The Association of Independent Schools was established in 1962 as a non-profit organisation to support, represent and promote the interests of Independent Schools. AISWA is incorporated under the Industrial Relations Act.

AISWA's constituent members include over one hundred and fifty-five Independent Schools. As at the 2020 August Census, our member schools educate over 85,000 students accounting for just over 16% of Western Australian school enrolments. These schools employ over 6,900 teaching and over 4,200 non-teaching staff. 

Our Vision

For Independent Schools to be acknowledged and recognised as valued providers of education in Western Australia.


Our Mission

To promote a strong Independent School sector which offers high quality education appropriate to the needs of Western Australian children. To fulfil our vision and mission, the association has developed a Strategic Plan that will support schools in the Independent sector and lead to increased recognition of the value the Independent School sector provides to all Western Australians.