2023 – 2024
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:
Group 1

English Language & Literature HL/SL
Portuguese Language & Literature HL/SL
Self-taught Literature SL

Group 2

Portuguese B HL/SL
Spanish B HL/SL
Spanish ab Initio SL
English B HL

Group 3

Economics HL/SL
History HL/SL
Geography HL/SL
Environmental Systems & Societies SL

Group 4

Biology HL/SL
Chemistry HL/SL
Physics HL/SL
Design Technology HL/SL
Environmental Systems & Societies SL
Sports, Exercise & Health Science HL/SL

Group 5

Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches HL/SL
Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation HL/SL

Group 6

Music HL/SL
Theatre HL/SL
Visual Arts 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 572 students from 50 countries. The LIS Class of 2024 is comprised of 25 students.


There are 132 students in the high school (Years 10-13) from 27 countries with the largest numbers from Angola and the United States. Most LIS students are bilingual and many hold two passports. Additional nationalities within the high school: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chad, France, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, Venezuela.


LIS is fortunate to recruit and retain an experienced and committed international faculty. There are 43 members of the high school faculty, 30 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, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, United Kingdom, and United States.


LIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). English is the language of instruction across all grade levels. A robust wellbeing curriculum is incorporated into the school day through which students explore topics such as time management, relationships, mental health, career pathways, and transition to university. 

All students must complete Creativity, activity, service (CAS) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) to fulfill LIS Diploma requirements. Students can choose one of two pathways to graduation: 

  • LIS Diploma & IB Diploma
  • LIS Diploma & IB Course Certificates
Academic Calendar and Grade Scale

The school year is divided into two semesters beginning August and January respectively. 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.

IB Diploma Results - Class of 2023

Luanda International School has an inclusive, open enrollment policy with regard to the IB Diploma Programme. Of the sixteen May 2023 graduates, 12 were candidates for the IB Diploma and all passed - with 9 earning Bilingual Diplomas. The average score - with most students earning 2 bonus points - was 34; the highest score in the cohort was 41.

Offers of Admission and Matriculation
Class of 2022 & Class of 2023

Bold indicates one or more LIS student matriculating.

  • Aston University
  • Bath Spa University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Brunel University London
  • City University of London
  • Coventry University
  • DeMontfort University
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Middlesex University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • SOAS, University of London
  • St. Mary’s University, London
  • Swansea University
  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Buckingham
  • University of Essex
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Leicester
  • University of Reading
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Sussex
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Leiden University
  • Technical University (TU) Delft
  • Tilburg University
  • University College Maastricht
  • University College Roosevelt
  • University of Groningen
  • Utrecht University
  • Vrije University
  • American University
  • Baylor University
  • Brown University
  • Blinn College
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • Hult International Business School
  • Lynn University
  • Purchase College, SUNY
  • St. Francis College
  • Spelman College
  • University of Connecticut, Honors Program
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Virginia
  • Concordia University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • University of Waterloo
  • York University
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
Additional Destinations:
  • EU Business School, Spain
  • Middlesex University, UAE
  • Waseda University, Japan

Map Courtesy  : Wikipedia