June Additions To ISR

Full List of Reviewed Schools
May 2021

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New School Reviews

• American International School Bolivia 6/17
First time reviewed on ISR [153 words]

• Tianjiabing International School China 6/17
First time reviewed on ISR [158 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 6/17 review 27
Being at Kaiwen is exhausting. You’re always looking over your shoulder… [932 words]

• The Codrington School Barbados 6/16 review 10
Lacks support programs like organized sports, qualified counselors, etc… [280 words]

• Qingdao #1 International School Shandong China 6/16 review 15
I’d like to highlight the positive my time there, which is the community… [537 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 6/16 review 35
Described as TOXIC in many reviews, this is not an under-statement… [603 words]

• Vietnam Australia International School Vietnam 6/16 review 12
They put staff at risk & guess what, loads of staff got COVID… [256 words]

• Leman International School China 6/15 review 7
It’s a ‘fine’ school but unfortunately, I would not recommend it… [958 words]

• Kaiwen Academy Haidian China 6/15 review 21
Pay is fine, but they’ll work you to death, many weekends & extra duties… [226 words]

• American Schools Angola 6/15 review 14
Will teach you how cut-throat an owner & director can be… [246 words]

• Saigon South International School Vietnam 6/14 review 9
Another summer stuck in Vietnam for the majority of staff… [439 words]

• Istanbul International Community School Turkey 6/14 review 21
Don’t stay at a school you can’t trust… [161 words]

• British International School Ukraine 6/14 review 66
I can’t believe the outrageous lies I’m reading about this school… [346 words]

• International English School Castellon Spain 6/11 review 4
The salary is woeful and pay rises have not materialized since I arrived… [327 words]

• International School Lausanne Switzerland 6/11 review 5
An excellent school. Spent 8 fantastic years here… [114 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 6/11 review 4
Haven’t been given the opportunity to express concerns about management… [434 words]

• St. George International School Bulgaria 6/10 review 3
I need to disagree with many of the previous comments… [476 words]

• International School Brunei Darussalam 6/10 review 24
Stumbles along, staff departing prematurely & temporary fixes… [1,301 words]

• Uptown Primary and High School UAE 6/10 review 9
When teachers leave, they are not replaced… [209 words]

• Concordia International School Hanoi Vietnam 6/10 review 8
I feel that this school is wonderful & I am grateful to be here… [315 words]

• Utahloy International School Guangzhou China 6/9 review 28
Manner in which they conducted themselves was dishonest & unprofessional… [283 words]

• Cambridge International School Russia 6/9 review 17
Essentially ESL schools with little or no ESL provision… [1,023 words]

• Leman International School China 6/9 review 6
Read & very seriously consider all the comments in the recent reviews… [421 words]

• RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China 6/9 review 4
You get no respect, your rights, welfare and your health don’t matter… [336 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 6/8 review 32
I’m ashamed to call the school’s leadership team my colleagues… [231 words]

• Utahloy International School Guangzhou China 6/8 review 27
I find that the work life balance is quite good… [243 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 6/8 review 36
I wasn’t going to engage in this forum, I felt I had no choice… [467 words]

• Alabuga International School Russia 6/8 review 3
A very frustrating & negative career move… [111 words]

• Bromsgrove International School Thailand 6/8 review 34
Much further from Bangkok than the owners would have you believe… [158 words]

• Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey 6/7 review 28
There were no real steps made to connect with or engage teachers… [437 words]

• Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 6/7 review 18
School is “managed” on a them and us basis… [178 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 6/7 review 27
It is nothing but a school of bells and whistles and of little substance… [255 words]

• Children’s International School Nigeria 6/7 review 3
The curriculum is well structured and is constantly reviewed… [300 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 6/4 review 12
Teachers worked hard to overcome lots of changes over the past few years… [245 words]

• Nishimachi International School Japan 6/4 review 12
The climate has changed drastically under the new administration… [441 words]

• St. George International School Bulgaria 6/4 review 2
Teachers are let go without warning or intervention to improve… [134 words]

• Regent British School Egypt 6/3
First time reviewed on ISR [166 words]

• Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 6/3 review 26
Could be far better but seems stuck in a quagmire of mediocrity… [258 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 6/3 review 22
Stress at school is overwhelming & workload excessive… [268 words]

• International School Egypt 6/2 review 6
Administration goes through upheavals every 2 or 3 years… [148 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 6/2 review 35
It isn’t perfect but new heads have done their best in difficult circumstances… [140 words]

• Kaiwen Academy Haidian China 6/2 review 20
They will treat you like an object which they have purchased… [461 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 6/1 review 34
There’s significant ‘churn’ in int’l schools, but the turnover is ridiculous… [1,146 words]

• Concordia International School Hanoi Vietnam 6/1 review 7
Decisions are made that favor a minority… [434 words]

• New Cairo British International School Egypt 6/1 review 31
Face to face all year despite many cases of COVID amongst staff & students… [288 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Emma Scott 6/17 (Principal Report 2)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• James Craig 6/17 (Principal Report 9)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Andrew Leale 6/17 (Principal Report 10)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Andrew Leale 6/17 (Director Report 9)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Gain Clark 6/16 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Penang Malaysia

• Ruth Sanderson 6/15 (Principal Report 3)
Doha College Qatar

• Tracy Connor 6/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Leman International School Chengdu China

• Michele Lajoie 6/14 (Principal Report 2)
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Saima Rana 6/11 (Director Report 33)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Michele Lajoie 6/10 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Rachel Dent 6/10 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Harrow International School Beijing China

• Lily Chua 6/10 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China

• Brandon Rogers 6/9 (Principal Report 2)
American International School Egypt

• Martin Kanghua Li 6/9 (Director Report 4)
Times College China

• Jon Schatzky 6/9 (Director Report 2)
Canadian Academy Japan

• Monica Berto 6/8 (Principal Report 2)
Gulf English School Kuwait

• Kevin Skeoch 6/8 (Director Report 4)
Dwight School Seoul Korea

• Dawid Bochen 6/7 (Principal Report 5)
Beanstalk International Bilingual School China

• Sarah Donaldson 6/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Curitiba Brazil

• William Vanbergen 6/4 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Wycombe Abbey International School

• Terry Hamilton 6/4 (Director Report 3)
Hanoi International School Vietnam

• Todd Brink 6/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Dongguan China

• David Griffiths 6/3 (Principal Report 2)
Wycombe Abbey International School China

• Mervat Fahmy 6/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
New Cairo British International School Egypt

• Stephanie Kattera 6/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Egypt

• Tony Cartmel 6/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Brett Warfield 6/2 (Principal Report 2)
MEF International School Izmir Turkey

• Brian Manditsch 6/1 (Principal Report 10)
International School Vietnam

• Lillian Zhao 6/1 (Principal Report 2)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Christine Xu 6/1 (Director Report 6)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

Full List of Reviewed Schools
May 2021