|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
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
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
2550 Luanda Place
Washington, D.C. 20521-2550