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A’Takamul International School Kuwait 11/30 evaluation 40 
Getting it in writing doesn’t really seem to do much, particularly when you are illegal…
Cambridge International Centre China 11/30 evaluation 2
If you are a professional with integrity and a love for learning…..
British International School Jakarta 11/30 evaluation 2
He has begun turning the school into a fundementalist Christian campus with his wife holding Bible study sessions…
Shanghai American School China 11/30 evaluation 6 
As one employee said recently, expect to work like a CEO, but don’t expect the same paycheck…
Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 11/30 evaluation 5  
I’m finally getting out and heading for greener pastures…
Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 11/30 evaluation 4 
TIS is a wonderful school with an exemplary faculty and highly supportive administration….
Thai-Chinese International School Thailand 11/29 evaluation 25 
Teachers are also leaders & continue, in this ISR discussion, to be part of the problem… 
British International School Al Khobar Saudi Arabia 11/29 Evaluation 6 
Regarding the school: Believe me it is great. Kids are fantastic. Head’s a great guy. I love it here…
Stamford American International School Singapore 11/29 evaluation 6
I think the school has done very well and I look forward to the rest of this year and next year…
Shanghai American School China 11/29 evaluation 5 
Where is the upper administration in all this? Sadly, they are not behind the teachers…
American School Taichung Taiwan 11/27 evaluation 5 
A perfect 10!!!…
Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 11/27 evaluation 3 
TIS is a lovely, small international school with a strong community feel…
Stephen Holroyd 11/27 First time reviewed on ISR
Shrewsbury International school Thailand
The English Academy Kuwait 11/26 evaluation 19
Advise to any new teacher: Stay in your room, work hard…
Vienna International School Austria 11/26 evaluation 2 
The school is a wonderful institution…
Shanghai American School China 11/26 evaluation 4
American International School Kuwait 11/24 evaluation 50 
Student behaviour is terrible at best – expect no support from the administration…
British International School Cairo 11/24 evaluation 14 
Old school teachers who have had it too easy for too long are ranting on this site and scaring people…
Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 11/24 evaluation 2 
The school community is one of the best and for families I would definitely recommend this school…
David Shawver 11/24 First time reviewed on ISR
International School of Tanganyika Tanzania
Phil Joslin 11/23 First time reviewed on ISR
Lincoln American International School Buenos Aires
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 11/23 evaluation 2 
The package looked good when the US dollar was stronger but now it is difficult to save…
British International School Al Khobar Saudi Arabia 11/23 Evaluation 5 
The school is forward looking and has developed a great deal over the last 3 years…
Jim Leahy 11/22 report 3
Anglo American School of Sofia Bulgaria
Universal American School UAE 11/22 evaluation 13
Dubai isn’t a bad place to live, but it’s expensive and unless you enjoy shopping malls there is really little to do…
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 11/22 evaluation 4 
Main problem with the school is it is a private business and has had 4 Headmasters during the past 5 years…
British International School Phuket Thailand 11/20 evaluation 2 
If you don’t have a morgtage back home…this is a great experience and entrance into Asia…
Stamford American International School Singapore 11/20 evaluation 5 
We were a school family – not employees of SAIS…
American International School Lagos Nigeria 11/19 evaluation 6 
This mind-set makes it difficult for a teacher to strive to be the best they can be…
TEDA International School China 11/19 evaluation 21
I have been a teacher at TIS under two principals. Both have been committed to making TIS a quality school…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 11/19 evaluation 13
International School of Penang 11/19 evaluation 12
Please can posters stop entering into the politics of a school and stick to facts …
Raja Al-Saleh 11/18 First time reviewed on ISR
Hayat Universal Bilingual School Kuwait
Shanghai Community International School China 11/18 evaluation 11 
Resources at the school are good. Every student is given a laptop. There is campus wide wi-fi…
British International School Phuket Thailand 11/17 First time reviewed on ISR
A lot of emphasis on ensuring students have tucked in shirts, right length skirts & haircut…
Shanghai Community International China 11/17 evaluation 10 
The leadership at the Pudong campus, from the director to both principals is top notch…
Stamford American International School Singapore 11/16 evaluation 4 
If the director could mysteriously disappear, it could obviously quite as easily happen to us…
Charles Knisley 11/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Thai Chinese International School, Thailand
Quality Schools International Atyrau Kazakhstan 11/16 Evaluation 2
A school promotion for teaching candidates. Submitted by Scott Roley, Director of Instruction…
Bromsgrove International School Thailand 11/16 evaluation 3 
This school had 4 headmasters in 5 years, take a hint…
Tashkent International School Uzbekistan 11/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Contrary to what school has said, it’s expensive to live here. Flights to anywhere are very costly…
