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Luanda International School
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.

Organization: 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.

Curriculum: The School has been authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme from Pre-Primary to Grade 6. The IB Middle Years Program is being implemented in grades 8-10.

Faculty: In the 2004-2005 school year, there are 27 faculty members and 5 assistants. Teachers are from the United State, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and Portugal.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year, enrollment was 220.

Facilities: A new campus opened in 2003. The campus is located approximately 16 kilometers from the U.S. Embassy. There are several buildings on the campus, to include a cafeteria/auditorium with stage, library and administrative offices, 25-meter pool and sports field.

Finances: In the 2004-2005 school year, most of the School’s operating income derives from tuition with contributions from sponsoring corporations funding the construction. The annual tuition rates are as follows: Pre-school: $14,280; Kdg.-grade 8: $16,000; and grades 9-10 $18,000. There is a registration fee of $10,000. The registration fee is solicited on initial enrollment. Dependents of companies pay higher fees. (All fees are quoted and payable in U.S. dollars.)


Mr. Ken Hillman, Director
Luanda International School
DOS/Management Officer
2550 Luanda Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-2550
Tel: 244-2-46-0862
Tel/Fax: 244-2-0862/0762
Cell: 244-91-505-945

Adapted from material published by the U.S. Department of State.
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