Independent schools provide an excellent education which develops resilient young people equipped with the values, skills and capabilities to thrive. They connect with their communities and their autonomy enables them to innovate and respond to the changing needs of students and society.
Funding for Independent schools relies on partnerships between governments, parents and school communities.
ABOUT INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Independent schools form a key part of the education landscape in Australia and sit alongside government and Catholic schools in contributing to Australian society and the safety, learning and wellbeing of Australian children.
DIVERSITY OF SCHOOLS
Independent schools offer diverse choices. Find an Independent school or read about types of schools including boarding, special assistance, and schools serving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students with disability and international students,
The voice of Independent schooling in Australia
Our purpose is to support our state and territory member associations by strengthening and promoting the Independent sector at the national level and contributing to the education of all young Australians.
Reports and resources present the latest available data.
ISA has developed a body of research using reliable government data to analyse issues that relate to the Independent school sector.