October Additions To ISR

Full List of Reviewed Schools
September 2019

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New School Reviews

• Beijing International School BISS China 10/14 review 21
I experienced numerous violations of my contract agreement… [199 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 10/14 review 17
An absent HOS is not a good look… [94 words]

• Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong China 10/14 review 13
Staff leave in droves every year… [675 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 10/14 review 23
Very large classes & an extremely high staff turnover rate… [418 words]

• Amnuay Silpa Bilingual School Thailand 10/11 review 7
My experience was always positive & I was always supported… [334 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 10/11 review 19
Much needed changes were made to the upper school… [265 words]

• Shanghai Community International School China 10/11 review 48
Each time I get a little hope, I only end up more frustrated… [222 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 10/11 review 17
Teachers have to contribute a portion of their salary towards rent… [279 words]

• Al Shola American School UAE 10/11 review 4
There is absolutely nothing American about this school… [71 words]

• Atlanta International School USA 10/10 review 6
There’s no housing allowance & no free tuition for teacher’s kids… [519 words]

• Hiroshima International School Japan 10/10 review 5
With a stronger administration, I would be even happier… [387 words]

• SABIS International School of Choueifat Erbil Iraq 10/10 review 6
If a school has a bunch or rotten reviews, believe them… [619 words]

• Green Hills Academy Rwanda 10/9 review 2
I enjoyed my stay due to the hospitality & rich culture… [740 words]

• Branksome Hall Asia Korea 10/9 review 12
Teachers are sold a dream & leave feeling deceived… [1,534 words]

• Berkeley International School Thailand 10/9 review 19
Upward trajectory, will come with some hiccups along the way… [292 words]

• Ebica International School France 10/8 First time reviewed on ISR [364 words]

• Shanghai Singapore International School China 10/8 review 27
Everything about the school is average… [508 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 10/8 review 16
Once a good school has gone downhill over the years… [273 words]

• Japanese International School Vietnam 10/7 First time reviewed on ISR [338 words]

• American Overseas School Rome Italy 10/7 review 8
Pay’s insufficient & numerous breaches of contract have occurred… [731 words]

• Saigon South International School Vietnam 10/7 review 8
Leadership & management are generally dogmatic & inflexible… [641 words]

• Alexandria International Academy Egypt 10/4 review 4
My time at AIS was not pleasant, but I did enjoy the community… [1,226 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 10/4 review 22
Responding to a recent negative posting… [386 words]

• American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 10/4 review 9
70 hours a week just keeping afloat of the excessive workload… [306 words]

• American School in Japan 10/4 review 10
My experience has been one of isolation and boredom… [432 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 10/3 review 18
Epitome of what can go wrong with schools that are run for profit… [527 words]

• Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 10/3 review 25
Simply put, I think this place is no longer worth it… [1,078 words]

• Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park Malaysia 10/3 review 6
Ex-pat staff and principal retention is low… [167 words]

• Saigon South International Vietnam 10/2 review 7
Good school to be at the get to somewhere better… [260 words]

• Magic Years International School Thailand 10/2 review 6
Definitely on the up here & starting to improve… [411 words]

• Handong International School Korea 10/2 review 2
Really isn’t a bad place, but shouldn’t be compared with other IS… [238 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 10/1 review 26
There are some mysterious pedagogical policies in place… [235 words]

• MC School Dominican Republic 10/1 review 4
Overall my two years in the DR were fantastic… [1,293 words]

• Eaton International School Malaysia 10/1 review 5
I feel that the situation is getting better… [545 words]

• United Nations International School Vietnam 10/1 review 9
Before accepting a position here do your research… [777 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Elvis Tang 10/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Beijing International School BISS China

• Jim French 10/14 (Principal Report 2)
Korea International School Jeju Korea

• John Savage 10/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Hiroshima International School Japan

• Frank Galicia 10/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Kyiv International School Ukraine

• Elsa Donohue 10/10 (Director Report 10)
Vientiane International School Laos

• Monique Flickinger 10/9 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE

• Mark Reford 10/9 (Principal Report 2)
BASIS International School Shenzhen China

• Marta Krajnovic 10/8 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Western Academy Beijing China

• Thomas Van Der Wielen 10/8 (Principal Report 8)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Michael Callan 10/7 (Director Report 3)
American Overseas School Rome Italy

• Peter Round 10/7 (Director Report 5)
Khartoum International Community School Sudan

• Cliff Green 10/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Alexandria International Academy Egypt

• Rania El Sabban 10/4 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Alexandria International Academy Egypt

• Steven Geraghty 10/4 (Director Report 8)
Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE

• Joan Schumann 10/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Stamford American International School Singapore

• Howard Menand 10/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Qatar Academy Doha Qatar

• Connie Falk 10/2 (Director Report 5)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Thomas Van Der Wielen 10/2 (Principal Report 7)
International School Dhaka Bangladesh

• Diann Osterlund 10/1 (Principal Report 2)
American Overseas School Rome Italy 

Full List of Reviewed Schools
September 2019