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New School Reviews

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 9/30 review 21
Used to be good here, now it’s become a nightmare… [373 words]

• Western International School Shanghai China 9/30 review 7
Student community is the most diverse that I’ve worked with… [292 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 9/30 review 12
So far, I like this school, but it’s not for everyone… [481 words]

• Swiss International School Qatar 9/27 review 3
One of the best & nicest schools I have worked for… [868 words]

• Dukhan English School Doha Qatar 9/27 review 18
Hear what happened to me before considering taking a role here… [234 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 9/27 review 14
The things I saw were truly horrific… [418 words]

• Newton College Peru 9/27 review 3
Wants to be an IB school but hamstrung by Peruvian Ministry… [88 words]

• Pegasus California School China 9/26 First time reviewed on ISR [595 words]

• Yew Chung International School Shanghai China 9/25 review 39
State-of-the-art resources with ample budget… [406 words]

• Affiliated HS South China Normal University China 9/25 review 3
A pleasing work-life balance… [474 words]

• Manor Hall International School UAE 9/24 review 2
Organized & well structured, which prevents last-minute decisions… [259 words]

• Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan 9/24 review 8
Financial & organizational pressure to get student numbers up… [102 words]

• British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 9/24 review 18
Good for savings, but you’ll get no joy from the work environment… [188 words]

• International School the Hague Netherlands 9/23 review 6
Wouldn’t discourage anyone, but be aware of the shortcomings… [774 words]

• BASIS International School Shenzhen China 9/23 review 10
Relies on worksheets, homework & teacher directed instruction… [1,200 words]

• Walworth Barbour American International School Israel 9/23 review 18
AIS is again a healthy work environment… [47 words]

• Canadian Academy Japan 9/23 review 2
Changed to a 9 day schedule and it is a mess… [101 words]

• British School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 9/20 review 8
You’ll love the place if you’re happy to listen to broken promises… [1,164 words]

• British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 9/20 review 17
Life’s what you make it in Jeddah… [121 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 9/20 review 41
School lives on its past reputation… [150 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 9/20 review 18
This is an ex-Soviet country and the mentality is different… [373 words]

• Nanwai King’s College School China 9/19 First time reviewed on ISR [652 words]

• Hangzhou Victoria Kindergarten China 9/19 First time reviewed on ISR [509 words]

• Bishkek International School Kyrgyzstan 9/18 First time reviewed on ISR [730 words]

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 9/18 review 25
It honestly just seems easier to leave & cut my losses… [333 words]

• VinSchool Vietnam 9/17 First time reviewed on ISR [727 words]

• HD Schools Ningbo China 9/17 review 3
The school fires people left and right… [218 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 9/17 review 17
Loved this school but HR were hopeless & Kazakhstan was harsh… [317 words]

• United World College East Africa Tanzania 9/16 First time reviewed on ISR [400 words]

• Albanian College Durres Albania 9/16 review 35
A beautiful country & ACD has a lot of potential… [1,269 words]

• Kang Chiao International School China 9/16 review 11
The students were the most positive part of my experience… [1,156 words]

• Al Sahwa Schools Oman 9/16 review 27
Working in such sad place not worth a sacrifice… [389 words]

• Manor Hall International School UAE 9/13 First time reviewed on ISR [207 words]

• Tenby Schools Ipoh Malaysia 9/13 review 5
A nice school for a family, but… [337 words]

• Shenzhen American International School China 9/13 review 6
SAIS is NOT providing students with 21st century skills… [822 words]

• International School Ikast-Brande Denmark 9/13 review 2
I cannot express how much I love working at this school… [1,281 words]

• Rio International School Brazil 9/13 review 7
Every day there’s some injustice facing the teachers or students… [443 words]

• H-International School Treviso Italy 9/12 review 2
We’re pretending to be a wonderful school… [1,086 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 9/12 review 15
Not child-friendly or conducive for learning… [248 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 9/12 review 40
Workload, teaching facilities & resources set you up to fail… [482 words]

• International School Monterey USA 9/12 review 4
Things you need to know before you accept a job at ISM… [439 words]

• British School Bahrain 9/12 review 36
In many ways it is a bank with a very small playground… [1,299 words]

• American School Hong Kong 9/12 review 2
Package is mediocre, not terrible, but not even close to the top… [313 words]

• Nansha College Preparatory Academy China 9/11 review 12
I am a much better teacher now than when I started this job… [295 words]

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 9/11 review 24
The purpose-built school has room for expansion… [248 words]

• Raha International School UAE 9/11 review 8
Absolutely disgusting place to work… [212 words]

• Tsinglan School China 9/11 review 5
Could have been a fantastic place to work, but… [56 words]

• International Academy Amman Jordan 9/10 review 35
The school is beautiful; facilities are state of the art… [176 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 9/10 review 26
Education is overall good and the students are lovely… [424 words]

• Mingdao High School Taiwan 9/10 review 3
Admin don’t micro manage & there are very few observations… [542 words]

• United Nations International School USA 9/9 First time reviewed on ISR [177 words]

