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Robert Imholt 1/31 (report 2)
Colegio Nueva Granada Colombia
Ralph Pruitt 1/31 (report 2)
Awsaj Academy (formerly The Learning Center)
Julia Bentgens 1/31 (report 2)
Metropolitan International School Germany
Mt. Zaagkam International School Indonesia 1/31 evaluation 3
I’ve only been working here for a few months, but it has already become my favourite…
American International School Kingston Jamaica 1/31 evaluation 6 
The instability of the Board and Admin to keep a Director, is cause for great concern…
International School London Qatar 1/31 evaluation 5
There is still no curriculum in many areas; admin is quick to blame only having been around for five years…
International School Zug Switzerland 1/31 evaluation 10
Admin uses telephone to give a teacher-reference to a prospective school. One can only wonder…
Martin Kneath 1/30 First time reviewed on ISR
The Regent’s School, Bangkok
Glen Radojkovich 1/30 First time reviewed on ISR
Branksome Hall Asia, Korea
Metropolitan International School Germany 1/30 evaluation 2 
Small school with extremely limited resources – few class books, computers, etc…
International School Tianjin (IST) China 1/30 evaluation 8 
Air quality index (AQI) is horrible. I look forward to vacation getaways in order to be able to breathe clean air…
American School Kuwait 1/30 evaluation 33
Several teachers just fired (active immediately) because they attempted to speak up for themselves…
British International School Jakarta Indonesia 1/30 evaluation 6
I would recommend BIS. Class sizes are never more than 24, salaries are excellent & the facilities & travel…
Stephen Wilken 1/29 (report 4)
Mt. Zaagkam International School Indonesia
Brian Matthews 1/29 (report 12)
American International School-Riyadh
Branksome Hall Asia, Korea 1/29 First time reviewed on ISR
Built by Korean government & targets Korean citizens. Most students have very limited English…
Stamford American International School Singapore 1/29 evaluation 14 
The company that owns this school is embroiled in a high profile education pension scandal case…
Day-Star School Hondurs 1/29 First time reviewed on ISR 
All teachers stick out their one year contracts but few teachers come back for a second year.
Awsaj Academy Qatar (Formerly: Learning Center School) 1/29 evaluation 16 
A school which functions on an US “evidenced-based” best practices model for teaching …
Braeburn School Kenya 1/29 evaluation 5
Professional development opportunities were extremely limited & superficial & resources were the same…
Ralph Pruitt 1/28 First time reviewed 
Awsaj Academy (formerly The Learning Center)
American School Bilbao Spain 1/28 evaluation 2
The fact students have the expectation of having everything for nothing is worrying…
Colegio Aleman de Torreon Mexico 1/28 First time reviewed on ISR
I’ve had a very rewarding experience. Contracts are only for 1 year so if you don´t like it you simply…
Bali International School Indonesia 1/28 evaluation 6
Still a great place to live, still a great place to work, if you are looking for new challenges and enjoy leading…
Colegio Madison Mexico 1/28 First time reviewed on ISR
Madison is an accredited PYP school, and is going through the application process to be an MYP school…
Independent Bonn International School 1/28 First time reviewed on ISR 
Good resources & no great problems with financing expenditures. Overall curriculum seems organized..
Braeburn School Kenya 1/25 evaluation 4
Staff housing at either campus is an issue. At Garden Estate the question is whether you can bear…
Regent’s School – Bangkok & Pattaya Thailand 1/25 evaluation 10 
I’ve had 3 happy years at Regent’s, though I admit this review isn’t particularly positive,,,
Mosaica Education Abu Dhabi UAE 1/25 evaluation 4
Do your homework!
