International School Phnom Penh

International School Phnom Penh

ISPP is a not-for-profit IB continuum school.

We are very careful who we invite to join the faculty at ISPP because we have spent the past several years growing and developing our staff. Teachers who join ISPP are switched on and very much into their own learning and professional development. The faculty is positive, collegial and professional -- they need to be because this is a very busy school which requires a very strong work ethic. We have high expectations of our faculty and everyone is accountable for our learning environment. For a variety of reasons, that will not be a good fit for everyone, so it is a really good idea to triangulate your information about ISPP when considering us as your next school. You can start at our website and then try to find people who know us or know of us.

Our 10-year re-accreditation/re-authorization reports from 2015 were very positive from CIS/WASC/IB.

School Details

  • Year founded 1989
  • Public or private Private
  • Profit or not for profit Not for Profit
  • Governing body Board of Trustees
  • Campus size (hectares) 6.00
  • Day or boarding Day
  • Segregation type Co-educational
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Accreditation Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Accreditation Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Accreditation IB PYP
  • Accreditation IB MYP
  • Accreditation IB DP

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Education Information

  • Curriculum IB DP
  • Curriculum IB MYP
  • Curriculum IB PYP
  • Instructional language English
  • Alternate instruction language
  • Start grade PreK
  • End grade 12

Tuition Fees

  • Lower fee amount (USD) 0.0
  • Upper fee amount (USD) 0.0

Teacher Information

  • Teacher numbers 100
  • Local teacher % 10
  • Expatriate teacher % 90
  • Number of nationalities 17

Student Information

  • Total student numbers 858
  • Nursery infant students 0
  • K or Pre-K students 0
  • Elementary students 0
  • Middle school students 0
  • Senior school students 0
  • Grade school students 0
  • Local student % 30
  • Expatriate student % 70
  • Nationalities represented 46

Teaching Information

  • Teaching days/year 186
  • Contracts begin August
  • We require teaching certification or licenses. Yes
  • We offer 1 year contracts. Yes
  • We hire intern teachers. No
  • We assist with pet relocation. No

Job Types and Salaries

Visa Requirements

School Benefits

  • Benefit type Number of contract days
  • Description 186
  • Benefit type Starting salary range
  • Description Step 0 = $36,300 p.a. to Step 19 = $59,100 p.a. ISPP offers competitive salaries (paid in US dollars, tax free) commensurate with experience and education. For initial placement, each step on the salary scale represents full years of relevant teaching experience. The maximum entry level is Step 9. After the initial year of teaching at ISPP, teachers advance one step annually on the salary scale.
  • Benefit type Taxes
  • Description None. Salaries are net. Cambodian income tax paid by school.
  • Benefit type Savings potential
  • Description At least 50% depending on lifestyle.
  • Benefit type Accommodation
  • Description Annual rent allowance per year: * Single teachers without dependents US$8,520 * Single teacher with dependent spouse/children US$11,340 * Teaching couple without dependents US$12,540 * Teaching couple with dependents US$14,400
  • Benefit type Flights/Transport
  • Description BEGINNING OF CONTRACT: Flight from home of record to Phnom Penh and return for teacher and eligible dependents. ANNUAL HOME LEAVE TRAVEL: Flights based on average lowest quotes for teacher and eligible dependents
  • Benefit type Utilities
  • Description No allowance
  • Benefit type Furniture
  • Description No allowance. However, most homes come with basic furnishings, and furniture is easy to buy and have made to specifications.
  • Benefit type Moving allowance
  • Description BEGINNING OF CONTRACT: US$1500 settling in allowance. END OF CONTRACT: US$500 per contract year up to a maximum of US$2000 at the end of employment, paid against receipts.
  • Benefit type Dependent opportunities
  • Description Free tuition for school-age dependents.
  • Benefit type Medical
  • Description Cigna International Group Insurance. Medical Evacuation. Emergency School Evacuation provided to teacher and eligible dependents. Pre-medical check including all relevant immunisations at teacher’s expense
  • Benefit type Dental
  • Description No.
  • Benefit type Disability
  • Description Long Term Disability Insurance provided to full time teachers.
  • Benefit type Other
  • Description VISAS & WORK PERMITS provided and costs paid for by the School for teacher and eligible dependents. LEAVE: Sick, Recruitment, Maternity, Paternity/Partner and Adoption, Emergency/Compassionate. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PD) Opportunities every two years, unless there is a need (i.e. IB new programme and/or introductory requirements) teachers may apply for PD events that are reimbursed up to $1,500.