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New School Reviews

• Canggu Community School Bali Indonesia 9/28 review 6
I found the experience a valuable step in the right direction… [503 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 9/28 review 19
I arrived at the school and almost no help was given… [49 words]

• Australian International School Hong Kong 9/27 First time reviewed on ISR [431 words]

• Riverside School Czech Republic 9/27 review 11
Set up with loads of ineffective layers of hierarchy… [442 words]

• Jeddah Private International School Saudi Arabia 9/27 review 2
Grades were adjusted upwards to ridiculous levels… [403 words]

• International School Ruhr Germany 9/27 review 6
Has a lot of potential, the management however doesn’t… [326 words]

• British International School Cairo Egypt 9/26 review 23
BISC and Cairo have surpassed all my expectations… [40 words]

• British International School Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 9/26 review 11
It’s not perfect, but it does it’s best to be… [461 words]

• American Overseas School Rome Italy 9/26 review 4
A number of changes have been made & not in favor of teachers… [172 words]

• Raha International School UAE 9/26 review 2
I couldn’t agree more with the previous review… [8 words]

• Oakley College Spain 9/25 First time reviewed on ISR [426 words]

• British School Manila Philippines 9/25 review 7
A great place to work & good savings potential too… [183 words]

• Seoul Foreign School Korea 9/25 review 14
In its 100+ years of amazing history, the school’s seen better days… [184 words]

• Strothoff International School Germany 9/24 review 2
I find Strothoff to be a breath of fresh air… [276 words]

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 9/24 review 20
BIBS Kunming was the worst place I have ever worked… [1,137 words]

• Renaissance International School Vietnam 9/24 review 23
The High School deserves a more student-friendly leader… [95 words]

• Shanghai Community International School China 9/21 review 44
SCIS was a great school when I arrived… [370 words]

• American School Warsaw Poland 9/21 review 12
Warsaw is an easy city, how much are you willing to endure at school?… [1,080 words]

• ISA International School Guangzhou China 9/21 review 8
Do your best with little support & resources… [78 words]

• Strothoff International School Germany 9/20 First time reviewed on ISR [268 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 9/20 review 10
The word which best describes the contract is “vague”… [1,157 words]

• Seoul Foreign School Korea 9/20 review 13
Loss of direction & the school’s good name in recent years… [255 words]

• Beijing International Bilingual Academy China 9/20 review 24
New teachers are given very little support from the school… [534 words]

• Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 9/19 review 8
Cameras were installed in all classrooms… [693 words]

• International School Panama 9/19 review 11
Cost of living is higher than would be expected… [675 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 9/19 review 13
I feel the school has progressively become less well run… [361 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 9/19 review 14
So much happier since I left… [286 words]

• Renaissance International School Vietnam 9/18 review 22
Slowly the school has gone from regular to good… [111 words]

• Gulf English School Kuwait 9/18 review 41
The school is overcrowded, and staff turnover is very high… [553 words]

• International School Panama 9/18 review 10
Facilities are nice and resources are usually available… [150 words]

• Al Ain English Speaking School UAE 9/17 review 7
No tuition for children / flights for spouse… [250 words]

• Regent School Abuja Nigeria 9/17 review 2
There are probably worse schools, I’ve yet to come across one… [104 words]

• Australian International School Sharjah UAE 9/17 review 13
I had an interview with the school in January 2018… [247 words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 9/14 review 8
A month into the school year & has fired its first teacher… [123 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 9/14 review 11
The school is only international because its teachers are… [514 words]

• Albanian College Tirana Albania 9/14 review 12
No resources to teach reading in the lower primary grades… [755 words]

• Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 9/14 review 7
The school is reactionary at best; never proactive.. [1,684 words]

• British School Warsaw Poland 9/14 review 6
Overcrowded, under-resourced classrooms… [203 words]

• Nido de Aguilas International School Chile 9/13 review 10
What your package is now may not be what it is in two years… [523 words]

• American Academy Casablanca Morocco 9/13 review 20
The behavior of the kids is awful… [590 words]

• Qatar Academy Al Wakra Qatar 9/13 review 8
Arrive with 2 buckets, 1 for money & 1 for B.S., leave when 1 is full… [1,886 words]

• British School Nanjing China 9/13 review 10
Frustration & lack of job satisfaction will kick in around October… [230 words]

• International Community School Jordan 9/13 review 12
School is gaining more & more poorly behaved students… [711 words]

• Regent School Abuja Nigeria 9/12 First time reviewed on ISR [400 words]

• Markham College Peru 9/12 review 3
Management supports innovative strategies & promotes PD… [292 words]

• Greengates School Mexico 9/12 review 33
There was the usual large turnover of teaching staff… [69 words]

