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.

Teachers' Conference 2024

Theme: Awareness, Agency, and Action
March 21-23, 2024
We are pleased to announce the 19th annual EARCOS Teachers' Conference (ETC2024) in Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. We think the conference will prove to be professionally stimulating and will provide you with an opportunity for networking and building camaraderie.

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Annual Heads' Institute 2024

April 26-27, 2024
Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu, Philippines

EARCOS is able to offer this opportunity each year to show our appreciation to the heads of our schools. EARCOS makes the institute complimentary to all who choose to attend. It is our way of saying thank you for all you do to support our organization.

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Institute on International Admissions and Guidance 2024

September 20-21, 2024
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
The EARCOS-CIS Institute will present a perfect opportunity for admissions officers from CIS member colleges and universities around the world to connect with guidance counselors from international schools throughout East Asia.

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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.

Navigating the Complex Roles of Governance: Honoring Channels and Boundaries

Presented by: John Littleford
Saturday, February 24, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT
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How to Intentionally Integrate Students' Languages in Any Class

Presented by: Tan Huynh
Saturday, March 2, 2024
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT
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Dates & Deadlines

Stay on Track with our Important Dates and Deadlines for various applications, grants, submissions, and other programs.


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


11 New Associates


4 New Individuals

Affiliate Schools

Outside EARCOS region



Pre-K to 12th grade


955 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.

MAKE THE CALL! Verifying References: An Essential Practice for International School Leaders

International Taskforce on Child Protection
International schools face a unique set of challenges when it comes to hiring qualified and trustworthy individuals to work with children. The need for qualified and experienced teachers and leaders is paramount, but so is the responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of every individual working with children. Unfortunately, many school leaders are still not conducting thorough reference check calls during the hiring process, posing significant risks to the safety and development of children and the school community.

Inclusive Leadership Program

The purpose of this 18-month, EARCOS-sponsored program is to build deep understanding and skills in teaching a neurodiverse population. The intent is for school leaders and teacher leaders, in turn, to develop such strong faculty capacity and collective self- efficacy in their schools that there is no longer a question of whether a wider diversity of needs can be met within the school.

COURSE 5: January 2024 - From Goals to Growth
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8th Annual #MyFreedomDay

March 14th, 2024
#MyFreedomDay is an opportunity for schools around the world to show their support on behalf of the 10 million boys and girls trapped in modern day slavery. We encourage all people to participate in a day of action to support those working to free them. The focus of the upcoming campaign is on forced child labor, and the children who do not have the opportunity to go to school. Our campaign is called “Little Hands,” and we will be documenting stories of child labor and showing the hands of the children who toil in the mines, fields, and factories around the world. If you’re interested, please fill out this short form to receive updates on the campaign. click here

EARCOS Community Voices

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


Have You Considered Multiage?
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Hybrid Learning

UNIS Hanoi’s Tech Team partnered with the Teaching and Learning Leads to design an app
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Service Learning

American International School (AIS) works to instil the importance of “global mindedness” and service learning in our students.
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A look at an innovative educational experience that goes beyond the walls of the classroom, across subjects, and even vertically to affect other grades.
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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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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

Effective Communication
5 Strategies Championing Purposeful Engagement Through Moving Discussions

Artificial Intelligence
Impact of AI created CSAM, a Growing Problem in Schools. How Should Educators Respond?

Innovative Transformations in Education
When Stories Align and Innovation Becomes the Norm