IAPS is the Independent Association of Prep Schools. It is a schools association, with about 650 of the world’s leading prep schools as members.

Schools must reach a very high standard to be eligible for membership, with strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development training up to date.

Although all of the member schools are independent, and have their own characters, they are all committed to delivering an excellent, well-rounded education to the pupils in their care.

IAPS believes that schools should be unfettered by government interference and have fewer financial and other resourcing constraints than state schools, to ensure that their education is tailored to the needs of the individual children.

They also support sustainability in schools, and are a member of the Sustainable Schools Alliance. IAPs has run several conferences that explore how Education for Sustainability can be enhanced.


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