ISASA’s brand is a hallmark of high standards of educational and ethical practice. Quality, Values, Diversity characterise its membership. Not all schools can become members of ISASA because its conditions for membership are rigorous. These include on-site inspections and commitment to a code of ethical practice.
Quality: No matter its type or fee-level, an ISASA member school has been quality assured before it is accepted for ISASA membership, and every six years thereafter by the Independent Quality Assurance Agency.
Values: ISASA schools have a strong values base, providing sound discipline in a structured learning environment, where pupils learn the importance of hard work, personal responsibility and shared norms. Ethical education, community service and responsible citizenship are promoted among ISASA member schools.
Diversity: ISASA’s growing and diverse membership provides parents with a wide choice. Members represent all school phases (from pre-primary to post matric). They include religious and secular, traditional and alternative, day and boarding, single-sex and co-educational, rural and urban, large and small, local and international, and old and new schools.
Affordability: The wide range of fee-levels among ISASA schools makes them increasingly affordable to many families. In 2013 about 32% of its members charge tuition fees of more than R46 000 per year; 47% between R17 000 and R46 000; and 21% between R0 and R17 000.
Please download our Why Choose an ISASA School? brochure for more information about the association and its school members.