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.

Designing Learning: Building Follow/Tinker/Make/Share Projects

May 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM HKT (90 mins.)
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Join the Conversation with DEI Practitioners

May 13, 2021 | 6:00 PM HKT
Panelists: Darnell Fine (SAS), Dr. Nneka Johnson (ISD), Dr. Alan Phan (SAS), & Alysa Perreras (TCS)
Moderator: Margaret Park (SFS)
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Learning at Our Edges: Growing (Up)

May 15, 2021 | 9:00 AM HKT (90 mins.)
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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.


15 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.

Help Bangalore Breathe Again

CIS is working with EO to convert our campus to a 120-bed facility with oxygen concentrators and necessary equipment. We need to raise 120 lakhs for this project. Let’s join together in these difficult times and make a difference.

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

Shenzhen College of International Education. Teachers and students witnessed the opening of this brand new campus alongside of Antuo Shan in this late summer in 2020.
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Campus Development

At the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, the thought going through most people’s heads as they walk round the International School of Beijing (ISB) has been “Wow!” The school’s new facilities are, quite simply, stunning.
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From its foundation, Shen Wai International School (SWIS) has been committed to building physical environments that support 21st century teaching and learning.
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Diversity in Leadership

The Leadership Team at the United Nations International School of Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi) is calling for schools and industries to follow in their footsteps and ensure equal gender representation on their Leadership Teams.
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Global Citizenship Award

When the young and the old interact, there is tremendous potential for growth, insight and long-lasting bonds.
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International Architecture Award

The Seoul Foreign School (SFS) High School has been honored with an International Architecture Award. The school and the building’s architects, Ennead Architects, have been recognized by the 2020 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.
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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
Global Issues Network in the EARCOS Region

School Governance in the Age of Covid-19

International School Leadership
During Tough Times: Reflecting on What Matters