The Luanda International School
is a private, non-profit, coeducational day school, which offers an educational program from pre-school through to grade 10. The school was founded in October 1996 by 5 persons interested in the creation of an English medium international school in Angola. A number of oil related companies have supported the venture.
A 5-member Board of Directors, all of whom are appointed by the sponsoring companies, governs the school. The U.S. Embassy representative serves at the will of the Ambassador and is a non-voting advisory member of the Board.
The School has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
from Pre-Primary to Grade 6. The IB Middle Years Programme
is being implemented in grades 8-10 (as of 2004).
Currently the teaching staff come from Angola, Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and Zimbabwe.
At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 220.
A new campus opened in 2003. There are several buildings on the campus, including a cafeteria/ auditorium with stage, library and administrative offices, a 25-meter pool and sports field.
Most of the School’s operating income derives from tuition with contributions from sponsoring corporations funding the construction. Foreign students pay 24.000 US dollars, while... Read More