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Phillip Burgess 11/30 (report 4)
Emirates International School Jumeirah
Colegio Granadino Manizales Colombia 11/30 evaluation 3
Positive working environment, good hearted folks, pristine landscapes and an outdoor Mecca…
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Kuwait 11/30
School admin writes ISR in regards to posted reviews…
Cairo English School Egypt 11/30 evaluation 11 
Beautiful campus, easonably well resourced. It has the potential to become an outstanding school…
International School Phnom Penh 11/29 evaluation 14 
During this time you will wonder what was wrong with all those fools who left…
Shanghai American School China 11/29 evaluation 19 
I work on the Pudong Campus which is a great campus…
Hayah International Academy Egypt 11/29 evaluation 16 
… if you are a seasoned, veteran teacher, you might survive this experience…
Northbridge International School Cambodia 11/28 evaluation 14 
Come if you are adventurous, entrepreneurial, or want to be a positive force in a community atmosphere…
International School Hyderabad India 11/28 evaluation 3 
The school has a lot of potential for somebody who is highly dedicated and passionate about education…
Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 11/28 evaluation 17 
You don’t get a good school without a good Headteacher…
Jean Caskey 11/27 (report 2)
Cayman International School Cayman Islands
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Kuwait 11/27 evaluation 4
Al Batinah International School Oman 11/27 First time reviewed on ISR
We have been extremely happy with our experience at ABIS and in Oman…
American International School Chennai India 11/27 evaluation 19
Very well resourced with excellent facilities, new performing arts center, good techy, & diverse student….
Nagoya International School Japan 11/27 evaluation 7 
Nagoya, it is challenging but safe. The weather is great & you can walk around the streets till late at night…
International Academy Amman Jordan 11/27 evaluation 30
I have been in worse & better schools. Not bad, not great either – I would stay no more then 2 years…
Kerry Jacobson 11/26 (report 4)
Shanghai American School China
Steven Cathers 11/26 (report 2)  
Korea International School Korea
American International School Bucharest Romania 11/26 evaluation 20 
ISB is my first international school, and working here been a great experience so far.
Sinarmas World Academy Indonesia 11/26 evaluation 12 
Culture and climate of the school is very friendly, open, collaborative with a very nice community feel….
International Community School Addis Ababa Ethiopia 11/26 evaluation 7
Overall it’s OK…
International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand 11/26 evaluation 14 
Pace is slow, no pressure, class sizes are small, salary is fair, morale fairly good & turnover low…
Marymount International School London 11/26
School head writes ISR in regards to posted reviews…
Radhika Sinha 11/23
Aditya Birla World Academy India
Martin Thomas 11/23 (report 2)
Colegio Aleman de Torreon Mexico
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Kuwait 11/23 evaluation 3
I would like to mention the 11 compulsory working Saturdays that all members of staff have to endure…
International School Lausanne Switzerland 11/23 evaluation 3 
One of the best IB schools in Europe. I spent 10 years there because of the students, school culture…
Bishop Mackenzie International School Malawi 11/23 evaluation 5 
The director is taking steps to address the issue of devaluation, changes come slowly though…
Tara Fitzgerald 11/22 First time reviewed on ISR
JFK American School Queretaro
Afaf El-Gemayal 11/22
Al Ghanim Bilingual School Kuwait
Beanstalk International Bilingual School China 11/22 evaluation 8
I have been involved in international school education for many years, over three continents. This school…
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Kuwait 11/22 evaluation 2 
New curricula based on the Common Core State Standards and standards from California have been… 
Play English Bilingual School Italy 11/22 First time reviewed on ISR
Teachers Not Allowed to discipline students. Owner does not believe in a classroom discipline policy…
Alan Austin 11/21 (report 2)
American School of Milan Italy
Jack Bimrose 11/21 
Lincoln School Costa Rica
Nanjing International School China 11/21 evaluation 14 
Teachers are respected and treated as professionals at NIS.
