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 About the AIS

The Association of Independent Schools (AIS) is the peak body for independent schools in NSW and represents the interests of all independent schools in consultations with governments, statutory authorities and a wide range of other education stakeholders.
 
The AIS is a non-profit body whose members are not-for-profit independent schools located in NSW.  Membership includes schools of many different types, sizes, religious affiliations and educational philosophies.  A major focus of the Association’s activities is to offer quality support to its member schools in the areas of governance, employment relations, compliance, professional development and professional educational consultancy services.
 
As the peak body for independent schools in NSW, the AIS manages a range of government funded programs for both the state and federal governments.  These programs are available to all independent schools in NSW.
 
More than 380 schools are members of the AIS and together they enrol more than 158,000 students. The AIS secretariat employs approximately 100 people to undertake a range of functions and to provide services as determined by member schools.
 
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