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

%

9,402 in January 2014
14,010 in January 2024

STUDENTS

%

4.5m in January 2014
6.9m in January 2024

STAFF

%

423,269 in January 2014
664,645 in January 2024

FEE INCOME

%

$35.5bn in January 2014
$60.9bn in January 2024

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.

 

Regional breakdown of international schools
January 2024

  • Asia 57% 57%
  • Europe 14% 14%
  • Americas 15% 15%
  • Africa 12% 12%
  • Oceania 2% 2%

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.

International Schools in South Korea Report

TitleFEBRUARY 2024

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in South Korea, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in Japan Report

TitleFEBRUARY 2024

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Japan, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in India Report

TitleJANUARY 2024

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in India, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in Hong Kong Report

TitleMARCH 2024

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Hong Kong, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in Thailand Report

TitleDECEMBER 2023

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Thailand, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in Malaysia Report

TitleDECEMBER 2023

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Malaysia, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in Singapore Report

TitleNOVEMBER 2023

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Singapore, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools Global Market Overview 2023

TitleAUGUST 2023

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

Europe Intelligence Report

TitleAUGUST 2023

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

TitleJULY 2023

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 in the Netherlands Report

TitleAPRIL 2023

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in the Netherlands, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in Qatar Report

TitleFEBRUARY 2023

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Qatar, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in UAE Report

TitleMAY 2023

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in UAE, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in Saudi Arabia Report

TitleAPRIL 2023

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Saudi Arabia, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in Vietnam Report

TitleMARCH 2024

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Vietnam, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. Read more

International Schools in China Report

TitleAUGUST 2022

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

Western Asia Intelligence Report

TitleAUGUST 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

TitleAUGUST 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

TitleAUGUST 2022

A trusted reference for data, trends and intelligence on the global international schools market in 2022. Read more

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

International Schools in Egypt Report

TitleMARCH 2023

The report provides an in-depth analysis of international schools in Egypt, including data and detailed intelligence gathered from our Field Research experts. 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.

Tony Atkinson
Tony Atkinson

Job title - International Field Researcher

I have joined ISC Research as a Consultant responsible for field research activities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Thailand. My journey into this role is fueled by an unwavering passion for international education, with a ... View profile

Paola Leyson
Paola Leyson

Job title - Field Research Administrator

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

Elena Mora
Elena Mora

Job title - International Schools Field Researcher

I have joined ISC Research as a consultant to support the field research team in Europe and Latin America. My job consists of connecting with school leaders and other stakeholders and collect key data and intelligence about the international ... View profile

Abhishek Pandey
Abhishek Pandey

Job title - Field Researcher - India

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

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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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.