Information for Members

ISC now has over 2050 international school profiles listed

November 25, 2018


At International School Community, we now have over 2055 international school profiles listed on our website!

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The last 5 schools to be added:
MC School (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) – 31 Comments
Crescendo HELP International School (Johor, Malaysia) – 5 Comments
Berlin Metropolitan School (Berlin, Germany) – 0 Comments
Osaka YMCA International School (Osaka, Japan) – 0 Comments
The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China, RDFZ ICC (Beijing, China) – 3 Comments

The top 5 schools with the most members:
Copenhagen International School (Copenhagen, Denmark) – 23 Members
American International School in Egypt (New Cairo City, Egypt) – 22 Members
International School of Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – 19 Members
International School Manila (Manila, Philippines) – 19 Members
American School of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) – 16 Members

The top 5 most viewed schools:
Copenhagen International School (Copenhagen, Denmark) – 1768 Views
American School of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) – 1742 Views
NIST International School (Bangkok, Thailand) – 1451 Views
International School of Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) – 1389 Views
Singapore American School (Singapore) – 1354 Views

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The last 5 schools to have something written on their wall:
Citic Lake Bilingual International School (Foshan, China) – 22 Comments
Kampala International School (Kampala, Uganda) – 50 Comments
Ghana International School (Accra, Ghana) – 24 Comments
Pan-American School (Heredia)(San Jose, Costa Rica) – 0 Comments
Colegio Jorge Washington Cartagena (Cartagena, Colombia) – 1 Comments

But check them all our yourself!  Get answers to your questions about the international schools you are interested in by clicking on the geographic region of your choice.  It’s a great way to learn about different international schools around the world and gather information!  International School Community has the following 2055 international schools listed on our website (last updated on 25 November, 2018)

Results: (183) Countries, (784) Cities, (2055) Schools, (29333) Comments

Asia (203)

Caribbean (39)

Central America (45)

Central/Eastern Europe (109)

East Asia (297)

Middle East (272)

North Africa (63)

North America (107)

Oceania (31)

SE Asia (314)

South America (96)

Sub-Saharan Africa (171)

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ISCommunity Features

New ISC Feature: Get Notified When One of Your Favorited Schools is Updated!

November 17, 2018


When you are a member at International School Community, you can easily Favorite the school profile pages that you are most interested in and view all of them on your Dashboard Profile Page.

Just go to any school profile of the international school you are interested in and click on the red “Add School to Favorites” button. A pop-up screen will show up and say “This school has been successfully added to your Favorited Schools.”

favorited schools

Once you have successfully Favorited a school profile page, then that school will show up as a link on your Dashboard Profile Page.  The next time you want to access that specific school profile page (e.g. to check out any new comments that have been written, to write some more of your own comments and information, etc.) it will be listed like this example:

Favorited Schools
As you can see, it will be quick and easy for you to go straight to the schools you are interested in knowing about. The Favorited Schools page has the following stats:

  • name and link to that school’s profile page
  • the location of that school: city, country
  • the date in which that school was last updated with new user-submitted comments
  • the total number of user-submitted comments on that school’s profile page
  • a subscribe button so that you can receive email alerts when your favorited school is updated that day.

The subscribe feature is new. Basically, if your school is updated with new comments, at the end of the day you will receive an email from us letting you know. It will look like this:

Favorited Schools

If you are not interested anymore in having that school listed as a link on your profile under the “Favorited Schools” section, simply click on the “Trash can” icon/link to remove it. As a reminder, this Favorited Schools that you create is only visible to you.

With the school profile bookmark feature all members will be able to access the international schools most important to them with ease!  Favorite your schools now by visiting our schools list page.  If you are not a member of International School Community, join today here and get a free coupon code to receive two days of free premium membership!

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ISCommunity Features

The NEW Compare Schools Page: It’s School vs. School!

October 25, 2018


We are so excited to launch our latest ISC premium feature, the Compare Schools page!

compare schools

Our members are always looking to compare one international school to another. Using the 28800+ comments that our ISC Mayors have largely helped to submit, we have decided to introduce a new ISC page where you can compare two international schools based on eight pre-selected comment topics. Maybe the results will help you make the important decision of signing a contract with one of them!

So, here is how it works. When you select two schools from the drop down menus, you will be able to compare the following eight comment topics:

  1. Salaries
  2. Savings
  3. Housing
  4. Retirement
  5. Professional Development
  6. Health
  7. Workload
  8. Morale

compare schools

Additionally, once you have selected two of the listed schools (here is an example), you can see a point score that each school received for each of the 8 comment topics.  The total score for each school is also displayed, clearly showing the “winner” with the most points.

Of course, the score is based on teacher’s reviews, therefore it is subjective, but having in mind that multiple teachers are submitting comments, we believe that this new page reflects the realistic situation at a specific school.

compare schools

To begin with, we have 50+ schools available to be compared. If your school is already listed, please have a look at each displayed comment and assigned score. If you would like us to improve some of the comments or scores, write to us here.