Peter Young 11/15 report 2
Misr American College Egypt
Suzhou Singapore International School China 11/15 evaluation 55
I thought I’d add a review for people currently researching schools and considering coming to work here…
Cambridge English School Kuwait 11/15 evaluation 5
The majority of staff are passionate, dedicated teachers who care about the education/ welfare of students… 
Aga Khan Tanzania 11/15 evaluation 6 
Although there are many complaints from teachers on this site, it is of course the students who suffer…
Bangkok Patana School Thailand 11/15 evaluation 2 
Any conflict with parents puts Patana staff in no-mans land and many staff are ‘encouraged’ to back down…
British International School Al Khobar Saudi Arabia 11/15 evaluation 4 
We are so glad to have left the school that says every opinion counts…
Sheila Clitheroe Tieszen 11/15 report 2
Aga Khan Mzizima, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
International School of Penang 11/13 evaluation 11
To say there has only been one successful lawsuit against the school is technically true, but far from…
TEDA International School China 11/13 evaluation 20 
Shame on the individual who wrote review 17…
International School of Yangon Myanmar 11/13 evaluation 5 
If you ever wanted to get in on the ground floor of a good school that is going to become great, now is the time…
Guamani Private School Puerto Rico 11/12 First time reviewed on ISR  
TEDA International School China 11/11 evaluation 19
From my experience, the administration respects teachers and wants the best for TIS students…
Dipont Education China 11/11 evaluation 3
China is cool, but the company is seriously messed up…
Cairo English School Egypt 11/11 evaluation 3 
I have seen men pleasuring themselves in their car while staring at me. Taxi drivers will ask for favours…
Sherborne Qatar 11/10 evaluation 2 
This is the school that I have spent most of my career trying to avoid…
New Cairo British International School Egypt 11/10 evaluation 3 
Very stressful for new arrivals…
Deidre Fischer 11/10 report 5
International School of Ulaanbaatar
Anne Fowles 11/10 First time reviewed on ISR
Suzhou Singapore International School 
American Pacific International School Thailand 11/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Stamford American International School Singapore 11/9 evaluation 3
There are amazing students at the school and it has tripled in size since I started…
TEDA International School China 11/9 evaluation 18
I know very little about how TIS ran prior to my arrival but I can say that in my opinion, TIS is on the right track…
British School of Nanjing China 11/9 evaluation 2
It has been a great 4 years…
Cambridge International Centre China 11/8 First time reviewed on ISR
The American School of Kinshasa D.R. Congo 11/8 evaluation 8 
As my first overseas job, I could not have asked for a more supportive admin and close nit group of colleagues…
The English International School Padua Italy 11/6 First time reviewed on ISR
 International School Heilgenhaus Germany 11/6 evaluation 5 
Deidre Fischer 11/6 report 4
Cebu International School Philippines
American School Milan Italy 11/5 evaluation 8
It does seem wrong the Director and his wife drive newest model cars, while teachers struggle month to month…
Joseph Azmeh 11/5 First time reviewed on ISR
Reviewed at American Nicaraguan School / Currently at TEDA China
International School of Tanganyika 11/4 evaluation 2
What I most disagree with about the earlier review is Tanzanians’ attitude toward the local community…
Dipont Education China 11/4 evaluation 2
I took this job to get to China…
American School Madrid Spain 11/3 evaluation 4 
Being a team player means keeping the status quo, not asking too many questions and cheerfully saying “yes…”
Hayat Universal Bilingual School Kuwait 11/3 First time reviewed on ISR 
Students are assessed before being admitted to this school. Unfortunately, this is a mere formality…
Stamford American International School Singapore 11/3 evaluation 2
It is in your best interest to find out the true facts before signing on the dotted line…
Alum Cooper 11/2 First time reviewed on ISR 
Antwerp International School Belgium
International Language and Business Centre 11/2 evaluation 2 
This school retains 25% of a teacher’s salary for the first four months to ‘stop job hopping.’..
TEDA International School China 11/2 evaluation 17 
Our school has some of the most amazing students you will ever get a chance to teach…
American International School UAE 11/1 evaluation 13
Teachers are expected to work miracles …
International School Phnom Penh 10/30 evaluation 6
There has been a number of incidents of bags being snatched from cyclists which can lead to further injuries…
St.Constantines Tanzania 10/30 evaluation 2 
At every staff meeting I’ve been to, academics have never been discussed…
St. Augustine Preparatory School Nicaragua 10/30 First time reviewed on ISR
I worked at the St. Augustine Preparatory school for a year and really enjoyed the experience…
Dipont Education China 10/29 First time reviewed on ISR
If the parents have enough money or are VIPs in some way, the child can do whatever he wants…
ICARDA International School Aleppo Syria 10/29 evaluation 5 
There are lots of good things about both the school and the country…
Al Raha International School UAE 10/29 evaluation 3
A motivation for profit & corporate expansion was the primary goal and outweighed the pursuit of excellence…
Colegio Los Nogales Bogota Colombia 10/28 evaluation 9 
Nogales wants to deliver a good product (an education), at a good cost, and make a good profit….
