The Association of National Plus Schools (ANPS) came into existence in 2000 to promote and facilitate education ideas and establish networks within and among Indonesian National Plus schools.

ANPS has three broad purposes:

To advance the interests of National Plus schools throughout Indonesia by identifying, maintaining, supporting and verifying acceptable educational standards in member schools;

To provide numerous and varied professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators employed by ANPS member schools;

To represent National Plus schools to governments and the external community, where and when this is necessary and appropriate.