For over five decades, the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), has been developing and delivering strategic programmes supporting professional growth, good governance, strategic thinking and wellbeing in international schools across the continent.

We also provide our members with access to world-leading experts, advisors, trainers and facilitators specialising in matters such as school governance and leadership, professional learning, blended learning, child protection and wellbeing, inclusive education, innovation and technology, and more.

AISA’s membership includes some 80 Associate Members comprising businesses, organisations and universities throughout the world whose primary mission is to serve the various needs of our member schools. The contribution of these Learning Partners is invaluable.

AISA ensures that school leaders, educators, and co-professionals are always learning and growing, thereby creating a productive school environment within which fresh, new ideas and practices can inspire students to focus, flourish and fully prepare to become global citizens.

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AISA Learning Events

AISA’s Professional Learning (PL) events are focused, high-impact events that address the unique qualities of teaching, leading, and learning in an international school setting. AISA values learning where participants collaborate, practice in their school setting, and be ready to implement meaningful, sustained change as a result of their PL experience.

With this in mind, we have designed Deep Dives that blend synchronous and asynchronous PL. Each Deep Dive takes a thematic focus and explores it in-depth, thus preparing participants to take the next steps in their practice at school. Our Virtual Conference Day combines impactful professional learning with conversations to connect and reflect with colleagues from across our region.

As well as offering aspects of teaching, leading and learning in our Deep Dives and Virtual Conference Day, AISA provides specialist learning opportunities for co-professionals in schools including librarians, counsellors, business managers, school nurses, and admissions managers. Everyone in the AISA network of schools has the opportunity to learn collaboratively, share good practices, and contribute further to the effectiveness of their schools.


  • Blended Learning

    Blended Learning

    We believe that blended learning transforms student learning through personalisation and increased autonomy.
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  • Child Protection

    Child Protection

    The wellbeing, peace of mind and safety of its member schools' students is of paramount importance to AISA.
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  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice

    AISA aims to enhance the effectiveness of AISA schools to promote a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just community for all educators and students.
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  • Governance & Leadership

    Governance & Leadership

    Understanding that strong governance is an essential part of school effectiveness, AISA is committed to providing school support and guidance in this essential area.
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  • School Effectiveness

    School Effectiveness

    AISA has developed the AISA School Effectiveness Framework (SEF) which suggests good practices, structures and resources that support learning.
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  • School Exchange

    School Exchange

    The AISA School Exchange Programme provides support for two full member schools wishing to collaborate.
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  • Service Learning

    Service Learning

    AISA is a leader in the promotion of a culture of service learning in the Africa region.
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  • Visiting Consultant & Author

    Visiting Consultant & Author

    AISA provides advisory, logistical and financial support to member schools who wish to engage with consultants or authors.
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  • Wellbeing for all

    Wellbeing for all

    The wellbeing and safety of everyone associated with AISA's member schools are of paramount importance.
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Scholarships & Awards

  • Scholarships and Awards For Educators and School Leaders

    We understand that the costs of event registration may sometimes prevent certain member schools from attending AISA learning events. Therefore, AISA is offering a range of professional scholarships.
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  • Scholarships and Awards For Students

    AISA has developed a number of student events, scholarships and awards in order to acknowledge and celebrate the awesome students that we ultimately endeavour to serve.
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AISA hosts a variety of professional learning programmes focused on promoting professional growth and improvement. The AISA conference events are designed to enrich the skills of participants in turn transforming student learning. The AISA professional learning institutes focus on the individuality of AISA members and their unique teaching and learning qualities. Our workshops and webinars focus on a variety of insightful topics around the most current thinking and best practices in international education. Click here to find out more about our current programmes and to register: #aisa #education #learning #internationalschools ... See MoreSee Less
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AISA is proud to announce that Darlene Huson from the American International School of Lusaka (AISL) in Zambia has been selected as one of the two National Distinguished Principals from the Department of State Assisted Schools for 2022. Find out more about this significant honour and Darlene Huson’s incredible work here: #aisa #educationafrica #schools #zambia ... See MoreSee Less
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In his first fictional title, The Needful, Peter MacKenzie, tells the tale of Peter Corby, a British school head dealing with obstinate teachers, unreasonable parents, and intractable students in the imaginary African country of Awanza. Read more about The Needful and author Peter MacKenzie here. Contact Book Guild Publishing at to purchase the book. Click here to find out more: #article #africa #author #schools #curriculum #fiction ... See MoreSee Less
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Join AISA and Dr Carol Johnson for our Preparing Students for PISA EFL Test 2025 webinar where we will explore ways to prepare students for PISA EFL testing in 2025 using authentic audio and texts as well as research-based outcomes. Click here to find out more and to register: #aisa #education #webinar #learning #internationalschools ... See MoreSee Less
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AISA’s Governance and Leadership Programme provides support and guidance to international school leaders and boards. From learning events, such as the School Heads Retreat to discussion forums, and resources such as the AISA’s Code of Governance. Find out more about this programme here: #school #africa #education #aisaprogramme ... See MoreSee Less
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This weekend was World Book and Copyright Day. Books help us share ideas, obtain information, and inspire admiration for different cultures, enabling far-reaching forms of dialogue between people across space and time.

AISA’s upcoming Service Learning Virtual Conference offers a great opportunity to take stock of what we’ve learned during the past two years and imagine how we can reinvigorate our service learning programmes. Open to all AISA members, register here:

The theme of the 2022 AISA Global Issues Services Summit (AISA-GISS), is Ukutsiba Phambili, the Xhosa phrase for ‘Leaping Forward’. We are excited about this opportunity to showcase our acts of service as well as advance the promise of equality and dignity throughout Africa.

AISA believes that education is a human right and a public responsibility. We support the United Nations’ International Day of Education, the purpose of which is to celebrate the role of education in breaking the cycle of poverty. Read more here:

AISA joins thousands of people in the international school community around the world in celebrating the life of Connie Buford, who passed away yesterday. She was an inspiration to so many of us and her legacy in the Africa region will be long remembered. Go well our dear friend.

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