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 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:

  • 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

13,180

Schools

5.89m

STUDENTS

571,228

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

Marketing to Schools Masterclass series: Content at your fingertips

Event date - September 15, 2022

Join Amira Rayner, Business Development Executive, for our first masterclass, designed for education suppliers and providers interested in working with international schools. This masterclass aims to share insights particularly valuable to marketing and business development teams to adapt their content marketing strategy. Find out more

NEWS

Stay informed

Implementation of an innovative school strategy
Implementation of an innovative school strategy

Why should you implement an innovative strategy within your school? International education expert and guest panelists addressed this question through the lens of three emerging aspects of school life during the ISC Research Edruptors@School conference in June. Read more

New Heads Up episode: when innovation fosters community engagement
New Heads Up episode: when innovation fosters community engagement

How can you become a paperless school? How does gaming reflect teaching? How do we train everyone to be safe online? These questions and more were answered during the ISC Research Edruptors@School conference. Some of the highlighted messages are featured in the latest episode of Heads Up hosted by ISC Research. Read more

How to bring a school community on a strategic journey
How to bring a school community on a strategic journey

How do you mobilise your school community on a strategic journey? This question was addressed during the ISC Research Edruptors@School conference in June. 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.