• British School Bahrain 9/12 review 27
Offered a job and they seemed shocked when I turned it down… [289 words]

• International School Boston USA 9/11 First time reviewed on ISR [178 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 9/11 review 11
Your experience will largely depend on what section you work in… [683 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 9/11 review 12
Not a pleasant place to work… [49 words]

• Kammer International Bilingual School Germany 9/11 review 2
Germany itself is great!… but I will never return to KIBS… [423 words]

• Raha International School UAE 9/10 First time reviewed on ISR [688 words]

• Emirates National School Abu Dhabi UAE 9/10 review 29
The kids run wild & there’s no support from management… [175 words]

• Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) UAE 9/10 review 39
My department had no new resources in four years… [93 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 9/10 review 45
Verbal and written warnings are handed out for minor issues… [470 words]

• Green Oasis School China 9/10 review 3
Green Oasis does obey all Chinese Labor Laws… [292 words]

• Dipont Education China 9/7 review 26
Resources are woefully inadequate or non-existent… [5,076 words]

• Modern English School Egypt 9/7 review 30
At MES, teaching students was sadly the last thing on my mind… [557 words]

• International School Kazan Russia 9/7 review 6
A lot of potential, but it is definitely not living up to it… [785 words]

• American School Bombay India 9/7 review 20
We’re proud of ASB and thankful for the opportunity… [196 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 9/7 review 10
BSB as a school is not progressing in the right direction… [343 words]

• Nesibe Aydin Turkey 9/6 First time reviewed on ISR [1,209 words]

• International School Panama 9/6 review 9
Work environment is competitive instead of collaborative… [379 words]

• Green Oasis School China 9/5 review 2
Children’s welfare & academic interests are at the center… [881 words]

• Colegio Decroly Americano Guatemala 9/5 review 4
A drive-through with an order of super-sized mediocrity… [379 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 9/5 review 9
Student numbers are decreasing at an alarming rate… [371 words]

• Forsan British School Egypt 9/4 First time reviewed on ISR [200 words]

• St. George’s British School Spain 9/4 review 4
Well run & the kids were a very nice bunch to teach… [625 words]

• American Embassy School India 9/4 review 12
I’ve seen AES change negatively, particularly in the past year… [719 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Clare Johnstone 9/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Stamford American International School Singapore

• William Vue 9/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Awsaj Academy Qatar

• Peter Hogan 9/28 (Principal Report 3)
Regent’s School Bangkok Thailand

• Connie Falk 9/27 (Principal Report 2)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Doruk Gurkan 9/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Shanghai Singapore International School China

• Billie Leong 9/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Shanghai Singapore International School China

• Vickie Swann 9/25 (Principal Report 4)
International School Panama

• Rachel MacKinnon 9/25 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Albanian College Durres Albania

• Nonie Adams 9/24 (Principal Report 2)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Rob Khan 9/24 (Principal Report 2)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Theodore “TJ” Coburn 9/24 (Director Report 6)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Elizabeth Gale 9/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Shanghai Community International School China

• MaryKay Gudkova 9/21 (Principal Report 2)
Singapore International School (Kinderworld) Vietnam

• Luis Ramirez 9/21 (Principal Report 2)
American Pacific International School Thailand

• Zhang Lihua 9/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Maple Leaf International School Ordos China

• Gregory Rayl 9/20 (Director Report 14)
American International School Lagos Nigeria

• Vickie Swann 9/19 (Principal Report 3)
International School Panama

• Barry DeQuanne 9/19 (Director Report 2)
International School of Zug & Lucerne Switzerland

• Michael Drennan 9/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

European Azerbaijan School Azerbaijan

• James Cooke 9/18 (Principal Report 5)
Paragon Private and International School Malaysia

• Andy Dailey 9/18 (Director Report 7)
Albanian College Tirana Albania

• Iain Colledge 9/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Raha International School UAE

• Karen Dunmire 9/17 (Principal Report 2)
American Embassy School India

• Theodore “TJ” Coburn 9/17 (Director Report 5)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Erica Davis 9/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Wuhan Ulink College of China Optics Valley China

• Nonie Adams 9/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Alex Bennett 9/10 (Director Report 3)
International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand

• Richard Thornhill 9/7 (Principal Report 4)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Vickie Swann 9/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Panama

• Vickie Swann 9/6 (Principal Report 2)
International School Panama

• Richard Thornhill 9/5 (Principal Report 3)
British School Beijing Shunyi China

• Jane Ostrander 9/5 (Principal Report 2)
Vision International School Qatar

• Paul Johnson 9/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American Embassy School India

• Erik Hoekstra 9/4 (Director Report 3)
Sekolah Ciputra Indonesia

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