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 Conference 2022

This special event 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.

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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. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many EARCOS PD are now held virtually.

Implementing High-Quality Dual Language Bilingual Programs in International Schools

Presented by: Dr Ying Chu & Huali Xiong Huali
Saturday, January 14, 2023
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT
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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.


4 New Schools


5 New Associates


2 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.

International Children's Peace Prize

International Children’s Peace Prize, November 2022

Congratulations to Osaka International School of Kwansei Gakuin in Japan senior Rena Kawasaki who is the recent of the 2022 International Children’s Peace Prize for her pioneering work to increase child participation in politics, the environment and society in her home country and across the world.

The international Children’s Prize highlights the remarkable achievements of youngsters fighting courageously for children’s right across the world. Previous winner include Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg.

Special Announcement from the College Board

The College Board will be transitioning the SAT Suite of Assessments (SAT and all PSAT-related assessments) to a digital format over the course of 2023 and 2024.  At a time when the vast majority of students (83%) are telling us that they want the opportunity to take the SAT and submit their scores to colleges and universities to strengthen their applications, we are extremely excited about these changes and the benefits they will bring to students and educators.

2022-23 Margaret Sanders Student Scholarship

The scholarships are awarded to the students who demonstrate character strengths such as persistence and motivation, resourcefulness, as well as acceptance of other cultures and points of view. The nominated students should also display a genuine interest in, and sustained commitment to the welfare of others, as reflected through participation in school activities, and community/civic involvement.

Factors considered in the selection process include academic achievement, financial need, and higher education and vocational aspirations that will impact future improvements within local and global communities. Leadership and service contributions that directly address community and societal needs and solutions will be considered in the selection process.

EARCOS Community Voices

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


Creating a persuasive documentary highlighting both reasons and solutions for climate change around the world
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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

Cover Story
Three Transformative Outcomes Achieved with Mentoring

Action Research
Supporting Student Social and Emotional Learning through RULER

Purposeful Grade Reporting in the Student-Centered Classroom