• International School Tanganyika Tanzania 9/9 review 14
If you want adventure & a little bit of danger, you’ll probably like it… [526 words]

• HeadStart International School Thailand 9/9 review 3
I highly encourage anyone to come & work here… [1,176 words]

• Kampala International School Uganda 9/9 review 11
All teachers & staff get checked at the gate like we carry bombs… [949 words]

• Institut auf dem Rosenberg Switzerland 9/6 First time reviewed on ISR [957 words]

• Barstow School Knowledge Link Ningbo China 9/6 First time reviewed on ISR [424 words]

• Shrewsbury International School Thailand 9/6 review 3
Student numbers have put huge pressure on the infrastructure… [488 words]

• American Schools Angola 9/6 review 6
Students just do online courses, mainly of multiple choice prompts… [279 words]

• Amnuay Silpa Bilingual School Thailand 9/6 review 6
It was a great opportunity for personal development… [404 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 9/6 review 14
The school is just streaks ahead of my previous places… [142 words]

• Vision International School Qatar 9/5 review 24
My advice is get the minimal experience and move on… [612 words]

• Swiss International Scientific School Dubai UAE 9/5 review 2
Huge potential – but you won’t be paid very well… [216 words]

• Nova International School Macedonia 9/5 review 6
Has pretty high turnover of foreign staff… [2,442 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 9/5 review 24
I think the school is doing an incredible job… [444 words]

• British International School Ukraine 9/4 review 35
There is no advocacy between teachers & management… [308 words]

• Brookes Moscow Russia 9/4 review 7
Glad to be out of there… [438 words]

• American International School Abu Dhabi UAE 9/4 review 22
There is no consistency or fairness on how you will be treated… [589 words]

• Tsukuba International School Japan 9/4 review 6
The first review touched a nerve… [155 words]

• Berkeley International School Thailand 9/3 review 18
Massive gossip mill, the school felt like the movie Mean Girls… [713 words]

• American International School Hong Kong 9/3 review 12
Physical condition is atrocious; campus is literally falling apart… [498 words]

• American School Guatemala 9/3 review 19
Chaotic due to construction & transitions done over the summer… [496 words]

• SMIC Private School Shanghai China 9/3 review 12
Still experiencing growing pains, including wavering vision… [85 words]

• HeadStart International School Thailand 9/2 review 2
Why do people stay – simple – the location… [801 words]

• American Baccalaureate School Kuwait 9/2 review 30
I was an illegal immigrant despite having all paperwork in place… [253 words]

• Escuela Campo Alegre Venezuela 9/2 review 13
Venezuelan situation is too often thrown out as an excuse… [114 words]

• Metropolitan International School Egypt 9/2 review 3
I found the first review of Metropolitan School so absurd… [435 words]

• Nova International School Macedonia 9/2 review 5
Evaluations need to be made transparent & open… [480 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Pelham Roberts 9/30 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
United World College Changshu China

• Chad Fairey 9/30 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

United Nations International School USA

• Michael Lee 9/27 (Principal Report 2)
Overseas Family School Singapore

• Mark Hardeman 9/27 (Director Report 4)
International School Tanganyika Tanzania

• David Long 9/26 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Pegasus California School China

• Eric Chicas 9/26 (Principal Report 2)
Colegio Internacional de Carabobo Venezuela

• Yazmin Estrella 9/26 (Director Report 2)
MC School Dominican Republic

• James Morris 9/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Shanghai United International School China

• Michael Allen 9/25 (Principal Report 3)
Shanghai American School Puxi China

• Andy O’Hara 9/24 (Principal Report 3)
Brent International Schools Philippines

• Rex Geissler 9/23 (Principal Report 3)
British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia

• Richard Tangye 9/20 (Director Report 4)
St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Stephen Razidlo 9/20 (Director Report 2)
American International School Vienna

• Evelyn Hargett Galan 9/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

MEF International School Istanbul Turkey

• Sharon Canadine 9/18 (Director Report 9)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Dave Krocker 9/18 (Principal Report 4)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Thomas Van Der Wielen 9/17 (Principal Report 6)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Linda Morrison 9/16 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Egypt – West Campus

• Earl Chamberlin 9/16 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia

• Bradley Bell 9/16 (Director Report 2)
American School Yaounde Cameroon

• Dawid Bochen 9/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Beijing International School BISS China

• Tom Wilde 9/11 (Principal Report 2)
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan

• Alan Ripley 9/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British School Uruguay

• Dawn Lussier 9/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American School Foundation Guadalajara Mexico

• Eric Larson 9/10 (Director Report 3)
Leman International School Chengdu China

• Billie Leong 9/9 (Principal Report 3)
Shanghai Singapore International School China

• Eric Sands 9/5 (Director Report 9)
Stamford American International School

• Ryan Opp 9/5 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Emirates National School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Colin Brown 9/4 (Director Report 12)
International School Sosua Dominican Republic

• Charles Dormer 9/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Nilai International School Malaysia

• Richard Boerner 9/3 (Director Report 4)
Graded School Brazil

• Stuart Kent 9/3 (Principal Report 7)
Graded School Brazil

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