Want to find out about international schools?

If you’re interested in exploring opportunities in international schools, you can search the internet, or ask your friends. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to sift through all the information available to determine which schools are right for you.

Fortunately, there’s a solution that can simplify the process: register with Search Associates.

As the leading organization for international school recruitment, Search Associates offers a comprehensive database with detailed information on over 700 schools. What’s more, these schools upload the information themselves, ensuring that you’re getting accurate, up-to-date information directly from the source.

As a registered candidate, you’ll have access to the following information

International School Job Openings

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  • The start date
  • Employment Type
  • The contract length
  • Job Description and overview
  • Teaching Assignment
  • Course Description
  • Class Size
  • Daily Schedule
  • Required Weekly Meeting Time and additional Duties
  • Teaching Responsibilities
  • Curriculum/Method Of Instruction/Expectations
  • Desired Qualities
  • Experience And Qualifications
  • Technology Used
  • Child Protection Statement
  • How To Apply

International School Information

  • Address
  • Name of director
  • School Website address
  • Region
  • Phone/Fax
  • Email Address
  • School Description

Hiring Policies

Teaching couples

  • Would the school hire a teaching couple?
  • What is the maximum number of dependents they would consider to accompany a teaching couple?
  • Would they hire a couple, only one of whom teaches?
  • What is the maximum number of dependents they would consider to accompany a couple only one of whom teaches?
  • Would they hire a teaching couple who are not married?

Single Teachers

  • Would they hire a single teacher?
  • What is the maximum number of dependents they would consider to accompany a single teacher?

Teaching Experience and Qualifications

  • Would they consider hiring teachers with teaching certification/credentials, but with less than two years of experience?
  • Would they consider hiring experienced teachers without teaching certification/credentials?
  • Would they be willing to hire candidates for teaching intern positions?
  • Does either the school or the country require a candidate to have their academic degree in the subject which they will be teaching?

Visa/Regulatory Requirements

  • In the country, up to what age can teachers be issued a visa as per government regulations?
  • In the country, is having a current teaching certification/credential a requirement to obtain a visa as per government regulations?
  • As per Government regulations, does the school require teachers to have an EU passport?
  • As per Government regulations, does the school require teachers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19?

Annual Salary Expectations

All salaries are listed in US Dollars, regardless of the currency in which they are paid. The salary information is listed pre-tax and excludes the value of other benefits and the value of any variable bonus the school may offer.

  • Teachers with a BA and 4 years
  • Teachers with a MA and 8 years
  • What is the percentage deducted for taxes from the stated salary
  • Is the tax paid for by the school?

Annual Savings Expectations

Approximately how much money can the following categories of people can “SAVE” yearly while still maintaining a comfortable standard of living, including some travel over Christmas, spring, and summer holidays. Assuming all have a BA and 8 years of experience. 

  • Single teacher
  • Couple (both teaching) with 2 children
  • Teaching intern
  • Single teacher with one dependant
  • Can a family of four “make do” on one salary
  • Local employment opportunities for non-teaching partners
  • The salary and benefits information is based on the following school year


  • Approximate Value in USD
  • Housing Allowance
  • Moving Allowance
  • Settling In Allowance
  • Airfare
  • Sick Leave Days
  • Personal Leave Days
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Retirement Plan
  • Retirement Plan School Contribution
  • Additional Retirement Plan Comments
  • Children Tuition Benefits
  • Other Benefits


  • Health Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Life Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Additional Comments Regarding Insurance Benefits

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

  • Does the school have DEI guiding statements?
  • Does the school have DEI policies?
  • Does the school have DEI strategic plan?
  • Has the school taken explicit action steps to recruit and retain candidates of color?
  • Does the school engage in DEI-related training and or learning?
  • Does the host country has laws that restrict the hiring of members of the LGBTQIA+ community?


  • Is the school fully accredited
  • Accredited by whom?

School Curriculum

School Type

Enrollment Numbers

  • Pre-K-5 (UK EYFS-Year 6)
  • 6-8 (UK Years 7-9)
  • 9-12 (UK Years 10-13)
  • Total

Average Class Size Estimates

  • Pre-K-5 (UK EYFS-Year 6)
  • 6-8 (UK Years 7-9)
  • 9-12 (UK Years 10-13)

 Student Demographics

  • Host Country Students
  • Students of Other Nationalities
  • Top Nationalities
  • Number of Nationalities

Teacher Demographics

  • Host Country Teachers
  • Teachers of Other Nationalities
  • Top Nationalities
  • Number of Nationalities
  • Total Teaching Staff
  • Contract Details

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  • Approximate Teacher Contract Days
  • Teacher-Pupil Contact Days
  • Initial Contract Period
  • Subsequent Contract Period
  • Approximate End of the School Year
  • Approximate Reporting Date for New Teachers
  • Approximate Reporting Date for Returning Teachers
  • Date by which teachers must inform the school of their intentions for the following year
  • School photos and videos.

In addition, many schools have added pre-screening questions. These save you time as you can only apply if you fulfill the school’s specific criteria.

By becoming a registered candidate with Search Associates, you gain access to all the information you need to make informed decisions about potential schools. This includes details on curriculum, accreditation, facilities, student population, and much more. With everything you need to know in one convenient location, the process of finding your dream international school becomes much easier.

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