April Additions To ISR

Full List of Reviewed Schools
March 2017

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New School Reviews

• British International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 4/28 evaluation 11
Many of the teachers live on the school compound which means that professional lines of conduct are often crossed. Don’t expect confidentiality…

• Horizon International School Myanmar 4/28 evaluation 9
Horizon recently discontinued contracts for all international staff that were not white skinned/fair featured…

• Kingdom Schools Saudi Arabia 4/27 evaluation 2
In short – the school is a circus and the head clown is the operation manager…

• Bangkok Preparatory International School Thailand 4/27 evaluation 3
Not the worst school- just the management is poor and several staff have left mid contract…

• Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 4/26 evaluation 23
Despite the Apple technology and token courses, the overall treatment of staff is appalling and unquestionably reprehensible…

• Qingdao Int’l Foreign Language School China 4/25 First time reviewed on ISR

• Guangdong Country Garden School China 4/25 evaluation 20
Enthusiastic teachers who want to contribute positively are shut down and even threatened…

• Luanda International School Angola 4/25 evaluation 49
There are no open doors at LIS. Many staff members whisper ‘this is such a toxic environment’ and yet we all play the game of keeping quiet…

• Alice Smith School Malaysia 4/24 evaluation 7
This is a high performing school with a commensurate workload. If you are highly motivated you will enjoy your time here and be very well paid for it…

• American Cooperative School Tunisia 4/24 evaluation 25
Some of our best teachers have opted to leave over the last two years. This has to do with a number of issues…

• Al Sahwa School Oman 4/24 evaluation 19
Now that I know the reality of working here, I wish I had taken the reviews written on ISR more seriously…

• Sino Canada High School China 4/21 evaluation 2
Every year the contract is improving (improvements to health insurance and a technology stipend are scheduled for next year)…

• Okma International Academy Qingdao China 4/21 evaluation 3
Overall, the experience at the school was fairly negative, with a lot constantly promised and little delivered…

• Universal American School UAE 4/21 evaluation 19
Faculty don’t feel support from HS admin and morale is really low. No respect either way, from teachers or for teachers…

• American International School Vietnam 4/20 evaluation 19
Making and saving money is the main objective of the school. I wish I would have read ISR before agreeing to come here…

• Southern International School Hatyai Thailand 4/20 evaluation 4
I like working here, the Thai management are very fair and supportive. The one thing they hold above all others is honesty and integrity…

• Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 4/20 evaluation 15
I’ve listed 13 facts for you and trust you can draw your own logical conclusion about the kind of learning institution KISJ is…

• Riverside School Czech Republic 4/19 evaluation 3
The school is outdated and in need of some TLC. Resources are very limited and teachers are expected to come up with their own…

• Horizon International School Myanmar 4/19 evaluation 8
HIS has some great facilities compared to some other schools in Yangon. Their big weakness is in hiring unqualified teachers…

• Luanda International School Angola 4/19 evaluation 48
I advise future colleagues to come and work here if you want to get paid a high salary but don’t mind it arriving up to 8 months late…

• SABIS Int’l School of Choueifat Erbil Iraq 4/18 First time reviewed on ISR 

• Beijing International School BISS China 4/18 evaluation 8
If don’t feel guilty working in a school that charges families too much money for a mediocre education this might be the place for you…

• Nottingham British School Kuwait 4/18 evaluation 4
This school has definitely come a long way and has improved since its’ last review. Many of the issues of last year have been resolved…

• Tanglin Trust School Singapore 4/17 First time reviewed on ISR 

• Luanda International School Angola 4/17 evaluation 47
Teachers’ knowledge and practice of the PYP is quite impressive and the standard of teaching here is high…

• American Cooperative School Tunisia 4/17 evaluation 24
There is a feeling of a lack of safety and security here! The school was attacked and burnt down in 2012 by extremists…

• Christian Alliance Int’l School Hong Kong 4/14 First time reviewed on ISR

• Overseas Family School Singapore 4/14 evaluation 11
Before we were all terrified for our jobs, OFS was a great place to be a teacher…

• International School Estonia 4/14 evaluation 2
This is a school with loads of special education students…

• Gyeongnam International Foreign School Korea 4/13 evaluation 16
This little school has the potential to be really amazing someday. It is still building…

• Rasami British International School Thailand 4/13 evaluation 6
The school administration, faculty and staff are patient, kind and respectful…

• Saint Paul American School Philippines 4/13 evaluation 4
An okay school to work at overall. Not perfect and, like every school, it’s got its problems…

• Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 4/12 evaluation 22
I maintain that Jeddah has been good to me, it helped me achieve my personal goals and in the process also develop professionally…

• Dayspring Study Centre South Africa 4/12 evaluation 2
The teaching staff comprises ten personnel at present, of which three are currently involved in distance learning to complete their teacher qualification…

• Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 4/12 evaluation 12 Rubric Only

• Dasman Bilingual School Kuwait 4/11 evaluation 55
The students at the school are quite smart but they have a lot of behavioral issues that the admin will not help you with…

• Luanda International School Angola 4/11 evaluation 46
There are some realities of LIS that needs to be highlighted and identified. Please read on if you are thinking of coming to this school…

• International School Beijing-Shunyi China 4/10 evaluation 12
ISB may be a good place to work for a short period of time, 2 years or so, however it is a hard place to live beyond the 2 year mark…

• Shanghai Community International School China 4/10 evaluation 37
The school expects its teachers to honor contacts fully, however, the school does not…

• Tokyo International School Japan 4/7 evaluation 9
All in all TIS is an excellent place to work. It is a professional, fun and happy place…

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 4/7 evaluation 16
It seems as though the school has gone from bad to worse…

• Beijing National Day School China 4/7 evaluation 6
There is an undercurrent of distrust between Chinese and international faculty…

• Think Global School Various Locations 4/6 First time reviewed on ISR

• Majuro Cooperative School Marshall Islands 4/6 evaluation 2
A special place in a beautiful setting, though resources are slim, there are delightful students and families…

• British School Kathmandu Nepal 4/5 evaluation 12
This place is best for young singles who are happy to rough it, play hard and work…

• Edison International Academy Qatar 4/5 evaluation 12
The school surprised the teachers with a petting zoo. Great idea right? Not exactly…

• Bloomsbury School Thailand 4/5 evaluation 2
I believe that the owners and management are extremely deceitful and cannot be trusted…

• Doha English Speaking School Qatar 4/4 evaluation 4
I have worked all over the place and honestly feel like I have struck gold…

• Overseas Family School Singapore 4/4 evaluation 10
A dozen or so teachers were fired on Friday. They will finish out the school year and their contracts are terminated…

• American School Vietnam 4/3 evaluation 20
For teachers with ethics and professionalism, this school will probably not be survivable or you will barely make it…

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 4/3 evaluation 13
I am currently completing my first year at this school and have to say it has been a great experience…

• Brent International Schools Philippines 4/3 evaluation 6
My years here were mostly positive but the school is on a downward curve as it has changed from a non-profit to a fully fledged business…

• American Embassy School New Delhi India 4/3 evaluation 10
AES is a fantastic and outstanding school! Though the school went through many problems this year the atmosphere has been improved…

Director & Principal Reports

• Jeffery Jones 4/28 (Principal Report 3)
K International School Tokyo Japan

• Anne Crylen 4/28 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Hong Qiao International School China

• David Walsh 4/27 (Director Report 3)
Shanghai United International School China

• Nigel Wilsonlock 4/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Bangkok Preparatory International School Thailand

• Gregory Lewis 4/26 (Principal Report 2)
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia

• Yasmin Suliman 4/26 (Principal Report 3)
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia

• Elham Al Fadli 4/26 (Director Report 3)
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia

• Jenny Evans 4/25 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Riverside School Czech Republic

Kim Dodd 4/24 (Principal Report 5)
Al Sahwa Schools Oman

• Lee Koran 4/21 (Principal Report 3)
Canadian International School Japan

• Jeffrey Quackenbush & Yuan Ying 4/21 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Yew Wah School Shanghai China

• Ole Bernard Sealey 4/20 (Principal Report 2)
Universal American School UAE

• Lee Koran 4/20 (Principal Report 2)
Canadian International School Japan

• Mike Belkin 4/19 (Principal Report 3)
Ivy Collegiate Academy Taiwan

• Connie Falk 4/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Riverside School Czech Republic

• Martyn Smith 4/18 (Principal Report 4)
The Regent’s School Bangkok Thailand

• Carol Larkin 4/17 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR 

Renaissance College Hong Kong

• Zakariya Palsha 4/14 (Director Report 3)
Fawzia Sultan International School Kuwait

• Leo MacArdle 4/11 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Dipont Education China

• George Piacentini 4/11 (Director Report 7)
Ihsan Dogrimaci Bilkent Erbil College Iraq

• Al Falk 4/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Riverside School Czech Republic

• Janice Dennis 4/10 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kuwait Bilingual School Kuwait

• David Walsh 4/7 (Principal Report 2)
Shanghai United International School China

• Felix Lee 4/7 (Director Report 4)
Matrix Global School Malaysia

• Fawzya Hirji 4/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Dar es Salaam International Academy Tanzania

• Markus Baloun 4/6 (Principal Report 2)
North Jakarta International School Indonesia

• Hussein Modak 4/5 (Principal Report 2)
Al Khor International School Qatar

• Nicolaas Mostert 4/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Carol Morgan School Dominican Republic

• Ellen Stern 4/3 (Director Report 4)
American Embassy School New Delhi India

Full List of Reviewed Schools
March 2017