WHAT WE DO

Services for educational investors

ISC Research can help you overcome the challenges faced in your search for a school partner.

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
January 2022

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

PARTNERTSHIPS

Partner with ISC Research

Investor partnership

If you are wishing to invest or raise funds for new school development, a partnership with ISC Research will provide you with the advice, introductions, market reports, data and intelligence you need.

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Research partnership

ISC Research provides school groups or consultancies the market data, intelligence and expertise needed to understand market position and potential, or to inform plans to acquire more international schools.

INVESTMENT

The demand for international education

High quality, English-speaking, international education is in demand in many non-English-speaking countries of the world. As economies develop, more local families choose to pay for private education that will prepare their child for global higher education and careers.

International school investment offers:

  • Long-term and consistent revenue potential
  • Educational progress for young people
  • Prosperity potential for a country, led by well-educated, internationally-minded individuals
  • A stable and viable investment option

INTELLIGENCE

Support for educational investors

ISC Research can supply the data, experience and expertise to support your decisions. Whether you need global intelligence to inform your strategy, market-specific intelligence to find out more about a targeted segment, or specialist intelligence to learn more about market needs, we offer a broad range of off-the-shelf reports based on in-depth research. And if you need something more tailored to your needs, we also produce bespoke reports. Freddie Cloke, our School Development Manager, is available to discuss your needs.

The brands and groups leading the world’s international schools sector

TitleAPRIL 2022

This white paper highlights the K-12 school groups and education brands that are emerging as major influencers within international education. Read more

Future of Assessment in International Schools

TitleMARCH 2022

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

Edruptors 2021: the top international education influencers of the past year

TitleJANUARY 2022

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

Europe Intelligence Report

TitleAPRIL 2022

The report compiles comprehensive research into the international schools market to inform strategic plans required by leadership teams, consultants or investors, and to identify development opportunities. Read more

Western Asia Intelligence Report

TitleDECEMBER 2021

The report compiles comprehensive research into the international schools market to inform strategic plans required by leadership teams, consultants or investors, and to identify development opportunities. Read more

Eastern Asia Intelligence Report

TitleDECEMBER 2021

The report compiles comprehensive research into the international schools market to inform strategic plans required by leadership teams, consultants or investors, and to identify development opportunities. Read more

South-Eastern Asia Intelligence Report

TitleDECEMBER 2021

The report compiles comprehensive research into the international schools market to inform strategic plans required by leadership teams, consultants or investors, and to identify development opportunities. Read more

Positioning Report

TitleAVAILABLE TO ORDER

A comprehensive analysis of your school’s competitive positioning based on the very latest data and intelligence collected by ISC Research directly from international schools. Read more

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

International Schools Intelligence Report

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Identify opportunities in your target country. This bespoke report compiles the latest data and analysis of international schools in a specific country. 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

Benchmarking Report

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Find out where your school stands in relation to other international schools to strengthen your market position and refine your school’s key selling points. 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 Market Intelligence Report

TitleAUGUST 2021

The report compiles comprehensive research into the international schools market to inform international schools and education investors for strategic plans, and to identify opportunities for development or expansion. 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

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

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

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

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

Analysis of the historic response of the international schools market to local and global crises

TitleAPRIL 2020

In the light of COVID-19, this white paper highlights how the international schools market responded in times of crisis. 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

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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.