American Cooperative School of Tunis 11/21 evaluation 19
Tunisia is still loaded with charm, adventure, & history. You need to be able to deal with uncertain times…
Shanghai Singapore International School China 11/21 evaluation 10 
Some of us have a dog’s deal, some work like part-timers and yet others like department heads…
Fundacion Colegio Americano de Quito Ecuador 11/20 evaluation 5 
Colegio Americano is a great school with a positive atmosphere…
Linden Hall Elementary School Japan 11/20 First time reviewed on ISR
Teaching resources and budgets do not match the aesthetics…
Centennial Christian School Korea 11/20 evaluation 2 
The new team has purchased the school building (formerly rented), done extensive renovation…
Lincoln School Costa Rica 11/20 evaluation 12
Lincoln school is the most enjoyable school I have taught at, and the kids the most respectful and hardworking…
Malcolm Kay 11/19  First time reviewed on 
Stamford American Intnernational School
Gulf English School Qatar 11/19 evaluation 26
I began to question some aspects of curriculum – then, I felt isolated, snubbed, undermined, disempowered..
American School Kuwait 11/19 evaluation 31
Teachers know how much the tuition is & can do the math…
International School Phnom Penh 11/19 evaluation 13 
We have just been asked to sign a contract waiver as a requirement to sign on for another year which states… 
Maureen Madden 11/16 First time reviewed on ISR
American School of Milan Italy
Zoe Hauser 11/16 (report 2)
International School of Myanmar
Robin Perskie 11/16 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Granadino Colombia
Lincoln, The American International School Argentina 11/16 evaluation 7
Our students deserve more than what they are currently getting…
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 11/16 evaluation 12 
We are hoping for high quality new teachers next year and don’t want anyone to be deterred by…
Stamford American International School Singapore 11/16 evaluation 13 
A high gloss, expensive corporate school where PR and profits come first…
Colegio Granadino Manizales Colombia 11/16 evaluation 2 
It is a great school to start out in. It is small and family-oriented…
Tara Waudby 11/15 First time reviewed on ISR
American School of Kuwait
Tanya Sweeny 11/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait
Jihad Sadeddin 11/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait
International School Myanmar 11/15 evaluation 18
It’s cheaper & easier to hire new teachers than deal with nay-sayers who might want to do something positive…
Cambridge English School Mangaf Kuwait 11/15 evaluation 2 
A huge concern is HR makes no effort to obtain work permits & staff do visa runs at their own expense…
QSI Bishkek Kyrgyzstan 11/15 First time reviewed on ISR
Head of School and Director of Instruction proactive, positive, and organized…  
Ross Hall 11/14 (report 2)
American Pacific International School Thailand
Academia Cotopaxi Ecuador 11/14 evaluation 12
The package is among better ones in South America, especially all the benefits…
NurOrda International School Kazakhstan 11/14 First time reviewed on ISR
The contract says you will work 4 hours on Saturday – but NEVER once was it mentioned that…
Gulf English School Kuwait 11/14 evaluation 9
Most of the kids are great and I especially enjoyed teaching A-level to the more engaged kids…
Cambridge English School Hawalli Kuwait 11/14 evaluation 12
Things are improving all the time…
Martin Thomas 11/13 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Aleman de Torreon Mexico
Ian Piper 11/13 
Danube International School Vienna Austria
Stephane Ruz 11/13 First time reviewed on ISR
Casablanca American School
Saltus Grammar School Bermuda 11/13 First time reviewed on ISR
Beautiful little island with lovely beaches. Great place to be if you enjoy water sports…
Muscat International School Oman 11/13 evaluation 16 
There had been no formal complaints about me from my pupils or their parents and as I later discovered…
Emirates National School, Al Ain UAE 11/13 evaluation 12 
I understand why people were unhappy, but I think the school does too; there have been a lot of changes…
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Salwa Kuwait 11/12
Letter from Teacher to ISR…
Wellspring Learning Community Lebanon 11/12 evaluation 2 
I have been teaching for quite a while in a variety of circumstances & countries– some quite challenging — but…
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 11/12 evaluation 11 
On the positive side, the students are very pleasant to teach. I like the ethnic diversity…
Casablanca American School Morocco 11/12 evaluation 26 
Never have I seen children openly talking and using mobile phones during assemblies…
Dubai American Scientific School UAE 11/12 evaluation 10 
After 4 years of ‘unsatisfactory’ KHDA ratings the current group of teachers are working hard to help…
