WHAT WE DO

Services for education suppliers

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. 

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.

Regional breakdown of international schools
July 2021

  • Asia 57% 57%
  • Europe 18% 18%
  • Americas 13% 13%
  • Africa 11% 11%
  • Oceania 1% 1%

LIVE DATA PORTAL

Increase your reach

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 12,000 international schools, contact details of 55,000 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. 

Already an ISC Outreach user? Click the button below to access the portal.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER

Free access to commercial intelligence

Book a demo of ISC Outreach by the 17th December and get free access to our library of commercial intelligence reports for 3 months.

This offer only applies to organisations that do not currently have an ISC Outreach licence.

THE MARKET TODAY

International schools market growth

10 year comparison

SCHOOLS

%

7,655 in July 2011
12,373 in July 2021

STUDENTS

%

3.54m in July 2011
5.68m in July 2021

STAFF

%

328,661 in July 2011
550,846 in July 2021

FEE INCOME

%

$26.03bn in July 2011
$52.97bn in July 2021

INTELLIGENCE

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. 

Purchasing plans: the decisions international schools make and how

TitleNOVEMBER 2021

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

The International School Student Profile

TitleNOVEMBER 2021

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

Recruitment and CPD in international schools

TitleOCTOBER 2021

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

International school college counsellors share views on student pathways to higher education

TitleSEPTEMBER 2021

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

The Pathway from International School to Higher Education

TitleSEPTEMBER 2021

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

International Schools Annual Market Report 2021

TitleSEPTEMBER 2021

A trusted reference for data, trends and intelligence on the global international schools market in 2021. Read more

China Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleCOMING SOON

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Teaching and learning in international schools

TitleJULY 2021

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

India Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleJUNE 2021

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

United Arab Emirates Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleJUNE 2021

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Japan Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleMAY 2021

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Summary Report

TitleMAY 2021

Our ISC research team analyse data throughout the year to help track development opportunities in the international schools market. This global intelligence report, offers you more flexibility to adapt your plans. Read more

The growing demand for international schools within a mid-market fee point

TitleMAY 2021

Our team has done further research to help you better understand this growing segment of the global international schools market.  Read more

Indonesia Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleAPRIL 2021

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

South Korea Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleAPRIL 2021

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Saudi Arabia Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleMARCH 2021

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Wellbeing in international schools

TitleMARCH 2021

A report highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of students and staff in international schools. Read more

Hong Kong Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleFEBRUARY 2021

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Why parents select an international school and the impact of COVID-19 on school choice

TitleFEBRUARY 2021

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

Egypt Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleJANUARY 2021

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Thailand Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleDECEMBER 2020

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Vietnam Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleDECEMBER 2020

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Malaysia Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleDECEMBER 2020

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Singapore Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleNOVEMBER 2020

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Qatar Commercial Intelligence Report

TitleNOVEMBER 2020

The report compiles essential data and intelligence on the international schools market to inform marketing and business development strategies for education suppliers or higher education institutions. Read more

Why and how independent schools open sister schools overseas and what next for this education sector?

TitleNOVEMBER 2020

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

Inclusion in International Schools

TitleAUGUST 2020

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

The impact of COVID-19 on Education Technology in International Schools

TitleAUGUST 2020

In June 2020, 82 international schools from 41 countries were researched about their use of technology during campus closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Governance in international schools

TitleNOVEMBER 2019

ISC Research collaborated with the Principals Training Center to produce this first research published in 2019 into governance practices within international schools. Read more

SPONSORSHIP

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.

Diane Glass, Commercial Director, is available to discuss your needs.

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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.