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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Spring 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.

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.

Decolonization 101: How to Decolonize Your Classroom and Curriculum

Presented by: Dr. Soojin Pate
Saturday, December 2, 2023
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT
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Strategic Planning: Necessary, often Exciting and sometimes Risky

Presented by: John Littleford
Saturday, December 9, 2023
9:00 - 10:30 AM HKT
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Reading and Evaluating Asian American Youth Literature

Presented by: Sarah Park Dahlen
Saturday - January 20, 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.

Training for School Child Protection Team Members: Level I (Synchronous)

This training is recommended for all Child Protection (CP) team members. CP teams are comprised of child protection designates and deputies, senior leaders and designated board members, counselors, HR professionals, athletic and activity directors, nurse/medical staff, and staff with special child protection responsibilities including IT, social emotional learning (SEL), trips/service learning, and curriculum areas of vulnerability including early years, special needs/SEN, athletics, music, and performing arts.

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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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

Service Learning
- Farming Nagomi
- Unveiling the Transformative Tapestry: Where Collaboration Meets Community-Inspired Beginnings

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Leading Strategic Change: Building A Culture Of Inclusion

Instructional Coaching
The Social Mind at Work in the Classroom