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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 close to 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.

20,174

ON CURRICULUM

37,103

ON ENROLMENT

55,092

ON TUITION FEES

77,389

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:

  • a privately operated school that has chosen to deliver a curriculum wholly or partly in English to some or all of its students between 3 and 18, in a country where English is not an official language; or
  • a privately operated school that delivers a curriculum other than the host country’s national curriculum wholly or partly in English to some or all of students between 3 and 18, in a country where English is an official language.

DATA

13,192

Schools

6.51m

STUDENTS

626,767

STAFF

$56bn

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!

COBIS Conference for Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff

Event date - February 1, 2023

Meet Luke Walduck, School Development Manager, at COBIS Conference for Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff, on 1st February 2023.  Find out more

Outstanding Schools Europe 2023

Event date - March 1, 2023

Meet Luke Walduck, School Development Manager, at Outstanding Schools Europe 2023, March 1st 2023.  Find out more

NEWS

Stay informed

International School Awards 2023 Winners Revealed
International School Awards 2023 Winners Revealed

The winners of the International School Awards 2023 were announced during a live online event on Tuesday 24th of January. 291 applications were received this year from international schools in 61 countries including schools in Poland, the United States of America, Thailand, Belgium and China. Read more

Submitting a quality application: Advice from the International School Awards judges
Submitting a quality application: Advice from the International School Awards judges

The aim of the International School Awards is to share some of the outstanding initiatives that address common needs for learning and for community action that are being implemented by international schools. Here is some advice from the International School Awards judging panel to guide schools when preparing their awards application. Read more

Exploring the contemporary pathways international school students are selecting
Exploring the contemporary pathways international school students are selecting

The results of a survey conducted with international schools by ISC Research in November (2022) suggest that students from an early age are now considering alternative pathways but university offerings remain a significant choice. The results of the survey, and what this looks like at school level, are addressed by college counsellors from Indonesia, Bulgaria and China in our latest Heads Up episode. 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.