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Full List of Reviewed Schools
March 2020

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Reviews marked with the Red * contain information about the school or the admin’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New School Reviews

* Wycombe Abbey International School China 4/9 review 18 *
Communication was limited & ambiguous… [433 words]

• KAUST School Saudi Arabia 4/9 review 14
Life here is slow & spent on the compound… [523 words]

* Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 4/9 review 22 *
We are working hard, let us get on with it… [355 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 4/8 review 8
Staff feel spied on & private conversations listened to… [600 words]

• North Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia 4/8 review 9
I think the overall package is good. I would highly recommend… [309 words]

* British International School Ukraine 4/8 review 41 *
Teachers are disposable & viewed as a liability to profits… [465 words]

• GEMS Wellington School Qatar 4/7 First time reviewed on ISR [788 words]

* Lusaka International Community School Zambia 4/7 * First time reviewed on ISR [415 words]

* Malvern College Qingdao China 4/7 review 12 *
We are stranded back home & I now worry about… [833 words]

* Beijing City International School China 4/7 review 7 *
BCIS is a great place to work… [748 words]

• British International School Ukraine 4/6 review 40
Security & safety of teachers does not appear to be important… [416 words]

• Kajonkietsu International School Phuket Thailand 4/6 review 2
A Thai School, not an International School… [338 words]

• Enka Schools Turkey 4/6 review 19
The new health insurance could be better… [137 words]

* Shenzhen American International School China 4/6 review 14 *
SAIS has long had a toxic culture… [203 words]

• British International School Madinaty 4/3 review 5
Please do not wholly believe the words of the interviewers… [333 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 4/3 review 7
Rooms can be small, desks with wheels, slow laptops & internet… [229 words]

* British International School Ukraine 4/3 review 37 *
You have no autonomy or communication… [109 words]

* British International School Ukraine 4/3 review 38 *
Anything to keep the parents happy and the dollars in the bank… [369 words]

* British International School Ukraine 4/3 review 39 *
Live, online lessons from 9-4 for ALL STUDENTS, ages 3 to 18… [318 words]

• Bandung Independent School Indonesia 4/2 review 10
Teacher turnover has been a chronic problem… [66 words]

• CIS Armenia International School Armenia 4/2 review 6
Only a few years old & does lack some resources… [419 words]

* Ayeyarwaddy International School Myanmar 4/2 review 21 *
Healthcare in Myanmar is not great… [493 words]

* HD Schools Ningbo China 4/2 review 5 *
Contracts terminated & parents not informed of the actual reason… [73 words]

* Shanghai Singapore International School China 4/1 review 31 *
Review is to rate the school based on the Coronavirus situation… [433 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 4/1 review 32
Not free to be a professional & do the job you were hired to do… [678 words]

* BASIS International School Shenzhen China 4/1 review 12 *
Threatened to fire teachers for not returning by March 16th… [679 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Christopher Hayward 4/9 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Singapore

• Keryn Dowling 4/9 (Principal Report 3)
American International School Chennai India

• Dwayne Lehman 4/8 (Principal Report 5)
Noblesse International School Philippines

• Daniel Centeno 4/8 (Principal Report 3)
Oxford International College China

• Craig Lamshed 4/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

GEMS Wellington School Qatar

• Thomas Garside 4/7 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Lusaka International Community School Zambia

* Bruce Major 4/6 * (Principal Report 3)
First time reviewed on ISR
Collegiate American School UAE

• James Barrett 4/3 (Principal Report 3)
CIS Armenia International School Armenia

• Heidi Witt-Williams 4/2 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

British School Nanjing China

• Mark Reford 4/1 (Principal Report 3)
BASIS International School Shenzhen China

• Daniel Centeno 4/1 (Director Report 2)
Oxford International College China

Full List of Reviewed Schools
March 2020