A diverse community of learners, committed to fostering compassionate, confident and socially responsible individuals who thrive in the world.
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Inglês: Língua e Literatura HL/SL
Português: Língua e Literatura HL/SL
Literatura Auto-didata SL
Português B HL/SL
Espanhol B HL/SL
Espanhol Ab Initio SL
Inglês B HL
Sociedades e Sistemas Ambientais SL
Tecnologia de Design HL/Sociedades e Sistemas Ambientais SL
Desporto, Exercício e Ciência da Saúde HL/SL
Matemática: Análise e Abordagens HL/SL
Matemática: Aplicações & Interpretação HL/SL
Artes Visuais HL/SL
Luanda International School (LIS) was founded in 1998 with funding from six oil companies as an international, non-profit, independent day school serving the expatriate and local community in Luanda, Angola. Enrollment from Early Years to Year 13 (grade 12) is approximately 523 students from 44 countries. The LIS Class of 2023 is comprised of 18 students.
There are 106 students in the high school (Years 10-13) from 25 countries with the largest numbers from Angola, the United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, and Portugal. Most LIS students are bilingual and many hold two passports. Additional nationalities within the high school: Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
LIS is fortunate to recruit and retain an experienced and committed international faculty. There are 46 members of the high school faculty, 38 of whom hold a graduate degree or postgraduate diploma. A number of teachers serve as IB workshop leaders and/or examiners. Nationalities represented by secondary faculty: Australia, Canada, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
On March 18, 2020, LIS switched to online, asynchronous learning which lasted through December. From January to June 2021, the Angolan government permitted a maximum of four hours of face-to-face instruction per day and in August, this increased to six hours, with additional lessons for IB HL classes taught online. The 2022-2023 school year commenced with a normal school schedule and the much-anticipated return of on-campus co-curricular activities. The country-wide indoor mask mandate was lifted on October 10, 2022.
LIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers the three International Baccalaureate programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP), with English as the language of instruction across all grade levels. The school year is divided into two semesters beginning mid-August and mid-January respectively. All students must successfully complete Creativity, activity, service (CAS) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) to fulfill graduation requirements. A robust wellbeing curriculum is incorporated into the school day through which students explore topics such as time management, relationships, identity & inclusion, mental health, career pathways, and transition to university.
LIS reports academic achievement on a 1–7 scale, with 7 being the highest level. TOK is graded Pass/Fail. Grades are progressive over the course of the year and thus, grades on mid-year reports are to be considered “interim” with June marks reflecting a student’s overall (“final”) level of achievement. Achievement levels on June reports for Year 13 students reflect predicted grades submitted to the IB in April.
Due to small class size and the academic, linguistic, and educational diversity of our transient and international student body, LIS does not rank students or calculate GPA.
Luanda International School has an inclusive, open enrollment policy with regard to the IB Diploma Programme. Of the twenty-five May 2022 graduates, 21 were candidates for the Diploma and all passed - with 12 earning Bilingual IB Diplomas. The average total score was 34 points and the highest score - achieved by two students in the cohort - was 42.
Bold indicates one or more LIS student matriculating.
Map Courtesy : Wikipedia