PARTNERSHIP

School partnership

If you are an independent school considering international opportunities, a partnership with ISC Research can inform your decisions from the very earliest stage of planning. 

THE MARKET TODAY

International schools market growth

10 year comparison

SCHOOLS

%

8,067 in January 2012
12,853 in January 2022

STUDENTS

%

3.72m in January 2012
5.73m in January 2022

STAFF

%

345,972 in January 2012
557,723 in January 2022

FEE INCOME

%

$27.4bn in January 2012
$53.5bn in January 2022

TAILORED SERVICE

How we can help

ISC Research has supported independent schools with their international development plans for over a decade and has been the leading provider of market data since 1994.

Our partnership can include investor introductions, corporate and land due diligence, and support for potential investor presentations and visits, as well as the relevant market reports, datasets and market expertise throughout the journey to school development. Contact us to discuss your needs.

OUR DATA

Data you can trust

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.

We also collect data on independent schools that have one or more foreign campuses or an international presence. We can provide data on these international independent school brands within our partnership agreement.

 

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

Regional breakdown of international schools
January 2022

OUR INTELLIGENCE

Market intelligence reports

Whether you need global intelligence to inform your strategy, or market-specific intelligence to find out more about a targeted segment, we offer a broad range of off-the-shelf reports based on in-depth research. Independent schools we work with may select a report most relevant to their plans as part of our partnership.

The Online International Schools Report

TitleJUNE 2022

Although not new, online schools have gained popularity through the COVID-19 pandemic. As brands have established themselves within the international schools market, our team has delved into the specific nature of online schools in this report. 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

TitleJUNE 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

Eastern Asia Intelligence Report

TitleJUNE 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

South-Eastern Asia Intelligence Report

TitleJUNE 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

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

Benefit from expert advice

Our partnership provides independent schools the opportunity to discuss current market trends with experts from our Field Research team.

Nalini Cook
Nalini Cook

Job title - Head of EMEA Research

As Head of EMEA Research, I connect with international schools, school groups, associations, investors and regulators across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. I collect quantitative and qualitative data enabling the compilation of up to ... View profile

Sam Fraser
Sam Fraser

Job title - Director of Research

I am originally from the United Kingdom where I gained a degree in Social Sciences, as well as financial and accountancy qualifications. My career has included work in the retail industry at head office level, and in the finance sector, as well ... 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

Pia Maske
Pia Maske

Job title - Research Manager - East Asia

As part of ISC’s 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, I trained and qualified as a lawyer in ... 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

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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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.