2022 – 2023
IB Code: 001903
CEEB Code:: 600000
LIS Mission

A diverse community of learners, committed to fostering compassionate, confident and socially responsible individuals who thrive in the world.


Dylan Hughes

Secondary School Principal

Grant Rogers

University Counselor

Kristen Belka Rosenfield

IB Diploma Coordinator

Rene Bradford

IB Diploma Subjects offered to the LIS Class of 2023:
Grupo 1

Inglês: Língua e Literatura HL/SL
Português: Língua e Literatura HL/SL
Literatura Auto-didata SL

Grupo 2

Português B HL/SL
Espanhol B HL/SL
Espanhol Ab Initio SL
Inglês B HL

Grupo 3

Economia HL/SL
História HL/SL
Geografia HL/SL
Sociedades e Sistemas Ambientais SL

Grupo 4

Biologia HL/SL
Química HL/SL
Física HL/SL
Tecnologia de Design HL/Sociedades e Sistemas Ambientais SL
Desporto, Exercício e Ciência da Saúde HL/SL

Grupo 5

Matemática: Análise e Abordagens HL/SL
Matemática: Aplicações & Interpretação HL/SL

Grupo 6

Música HL/SL
Teatro HL/SL
Artes Visuais HL/SL

Luanda International School

School & Community

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.

Impact of COVID-19

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.

Curriculum & Calendar

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.

Grading Scale & Reporting

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.

Policy on Class Rank and GPA

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.

Class of 2022 IB Diploma Results (25 students)

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.

Offers of Admission and Matriculation, 2021 & 2022

Bold indicates one or more LIS student matriculating.

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Aston University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Brunel University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Cardiff University
  • City University of London
  • Coventry University
  • DeMontfort University
  • Durham University
  • King’s College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • London Metropolitan University
  • Loughborough University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • University of the Creative Arts at Farnham
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Reading
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Surrey
  • University of the Arts in London
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • University of York
Additional Destinations:
  • University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Charles University, Czech Republic
  • EU Business School, Spain
  • Middlesex University, Dubai
  • IADE Faculdade de Design Tecnologia, Portugal
  • Amsterdam University College
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Leiden University
  • Technical University (TU) Delft
  • Tilburg University
  • University College Maastricht
  • University College Roosevelt
  • University of Twente
  • Utrecht University
  • Vrije University
  • American University
  • Auburn University
  • Baylor University
  • Brown University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Duke University
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Scripps College
  • Smith College
  • Spelman College
  • Stanford University
  • SUNY Purchase College
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of San Diego
  • Wake Forest University
  • Whitman College
  • Concordia University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Waterloo
  • York University

Map Courtesy  : Wikipedia