The International School of Panama
About The International School of Panama
The International School of Panama is a co-educational independent all-through school based in Panama City in Panama.
The school began operating in 1982 and has gone from originally having 35 students to now having just over 1,200 students. People of roughly 50 nations are represented at the school. When it comes to teaching, the language of instruction is English, and students who do not speak English as their first language are given additional support by the school’s Department of Student Services. The International School of Panama’s high school offers a highly academic college preparatory program leading to an International Baccalaureate diploma, a U.S. high school diploma, and/or a Panamanian diploma. More than half of the school’s high school students pursue the International Baccalaureate diploma.
Values and vision
The International School of Panama wishes for its students to embrace technological advances and to enable them to enhance their learning experiences. In keeping with this aim, students are provided with access to interactive whiteboards, iPads, computers, 3D printers, recording devices, among other things. The school firmly believes that each of its individual students has intrinsic worth and is responsible for his or her choices and actions. Teaching is underpinned by the idea that quality education is necessary for expanding opportunities for individuals and contributes to the development of the world. At the school, it is also firmly believed that education is a collaborative effort between each student’s family and the school itself.