacher morale is low…

• American School of the Hague Netherlands 9/1 evaluation 8
The school is mostly paid for by companies so parent and teacher input are not valued…

 

Director & Principal Reports

• Chris Andre 9/29 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Azerbaijan

• Stephen Caskie 9/29 (Principal Report 2)
International School Azerbaijan

• Bryan Manditsch 9/29 (Principal Report 7)
International School Vietnam Hanoi

• Jaime Comandari 9/28 (Director Report 2)
Colegio Decroly Americano Guatemala

• Monica de Dios 9/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Decroly Americano Guatemala

• Catherine Erpen 9/27 (Director Report 3)
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Alister Bartholomew 9/26 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Craig Halsall 9/26 (Director Report 2)
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan

• Joseph Castellejo 9/25 (Principal Report 3)
Nile Valley School Sudan

• Robert Clarence 9/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
United World College Changshu China

• Shaun Pender 9/21 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Zakho British International School Kurdistan

• Richard Fluit 9/20 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Renaissance International School Vietnam

• John Kenny 9/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Malvern College Qingdao China

• Elsa Donahue 9/19 (Principal Report 2)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• Philippe Caron 9/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American Cooperative School Tunis Tunisia

• Natasha Dytham 9/18 (Principal Report 3)
United School Tokyo Japan

• Kim Neeta Sahi 9/18 (Principal Report 6)
Shanghai United International School China

• Simon Herbert 9/18 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Dulwich College Beijing China

• Jessamine Koenig 9/15 (Principal Report 2)
Shanghai Community International School China

• Kim Neeta Sahi 9/15 (Principal Report 5)
Shanghai United International School China

• Jeff Smith 9/15 (Principal Report 4)
International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• Jessamine Koenig 9/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community International School China

• Jeff Stubbs 9/14 (Director Report 7)
Shanghai Community International School China

• Colin Webster 9/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Asmara International Community School Eritrea

• Kim Neeta Sahi 9/13 (Principal Report 4)
Shanghai United International School China

• Michael Chapman 9/13 (Director Report 2)
Colegio Anglo Colombiano Colombia

• Debra Giles 9/13 (Director Report 3)
American School Asuncion Paraguay

• Emmanuel Lacoste 9/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Mallorca Spain

• Alexander Walker 9/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Mallorca Spain

• Shary Lyssy Marshall 9/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Walworth Barbar American International School Israel

• Mike Downs 9/11 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Walworth Barbar American International School Israel

• Tom Burton 9/8 (Principal Report 2)
International School Azerbaijan

• Natasha Dytham 9/8 (Principal Report 2)
United School Tokyo Japan

• Lori Marek 9/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago

• Alec Jiggins 9/5 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British School Quito Ecuador

• Richard Dyer 9/5 (Principal Report 4)
British International School Budapest Hungary

• Blair Lee 9/5 (Principal Report 2)
Seoul Foreign School Korea

• Theron Mott 9/4 (Director Report 3)
Shanghai American School Puxi China

• Giles Pruitt 9/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Carolyn Mason Parker 9/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
GEMS International School Al Khail UAE

• Katherine Brewer 9/1 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community Int’l School China

• Ydo Jousma 9/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Eerde Netherlands

• Elsa Donahue 9/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• Farhana Bari 9/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

 

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