Full 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.

Full School Membership is only awarded to schools who have achieved accreditation or authorisation by an AISA recognised agency outside the host country, or authorisation for the IB PYP and/or MYP programme.


  • 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.

Full Member Schools & Group of Schools

  • Category AA (less than 50 students): US$640
  • Category A (51-100 students): US$1,335
  • Category B (101-200 students): US$2,650
  • Category C (201-400 students): US$4,275
  • Category D (401-600 students): US$5,625
  • Category E (over 600 students): US$7,150
  • Category F (Group of schools: up to 5 schools): US$10,585
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School Membership is available to elementary and/or secondary schools in Africa which demonstrate international-mindedness and intercultural competence as reflected by the following attributes:

  • An explicit reference to the promotion of international-mindedness and intercultural competence in its mission.
  • A school that offers an international curriculum.
  • Have achieved accreditation by an AISA recognised agency outside the host country or authorisation 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 participate in AISA Student Awards and Scholarship
  • Ability to participate in AISA Staff Awards and Scholarship
  • Ability to post Job vacancies on the AISA Job Board
  • An opportunity for the head of the school to serve on the AISA Board
  • 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)
  • An opportunity for the school to host future AISA Conferences, Professional Learning Events and AISA GISS
  • An opportunity for the school to nominate staff to various AISA Programme Design Teams. e.g Professional Learning Design Team (PLDT), Wellbeing for All Design Team (WADT), DEIJ Design Team, Service Learning Design Team
  • 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.

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