Independent Schools Australia compiles and analyses information from key sources and publishes them in reports.

Socio-economic benefits of boarding schools


A report commissioned by ISA and undertaken by the AEC Group that provides an independent, evidenced-based assessment of the economic and social impact of boarding-related services and activities at Independent schools in Australia

Independent Boarding: a national perspective


A report developed by Independent Schools Australia (ISA) with the support of AISs, school leaders, heads of boarding and families, providing a research-led, in-depth analysis of the state of boarding in the Independent sector, and a detailed view on the current and future prospects of Independent schools boarding in Australia.

Independent Boarding Schools Data Review and infographic


A data review and associated infographic examining how students who board and boarding facilities within the Independent sector, compare to the government and Catholic sector, and evaluating trends in student enrolments and boarder numbers.

At a Glance 2022

The latest available facts & figures from Independent Schooling in Australia.

Snapshot 2022

Snapshot of key characteristics of the Independent school sector, those who are enrolled and those who work in independent schools.

Report: Student and staff wellbeing


To understand how schools can support students achieve their potential, it is necessary to understand the evidence for successful wellbeing intervention programs in school settings and how they can be implemented in Australian schools. This research on student and staff wellbeing and mental health was commissioned by ISA and prepared by Telethon Kids Institute.

Key Economic Parameters Report – March 2022 Edition


An easy reference to trends in key indicators and relevant school-based data to provide a picture of the economic environment in Australia.

Key economic parameters – December 2021 edition


Key Economic Parameters – October 2021 edition


School Choice survey report 2021


Read about factors that influence families' choice.