Luanda International School (LIS) is a private, coeducational day school, which offers an English medium educational program for students from ages three to 18, predominantly from the international community in Luanda, Angola. It was established in October 1996 by five people interested in the creation of an English-medium international school in Angola. Oil-related companies have supported the venture.
Governance: The board and the General Assembly (GA) consist of corporate members, which in turn second representatives (persons) to the board and GA, respectively. The representatives, consisting of seven members, governs the school with full authority to act for and on behalf of their respective members. The U.S. Embassy representative serves at the will of the Ambassador and is a voting advisory member of the board.
Curriculum: LIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and is authorized to offer three International Baccalaureate programs: Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP), and the IB Diploma Program (DP). We use these programs as the framework for an inquiry-based approach to learning and teaching.
Accrediting Bodies: LIS is fully accredited with the IB, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). and the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Faculty: In the 2021-2022 school year, LIS has 182 total staff including 74 teachers.
Enrollment: Enrollment for September 2021 was 411 students.
Facilities: A new campus opened in 2003. The campus is located approximately 16 kilometers from the U.S. Embassy. There are several buildings on the campus, including a cafeteria/auditorium with stage, a library and administrative offices, a 25-meter pool, and a sports field. The school is looking to expand the current campus to include a maximum of 700-800 students.
Finances: Most of the school’s income derives from tuition fees, with contributions from sponsoring corporations funding the construction. Tuition 2021/2022: Certificate applicants (USD 44,625), Corporate applicants (USD 44,625), and Nationals (USD 20,263). All fees are quoted and payable in U.S. dollars for corporate/embassy/NGO families.
Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (Special Needs Angola, Luanda) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-date information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2021 and are provided by the school.