Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools’ Association Nepal (HISSAN) is a national level umbrella association of privately funded Secondary Schools' and higher institutions. Its mission is to produce patriotic, disciplined and highly righteous global citizens by enhancing the quality of secondary and higher education in accordance with the changing national and international situations by strengthening cooperation among the secondary schools and exchanging views with one another. It is dedicated to providing high standards of education from the private sector seeking ways to challenges confronted by our students so that they can utilize their skills, talents and abilities in life-long learning and service. There is no doubt; HISSAN has become instrumental for quality education in Nepal since its inception, which is substantiated by its results every year.

We stand on the threshold of the 21st century. Day by day international boundaries are growing smaller; businesses are becoming global and education is undergoing wave after wave of change. In view of the changed scenario in education, HISSAN is committed to imparting suitable education to students so that they can adapt themselves to the new environment, enabling themselves to be a part of the global society. HISSAN, therefore, believes that education should be academically rigorous yet practical; career-oriented with a touch in life; carefully structured yet flexible and personal above all contemporary with an eye to the future. Our educational program, at the same time we believe, should have an international focus, incorporating both the wisdom of scholars of the world and the practical experiences of the leading professions. Our emphasis, thus, should be on discipline, creativity, independence, critical thinking and international mindedness with tolerance to different perspectives and cultures. It is our conviction that disciplined education is the foundation for individual enlightenment and socialization that contributes towards added value of self-reliance.