International School London Qatar 1/25 evaluation 4
School has a very caring and loving environment. Administrators & staff are easy to deal with…
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 1/25 evaluation 9  
Terrific school, beautiful country. Both have their problems but their respective potentials are remarkable…
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 1/24 evaluation 8 
At the continued urging of the parents, the school board has decided to clean house…
Lycee Francais de Singapour 1/24 First time reviewed on ISR
Only school in Singapore to provide a real French education…
Tsai Hsing Private School Taiwan 1/24 
First time reviewed
JFK American School Queretaro Mexico 1/24 evaluation 4 
Students have a direct link to the principal and can get immediate results with complaining…
SEV Izmir Turkey 1/24 evaluation 6
Izmir SEV can be summarized as “Enforcing the rules for teachers, bending the rules for students…
SEV Izmir Turkey 1/23 evaluation 5
To try and compare the school to an international school is not a fair comparison…
International Academy Amman Jordon 1/23 evaluation 31 
I think forum, although useful, should be taken with a pitch of salt. It’s seems to be a forum for the moaners…
American School Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 1/23 evaluation 10 
Greatest setback is from staff not committed to improving student’s education and working with others…
Braeburn School Kenya 1/23 evaluation 3
If you can take professional frustration, low pay & potential bad treatment, Kenya is actually an amazing place…
Stephen Wilken 1/22 (report 3)
Mt. Zaagkam International School Indonesia
Qatar Leadership Academy Qatar 1/22 evaluation 9
A local woman rules the roost. Heaven help you if she doesn’t like you. Rather than promoting sexual equality…
American International School Vietnam 1/22 evaluation 15 
This year, I actually recommended the school to international teacher friends…
American Creativity Academy 1/22 Kuwait evaluation 26 
Working at ACA can bring waves of bitterness and discontent as well as satisfaction…
Stephen Wilken 1/21 (report 2)
Mt. Zaagkam International School
Cavon Ahangarzadeh 1/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Access International Academy Ningbo China
Ghada Bou Zeineddine 1/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Qatar Academy Al Khor UAE
Wayne McInnis 1/21 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Raha International School Abu Dhabi
Qatar Academy Al Khor Qatar 1/21 evaluation 8
You can tell the reviews written by a disgruntled employees who want to get even – I guess I am one of those…
American International School Jeddah Saudi Arabia 1/21 evaluation 28 
School board is under investigation for by Ministry for corruption and irregular financial dealings…
Istanbul International Community School Turkey 1/21 evaluation 12
Overall not a bad place to work but a horrendous commute – minimum 2 and a half hours per day…
International School of London Qatar 1/21 evaluation 3 
Cost of living is high. Expat products are very pricy. Social outings are restricted to 5*hotels…
Rainbow Bridge International School China 1/18 evaluation 4
Became IB world school in March 2012. A major strength of is amount of professional development offered…
Mt. Zaagkam International School Indonesia 1/18 evaluation 2 
I thoroughly enjoy working at MZIS and will consider working here for another few more years…
Al Maha Academy Qatar 1/18 evaluation 19
One of the biggest problems is the parents. They can be very offensive & argumentative towards teachers…
American Baccalaureate School Kuwait 1/18 evaluation 14 
Instead of giving me the 90 day probation to make improvements, they are going to take away my…
International School Prague Czech Republic 1/18 evaluation 14 
People stay forever – very low turn over. ISP exemplifies an innovative IB school & friendly community…
American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 1/18 evaluation 6 
Overall, I am content with ACS. It’s not a school I want to stay at for a long time…
International School Penang (Uplands) Maylasia 1/18 evaluation 13 
Local peoples are very good & accepting the expats. Students are very humble, hard working…
Craighouse School Chili 1/17 evaluation 2
Best thing about this school is the Chilean teachers…
American Community School Abu Dhabi UAE 1/17 evaluation 5 
Lots of questions not being answered and we’ve yet to have an All-Staff meeting…
Qatar Academy Al Khor Qatar 1/17 evaluation 7
Housing is excellent . You’re given a luxurious 5-bedroom villa in a beautiful compound close to school…
SEV Izmir Turkey 1/17 evaluation 4
I think it is important to mention that perspective plays a huge role in whether or not you will be happy…
Guamani Private School Puerto Rico 1/17 evaluation 2 
School has a curricula-web-based platforms for the teacher to teach and for todays’ learners…
Tony Gerlicz 1/16 (report 4)
American School of Warsaw
Phillip Bowen 1/16 (report 6)
International School of Lusaka Zambia
Kazakhstan International School Kazakhstan 1/16 evaluation 3 
It’s the teachers and the people of the community that makes this school…
Wellspring Learning Community Beirut Lebanon 1/16 evaluation 3
There is an open sharing atmosphere so you can get plenty of support if you want it…
International School Aamby India 1/16 evaluation 10
The internet is dial-up speed making teaching and learning very difficult..
