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Develop your marketing and business development strategy with reliable and trusted market data and intelligence on international schools to increase your reach and inform your strategy.
THE MARKET TODAY
International schools market growth
10 year comparison
9,402 in January 2014
14,010 in January 2024
4.5m in January 2014
6.9m in January 2024
423,269 in January 2014
664,645 in January 2024
$35.5bn in January 2014
$60.9bn in January 2024
LIVE DATA PORTAL
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ISC Outreach is the easiest way to stay abreast of the latest international schools market updates. Our live data portal provides the data and intelligence you need to support your lead generation activities, grow your network, or refine your market segmentation and strategy.
The portal features an analysis tool and a dynamic dashboard which displays key data points and a regional breakdown of international schools. ISC Outreach also provides access to a searchable database which includes data on over 14,000 international schools, contact details of 70,000 school staff across all functions and seniority levels, information on more than 500 school groups, and details of school associations and accreditations, including their member schools.
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International schools market reports
Whether you need global intelligence to inform your strategy, country-specific commercial intelligence to adjust your plans, or specialist intelligence to learn more about practices and market needs, we offer a broad range of off-the-shelf reports based on in-depth research.
Find out who's been recognised as an Edruptor of 2023. Our white paper includes a list of international education influencers who share good practice and social media advice for their peers. Read more
Access must-know data and intelligence to inform your marketing and development strategy. Our commercial intelligence report provides condensed, yet essential research into the international school market in Thailand. Read more
This specialist report analyses conversations with international school leaders and teachers over the past two years, on the shifts in teacher recruitment and retention patterns. Read more
In recent years, many brick and mortar schools are making the leap from traditional in-person classrooms to blended learning. Learn more about the unprecedented growth of the online schools market. Read more
This report aims to equip you with valuable insights into the shifting market landscape that influences the development and growth of international schools. Read more
Access must-know data and intelligence to inform your marketing and development strategy. Our commercial intelligence report provides condensed, yet essential research into the international school market in Europe. Read more
Access must-know data and intelligence to inform your marketing and development strategy. Our commercial intelligence report provides condensed, yet essential research into the international school market in China. Read more
Access must-know data and intelligence to inform your marketing and development strategy. Our commercial intelligence report provides condensed, yet essential research into the international school market in the UAE. Read more
International schools are recognised for the globally minded thinking they develop within students, but are they valuing the student voice to inform change within their community? Explore the outcomes of our research in this specialist report. Read more
As new international schools keep opening year on year, we've explored the macro and micro-environmental factors influencing growth in the international schools market. Read more
This exclusive white paper explores where growth is occurring within today’s international schools market. Read more
Access must-know data and intelligence to inform your marketing and development strategy. Our commercial intelligence report provides condensed, yet essential research into the international school market in South Korea. Read more
Find out who's been recognised as Edruptors of 2022. Our white paper includes a list of international education influencers who share good practice and social media advice for their peers. Read more
This specialist report highlights changes in governance practices in international schools in 2022, but also calls for further support of the school community. Read more
How do English-medium international schools differ from domestic K-12 educational offerings and what does that mean for school admissions and education suppliers? Read more
A trusted reference for data, trends and intelligence on the global international schools market in 2022. Read more
This exclusive specialist report highlights the latest trends in K-12 international schools assessment and includes advice from experts and case studies highlighting opportunities and challenges. Read more
Who are the opinion shapers within international education today? ISC Research has explored this question for the first time, identifying the key education influencers followed on social media platforms by people around the world. Read more
This white paper summarises the outcomes of our research into the ways international schools make purchasing decisions, and provides education suppliers with insights to develop a strategic approach. Read more
Based on research conducted with international school students, alumni and staff over the summer, this report explores the profile of students that international schools attract and how this has resulted in market shifts. Read more
ISC Research explored international school staff recruitment and continuous professional development through research conducted with international schools, recruiters and providers. Learn the outcomes in our exclusive specialist report. Read more
This white paper complements our latest research report on the pathway from international schools to higher education by sharing the views of international school college counsellors on the research results. Read more
Research on the impact of recent macro-environmental factors on the international school student pathway to higher education, exploring changes institutions have made to their undergraduate admissions processes. Read more
ISC Research has conducted research into teaching and learning practice within international schools to identify if it will experience noticeable shifts within the next two years due to the impact of COVID or other factors. Read more
Our team has done further research to help you better understand this growing segment of the global international schools market. Read more
A report highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of students and staff in international schools. Read more
This white paper explores the common reasons why parents select an international school for their child and the impact of COVID-19 on their selection. Read more
Why and how independent schools open sister schools overseas and what next for this education sector?
Independent schools in the UK and United States are looking at diversification for alternative sources of income, one of which is foreign development. Read more
This report uncovers research into inclusion in international schools over a period of 4 years. It sheds light on current inclusion practices, and provides understanding of how the international schools market has been adapting to the needs of ... Read more
In the light of COVID-19, this white paper highlights how the international schools market responded in times of crisis. Read more
Raise further awareness of your brand
ISC Research offers sponsorship opportunities for education suppliers wishing to improve the recognition of your brand within the international schools market. These may include advertising in International School Leader Magazine, sponsoring International School Awards or other ISC Research events, or supporting the production of specialist reports.
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.
Regional breakdown of international schools
- Asia 57% 57%
- Europe 14% 14%
- Americas 15% 15%
- Africa 12% 12%
- Oceania 2% 2%
Our support for education suppliers
Since 1978, a global network of professional educators at EducatorsAbroad have provided professional development for pre and in-service educators in over 1,650 national and international English medium schools in 95 countries. Read more
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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.