OUR DATA

Data on international schools

ISC Research tracks the world’s international schools market and is the recognised source of data on market developments, trends and shifts. Find out how we collect it, check it and make it accessible on live data portals.

THE MARKET TODAY

International schools market growth

10 year comparison

SCHOOLS

%

8,246 in July 2012
13,180 in July 2022

STUDENTS

%

3.85m in July 2012
5.89m in July 2022

STAFF

%

356,487 in July 2012
571,228 in July 2022

FEE INCOME

%

$28.0bn in July 2012
$53.8bn in July 2022

LIVE DATA PORTAL FOR SCHOOLS

ISC Insight

A live data and intelligence portal which provides international schools with essential information to enhance your strategy and market positioning, improve brand recognition, grow your network and keep you informed of market developments.

LIVE DATA PORTAL FOR EDUCATION SUPPLIERS AND HIGHER EDUCATION

ISC Outreach

All the data and intelligence education suppliers and higher education institutions need to increase your reach and refine your business development and marketing strategy. ISC Outreach is your portal to the latest international schools market updates.

DATA APPLICATION

Data is nothing without intelligence

We analyse and combine our data with the market intelligence we collect on public schooling and education systems, government regulations impacting international education, growth areas and new developments to produce a broad range of in-depth reports.

DATA PROCESSES

Data you can trust

For the purposes of data collection and analysis, we include a privately operated international school if the school delivers 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

If a school is in a country where English is one of the official languages, it offers 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.

ISC Research implements a Management System, certified by QAS according to Standard ISO 9001:2015.

Our data includes: school location and ownership, age phases, student enrolment, capacity, student nationality, fees, contact details of staff across many functions and seniority levels, staff salaries and benefits, nationalities, facilities, quality assurances, examinations and curriculum, and school supply. We also gather demographic and socio-economic statistics for key regions, countries and some cities including population and growth rate which impact the demand and prospective demand for school places.

Data collection

Most data and intelligence supplied by ISC Research is collected directly from senior leaders at international schools. This data and intelligence gathering is conducted year-round by our field-based research consultants supported by our desk researchers. We also use trusted local sources, market experts and government bodies to acquire reliable market intelligence.

Data integrity

The raw data and intelligence is then verified and analysed to produce the most reputable, current and comprehensive research on the international schools sector. Because we have been collecting and analysing this data for more than 25 years, ISC Research is also able to produce valuable market trends and projections.

MEET THE TEAM

Teams involved

Henry Acheampong
Henry Acheampong

Job title - Data & Reports Executive

I joined ISC Research as a Data and Report Executive in July 2019. I have a background in statistics and Mathematics. I have been involved in various organisations of the years. Mathematics Teacher for one year in Ghana after which I came to ... View profile

Felie Arago
Felie Arago

Job title - Data Researcher

Before joining ISC Research, I ran my own small souvenir printing business. I also had experience working for a call center, a financial institution, and a telecommunications company in the Philippines. I am a wife to my supportive husband ... View profile

Linda Bonney
Linda Bonney

Job title - Head of Desk-Based Research

I have worked for ISC Research since 2006 as a researcher and I now head up our team of desk-based researchers. I work closely with the field researchers and data analysts, as well as our desk-based team, quality checking the data we collect. I ... View profile

Nalini Cook
Nalini Cook

Job title - Head of Global Research

As Head of Global Research I lead a team of skilled field researchers and administrative staff who are responsible for ISC Research's field research with international schools, school groups, associations, investors and regulators around the ... View profile

Jim Cottrell
Jim Cottrell

Job title - Data Researcher

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Joanna de Jesus
Joanna de Jesus

Job title - Data Researcher

Before joining ISC Research, I worked as a Cabin Crew in Dubai for 8 years. I also have experience with job website, telecommunication, and at a publication company in the Philippines. I’m very happy to start my journey with ISC Research as ... View profile

Sheila Ferrer
Sheila Ferrer

Job title - Data Researcher

I have been an Educator for children with Special Needs for 20 years now and taught in Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines before I joined ISC Research. As I embark in this different career as a Data-Based Researcher, I am looking forward to ... View profile

