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Al Maha Academy Qatar 1/31 evaluation 3
No consultation with staff on curriculum , assessment, keeping records. Admin did not deal with behaviour…
ACS Singapore 1/31 evaluation 5 
New school of 7 years, still finding its feet. Small but compact with new buildings coming up – attractive site…
Emirates International School UAE 1/31 evaluation 9 
On a positive note; many good teachers here that can make it a good experience. Overall students are nice…
Shanghai Singapore International School 1/31 evaluation 6 
I will be leaving this school this year and will be lucky to make it to the end without quitting earlier…
Lyford Cay International School Bahamas 1/31 evaluation 5 
Great implementation in the past 3 years regarding teaching conditions and learning environment…
Mantz Chris 1/30 (director report 1)
British International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia
 Chris Mantz 1/30 (principal report 3)
British International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia
  Chris Mantz 1/30 (principal report 2)
British International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia
British International School Riyadh 1/30 evaluation 4 
Principal is new & although he ruffled a few feathers, most agree with his changes. Low staff turn over…
British International School Riyadh 1/30 evaluation 3
Policies are clear, and in place and school has good support staff who are all locally hired….
British International School Riyadh 1/30 evaluation 2
Letter from school principal: It is important not to allow factual inaccuracies to enter a public arena without…
St. Joseph´s Institution International Singapore 1/30 evaluation 2 
It is a lovely school with a positive working environment. It just needs an improved package…
International School Geneva Campus des Nations Switzerland 1/30 evaluation 4 
Can I point out that none of the above reviews were criticising the school or Geneva…
American School of Kuwait 1/30 evaluation 26
I do not feel bad for saying these things and am only trying to give a more accurate and clear picture of what…
Hayah International Academy Egypt 1/30 evaluation 10 
Hayah International Academy is an upmarket Egyptian Language School. The school site is impressive…
Canadian International School Japan 1/30 evaluation 6 
School is for profit with 10 month contracts. Package is low by Tokyo standards…
Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi UAE 1/27 evaluation 8
If you want to be a pioneer of change and implement best practices for learners, this is going to be the place…
Al Raha International School Abu Dhabi UAE 1/27 evaluation 4 
Having read past comments about the school, I think it’s had difficult times, but I really believe it’s on the up…
Marymount International School London 1/27 evaluation 2 
The teachers on the whole work very hard, but it is a joyless place.  Busyness is the mantra…
Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito 1/27 First time reviewed on ISR 
I have never been so disrespected, let alone by 13 year olds, in my life….
Debra Lane 1/27 (report 5)
Shanghai American School China
Bilkent Laboratory & International School Turkey 1/26 evaluation 16 
Now that the deadline has passed, to inform the school about whether or not you will stay or go…
International School Port of Spain 1/26 evaluation 6 
I now am married to a local working class Trini & I experienced anything but wonderfully accepting attitudes…
Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi UAE 1/26 evaluation 7
Director replaced with acting head…
Chris Mantz 1/25 First time reviewed on ISR
British Internation School Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Shanghai Community International China 1/25 evaluation 18 
Teachers who go to a recruitment fair after 2 years get pay docked and are also fined for missing school…
British International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1/25 First time reviewed on ISR
Teaching resources are excellent, students generally well behaved and hard working…
Andrew Powell 1/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Community International SCIS
International School of Myanmar 1/24 evaluation 15
On the positive side is the nature of Myanmar, it is a country populated with the most beautiful spirited people…
Etonhouse International School Wuxi China 1/24 evaluation 2 
Overall, living in Wuxi and teaching at EtonHouse was a valuable and rewarding experience…
 Datuk Seri 1/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Sayfol International School Malaysia
 Paul Meekin 1/23  First time reviewed on ISR
