The name of the Association shall be the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. The designation “of the Southwest” serves only to identify the general geographic area of its operation. The purpose of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest is four-fold:

  1. To encourage, support and develop the highest standards of attainment in the independent schools of the area and to recognize by formal accreditation those schools in which they are maintained.
  2. To provide communication, inter-school relations, and mutual assistance among member schools.
  3. To strengthen understanding and cooperation between independent schools and recognized state, regional and national education agencies, and between independent schools and institutions of higher learning.
  4. To make known to the public the ideals, objectives and services of member schools.