However, if your school is not listed yet, we need your help to get it added! Please write to us by contacting us via our Help and Support page with the details for each section and your suggested score for each comment topic.

Finally, feel free to message us in case you simply just have some general feedback for improving this new page.

Thank you in advance for your feedback and support; making this new feature the best it can be. It is truly a unique feature to help people gather information and analyze it so that they can make the best decisions for themselves when working in the international school community.

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Information for Members

Top 40 International Schools with the Most ISC Members

October 21, 2018


How many times have you applied to a school wishing that you knew somebody that worked there?

Knowing somebody and getting the ‘inside scoop’ on an international school could definitely help you in your quest to set up an interview there.

At International School Community, we made that search for ‘informed people’ even easier with our Top 40 Schools with the Most Members page.

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Currently, our top 40 international schools with the most members are (21 October, 2018):

22 members – Copenhagen International School

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22 members  American International School in Egypt
19 members – International School Manila
18 members  International School of Kuala Lumpur
16 members
 – American School of Barcelona
16 members – 
Seoul International School
16 members – Western International School of Shanghai
15 members – 
American School Foundation of Mexico City
15 members – Jakarta Intercultural School
15 members – Singapore American School
14 members – 
Shanghai Community International School
14 members – 
International School of Tanganyika
14 members – MEF International School Istanbul
14 members – Nazarbayev Intellectual School of Astana
14 members – International School Bangkok
14 members – Fairview International School
13 members – 
United Nations International School (Vietnam)
13 members – Shanghai United International School
13 members – Istanbul International Community School
13 members NIST International School
13 members – Qatar Academy (Doha)
13 members – Cairo American College
12 members –
KIS International School (Bangkok)
12 members – Suzhou Singapore International School
12 members – Seoul Foreign School
12 members – Canadian International School (Singapore)
12 members – American International School of Kuwait
12 members –
Anglo-American School of Moscow
11 members –
Western Academy Beijing
11 members –
Shanghai American School – Puxi
11 members – Brent International School Manila
11 members – Hong Kong International School
11 members – Chadwick International School – Songdo
11 members – 
Graded School Sao Paulo
11 members – 
International School Beijing
11 members – American International School of Johannesburg
11 members – American Embassy School New Delhi
11 members – Shanghai American School – Pudong
11 members – American School of Dubai
11 members – American School of Bangkok

With 100-200 new members joining each month, this list will continue to grow and grow; with even more members showing up as potential people to network with.

It is simple to network on our website: just click on a member and then click on the ‘Contact this member’ button (premium member feature).  Then write him/her a message.  When your message is sent, the other member will get an email alert letting them know that they have a new message waiting for them on our website (so, hopefully he/she will get back to you in a timely manner!). Numerous International School Community members have already taken advantage of this unique feature on our website!

international schools

As far as we know, International School Community is the one of the only websites where you can quickly and easily network with real people at a specific international school.  Meaning, if you want to get in touch with somebody from Suzhou Singapore International School in China and you are currently a premium member of International School Community, you now have 12 members that you can contact on our website that either work there now or have worked there in the past.  Get the answers to your questions; now that is easy networking!

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Information for Members

Become the ‘Mayor’ of Your School and Get Unlimited Premium Membership!

October 16, 2018


Our mission for the International School Community website is to have the most updated information about what it is like to work at the numerous international schools around the world. One way to help us achieve that mission is to have Mayors.

mayor

Being a Mayor is super easy, and the best part is that you get unlimited free premium membership to our website!

Mayor responsibilities:

• Submit at least 3-6 new comments on your school every 1-2 months (on the 65 different comment topics)

• Make sure to check on your school’s Wall and occasionally post updates about their school (like new vacancies, any big changes to the school that are happening, etc.)

• Make sure that their school has the most updated and correct information (e.g. basic info, links, Facebook page, Youtube video, etc.) on the Overview and Social Media tabs.

mayor

Here are just a few of the almost 450+ schools that have a Mayor on our website:

Western International School of Shanghai (Shanghai, China) – 407 Comments
NIST International School (Bangkok, Thailand) – 244 Comments
Qatar Academy (Sidra) (Doha, Qatar)65 Comments
Canadian International School (Hong Kong) (Hong Kong, China)139 Comments
International School of Paphos (Paphos, Cyprus)123 Comments
Concordia International School (Shanghai) (Shanghai, China)175 Comments
Yongsan International School of Seoul (Seoul, South Korea) – 104 Comments
Copenhagen International School (Copenhagen, Denmark)340 Comments
Seoul Foreign School (Seoul, South Korea)147 Comments
American International School Dhaka (Dhaka, Bangladesh)60 Comments
International School of Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)107 Comments
Footprints International School (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)38 Comments
Hong Kong International School (Hong Kong, China)134 Comments

The more Mayors that we have on our website means the more our members will be informed; as there will be more up-to-date information on the schools they want to know about!

Become the Mayor of a school you work at (or have worked at) today!

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Please note that being the Mayor of a school is anonymous, and that all comments submitted on our website are also done so anonymously. Posting on the school profile page wall though is not anonymous.

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