Trio World School India Arrested for sex chat with boy
Casey Cosgray 1/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Western Academy Beijing China
Gulf English School Qatar 1/23 evaluation 20 
A witch hunt is now under way to find out who has been writing about the school as the contracts forbid this…
American School Kosova, Kosovo 1/23 First time reviewed on ISR
I DO LOVE the Culture, People and kids…
British School of Beijing Shunyi China 1/23 evaluation 3 
The Good, the bad & the ugly…the ugly
being the pollution in Beijing…
Hayah International Academy Egypt 1/23 evaluation 9
“Slick” presentation at the fairs, but reality is far from what you see at the presentation and interview…
Phil Bowen 1/20 (report 3)
International School of Lusaka Zambia
Jeff Stubbs 1/20 (report 4)
Shanghai Community International School China
Colegio Roosevelt Lima Peru 1/20 evaluation 8 
I recommend FDR without reservations. But please, do not go to a school and expect it to adapt to YOU!…
Hayat Universal Bilingual School Qatar 1/20 evaluation 5 
You need to understand the children. They are mostly brought up by nannies terrified of losing their jobs…
St. John’s International School Belgium 1/20 evaluation 2
One of the highest tax rates in Europe. You will pay about 40% tax on salary and 60% on any stipends…
Randy Stevens 1/19 First time reviewed on ISR
St. Timothy’s School Maryland USA
Shuren-Ribet Private School Beijing China 1/19
First time reviewed on ISR
 
Access International Academy Ningbo China 1/18 evaluation 19 
Despite the short comings of Beilun as an unhealthy & boring place to live, the non-existent medical…
Bahrain Bayan School Bahrain 1/18 evaluation 3
Parents rule the school, believe their kids and the teachers are wrong…
Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 1/18 evaluation 5 
In review #4 the manager isn’t responding, just trying to smear the personal reputation of the teacher who…
Phil Bowen 1/18 (report 2)
International School of Lusaka Zambia
David Shawver 1/17 (report 2)
International School Tanganyika Tanzania
David Christenbury 1/17 (report 3)
Korea International School Korea
Qatar International School Qatar 1/17 evaluation 2
It’s not the worst school in Qatar, but there are issues that need to be addressed…
Gulf English School Qatar 1/17 evaluation 19 
On a positive note I commend the staff who sweat out their contracts because they are true professionals!…
Gulf English School Qatar 1/17 evaluation 18 
We are not proud of the minority (of teachers) who are destructive and cynical…..anonymously!…
International School Tucson Arizona USA 1/17 evaluation 8 
Tucson is great for couples, families, singles and everyone. Many families stay as it is good for young children…
British School of Beijing Shunyi Campus China 1/17 evaluation 2 
The package is great and you’ll save money. There’s little to spend it on in the immediate area….
Gary Opfer 1/16 First time reviewed on ISR
International Community School Bangkok
Matthew Parr 1/16 First time reviewed on ISR
St. Maur International School Yokohama
Casey Cosgray 1/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Western Academy Beijing China
  Vanessa Bingham 1/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Shanghai Rego International School China
International Community School Bangkok Thailand 1/16 evaluation 4
Gulf English School Qatar 1/16 evaluation 17
There are a large number of staff with unfounded criticisms who may benefit from considering other schools…
Gulf English School Qatar 1/16 evaluation 16 
Make your own opinion and make it what you want it to be. There is no need to follow what others say…
Haileybury Almaty Kazakhstan 1/16 First time reviewed on ISR
School is relatively new (2008) with three headmasters in 4 years. Current headmaster is acting head…
International Academy Amman Jordan 1/16 evaluation 24 
Please, potential teachers, read all previous reviews, 19, 20 & 21 are totally unrealistic… 
International Academy Amman Jordan 1/16 evaluation 23
If you can work effectively regardless of day-to-day emotional & professional grinding, WE NEED YOU…
Seoul International School Korea 1/16 evaluation 27
I agree with most everything the most recent review reported; however, I want to share what has transpired…
International School of Phnom Penh Cambodia 1/16 evaluation 12 
From my perspective it’s not perfect but it’s not a bad school…
Shanghai Community International School China 1/13 
So why stay at SCIS for 4 years? China is an interesting place to live and Shanghai is a dynamic city…
Independent Schools Foundation Academy Hong Kong 1/13 evaluation 6 