Repton School Dubai UAE 10/28 evaluation 2
The current Head is a pleasant man…
Kuwait National English School 10/28 evaluation 9
I read these other reviews, why do only people with something bad to say shout to everyone…
Elsa Lamb 10/27 First time reviewed on ISR 
American Nicaraguan School
American Nicaraguan School Nicaragua 10/27 evaluation 8 
I knew that I had the administration’s support, and that they would back me up…
Universal American School Kuwait 10/27 evaluation 36 
This will be my last year at UAS and I am saddened by the state of affairs and lack of integrity…
InterAmerican Academy Guayaquil Ecuador 10/27 evaluation 3 
The good thing about the school is the students, they are polite and cooperative, and the parents supportive…
Sana’a British School Yemen 10/26 evaluation 8
A fascinating, friendly country, if you’re not easily intimidated, Sana’a could be a rewarding & satisfying choice…
Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar Malaysia 10/26 First time reviewed on ISR
New Zealand International School Indonesia 10/25 evaluation 7 and // evaluation 8
International School Turin Italy 10/25 evaluation 11
Review submitted by parent…
Asian International School Bali 10/25 First time reviewed on ISR 
School does not cover flights, shipping, insurance, or housing…We were given one whiteboard marker…
CfBT Abu Dhabi UAE 10/23 evaluation First time reviewed on ISR 
The pay is excellent although it ranges with more benefits for some…
Hong Kong Academy Primary School 10/23 evaluation 4 
Challenging, yet rewarding job on forefront of PYP with strong commitment to staff development …
Brian Matthews 10/23 report 7
American International School Riyadh
Brian Matthews 10/22 report 6
American International School Riyadh
Country Day School Costa Rica 10/22 evaluation 5
I worked at Country Day for 9 years; 7 in middle school and 2 in high school. As far as quality of education…
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 10/22 evaluation 20
Seoul Foreign School Korea 10/22 evaluation 3
A great place to teach..but new director is moving the school in a more American Evangelical direction…
American International School Riyadh Saudi Arabia 10/21 evaluation 19 
Current director and school admin continue to initiate many beneficial changes…
Ras Al Khaihah English Speaking School 10/21 evaluation 4
A negative report resulted in firing the excellent director, primary administration team, secondary head…
Deidre Fischer 10/20 report 3
Cebu International School Philippines
International School of Tanganyika Tanzania 10/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Several members of staff (including locals) have been relieved of their possessions…
Modern English School Egypt 10/20 evaluation 7 
Admin seems more concerned with keeping on the right side of parents & students than supporting their staff…
Cairo American College 10/20 evaluation 8 
You’re an emotionally hostage when a poor woman with a baby is begging you for money. This occurs daily…
Carolyn Steinson 10/19 First time reviewed on ISR 
Turin International School Italy
Osaka International School Kwanseu Gakuin Japan 10/19 evaluation 2 
This school is a reasonable place to work and with continued input and effort from the host university…
Sherborne Qatar 10/19 First time reviewed on ISR
Negotiate hard and get any promise in writing…
Liceo Ingles Colombia 10/18 evaluation 3
The travel, visa and housing were very professionally done. It’s a great school with a great staff of teachers…
New Zealand International School Indonesia 10/18 evaluation 6 
The Faulty Towers of fake ‘International’ schools. I haven’t got a clue how anybody could suggest otherwise…
Linda Holdaway-Howard 10/18 First time reviewed on ISR
New Zealand International School Indonesia
Kaust School King Abdullah University Saudi Arabia 10/16 First time reviewed on ISR 
Kaust School opened in Oct, ’09 and supports children of faculty/staff at university…
International School Panama 10/16 evaluation 2
The salary we are paid is low, the benefits poor and we’re expected to do too much for too little…
Mark Lee 10/16 report 3
Yanbu International School Saudi Arabia
International School of Myanmar 10/15 evaluation 4
Administration in general is open, flexible, and pro-teacher…
St. Paul’s School Brazil 10/14 evaluation 3
The two reviews of this school are typical of the utter rubbish you get on this site…St Pauls, is one of the best…
David Toze 10/13 report 5
International School Manila
Modern English School Cairo 10/13 evaluation 6
The school is well designed and maintained, with a strong focus on the performing arts… 
Regent International School Dubai 10/13 evaluation 4
This is a profit making school and it shows in everything that they do… 
Brian Matthews 10/12 report 5
American International School Riyadh
Kazakhstan International School 10/12 First time reviewed on ISR
We had our packages changed mid way through our contracts this year – to our detriment…
Robert Risch 10/12 report 3
Nagoya International School, Japan
Carlucci American International School 10/12 evaluation 4
Bill Johnston 10/11 report 2
Academia Cotopaxi Ecuador
Hsinchu (Holland) International School Taiwan 10/11 evaluation 8 
The wage is more than adequate and benefits thoughtfully considered for maximal benefits to teachers.
Korea International School 10/11 evaluation 13 
I love the school, Korea is a bit challenging. Staff turnover is low, new director professional and committed…
Allen Hughes 10/11 report 2
Casablanca American School Morocco
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