Luanda International School (LIS) has been authorized to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) since June 2001. The PYP is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It provides a curriculum framework for an international education where students are engaged in learning that is authentic and connected to real-world context. The PYP is a concept-based, transdisciplinary programme where learning transcends the boundaries between traditional subject areas. PYP students learn about and use knowledge, concepts and skills from a variety of subjects to explore six transdisciplinary themes of global significance. These themes unify the curriculum in all PYP schools around the world.
Teachers in our Early Learning Centre (ELC) follow the Primary Years Programme and apply the Reggio Emilia approach, which at its core, views children as individuals with rights and as active participants in their own learning. We believe that these young learners are competent, rich in potential, and strong. Learning in the ELC is play-based, hands-on, interactive, inquiry-driven, and children are encouraged to explore, wonder, challenge and question their world.