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Discover the Top International Education Groups Leading the Way, such as Nord Anglia, Cognita, GEMS, Maple Bear, Beaconhouse Group, SABIS School Network, International Schools Partnership (ISP), Eton House Schools and Orbital Education Group.

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Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. The company has a network of 81 schools across 32 countries, offering education from kindergarten through high school. Nord Anglia Education prides itself on providing a truly global education experience, with a focus on developing skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. The company also offers a range of extracurricular activities, including performing arts, sports, and community service programs. The majority of their schools are located in Asia (28 schools), followed by Europe (19 schools), and North America (16 schools). The remaining schools are spread across other regions, including the Middle East, South America, and Africa. [Source: https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/]*

Cognita Schools

Cognita Schools was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in London. The company has a network of more than 100 schools in 16 countries, with a focus on providing high-quality education that prepares students for success in the 21st century. Cognita Schools offer a range of educational programs, including bilingual education, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education, and international curricula such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Cognita schools are located across five regions; Europe (52 schools), North America (1 school), Latin America (33 schools), the Middle East and India (5 schools), and Asia (12 schools). Find more information here: https://www.cognita.com/ *

GEMS Education

GEMS Education is a global education company headquartered in Dubai. It was founded in 1959 and has grown to become one of the world’s largest operators of private K-12 schools. GEMS Education operates over 50 schools across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America, serving more than 140,000 students from over 175 nationalities. The company offers a variety of curricula, including British, Indian, and International Baccalaureate (IB), and provides opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, and drama. The majority of GEMS Education’s schools are located in the United Arab Emirates. [Source: https://www.gemseducation.com/]*

Maple Bear Global Schools

Maple Bear Global Schools is a Canadian-based education company that was established in 2005. The company offers an English-Mandarin bilingual immersion program for students in preschool through grade 12. Maple Bear currently operates 553 schools in more than 30 countries, with a focus on providing an excellent and globally-oriented education experience to its students. The majority of their schools are located in Asia (especially China and India), followed by Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. [Source: https://www.maplebear.com/]*

The Beaconhouse Group

The Beaconhouse Group is a Pakistani education company founded in 1975. It currently operates a network of schools, including over 300 schools in eight countries. The company offers education from preschool to college, and its schools follow a variety of curricula, including the British and American systems. Beaconhouse Group’s educational approach focuses on developing critical thinking, creativity, and leadership skills, and the company places an emphasis on extracurricular activities, such as sports and the arts. The majority of their schools are located in Pakistan (247 schools), followed by Malaysia, the Philippines, Oman, and the UK. [Source: https://www.beaconhouse.net/]*

SABIS School Network

SABIS is an international education company that was founded in 1886 and is based in Lebanon. The company operates 38+ schools in 21 countries, providing education from pre-school through high school. SABIS is known for its comprehensive and rigorous curriculum, which is designed to prepare students for success in university and beyond. The company also emphasizes the development of critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills, as well as the importance of community service. The majority of their schools are located in the Middle East and Africa (especially in Lebanon, UAE, and Egypt), followed by Europe, Asia, and North America. [Source: https://www.sabis.net/]*

International Schools Partnership (ISP)

International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a global education company that operates a network of 50 schools across 12 countries, including the UK, Spain, UAE, and the USA. Founded in 2013, ISP provides a comprehensive education to students from pre-school through to high school, with a focus on academic excellence and personal development. The company’s schools offer a range of programmes, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). ISP also places great emphasis on extracurricular activities, providing students with opportunities to participate in sports, music, and drama. The majority of their schools are located in Europe (25 schools), followed by the Americas (13 schools), and Asia (9 schools). [Source: https://www.ispschools.com/]*

Eton House Schools

EtonHouse is an international education company headquartered in Singapore. It operates over 120 schools and preschools in over 12 countries, including Singapore, China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Their schools are widespread but most are predominantly in Asia. [Source: www.etonhouse.com. ]*

Orbital Education Group

Orbital Education Group is a UK-based education company that operates 12 schools across 10 countries including Spain, Hungary, China, and Ecuador. Founded in 2005 by Kevin McNeany, a former headteacher and school inspector, Orbital offers British-style education with a focus on critical thinking and personal growth. The schools offer a range of programmes, including the International Baccalaureate and A-levels, as well as extracurricular activities like sports, music, and drama. Orbital provides professional development for teachers and administrative staff and aims to prepare students for success in a rapidly changing world. The majority of their schools are located in Spain (4 schools), followed by China and Ecuador (2 schools each). The remaining schools are located in Hungary, Slovenia, Russia, and the UK. [Source: https://www.orbitaled.com/ ]*

Leading International Education Groups by Numbers

Education CompanyNumber of SchoolsLocations
Nord Anglia Education8132 countries, primarily Asia, Europe, and Middle East
Cognita Schools100+16 countries, primarily Europe, Asia, and Latin America
GEMS Education50+Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America
Maple Bear Global Schools55330+ countries, primarily Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and Europe
Beaconhouse Group300+8 countries, primarily Pakistan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Oman, and the UK
SABIS School Network38+21 countries, primarily Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America
International Schools Partnership (ISP)50+12 countries, primarily Europe, Americas, and Asia
Eton House Schools120+12 countries primarily across Asia
Orbital Education Group1210 countries, primarily Europe, Asia, and South America
*Disclaimer: This information is based only on current, publicly available data.

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