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Academie de la Capitale Canada 2/28 First time reviewed on ISR 
Escao Internacional SOCIESC Purtugal 2/28 First time reviewed on ISR  
Baku Talents Education Complex Azerbaijan 2/28 evaluation 2 
When I logged in to write about my experience with the school, I was shocked to see the first review… 
Gulf English School Qatar 2/28 evaluation 34
The only problem I faced was racism from some members of staff…
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 2/28 evaluation 11 
We have lost a dozen or so teachers to firings, or teachers who volunteered to leave at the break…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 2/27 evaluation 33   
I feel like I am living in a very bad soap opera where the plot gets more and more ridiculous each week…
International School Turin Italy 2/27 evaluation 15
You must reapply for your job each year. This message is surely, if you speak out, then your job is…
Dave Brown 2/26 (report 3)
American School of Kuwait
Tomm Elliott 2/26 (report 4)
International School Turin Italy
British School Bahrain 2/26 First time reviewed on ISR
Baku Talents Education Complex Azerbaijan 2/26 First time reviewed on ISR  
Scott Crawford 2/25 (report 3)
Cedar International School British Virgin Islands
Xiwai International School China 2/25 First time reviewed on ISR
Sekolah Ciputra Indonesia 2/25 evaluation 7
Attractive campus but you share classrooms and they are depressing. Some do not have windows… 
Colegio Marymount Mexico 2/25 First time reviewed on ISR
American School Durango Mexico 2/25 evaluation 6
Director was a snake who made comments about my appearance, especially my body,The board fired him… 
Glen Radojkovich 2/24 (report 3)
Branksome Hall Asia, South Korea
Gerard MacMahon 2/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Khor International School Qatar
Branksome Hall Asia, Korea 2/24 evaluation 6
Those with negative attitudes have not lived abroad or had challenging experiences in international schools…
ACG International School Indonesia 2/24 evaluation 3
If the following describes you…
British School Caracas Venezuela 2/24 evaluation 2
I would not recommend this school or Caracas. It is unsafe, poorly paid & not great for PD…
North London Collegiate School Korea 2/24 evaluation 6 
Anything negative anyone says about the school must be because they’re looking for a holiday resort…
Austin Heights International School Malaysia 2/24 evaluation 3 
Currently there is one western teacher from the UK left…
Cambridge English School Hawalli Kuwait 2/24 evaluation 14 
The director pulls no punches…
Paul Hutton 2/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Canadian International School Vietnam
Maha Teema 2/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Maha Academy for Girls Qatar
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 2/21 evaluation 17
I had to stay at the airport for 3 hours before the HR came to pick me up. She blamed the driver…
St. Julian’s School Portugal 2/21 evaluation 3
This school strives for academic excellence…
Al Maha English Schools Girl’s Division Qatar 2/21 evaluation 6 
My reasons for leaving this year are different from the other posters…
American International School Kingston Jamaica 2/21 evaluation 10 
Very few African American teachers or admins. Predominantly “white” school especially at the top…
Singapore International School (Kinderworld) Vietnam 2/20 evaluation 12 
I had read the bad reviews, but figured I would be able to handle it….I was so wrong…
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 2/20 evaluation 13 
Positive movement toward a better reputation. Admin makes mistakes but well worth following & supporting…
Austin Heights International School Malaysia 2/20 evaluation 2 
Should be called Austin Heights Chinese School…
Brent International School Philippines 2/19 evaluation 3
Don’t be put off by Brent’s Christian reputation… 
St. Julian’s School Portugal 2/19 evaluation 2
This school strives for academic excellence…
Al Khor International School Qatar 2/19 evaluation 42
“No, no Captain,” came the Admiral’s reply, “they’re not drowning, but waving!”…  
International School London Qatar 2/18 evaluation 10
Tough going at start. I found primary staff to be supportive. Collaborative teaching environments encouraged…
St. John’s International School Belgium 2/18 evaluation 3 
” Regarded as one of the best international schools in Europe”. No justification, no citation. We just are…
Brent International School Philippines 2/18 evaluation 3 
Students are rich & privileged children but big cultural emphasis on respect for your elders and teachers…
Paul Sebastian 2/17 First time reviewed on ISR
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia
Dene Bright 2/17 First time reviewed on ISR
The World Academy Saudi Arabia
Ron Wilder 2/17 (report 5)
St. Paul Preparatory School Korea
Madeleine Heide 2/17 First time reviewed on ISR
Academia Cotopaxi Quito Ecuador
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 2/17 evaluation 32 
Only thing positive I can say is that I have actually worked someplace worse than this so it hasn’t hit bottom yet…
SMIC Private School Shanghai 2/17 evaluation 3
There are definite perks that come with working at SMIC…
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 2/17 evaluation 16
There is a new invigorated team spirit with the locals and international teachers alike…
St. Paul Preparatory School Korea 2/17 evaluation 2
We have something better than a written, binding contract. We have the word of a parent…
Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito Ecuador 2/17 evaluation 2 
Promises at interview later not offered. Master’s degre , moving expenses, transportation to school…
Al Maha English Schools Girl’s Division Qatar 2/17 evaluation 5
Behavior is poor and the girls will treat you like one of their maids…
Aga Khan Academy Nairobi – Junior School 2/17 evaluation 2 
Aga Khan is not the easiest place to work for..but no one is stealing my money…
American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 2/17 evaluation 7 