International School Lusaka 1/16 evaluation 11
Board fired like 8 of past 10 Headsl Someone posted the details and dates on this on the staff room wall…
Kristine Stamps-Jerabek 1/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Korean International School – Jeju
Brian Matthews 1/15 (report 11)
American International School-Riyadh
Eric Habegger 1/15 (report 3)
Colegio Nueva Granada Colombia
Gulf English School Kuwait 1/15 evaluation 13
Curriculum in primary well organized, professional support available, students easily motivated. Sounds Good!…
Rainbow Bridge International School China 1/15 evaluation 3 
I kept my head below her radar…
Cebu International School Philippines 1/15 evaluation 6 
I will tell everyone the way it is at the school since I have been here a very long time…
Renaissance International School Vietnam 1/15 evaluation 17 
Well-behaved & highly motivated student body, many excellent teachers, strong admin team… 
Eric Munson 1/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Ruamrudee International School Thailand
Stephen Wilken 1/14 First time reviewed on ISR
Mt. Zaagkam International School
Yanbu International School Saudi Arabia 1/14 First time reviewed on ISR 
Saudi is a great place for little kids. Parks everywhere and lots of things for young children to do…
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait 1/14 evaluation 16
The parents and students have far to much power to pressure teachers and admin for grades…
Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 1/11 evaluation 3 
The school has a ton of potential…
Atlantic International School Russia 1/11 evaluation 6
If you think it won’t affect you, think again: it’s all pervasive…  
Shanghai Rego International School China 1/11 evaluation 12
Previous contributors were not “old and bitter” – they were simply out of a job and unpaid…
American School Tampico Mexico 1/11 First time reviewed on ISR 
This is really not an international school,it is 99% local students…
International School Zug Switzerland 1/11 evaluation 9 
My advice for potential teachers at this school would be not to write it off based on the above reviews…
Canadian International School Egypt 1/10 evaluation 5
The Canadian administration genuinely care about the education and well-being of the students at CISE.
American International School Hong Kong 1/10 evaluation 6 
The previous three postings are about as credible as graffiti on the wall of a bathroom stall…
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 1/9 evaluation 7 
Housing was pleasant but not particularly suitable for those with children, especially younger ones…
Gulf English School Kuwait 1/9 evaluation 12
You will get one day off for Christmas. student behaviour makes your worst inner-city school…
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 1/9 evaluation 12
Web site has been taken down…
Tracy Baser 1/9 (report 2)
Aci Pre & Primary Schools Istanbul
Gary Benfield 1/8 First time reviewed on ISR
ABC International School Vietnam
Jenny Canar 1/8 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Riyadh
Gulf English School Kuwait 1/8 evaluation 11
The curriculum is fine; the teaching materials are plentiful and the children are so willing…
Repton School Dubai UAE 1/8 evaluation 8
This school is very British in every way, not a purely international school..
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 1/7 evaluation 6 
On the positive side, the weather is perfect, a complete changeover in administration is expected…
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1/7 evaluation 27 
You live and work in places surrounded by armed guards & barbed wire, although the greatest danger…
American School Foundation Monterrey Mexico 1/7 evaluation 8 
Overall the package is nice. You get most of your salary in pesos with a monthly chunk in a US bank…
Paul Sheppard 1/7 (report 2)
American School of Yaounde Cameroon
Kaust School at King Abdullah University Saudi Arabia 1/4 evaluation 7
The upper school has numerous problems and though a committee evaluated this…
Glenelg School Abu Dhabi UAE 1/4 evaluation 17
I would just like to get a few facts straight…
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1/4 evaluation 26
The School’s EAGLE code of conduct = E-ethical A-adaptable G-global L-learning E-environmental…..
Singapore International School Vietnam Cau Giay Campus 1/4 evaluation 8 
Positives greatly outnumber the negatives, but it is only fair I list both…
International Community School Addis Ababa Ethiopia 1/4 evaluation 10
If you get to the point of an interview where the director shows you the ICS pay scale…
Singapore International School Vietnam 1/4 evaluation 7 
The government takes 30% of your salary and housing allowance….
Cebu International School Philippines 1/4 evaluation 5 
Review 4 is so full of malice, spite & bitterness I felt compelled to add my own attempt to redress the balance…
Saint Andrews International School Sukhumvit 71, 1/4 First time reviewed on ISR
Management appreciates staff need to have a good work/life balance. Location of school a massive plus…
Harrow International School Thailand 1/4 evaluation 3
I’ve worked at other hard working schools, but this was a level of work stress I have never experienced before…
Aci Pre & Primary Schools Turkey 1/3 evaluation 4
Teaching materials are almost nonexistent, except for work sheets…
K International School Tokyo Japan 1/3 evaluation 15
They seem prepared to leave some departments with virtually no resources to give priority to their treasured…
Beijing City International School China 1/3 evaluation 5 
The biggest negative about the school is Beijing itself which is ridiculously polluted…
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 1/3 evaluation 5
If you can’t handle taking a bucket bath a few times a week this school is not for you… 
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1/3 evaluation 25
Great housing on a private compound which is safe for kids… 
Matthew Parr 1/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Nagoya International School
Dominic Currer 1/2 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Zug Luzern
Hana Kahle 1/2 First time reviewed on ISR
Gulf English School Kuwait
Cebu International School Philippines 1/1 evaluation 4 
Named respondents in the case were school superintendent Deidre Fischer….
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1/1 evaluation 24 
Instruction is basically dictated by the learning office and it’s a a cookie-cutter approach to learning…
Brian Matthews 1/1 (report 10)
American International School-Riyadh 
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