Affiliate School Membership

AISA welcomes applications from any elementary and/or secondary school in Africa that offers an international curriculum using English as the primary language of instruction.

Membership is awarded to schools that are committed to international-mindedness and intercultural competence which we expect to be reflected in the school’s mission and vision.

Affiliate School Membership is for schools undergoing accreditation, enabling them to access the benefits of membership which will support their accreditation journey. This is a temporary membership with schools needing to achieve accreditation within 5 years of joining.


  • Should you meet the preliminary criteria assessment, you will be invited to complete a Full School Profile.
  • AISA will invoice you for the non-refundable US$150 application fee. Please note that your full application will not be processed until the fee has been paid.
  • Applications will be processed on a monthly basis by the Membership Committee of the AISA Board.
  • If successful, you are required to pay your Annual Membership Dues within 3 months to activate your membership.
  • Note that AISA does not offer partial annual subscriptions. Payment of the annual membership dues is for the entire membership year from 1 July to 30 June.


Membership fees enable AISA to offer a learning programme and services that meet the needs of member schools. The fees allow AISA to keep conference and institute costs to a minimum, enabling staff from all member schools, no matter their size, to access world-class professional learning opportunities.

AISA calculates the membership fees on an annual basis (July 1 to June 30), and these fees cannot be pro-rated. Below are the current school membership fees set by the AISA Board of Directors.

The 2024/25 annual school membership fees are determined according to the school enrollment and approved by the AISA Board of Directors.


Category AA (less than 50 students): US$400
Category A (51-100 students): US$805
Category B (101-200 students): US$1,590
Category C (201-400 students): US$2,570
Category D (401-600 students): US$3,375
Category E (over 600 students): US$4,290
Category F (Group of schools: up to 5 schools): US$6,475



Membership Criteria for Affiliate Member School:

  • An explicit reference to the promotion of international-mindedness and intercultural competence in its mission.
  • A school that offers an international curriculum.
  • Currently undertaking a school accreditation process with an AISA-recognised agency outside the host country; or in the process of being authorised for the IB PYP and/or MYP programme


AISA is of Africa and for Africa. Based in Africa, AISA has been supporting international schools on the continent for over 50 years. We have an in-depth understanding of the unique realities, challenges and needs of international schools in Africa.

We offer our members world-class professional learning opportunities and advisory services based on our ongoing research into the needs of our member schools.

We give our members access to world-leading experts, advisors, trainers and facilitators specialising in school governance and leadership, child protection and wellbeing, inclusive education, innovation and technology and more.

AISA supports its member schools and the professionals working within these schools to constantly improve and enhance their students learning experience and outcomes.

As a community of international schools, AISA facilitates ongoing networking, knowledge exchange and communication between its members as well as the establishment of community events (cultural and sport).

In other words, as an AISA member, your team is kept up to date with the latest trends to meet unprecedented, 2020-plus educational needs. As an AISA member, you are connected to leaders and educators shaping international education throughout the continent.

Membership benefits include:

  • Access to AISA’s Programmes that focus on the key areas of Good Governance and Leadership, Mental Health and well-being, Service Learning, DEIJ (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice), Child Protection and Blended Learning
  • Opportunities for the school staff to attend AISA’s world-class Professional Learning Events
  • Access to AISA’s Online Resource Library
  • Access resources and school enrichment programmes
  • Access to AISA’s Communities of Practice (CoP)
  • Opportunity to showcase the School’s profile in AISA’s online member directory
  • Access to various AISA Associate Members
  • Ability to post Job vacancies on the AISA Job Board
  • An opportunity to join the AISA Small Schools Initiative (SSI) for schools with less than 200 students.  Schools in the SSI enjoy highly discounted registration fees for specific events etc.
  • An opportunity for the head of school to attend the AISA School Heads Retreat (SHR)
  • An opportunity for the school’s students to attend the AISA Global Issues Service Summit (AISA-GISS)


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