Student’s behavior is pretty rude. This is down to no support/behavior management from…
GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE 1/13 
Fantastic experience…it’s for the go-getter…teaching resources impeccable …I highly recommend this post…
GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE 1/13 evaluation 12 
I have to say this is a great school. Anyone would be lucky to have a post here…
GEMS World Academy Abu Dhabi UAE 1/13 First time reviewed on ISR
Great school to work at…
Utahloy International School Zeng Cheng Campus 1/12 evaluation 6 
I have worked in the Primary for nearly 2 years and for the most part have been very happy…
Colegio Panamericano Colombia 1/12 evaluation 3
School is very professional. Director is open to teacher requests. Administration is open to teacher creativity…
Cochabamba Cooperative School Bolivia 1/11 evaluation 4
Kids are great and the campus is pretty, but…
American International School Kuwait 1/11 evaluation 55 
Full IB curriculum. Some training with travel, and around US $700 per teacher to choose the training…
Dresden International School Germany 1/11 evaluation 2 
Beautiful city, german health care is the best in the world…
St. Andrews Nassau Bahamas 1/11 evaluation 11
It’s expensive to live here, things are double or triple the price you pay in the US…
Debra Lane 1/10 (report 4)
Shanghai American School Puxi Campus China
Stephen Plisinski 1/10 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Yangon Myanmar
Shanghai Rego International School China 1/10 evaluation 4
The school is now in a period of flux as it struggles to cope with the following problems…
Glenelg School of Abu Dhabi 1/10 evaluation 6
Director asked to resign. Who knows who will lead the school? I am sure it will be a great improvement!… 
Jason Anklowitz 1/9 (report 5)
International School Trieste
Qatar International School Qatar 1/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Housing old & run down: cockroachs, leaking toilets & sewage problems. it is livable, but far from…
Access International Academy Ningbo China 1/9 evaluation 18 
Things looked like they were moving in the right direction. Then the board changed…
International Academy Amman Jordan 1/9 evaluation 22 
Personally. I’d delete Evaluations 19, 20 & 21, but I guess that’s against the spirit of this website…
International School of Phnom Penh Cambodia 1/6 evaluation 11 
When will some international schools realize the international teaching community is a very small world?…
International Academy Amman Jordan 1/6 evaluation 19
Excellent facilities and very good resources. The demands are high but so are the rewards…
International School Kenya 1/6 evaluation 3
Criticisms can be leveled at any member of the ISK admin for our personal/professional shortcomings…
Qatar Academy Doha Qatar 1/5 evaluation 14
A wonderful site that is large, open and rich with resources. Equally, the current faculty are terrific to work with…
Horizon Education Centre Myanmar 1/5 evaluation 4
Impossible to find a decent apartment for under $1,000/mo. Six months in advance is demanded by greedy …
Chris Allen 1/5 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Vietnam
Helen Gordon 1/4 First time reviewed on ISR
Hanoi International School Vietnam
Tom Egerton 1/4 (report 6)
International School of Myanmar
Cornel English School Taiwan 1/4 First time reviewed on ISR
The upside to teaching at Cornel is life in Taiwan is amazing. Country is beautiful, people are so friendly…
Shenzhen College of International Education China 1/3 evaluation 2
Shanghai American School China 1/3 evaluation 14
Open door policy? Not even…
International School of Tanganyika Tanzania 1/3 evaluation 3 
School is labeled World IB School. This and PYP program are some of the reasons I come teach here…
Hana Kanan 1/1 (report 6)
International Academy Amman Jordan
Simon O’Grady 1/2 (report 2)
British International School Cairo Egypt
International Academy Amman Jordan 1/2 evaluation 20 
Most of the reviews are hogwash, submitted by disgruntled people with nothing better to do than bitch…
International Academy Amman Jordan 1/2 evaluation 19 
Colleagues are interesting and delightful, the facilities fantastic, administration is sympathetic and open…
Gulf English School Qatar 1/2 evaluation 15 
I have never before attended staff meetings where teachers with sensible suggestions are silenced and cut-off…
American International School Abuja Nigeria 1/2 evaluation 5 
I would consider returning so it can’t be that bad. People just need an open mind & to be adventurous… 
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