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

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 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.

Inspire Citizens Eco-Media

Saturday, May 21, 2022
9:00 - 11:00 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.

Remembering Connie Buford

Constance Wall Buford, 77, passed away peacefully at her home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico surrounded in love and a room full of flowers as beautiful and vivacious as her enduring spirit.

She died of complications related to Leukemia. For five years she also lived with Alzheimer’s. These illnesses affected her body and mind, but did not dampen her incredibly positive spirit and infectious optimism which she radiated, spread to others, and for which she will always be remembered.

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.

EARCOS Community Voices

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

Inter-Disciplinary Instruction

What I learned from the Covid period was how much I could learn from another discipline, simply by crossing the corridor.
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Professional Development

For educators, lifelong learning and development are key to growth and to improving their craft. Just as students must continually strive to learn, grow, and practice new skills, so must teachers.
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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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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
How Visionary Schools are Becoming Bully-free

Leading from the Middle
Give Your Team the Term Break They Deserve

Language Arts and Science: Design Thinking Across Subjects