Nicola Grafton
Nicola Grafton

Job title - Senior Data Researcher

My role within ISC Research involves collating school data and creating a comprehensive foundation of data to inform our report writers. My career has predominantly been within the airline industry and my past and current experience has ... View profile

Mike Graham
Mike Graham

Job title - Data Integrity Manager

I joined ISC Research in 2012 to lead the Reports Team. I switched to a data analysis role in 2017, then I was appointed as the ISC Research Data Integrity Manager in 2021. My main function is to ensure that the data in our reports, ... View profile

Paola Leyson
Paola Leyson

Job title - Data Researcher

Before joining ISC Research, I worked for international schools in Qatar, mainly in admissions and administrative support. I also had experience working for an oil & gas company and an advertising company. I lived in Qatar for 11 years and ... View profile

Rosaida Loredo
Rosaida Loredo

Job title - Data Researcher

As a new addition to the Data Research Team, my task includes collecting and checking important information for the database. And before joining ISC Research, I worked as a School Administrator and Head Preschool Teacher for a private preschool ... View profile

Candy Lu
Candy Lu

Job title - China Research Coordinator

Prior to joining ISC Research, I worked for TMF group for 3 years as the office manager where I oversaw all the North China offices’ administrative requirements and led a number of integration projects for company merger and acquisition. I also ... View profile

Alison Martin
Alison Martin

Job title - Data Researcher

Prior to joining ISC Research, my work experience was always administration based, with a significant proportion of this being in Human Resources although most recently working for Swindon Council updating data held by children’s centres. I ... View profile

Pia Maske
Pia Maske

Job title - Research Manager - East Asia

As part of the Field Research team, I connect with school leaders and other stakeholders and collect key data and intelligence about the international schools market in East Asia. Before joining ISC Research, I trained and qualified as a ... View profile

Abhishek Pandey
Abhishek Pandey

Job title - Field Researcher

I have joined ISC Research as a consultant to support the field research team in South Asia. As part of my role, I connect with stakeholders from the international schools and gain insights to determine the market trends in South Asia. I have ... View profile

Rhea Marie de Pedro
Rhea Marie de Pedro

Job title - East & South East Asia Coordinator

I was living in Bangkok, Thailand, when I joined ISC Research in 2013 as part of the Schools Team and Sales & Business Development Team. As a Coordinator, I mainly do Data collection and Researching, and I work closely with other teams ... View profile

Tamas Perger
Tamas Perger

Job title - Data Analyst

I joined ISC Research in 2017. Previously I worked at Flextronics International in Hungary as Business Analyst and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) support for nine years. I was responsible for maintaining the site's ERP system and I managed ... View profile

Alfie Ramos
Alfie Ramos

Job title - Head of IT and Data Analysis

Being the Head of IT and Data Analysis, I collaborate closely with our colleagues here in ISC Research to provide tech and data analysis solutions to both clients and internal teams. I have been part of various software product development ... View profile

Kateryna Repina
Kateryna Repina

Job title - International School Research Assistant

I joined ISC Research in 2017 as a Data Researcher. I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the company's research and intelligence work. I hold a Master’s degree in journalism and spent four exciting years working as a correspondent in a ... View profile

Devon Sansom
Devon Sansom

Job title - Data Researcher

I began working for ISC Research in 2019 as a data researcher. My role involves collecting data for ISC Online and keeping the calendar of events up to date. I am currently a university student and enjoy competing in triathlons. View profile

Ghada Shaker
Ghada Shaker

Job title - Research Coordinator

My name is Ghada Shaker. I am Egyptian and married with one daughter. I graduated with a Mass Communication degree and was able to work in many places and experience several fields. I worked in the hotel management field as the Food and ... View profile

Janelle Torres
Janelle Torres

Job title - Research Manager - South East Asia

My career journey started in writing and shifted to education. Being an educator with specialization in early childhood education since 2009, my career led me to varied teaching opportunities in the Philippines and in Singapore. Prior to ... View profile

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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.

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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.