The Price is Right
The International School of Monaco has announced the appointment of a new Director, who will take the reins of the principality’s leading independent school in July this year.
John Price was educated at Cambridge University. He graduated with an MA in Modern and Mediaeval Languages before embarking on a teaching career at some of Britain’s best known private schools including the Edinburgh Academy, Bedales, and Winchester, where he was undermaster, responsible for university admissions and curriculum development.
His first overseas post was in Malaysia, where he helped to set up a new sixth form college in Lembah Beringin, forty miles north of Kuala Lumpur. After a brief return to Winchester, he took up the headmastership of Jerudong International School in Brunei in 2004 and oversaw a major expansion from 950 to 1450 students, while also finding time to write for the Brunei Times as their education correspondent.
Most recently, Mr Price (who is fluent in Russian as well as French) has been head of a new British international school in Almaty, Kazakhstan, founded by and modelled on Haileybury, another well-respected British independent school.
The International School of Monaco is delighted to have appointed a head with such a notable academic track record. In a letter to parents, the governors express their hope that the new appointment will enable them to achieve new levels of excellence at what is already a great school.
Readers and prospective parents wishing to learn more about the British and International School systems ‘from the horse’s mouth’ may like to know that John Price is also the author of a book ‘Notes from the Jungle’, which details his time in Malaysia while reflecting on current trends in international education.