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Most parents are worried about their children’s education and there are many decisions to make with regards to the type of school you want for your kids, especially if you are moving countries. Panama has very good educational establishments which are recognized around the world. Many of them are bilingual or offer lessons in French, Italian, German, Hebrew and even Mandarin. Here is a small list of schools in Panama.
The Colegio Isaac Rabin, located in the City of Knowledge, Clayton, has adopted the Singapore method from pre-kinder to fourth grade. This revolutionary way of teaching makes any concrete object into a tool to learn mathematics and other subjects.
The Isaac Rabin also offers the Intermediate Years Program of the International Baccalaureate (IB), which includes eight main subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics plus the learning of other three languages: French, English and Hebrew, plus visual arts and music, makes this program very complete and prepares the students for university. For more information visit
Surrounded by the beautiful natural setting of Panama Pacifico is Knightbridge Schools International Panama (KSIP), a member of an international network of schools with presence in countries such as Portugal, Colombia and the United Kingdom.
KSIP is an IB World school offering a rigorous academic program for students aged 3 to 18. IB programs challenge students to excel in their studies, and encourage both personal and academic achievement. Only schools authorized by the IB organization can offer their academic programs, which provide a continuous international educational experience from early childhood to pre-university age for more information visit www.ksi-panama.com.
The Metropolitan School of Panama is one of Panama’s leading educational institutions. Founded in 2011 is located in the City of Knowledge. The MET offers a world-class academic program for students in Early Childhood 3 through 12th grade. With more than 800 students hailing from 40 different nationalities and 120 faculty members that boast an impressive range of international teaching experience, the school is enriched by the wealth of its diverse and multicultural community.
Committed to developing the whole child, the MET integrates the rigors of the IB and Panamanian curriculum with a comprehensive visual and performing arts program, Panamanian culture, competitive athletics, cutting edge technology and the promotion of values and civic responsibility. For more information visit
The Balboa Academy provides a U.S. standards-based curriculum in which English is the language of instruction. Its comprehensive and engaging educational program is dedicated to fostering innovative, intellectual growth. The school offers extracurricular activities such as the Robotics Club, for students in grades 9 to 12. Also The Balboa Academy Executive Internship Program meets the academic and professional challenges of the 21st Millennium by providing its students with real-world experiences, in a career they plan to pursue. Students from Grades 10-12 practice team work, present innovative ideas, and understand the importance of professional conduct in the work place. It also encourages performing arts, athletics and support students who are learning English through its English Language Learners Program (ELL). For more information visit www.balboaacademy.org.
King College provides high quality British education that delivers a transformative learning experience to all pupils. Engaging and effective teaching based on core values and the best, most up-to-date UK educational practice enables children at our schools to achieve their academic ambitions and lifetime careers. At the same time, the school nurtures their individual talents and emphasizes the importance of educating the whole child with attention to their physical, emotional and social development.
A British education creates open-minded, creative and dynamic individuals. The child will learn from first-hand experience, not just text books. They will be encouraged to be creative in their thinking and they are expected to work hard every day. Nearly all King’s pupils go on to university, mostly in the UK and Spain. For more information visit
Boston School International aims to cultivate habits and abilities within the students and focus on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond. Ultimately the students will stand out as leaders within a competitive, 21st century world in which being a lifelong learner will be essential for success.
The school empowers the students to be leaders within the Leader In Me program framework, which teaches them Stephen Covey`s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Its curriculum teaches students to think critically, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, problem solve and become creative innovators. The proactive and supportive school climate and culture promotes the greatness in all children. For more information visit bostonschool.edu.pa.