AASSA was founded in 1961 as a non-profit 501(C) 3 association: to discover and develop ways and means for improving understanding through international education; to improve upon the quality of teaching and learning in Association schools; to facilitate communication and cooperative action between and among all Association schools; and to facilitate cooperative action with national, state, local or non-governmental agencies in the field of international education.
AASSA's mission is to provide and promote programs and services to member schools whose primary language of instruction in English in order to enhance the quality of American and international Education in the Americas.
AASSA is a financially healthy, vibrant, membership-driven organization with visionary leadership providing cutting edge, relevant programs and timely, cost-effective services.
AASSA's Service Leadership provides future vision while being responsive to the needs of member schools through professional development, support services and collegiality.
The Quality of AASSA's programs and services meets or exceeds expectations of the membership.
AASSA is proactive in providing information on programs and services and timely responses to member schools' needs and requests.