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Kodaikanal International School Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2019

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    "Great School"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time

      Pros

      Great in academics music and sports

      Cons

      Hidden on a tall mountain

      Advice to Management

      Good job

      Kodaikanal International School2017-12-15
    • Helpful (4)

      "Change the Leader Change the school"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time

      Pros

      Pristine mountains, lake and nature , nice town to live

      Cons

      If you want to see an example of how important the leadership of any institution particularly a school to make it do well then this is the right one. When I worked here I learnt about the 100 year old tradition and history but all that counts for nothing if the current management is running it into the ground. The leader of the school is the most slothful under qualified over paid person who has no clue how to run a...

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      Advice to Management

      Change the Leader and Change the School - for the better

      Kodaikanal International School2018-05-16
    • Helpful (4)

      "Not Advisable"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time

      Pros

      The nature of Kodaikanal is beautiful. Made some great friends here.

      Cons

      I taught here full time and I found that the management of the school is very chaotic. As a result students dont respect teachers and they are not taught good values. When I mentioned a detailed information to the management SMT before I left they didnt seem to care. With such a careless attitude how will this place improve.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your teachers, work with them. Improve the pay which is very very bad.

      Kodaikanal International School2018-04-10
    • Helpful (7)

      "Yet another School being run by non-educators"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time

      Pros

      The location is beautiful, the students are fabulous, and it's nice having two long vacations per year.

      Cons

      In recent months the school has almost completely been run by non-educators who seem to be going through a mid-life crisis in that they want to recapture their high school glory days. In the past year they have turned away a variety of professional educators and administrators who made positive decisions and development in favor of alumni with little or no experience. Enrollment is down, IB scores are down, and the school...

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      Advice to Management

      Time to revamp the board and put in people who are professional educators without the emotions tied to the "best years of their lives."

      Kodaikanal International School2014-07-07
    • "Weak Management"

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      Former Employee - Teacher 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The students are a joy to teach, and the location is safe for foreigners

      Cons

      There are fundamental errors in how the school is run; full of ex-students, and under-qualified management, who are seeing (now more than ever before) record drops in IB Scores, and an alarming rate of staff leaving. The management is aware of the students' concerns - i.e. weak departments such as science, and a lack of extra support - and this is why the teachers are put in a bad light, because there is no sense of...

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      Advice to Management

      Start taking accountability for the decisions being made and the poor scores being earned, and strengthen the staff being employed.

      Kodaikanal International School2019-07-07
    • "Council and management is ruining potentially the best school in India"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time

      Pros

      Great environment Good place for students to grow up

      Cons

      Poor management Substandard teachers Currently not worth the fee. Teachers don't care about students

      Advice to Management

      Time to leave and go back to old policies of education and community service.

      Kodaikanal International School2019-05-29
    • "Principal is very bad and incapable"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time

      Pros

      Beautiful location because its up in the hills of India

      Cons

      I have worked in several international schools in the course of my 20 years of my career, and I have honestly never met such a bad Principal. 1. He lacks any professionalism, 2. Not an educator 3. Has no vision whatsoever His weak and ineffective leadership reflects downwards and has pulled the school down to an all time low.

      Advice to Management

      Change the Principal and Put a capable leader at the top who can deliver you results!

      Kodaikanal International School2019-04-05
    • Helpful (3)

      "Bad principal leads to bad school"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time

      Pros

      Weather is nice and pleasant

      Cons

      Poor leadership, bad principal, unprofessional leadership

      Advice to Management

      The principal is so unprofessional and lacks a work ethic so the school under his control has gone down.

      Kodaikanal International School2019-03-10
    • Helpful (2)

      "Would not suggest as we had bad experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Kodaikanal International School full-time

      Pros

      Old heritage buildings and 100 year history

      Cons

      Unprofessional leadership - not qualified or capable. When we were there we saw the school rapidly decline under the current leadership who at the top was not qualified to run the school. Staff are underpaid and morale is low.

      Advice to Management

      Get new leadership.

      Kodaikanal International School2019-02-04
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great school in wonderfull setting"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Kodaikanal International School full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Just overall great. Staff kids get free education. Excellent hiking program. No shopping malls around.

      Cons

      Can't think on any cons.

      Kodaikanal International School2018-09-27
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