This is my first year at ACS. I came with the knowledge that the school is going through some changes…
American School Vietnam 2/17 evaluation 8
I personally enjoyed working at the school which had some of the best students in Vietnam…
English Modern School Qatar 2/17 evaluation 10
As in all international schools, some teachers adapt better than others, and EMS is no different…
Al Khor International School Qatar 2/14 evaluation 41
Most of us believe that by voicing their opinion or highlighting failings, many of these people sealed their fate…
Cambridge International School Slovakia 2/14 evaluation 2 
No help at all with housing, banking or healthcare. You pay for your own hotel when they arrive…
Al Khor International School Qatar 2/14 evaluation 40 
The dozens of vacancies posted on TES recently should tell you…
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi UAE 2/14 evaluation 22
School goes through great lengths to ensure it has highly qualified & competent staff …
ACS International Singapore 2/14 evaluation 8
School says it is top-of-the-world for 4 years and maybe it is… 
American International School Kuwait 2/14
evaluation 62 You have my deepest sympathy if you decide to take a job here…
Cambridge English School Hawalli Kuwait 2/14 evaluation 13
Children in nappies come into the EYFS department…
Concordia International School China 2/12 evaluation 6 
I personally can’t imagine a better place to teach than Concordia…
British School Muscat Oman 2/12 evaluation 4
A few points of interest…
Ron Wilder 2/11 First time reviewed on ISR
St. Paul Preparatory School Korea
Chunwoo Park 2/11 First time reviewed on ISR
St. Paul Preparatory School Korea
St. Paul Preparatory School Korea 2/11 First time reviewed on ISR  
Branksome Hall Asia, Korea 2/11 evaluation 5
The teachers here are wonderful, and are indeed recruited from around the world…
Ayeyarwaddy International School Myanmar 2/11 evaluation 4
The biggest strength and weakness of this school is the same…
Beijing National Day School China 2/11 evaluation 2
There are cameras in every classroom and these are used frequently…
International School Turin Italy 2/11 evaluation 14
If you want weekly school accreditation meetings , no resources, support, or PD, then come here…
Greg Flattley 2/10 First time reviewed on ISR
American School of Yaounde Cameroon
Paul Sibley 2/10 First time reviewed on ISR
American School Brazzaville Republic of Congo
Prague British School Czech Republic 2/10 evaluation 2 
I feel like a sucker…
Cap Cana Heritage School Dominican Republic 2/10 evaluation 2
There are many intangibles that are not easily quantifiable…
Nido de Aguilas Chile 2/10 evaluation 6
Your experience at Nido is largely dependent on the division in which you work…
Cambridge International Centre DaQing No.1 School China 2/10 evaluation 4 
The largest problem is ICT.The school doesn’t allow students to use phones or computers…
Colegio Internacional de Carabobo Venezuela 2/10 evaluation 5 
Poor reviews due to their Heavy alcohol use karmic consequences and tainted vision of life in general…
Cambridge International Centre DaQing No.1 School China 2/10 evaluation 3
If I don’t say something another person will accept a position at this school…
Greg Rayl 2/7 (report 8)
International School of Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Greg Rayl 2/7 (report 7)
North Jakarta International School
Andy Fong 2/7 (report2)
Discovery College Hong Kong
Al Yasmina School Abu Dhabi UAE 2/7 evaluation 2
The teaching resources are numerous and generally well budgeted for…
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi UAE 2/7 evaluation 21
I was just disgusted how negative the previous reviewer was…
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 2/7 evaluation 31
Hard to believe how, in six traumatic months, SWA went from a leading, accredited international school…
Vietnam Australia International School Vietnam 2/7 evaluation 5 
After firing the primary and secondary principals, they have replaced them with…
Sudha Maroli 2/6 First time reviewed on ISR 
Ruamrudee International School Thailand
Greg Rayl 2/6 (report 6)
North Jakarta International School
Keiko Kamei 2/6 (report 2)
Okinawa Amicus International Japan
Gems Academy Alexandria Egypt 2/6 evaluation 2
If you fall foul of the management and owners…
Muscat International School Oman 2/6 evaluation 17
I left a fully furnished apartment, and most of my worldly goods, and escaped…
Tunku Putra Malaysia 2/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Branksome Hall Asia, Korea 2/5 evaluation 4
Amazing school in a unique environment…
Tony Luttrell 2/4 (report 2)
Future Bilingual school Kuwait
Roy Crawford 2/4 (report 6)
Verdala International School Malta
Tomm Elliott 2/4 (report 3)
International School Turin Italy
Badreya Al Dosari 2/4
(Sr. Advisor to the Director) Qatar Leadership Academy Qatar
Gulf English School Kuwait 2/4 evaluation 25
Parent power is everywhere. What the parents want is what the parents get from the Director…
Cheongna Dalton School Korea 2/4 evaluation 2
Al Hada International School Saudi Arabia 2/4 evaluation 4 
No internet, housing substandard, supplies severely lacking. Mobility severely limited if you’re female…
Martin Kneath 2/3 (report 6)
Regent’ s School Bangkok Thailand
Krista Zavits 2/3 (report 2)
American International School of Budapest
Robin Schneider 2/3 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Helsinki Finland
Universal American School UAE 2/3 evaluation 15
We saved enough to put a large down payment on a house and will walk away with a decent amount as well…
Regent’s School – Bangkok & Pattaya Thailand 2/3 evaluation 13 
Primary seems well-led & organised following a British curriculum, resources not great but improving…
German European School Singapore 2/3 evaluation 2 
There is not a lot of good things to say about the school. The idea of having two schools on one campus…
MEF International School Istanbull Turkey 2/3 evaluation 14 
I actually like all the admin – but as they are all leaving that isn’t terribly relevant to this review…
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