PARTNERSHIP

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.

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 supports international school groups and consultancies with the development of strategic plans. As the recognised source of data and intelligence on the world’s international schools market since 1994, we will provide you with all the market reports, datasets and expertise to support you.

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.

LIVE DATA PORTAL

Rely on up-to-date data

As a research partner, you will gain access to our live data portal. ISC Outreach is the easiest way to stay abreast of the latest international schools market data and trends. 

The portal features an analysis tool and a dynamic dashboard which displays key data points, including updated numbers of international schools, local IB World Schools and future schools set to open soon, a count of the international school staff, students and contacts in our database, and a regional breakdown of international schools.

ISC Outreach also provides access to a searchable database which includes data on over 13,000 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. 

 

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. You may select a report most relevant to your plans as part of our research partnership.

International Schools Global Market Overview 2024

TitleAUGUST 2024

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

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 the opportunity to discuss current market trends with experts from our Field Research team.

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

Sami Yosef
Sami Yosef

Job title - ​Head of Global Research

With over a decade in the international education sector, I am honoured to take on the role of Head of Global Research. My journey with the team began in 2013, contributing to the Reports and Field Research teams until 2018. Subsequently, I ... 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.