The Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), established in 1969, is a non-profit education association supporting the professional learning and school improvement strategies of international schools on the continent of Africa. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, AISA offers a professional learning programme specifically designed to meet the unique needs of our diverse member school community. AISA also offers a number of supplementary programmes, scholarships and facilitates collaboration among member schools to advance school effectiveness and improve student learning. AISA currently has 73 member schools across 34 countries. Schools vary in size from less than 100 students to over 2,000. Some are non-profit, others proprietary; some offer an American curriculum, others the British others the IB or a combination of all three. Together, these schools serve approximately 27,000 students supported by over 3,000 teachers.
AISA membership also includes some 75 Associate Members that are comprised of businesses, organizations and universities throughout the world whose primary mission is to serve the various needs of schools.
“At AISA, our research tells us that the old days of providing conference style, random, short bursts of PD for teachers has little or no impact on improving student achievement. So we changed what we do. Educators in AISA member schools are now offered the chance to immerse themselves in targeted learning communities that are collaborative and deep thinking, and that differentiate each individual’s professional learning needs”.
Dr Peter Bateman, AISA Executive DirectorAISA