Top 10 Best International Schools in Panama

The 2018 Best International Schools ranking in Panama is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings.

Panama international schools students come from all around the world including Asia, Europe, and North & South America.  There are even language based schools such as a Japanese school, a French school, several Chinese schools, and English schools.  Religious based schools include Jewish, Catholic, and Muslim.

While most private schools are located in Panama City, there are new international schools opening just outside the city, like in the Pacific coastal town, Coronado.

Here are the top International Schools in Panama

10. King’s College


King’s College is a British School of Panama which opened its doors in September 2012.  This new private school is part of the King’s Group, an internationally well-known, prestigious education organization with schools in Spain and the UK.

King’s College will initially offer pre-primary, Nursery and Reception Years and the Primary Cycle.  Eventually the school will also offer the full secondary cycle. Schools in the King’s Group achieve very high academic standards, this year students at King’s have been awarded scholarships to Cambridge University and to Yale University.

King’s College delivers the English national curriculum.

The focus is on developing thoughtful and knowledgeable young people.  They strongly believe that a child-centered, exploratory learning teaches young children how to think, question and explore new ideas.

For further information on King’s College please contact them by e-mail at: Lindsay.carmody@kingsgroup.org or visit their website www.kingscollege.com.pa

9. International School of Panama


The International School of Panama (ISP) is located on Golf Club Road, Cerro Viento Rural, San Miguelito district in Panama City.  ISP was created in 1982 and is currently home to over 900 students from all over the globe.  They offer classes from Pre-K – 12th grade.  New applications to what is widely considered the best school in Panama are accepted up through May and are reviewed by a committee. ISP’s school calendar runs from August – June.

The Ministry of Education in Panama certifies ISP graduates as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the International Baccalaureate (IB).  School curriculum includes classes for students with learning disabilities and special education programs.  Special needs students are considered for admission to ISP on an individual basis depending on their needs and the level of service available to ensure success in the regular classroom environment.

Admission is determined by a special team relying on a variety of information such as an Individual Educational Plan, psychological and educational evaluations, school grades, and interviews with parents and teachers.  All classes are taught in English.

Tel.: ++ (507) 293 – 3000

E-mail:  admissions@isp.edu.pa

Website:  www.isp.edu.pa

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