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Luanda International School

Luanda International School

Via S6, Bairro de Talatona, Município de Belas, Luanda, Angola

+244 932 337 056



Luanda International School
School type Co-educational Day
Status Private, non-profit
School Director Dylan Hughes
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 580
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Rene Bradford
MYP Coordinator Catherine McCann
PYP Coordinator Julie Ranger
Associations CIS, IB, NEASC, AISA

Welcome to Luanda International School(LIS)

LIS was founded in 1996 as a non-profit international school serving Pre-K to Year 13 (grade 12) students from the expatriate and local community in Luanda, Angola. Together, we form a close-knit community that cares deeply about respectful and healthy relationships, a strong sense of belonging, student voice, leadership, and growth. Our students, families, and staff come to Luanda from around the world, with more than 50 nationalities represented in our community.

Our Mission

Luanda International School is a diverse community of learners committed to fostering compassionate, confident, and socially responsible individuals who thrive in the world.

Relationships matter

LIS is renowned for its inclusive, family-like atmosphere. We believe our relationships with students and parents are a point of difference from many other schools in Angola - you can feel it the moment you enter the school. Students are central to what we do, so our engagement with our parents is always about the students and learning. We expect our families to engage and play a fundamental role in the success of their child's progress and achievement and, ultimately, live our school mission and values.

Thriving in Angola and Beyond

We are known as a school dedicated to learning in its broadest sense where, alongside a quality academic programme, students participate in a broad range of arts, sporting, cultural, and service activities designed to broaden outlooks and garner an appreciation of the world around them. Our extensive co-curricular programme is integral to the vibrant sense of community and campus life. The programme enhances our sense of community and aims to build sustainable and positive relationships within LIS, Angola, and global contexts. An important enabler of thriving and social responsibility is to connect our students with communities near and far, understand their unique needs, and respond in ways that are mutually beneficial. Our students have a proven and successful track record forming with organizations, including NGOs and ministries, to support their learning. This external expertise, coupled with student passion, helps to create the basis for sustainable project-based learning and the opportunity to thrive.

LIS is well known for attracting high-calibre faculty. Our faculty members demonstrate an ability to empower, encourage, and inspire concept-based, inquiry-driven learning focused on children's social, emotional, and cognitive well-being. We are a school prepared to search the globe for professional, international-minded teachers with a growth mindset and proven ability to build relationships and community.

Together Shaping Our Future

  • LIS is committed to sustainability, and our campus reflects our environmental passion.
  • We are leaders in child safeguarding.
  • We take pride in our reputation for focusing on well-being, dignity, and respect for self and others.
  • Building social and cultural competencies is the cornerstone of our programmes to develop lifelong skills, including peaceful conflict resolution, awareness and appreciation of other cultures, and interpersonal skills.