Korea International School Jeju Campus 11/12 First time reviewed on ISR
Namsan International Kindergarten 11/9 evaluation 3
Trees all around, & though grounds aren’t large, it is a pleasant, peaceful place. There are many resources…
Wellspring Learning Community Lebanon 11/9 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz Venezuela 11/9 evaluation 6 
There is a definite air of who’s IN who’s OUT…
Colegio Roosevelt (American School) Lima Peru (FDR) 11/9 evaluation 11 
Lima is a decent city with plenty of things to do if you look. It is also a fairly expensive city…
Debbie McIntosh 11/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Al Bayan Bilingual School/Kuwait
David Munro 11/8 First time reviewed on ISR
Mont Kiara International School
Colegio Nueva Granada Bogota 11/8 evaluation 5
If you hear these claims, rest assured they are all true. But, when he tells you how great…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 11/8 evaluation 38
I spent a lot of time in Dubai and Bahrain because I couldn’t get a real drink or date in Kuwait…
Lincoln, The American International School Argentina 11/8 evaluation 6
Kulyash Shamshidinova 11/7 First time reviewed on ISR
Nazarbayev Intellectual School Kazakhstan
Eric Habegger 11/7 (report 2)
Colegio Neuva Granada Bogata Colombia
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Salwa Kuwait 11/7
Letter from Teacher to ISR…
Dasman Model School Kuwait 11/7 evaluation 37
Overall, Dasman is where teachers & administrators can contribute to the growth of students & grow professionally…
American School Kuwait 11/7 evaluation 30
For a country with so much wealth I wonder where it goes because it isn’t being spent on beautification…
American Creativity Academy Kuwait 11/7 
evaluation 25 Not an American school. It is a national school made up of local kids from very conservative families…
Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools Kazakhstan 11/7 evaluation 7 
Given the situation I was placed in, I am using the only tool to advise others planning to venture here…
Alex Bennett 11/6 First time reviewed on ISR
The Columbus School Colombia
Brian Hartman 11/6 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Panamericano Colombia
Colegio Nueva Granada Bogota 11/6 evaluation 4
I was not prepared for the absolutely terrifying possibility a group of students & parents could ruin my career… 
Koc School Istanbul Turkey 11/6 evaluation 9
Like anywhere else in the world, there is good and bad at Koc school…   
Sri KDU International School Malaysia 11/6
 Letter from school Director to ISR
Sri KDU International School Malaysia 11/6 evaluation 2 
Decent school with decent Head teacher… 
Gulf English School Kuwait 11/6 evaluation 8
Primary School is a place with a buzz, great teachers and receptive kids. I certainly want to stay longer…
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Salwa Kuwait 11/6
Letter from School Admin to ISR
Elizabeth (Libby Naert) 11/5 (report 3)
Manarat School for Learning Difficulties Kuwait
Siam International School Thailand 11/5 Evaluation 5
The motto that year was, you can’t make this stuff up! Not a great career choice but some incredible stories…
Cambridge English School Hawalli Kuwait 11/5 evaluation 11
The pupil,or should I say the customer, is always right! So watch your back no on else will good luck…
American School of Yaounde Cameroon 11/5 evaluation 3 
A warm school, full of active/concerned parents who want to make the school a prime community center…
Randy Neen 11/2 First time reviewed on ISR
American International School Bamako Mali
Newton British School Qatar 11/2 First time reviewed on ISR 
Progressive individuals do exist and they are attempting to transform from within…
Casablanca American School Morocco 11/2 evaluation 25 
The Board of Directors was banking on being in office for several more years…
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 11/2 evaluation 10 
I want to respond to review #9 because I believe it’s a completely inaccurate school description… 
Philip Stewart 11/1 (report 10)
Dulwich College Shanghai China
Nathan Bryant 11/1 First time reviewed on ISR
International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Steve Desroches 11/1 First time reviewed on ISR
Colegio Panamericano Colombia
Hayah International Academy Egypt 11/1 evaluation 15 
No job is perfect – that’s why we call it “work” – but this one has been and is still a good one for me…
American School Antananarivo Madagascar 11/1 evaluation 4 
Working environment is good, admin supportive. It is a very small school in a very isolated and poor country…
Al-Ghanim Bilingual School Salwa Kuwait 11/1 First time reviewed on ISR
The idea you could work a day & then lose that day’s pay based on the judgment call of admin…
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