Welcome to EARCOS

A Place for Collaboration and Professional Development

Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the homepage of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS). For over half a century, EARCOS has provided leadership, support and camaraderie to international schools across East Asia. EARCOS offers many exemplary programs in support of its mission.

Leadership & Teachers' Conference 2022

This special event combined ELC/ETC conference will help those who will be able to travel to catch up on lost opportunities, to gather again face-to-face and to share so much that needs to be shared.

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Teachers' Conference 2023

EARCOS Teachers’ Conference (ETC) is organized around curriculum strands such as math, science, global issues, service learning, etc. All curriculum areas are addressed during a planned three-year rotation schedule.

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Institute on International Admission and Guidance

The Institute connects schools and higher education communities for purposeful dialogue and networking, all aimed toward supporting international students.

Professional Development
New webinars are added regularly!

Current & Upcoming Events

View upcoming events and access our list of sponsored value-packed webinars. These are full of insights into international education, provided by leading-edge panelists including subject-matter experts, Leadership, Governance, Assessment, Curriculum, and many more. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many EARCOS PD are now held virtually.

Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing (Up) at Work Book Study

August 14-28 & September 11-25, 2021 |
9:00-10:30 AM HKT
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EARCOS 2021 Governance Sessions

August 28 & September 4, 2021 |
8:30-10:30 AM (Aug 28) & 8:30-11:00 AM (Sept 4) HKT
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Fall Semester Webinar Series: Child Safeguarding

September 25, October 23, November 20, and December 11, 2021 | 9:00 AM HKT
Presenters: MATT HARRIS, Ed.D. and CHRIS GOULD
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The EARCOS organization serves to promote cooperation and communication among its Members, to advance the professional growth of schools and individuals and to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities of the students we serve.


17 New Schools


6 New Associates


4 New Individuals

Affiliate Schools

Outside EARCOS region



Pre-K to 12th grade


948 Part time

School Administrators

heads, principals, etc.

(EARCOS Region)

4 outside region


News & Announcements

Find out what's happening in the EARCOS region. Below are some news, awards and many great events and activities our students, teachers and schools are involved in.

Covid-19 Updates & Information

These are worrisome days for all of us. Disruption, anxiety, unexpected and unwelcome change hover above on a seemingly daily basis. Over the past several months more and more of our region’s schools have closed their doors and turned to distance education to help them support their students’ learning.

Applied Economics Award 2021

An essay competition est. 2016 on Applied Economics is newly available to EARCOS member schools run by Chet Khatu, an educator working in Shenzhen. Click here for more information about the competition as well as an insight into life in Shenzhen! Young Social Scientists should participate in this free competition.

EARCOS Community Voices

Below are some articles on the many great stories and activities our students, teachers, heads and schools are involved in.

Campus Development

The new campus has allowed Morrison to expand to a full high school program with green space and standard athletic facilities, allowing it to more effectively fulfill its mission of serving the religious community in northern Taiwan.
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Campus Development

This colorful, fun new facility was designed by the award-winning playground architects of MIG in Berkeley, California. They created a beautiful space that specifically caters to children aged 6 to 12 and helps them strengthen their locomotor skills.
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Green & Sustainable

Students at Nanjing International School sought out an opportunity to make a significant difference in their community and joined the Precious Plastic universe.
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At International School Beijing, we use this implementation continuum with the principals, middle level leaders, and teacher leaders to identify areas for growth and determine priorities for action planning.
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Distance Learning

DAIS Elementary takes distance learning beyond the screen by offering student toolkits to enhance instruction and add a personal touch.
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Jakarta Intercultural School

After three months of online learning, the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) class of 2020 was not excited about the prospect of an online graduation ceremony. The very things they missed most — connections with their friends and their school — were likely to be overlooked on screen.
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The ET Journal is a triannual publication of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), a nonprofit 501(C)3, incorporated in the state of Delaware, USA, with a regional office in Manila, Philippines.

Featured in this Issue

Cover Story
Leading Yourself Through Change

Leading Through Crises

Distance Learning
Graduation During a Pandemic:
Going Above and Beyond for Students