The International Schools Association (ISA) was founded in Geneva in 1951 as an association under Swiss Law. It is thus the most senior organization in the world of international education and the first to be granted representative status at UNESCO. During the half century and more since its foundation the ISA has contributed to the growth of international education in numerous ways. It has sponsored the development of two of the major qualifications now in use in many international schools, namely the International Baccalaureate (IBO) Diploma and Middle Years Programmes. Additionally, it has fostered cooperation and innovation, organized conferences and brought together young people for all over the world. It has made a distinguished contribution to the development of international education.
Education is the best instrument to build a better world. Living in peace is achieved by working together and celebrating our cultural diversity and similarity.