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International “School of Life” in the Heart of Bangladesh!

The path to an extraordinary education begins the moment one steps into Glenrich International School (GIS). Known as the “School of Life,” GIS is committed to offering a 21st Century Education in a caring and nurturing environment since its opening in April 2023. It is committed to fulfilling its objective of helping every student realize their potential by creating an environment that nurtures the pursuit of excellence.

GIS is a division of one of the most respected corporate groups of Bangladesh, STS Group, committed to building world-class institutions in Education and Healthcare in Bangladesh. Located in Sunvalley, close to Bashundhara Residential Area, Dhaka, the school ensures a global standard of education by delivering the Cambridge International Curriculum from Kindergarten through Grade 12.

The campus includes well-lit, air-conditioned, and Wi-Fi enabled classrooms designed for opportunities to work collaboratively within and between classrooms. Meeting rooms for teachers and parents are also located between classrooms. In addition to a huge library that can seat 90 students at any given time, the school boasts labs for computers, math, science, and Montessori exploration. GIS also features inside a Parents Lounge and Soft Play Area. The auditorium has been designed with state-of-the-art sound and light designs for professional-level events. The auditorium can also be transformed into a gymnasium for indoor games such as table tennis and badminton, as the chairs retract to reveal an amazing indoor games infrastructure.

GIS is home to world-class sporting facilities, with dedicated fields and courts for soccer, basketball, and cricket. Because the roof-top swimming pool comes with a learning pool, students benefit from beginner to competitive level coaching by an experienced, professional coach. Finally, the school is to introduce you to its aesthetically-designed skating rink—the first in Bangladesh—for students in primary and lower secondary school. On its website, the school says, “An experienced skating coach shall hand hold the students in the sport of roller skating which is emerging as one of the modern games globally.”

Currently enrolled at GIS are 390 Kindergarten through Year 9 students, most of whom are Bangladeshi. The teaching staff of 100 includes 95 educators from Bangladesh. Pending accreditation with Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE), GIS delivers the Cambridge K-12 Curriculum, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and A Levels.

Co-curricular activities are an important part of the school years, where students can get the best opportunities to explore new ideas and activities. After school, GIS routinely arranges musical, art and dance competitions. Students also regularly take part in inter-school programs. While participation in the inter-school events is encouraged, students are also trained to attend competitions, look for excellence, and learn from others so that they can continuously improve their own performance.

GIS also runs various clubs and holds spectacular educational trips. The school plans to collaborate with schools and other institutions from countries outside Bangladesh to organize student exchange programs. Through these programs, GIS hopes to assist senior students immerse themselves in the education and culture of other countries.

Glenrich International School hires experienced, certified singles and couples wishing to teach abroad. They would consider couples with a non-teaching spouse. Candidates need not hold an academic degree in the subject they will be teaching, and there is no age limit to obtain a work visa in Bangladesh.

The overseas teaching benefits include a non-taxed salary, stipends for the move to and from Bangladesh, and annual airfare for the international teaching employee and dependents. Additionally, monthly housing, including furniture and utilities, is included. The school contributes 10% to a retirement plan and covers full tuition for up to two children per single teacher. GIS offers professional development opportunities and fully covers worldwide health insurance—except for the U.S.

To gain access to Glenrich International School’s full profile on the Search Associates database, including a list of any vacancies, candidates can apply for membership by clicking here. Candidates already registered can easily access the school profile directly through their dashboards.

Please note: The information presented about this school was valid on the date published. This information may change, and the most up-to-date information can be found on the school profile.

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Nick Kendell has worked in Asia, Australia, and Africa as an educator and administrator.