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Diploma Programme

IB Diploma Programme at LIS

Luanda International School (LIS) has an open enrollment policy in regard to the IB Diploma Programme (DP), which means that all students entering Year 12 who wish to pursue a most rigorous curriculum are welcome to apply to pursue the IB Diploma at LIS.

While we look at multiple markers of student success at LIS, IB results represent a significant amount of hard work throughout the final two years of high school, and we commend our students’ efforts and achievements. The LIS Class of 2017, included 15 IB Diploma candidates – all of whom were successful in passing all requirements to earn the IB Diploma (with 9 earning Bilingual Diplomas). The average Diploma score for our 2017 graduates was 32 points – compared to the world average of 30 – with one student earning 42. Twelve of these students earned 2 or 3 Bonus Points for their final marks in Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.

University Counseling at LIS

LIS has a counselor dedicated to supporting students through the university research and application process. LIS students apply to a wide range of universities around the globe, with the majority of applications submitted to universities in the United Kingdom and United States. While we look at multiple markers of student success at LIS, university application results represent a significant amount of hard work and we commend our students’ efforts and achievements.

High School Profile

  • A diverse community of learners committed to fostering compassionate, confident and socially responsible individuals who thrive in the world.
    A diverse community of learners committed to fostering compassionate, confident and socially responsible individuals who thrive in the world.
    Join Dahlia, Victor and Bluu as they grow in mindfulness in Golden Sparkles.  Written by the ELC’s Ms. Catarina and based on the journey of her own students, the book encourages readers to “Listen to your body. It isn’t hard to do. All it takes is a minute, even if you’re feeling blue”.   In an effort to help her students address social and emotional needs, Ms. Catarina leveraged the tools the IB curriculum offered, such as the IB Learner Profile, and insights from her work with expert teacher and practitioner of mindfulness, Bora Rancic.  Ms. Catarina built mindfulness into the curriculum, allowing time for students to embody mindfulness with independence and consideration for others, learning from and alongside each other. Soon children were volunteering to lead the morning mindful minute session and imagining their own breathing exercises.  By the end of the academic year, grateful parents were preparing to take mindfulness with them as a family when the students progressed to the next year level. This journey inspired Ms. Catarina to write Golden Sparkles, a book that explains to children how they can become more aware of their feelings at the moment in which they breathe, with focused attention and intent.   Congratulations to Ms. Catarina, ELC teacher, children’s book author, and mindfulness practitioner.  You and your students are truly thriving in the world.
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