Premium Membership

To qualify for Premium School Membership, your school must be accredited by a recognised agency and feature a:

  • curriculum in which the culture and educational system of two or more countries is represented;
  • curriculum typical of one country, but located in another country and actively pursuing cultural exchange with its host country; OR
  • diverse student body, educational aims, and curricular offerings which promote and support the values of ECIS

Member Benefits

    Loyalty Benefits

    • 25% to 50% discount on professional learning events, workshops, courses
    • 10% discount on recruitment advertising with TES
    • Print subscription to ECIS Global Insights magazine
    • Free webinars (ECIS members never pay for ECIS-hosted webinars)
    • Unlimited access to ISC Online for Schools

    Brand Benefits

    Research and Data
    • Salary and benefits survey (annual), establishing touchstones for board and leadership reporting
    • Benchmarking surveys for learning programmes and services (annual)
    • Academic research digest (semiannual), briefing you on developments and queries in international education

    ECIS Connect

    • Establish profile page for your school on our community platform, so that others can follow your school and receive your information and announcements
    • Market your school's professional development offering by listing them on our filtered PD catalogue
    • Form affinity groups on any topic or area of professional practice, with the ability to control the privacy of group membership
    • Create and participate in discussion forums with educators and leaders from across the world
    • Access ECIS-curated resources (sample policies, letters, and the like)

    Funding and Awards

    • Catalyst grants to implement innovative ideas in your school
    • Outreach grants that support student service learning projects and activities
    • Fellowships in research and innovation to highlight exemplary practice, inquiry, and problem-solving
    • Award for International Understanding, for student in your school who actively promotes international understanding
    • Promotion of International Education Award, for adult in your school community who has made a significant contribution to international understanding
    • Margaret Sanders Scholarship for first-year university study, for successful student applicant (conditions apply)

    International Community Benefits

    • Underwrite research on contemporary issues of international educational import
    • Support advocacy efforts with curriculum providers, accreditation providers, and advancement of sector-wide principles of ethical practice
    • Promote the positive social impact of international schools and our graduates

    *Schools that are premium members may nominate members for the ECIS Board of Trustees and vote on corporate business as put forth during the annual general meeting.

    To determine your fee, please consult our rates.



Chairman of the Board, TASIS England

“ECIS understands the complexity of international education and what it takes to be a world-class school.

The ECIS professional development opportunities are excellent, and their solution services have helped us to create a powerful, transformative vision for the future of our school.

We are pleased to be associated with an organisation which promotes leading practices across international education.”


Learning Support Specialist Teacher PYP

“It is truly an honour to be a member of ECIS.

Membership provides a plethora of experiences to develop as a professional international educator.

ECIS is committed to delivering high-quality opportunities and evolving innovative platforms to equip teachers and schools with the tools to cultivate optimal learning environments for all learners.

It has been incredible to witness educators collaborate, connect, and contribute to the continuous development of professionally ‘growing and becoming’ within education.”

Commercial Director, International Schools Unit, itslearning

“itslearning has found Partnership with ECIS to be exceptionally beneficial on a number of fronts.

Most importantly, the relationship has been a great conduit to connect us to our existing and future customers.

Also important is the calibre of conferences and events. These are of high quality and highly focused. For example, the tech conference, spring leadership conference, and annual schools conference allow us several opportunities each year to engage directly with the marketplace.

Aligning ourselves with ECIS was an easy decision, as we feel the core focus of the organisation and our goals are mutually aligned. ”



For start-up/early stage international schools, independent schools, and state (public) schools



For individuals seeking affiliation, discounts, learning and networking opportunities



For those organisations that provide products or services to the international market