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. Its member schools educate over 75,000 students accounting for just over 16% of Western Australian school enrolments. These schools employ over 5,500 teaching and over 3,500 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.