International School of Prague

3.95  / 5
(3Reviews)
Ranking:
Country:# 1Top 3
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Region:# 9
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Overall:# 66
Located:
Prague, Czech Republic
Region:
Europe
Website:
www.isp.cz
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Curriculum:
Grade Levels:
Type:
Enrollment:
USA
DP
N–12
Non-profit
800

Review Summary:

School:

Question 1:

The facilities of the school adequately provide for a positive learning/working experience.

9 / 10
Question 2:

School provides adequate access to teaching materials without any extra expense by the teacher (books, lab supplies, art supplies, materials, copying, etc.

9.3 / 10
Question 3:

School is well funded to provide students and faculty with adequate materials to support their course offering.

8.3 / 10
Question 4:

Parent community is actively involved in supporting the school's mission and their child's education endeavors.

6.7 / 10
Question 5:

Classroom student to teacher ratios are kept low.

7.3 / 10

Students:

Question 6:

Students are generally of high aptitude.

7.3 / 10
Question 7:

Student interactions with faculty are primarily characterized by respectability.

8.7 / 10
Question 8:

Students are of diverse ethnicity.

8.3 / 10

Administration:

Question 9:

Administration positively supports faculty in a professional manner.

8.3 / 10
Question 10:

Administration actively encourages a dialogue concerning school related issues.

8.3 / 10
Question 11:

Administration is actively engaged in developing/supporting/maintaining a clear school vision.

8.3 / 10
Question 12:

Administration makes sure that the financial stability and integrity of the school is well maintained.

8.7 / 10
Question 13:

Administration/Ownership uses school funds to support the well being of the school.

9 / 10

Salary:

Question 14:

Salary scale is competitive.

7.7 / 10
Question 15:

Salary provides the opportunity to save appropriately.

7.3 / 10
Question 16:

Salary provides the opportunity to travel during vacation.

8.3 / 10
Question 17:

Salary scale provides for vertical and horizontal movement based on years of experience and/or units/degree's earned.

8.3 / 10

Benefits:

Question 18:

School provides a quality health insurance plan that covers all major medical (health, vision, dental.

9 / 10
Question 19:

School provides retirement benefits that are competitive.

8.3 / 10
Question 20:

School provides a health insurance plan that covers international travel/coverage.

9.3 / 10
Question 21:

School provides for faculty child tuition benefits.

8.7 / 10
Question 22:

School provides strong support for maternity benefits.

7.3 / 10
Question 23:

School provides an adequate amount for end of contract airfare cost.

7.3 / 10
Question 24:

School provides an adequate shipping allowance.

6 / 10

Housing:

Question 25:

School provides quality available housing or a housing stipend that affords quality housing.

7.7 / 10
Question 26:

The proximity of housing in relation to school location is within an acceptable distance of travel.

8 / 10
Question 27:

Options of moving housing during the course of contract is acceptable.

9 / 10

Colleagues:

Question 28:

Colleagues foster a welcoming environment to new faculty.

7.7 / 10
Question 29:

School hires a diversity of family structures (Singles, couples, families.

7.3 / 10
Question 30:

Colleagues foster a professional environment that supports growth.

6.7 / 10
Question 31:

Colleagues foster a personal support structure in place of family.

6.7 / 10

Place:

Question 32:

City the school resides in provides opportunities for things to do without having to travel

9.3 / 10
Question 33:

City the school resides in provides easy opportunities to travel to other places.

9.3 / 10
Question 34:

Local culture is apparent in the city/country in which the school resides.

7.7 / 10
Question 35:

Local culture of in which the school resides is open to integrating expats into local customs and traditions.

6.7 / 10
Question 36:

City/Country in which the school resides does not exact personal restrictions on lifestyle choices.

9.7 / 10
Question 37:

City/Country in which school resides provides for potential tax benefits.

7.3 / 10
Question 38:

Quality of local health care is excellent.

8.7 / 10
Question 39:

Cost of living in the city/country where school resides is reasonable.

7.7 / 10
Question 40:

City the school resides in has excellent infrastructure for mass transportation (e.g. - is a car required.

9.7 / 10
Question 41:

City/Country in which the school resides provides for adequate personal safety.

9.7 / 10

Professional Development:

Question 42:

School makes available a variety of professional development opportunities.

5.3 / 10
Question 43:

School makes available funds to support continued development.

5.3 / 10
Question 44:

Time is specifically set aside in the calendar for faculty and staff formation.

5.3 / 10
Question 45:

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to professionally grow by the school.

5.7 / 10
Question 46:

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to experiment, implement, and bring up new ideas for classroom innovation.

5.7 / 10

Settling In:

Question 47:

School meets you on arrival and escorts you to accommodations.

7.3 / 10
Question 48:

School provides an adequate orientation to the school and local culture upon arrival.

9 / 10
Question 49:

School provides an allowance to support the transition.

8 / 10

After Arrival:

Question 50:

Facilities of the school were well represented during the hiring process.

8 / 10
Question 51:

Contract is honored based on what was agreed upon during the hiring process.

8 / 10
Question 52:

School actively maintains a dialogue and support structure to make sure basic needs are being met.

7 / 10

Review Narratives:

3 reviews

6.6

Reviewed:

02/22/2014

School's main appeal is it's location in Prague. Director is not bad and runs a corporate feel structure. US admin is nice guy, MS is new and ES is long term "teaching expert" which means she is a sloppy and uneven admin, but spends a lot of time cultivating adherents to poorly defined approach to teaching. Buy in and stay quiet, get PD and fill in pretty, "cutting edge" rubrics and reports; disagree, or wish to use tech she doesn't grasp, and spend a lot of time watching your back. She routinely uses what other people "say" to rationalize decisions, is inconsistent, and is not a person you should share with because it bites other colleagues. If you can toe the line, stay quiet at meetings, and just agree, this is a good place. Tech is wasted in ES despite all the google/apple hype. Prague is awesome and colleagues generally good, although you must be careful what you say and to whom, which is never fun or professional. All in all, a great city, decent director, but far more enjoyable atmospheres to work in at comparable schools.

8.2

Reviewed:

12/28/2013

No written review provided.

8.8

Reviewed:

03/04/2013

No written review provided.

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