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Luanda International School (LIS) LIS is a private coeducational day school, which offers an English medium educational programme for students from ages 3 to 18, predominantly from the international community in Luanda, Angola.  It was established in October 1996 by five persons 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.

LIS is fully accredited with the IB, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

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.

Faculty: For the 2020-2021 academic year, there is a total of 95 teaching staff.  All teaching faculty maintain a teaching certificate/credential e.g., Diploma of Teaching/registered Teachers certificate from their countries of origin.

Enrollment: Enrollment for September 2020 was 417 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, 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. Corporate/Embassy/NGO families pay 44,624 US dollars per child, while Nationals and Residents pay 13533 US dollars per child. There is an application handling fee of US 400 one-time registration fee of US 4750 for all new families. There is an annual facility fee for returning families of US 5000. All fees quoted and payable in U.S. dollars for Corporate/Embassy/NGO families.

 Information and statistics are current as of September 2020 and provided by the school.

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