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

12,373

Schools

5.68m

STUDENTS

550,846

STAFF

$53bn

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!

EducationInvestor Global’s UK Summit 2021

Event date - October 6, 2021

Meet Freddie Cloke, School Development Manager, at this years EducationInvestor UK Summit 2021.  Find out more

TES SEN Show

Event date - October 8, 2021

Meet Diane Glass, Commercial Director at this year's TES SEN show, the UK's leading special educational needs (SEN) show. Find out more

NEWS

Stay informed

New report highlights change to international undergraduate recruitment and admissions
New report highlights change to international undergraduate recruitment and admissions

To better understand how the world’s universities are currently adapting international undergraduate pathways, ISC Research conducted research this summer. 165 higher education institutions from 23 countries participated in the research. A free report is now available, along with a white paper containing reactions from international school college counsellors to the research results.  Read more

Celebrate your school at this year’s ISAs
Celebrate your school at this year’s ISAs

The annual International School Awards (ISAs), hosted by ISC Research, bring the world’s international schools community together, sharing and celebrating great learning, innovation, and community participation.  Read more

New school year begins with the international school sector looking stronger than ever
New school year begins with the international school sector looking stronger than ever

As of July 2021, ISC Research data recorded a total of 12,373 international schools around the world enrolling 5.6 million students and employ 550,846 teaching staff. The sector has demonstrated defensive resilience throughout COVID-19, generating over $53 billion USD in annual school fees, and looks set to emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.  ​  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.