The Association of Trust Schools (ATS) is made up of Zimbabwe independent primary and secondary Trust Schools which are run by a Board of Governors. Heads of ATS schools are eligible for membership of The Conference of Heads of Independent Schools in Zimbabwe (CHISZ).

Each member school seeks to complement the work done in Government and other non-Government schools and co-operate wherever possible, yet retain its independence. These schools provide choice for parents, with every school being different, yet all are committed to a holistic, balanced education. They are united by the common Vision, Values and Mission of the Association.


  • Promoting educational excellence in Independent Schools


  • Integrity and Accountability
  • Ethical Governance
  • Professionalism
  • Freedom of Choice
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Upholding Spiritual and Moral Principles