WELCOME

ISC Research

The most comprehensive, current and objective data and intelligence on the world’s international schools.

DATA COLLECTION

International school data you can trust

We process over 300,000 data points every year and spend 4,500 hours on verification. Here is a snapshot of the new data points collected in the past year alone.

13,365

ON CURRICULUM

35,026

ON ENROLMENT

73,140

ON TUITION FEES

15,208

ON CONTACTS

OUR EXPERTISE

Market experts for 25+ years

ISC Research is the leading provider of English-medium K-12 international school data, trends and intelligence. We have been collecting market intelligence and data on international schools throughout the world since 1994.

We identify international schools using these criteria:

  • schools that deliver a curriculum to any combination of pre-school, primary or secondary students, wholly or partly in English outside an English-speaking country; or
  • schools that offer an English-medium curriculum other than the country’s national curriculum and are international in their orientation, if based in a country where English is one of the official languages.

DATA

12,853

Schools

5.73m

STUDENTS

557,723

STAFF

$54bn

FEE INCOME

DATA

Data

Much of our international schools data is gathered year-round from primary sources (governments, established international schools, and market experts) by a team of skilled researchers, including a team of field researchers based in key locations of the world where international education is in most demand. Our data is accessible via our live data portals.

INTELLIGENCE

Intelligence

We compile our analysis of both quantitative and qualitative international schools data into a comprehensive range of reports, including white papers and specialist reports on trending topics, global and market-specific intelligence reports. We also produce bespoke reports, designed to provide you with the answers you need, such as benchmarking.

Likelihood of international schools moving towards more blended or hybrid learning models within two years
July 2021

  • UNLIKELY OR VERY UNLIKELY 16% 16%
  • NOT SURE 33% 33%
  • LIKELY OR VERY LIKELY 51% 51%

WHAT WE DO

Services tailored to your needs

For Schools

Whether you wish to grow your community, develop your peer network, keep informed of best teaching and learning practice, or refine your development strategy, we will adapt our data subscription services and market intelligence reports to your needs.

For Education Suppliers

Develop your marketing and business development strategy with reliable and trusted market data and intelligence to inform your segmentation, lead generation, content marketing, community and relationship building. 

For Educational Investors

Overcome the challenges faced in your search for a school partner. We will support you through every step of your selection process, providing you with historic and current market data and intelligence, as well as expert advice.

For Higher Education

Enhance your market knowledge to build strong relationships with international schools. Identify influential organisations and contacts to recruit good fit international students, in terms of language and independent learning skills, and mobility aspirations.

EVENTS

Let's meet!

TAISI Leadership Conference

Event date - September 3, 2022

Join Sam Fraser, Development Director, at the TAISI Leadership Conference, 1st - 3rd September 2022.  Find out more

Outstanding Schools Middle East Conference

Event date - October 5, 2022

Join Nalini Cook, Head of Global Research, at Outstanding Schools Middle East Conference, 5th - 6th October 2022. Find out more

NEWS

Stay informed

Spotlight on Online International Schools
Spotlight on Online International Schools

Latest data and trends published by ISC Research in a new report of the online international schools market suggest the sector has seen an acceleration in growth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, creating alternative pathways to education founded on inclusion and innovation. Read more

International School Awards act as a stepping stone towards the World’s Best School Prizes
International School Awards act as a stepping stone towards the World’s Best School Prizes

We’re delighted to announce the success of the innovative and inspiring initiatives shortlisted for the 2022 International School Awards that have also been confirmed as short listers for the 2022 World’s Best School Prizes. Read more

International school groups gain international school market share
International school groups gain international school market share

School groups are gaining a greater share of the expanding international schools market. In 2017, 23% of the schools within the global international schools market were part of a school group. In 2022, that percentage has increased to 38%. Read more

GET IN TOUCH

Let's discuss your needs

We are dedicated and committed to supporting the broader international schools community by providing data, trends and intelligence. Since 1994, we have guided schools with their growth plans, informed investors on new school development, helped universities to engage with international schools, and advised education suppliers that are supporting the market.