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!

BESA Open Day

Event date - February 1, 2022

Meet Ashley Kirk, Sales Director, at this year's BESA Open Day, 1st February. Ashley will be presenting What international schools want from suppliers, at 12:00 - 12:30pm.  Find out more

International School Positioning webinar: Marketing and admissions trends to inform your school’s strategy

Event date - February 1, 2022

The second webinar of our series will focus on admissions trends. Doris will show how the COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for change and the impact of growing competition on schools’ admissions strategies. She will also discuss ways you can use current reliable data to inform your school business decisions. Find out more

NEWS

Stay informed

How international schools define and understand international mindedness
How international schools define and understand international mindedness

We recently hosted an online panel discussion addressing international mindedness within an international school setting. Discover what international mindedness means to our panelist and their advice on how to develop international mindedness in schools. Read more

How International Schools support community wellbeing
How International Schools support community wellbeing

It is important that schools contribute to the wellbeing of their community. The International School Awards acknowledges this with the Community Wellbeing award which provides recognition to initiatives that support school community wellbeing including the pastoral care of students. Read more

International Schools and how they build communities
International Schools and how they build communities

The value of community building cannot be overemphasised, especially when people come together to fulfil a common goal. Schools play a crucial part in developing lifelong skills for students, and it is that part that we celebrate with the International School Awards every year. Let’s take a closer look at one of these award categories; the Community Building Award. 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.