King’s College, British School of Panama
This international school in Panama first opened in September 2012 and currently caters for 250 children from over 40 different nationalities. The school is unique in as it is the first British School and was opened as a request of the Panamanian President and the British Ambassador.
It is a popular school, located in a green suburb 20 minutes outside of Panama City and is currently open to entry for children from Nursery to Year 6. The oldest children will move to secondary school this year, Year 7, and the school will continue to expand as its pupils grow older, to eventually cater for pupils up to the age of 18.
The newly refurbished building is designed to house each school in its own specific area. Infants are on the lower ground floor with direct access to outside areas and a playground. Juniors have the middle floor and our senior school with science facilities, art rooms and the auditorium is located on the upper floor.
The school has excellent facilities with Wi-Fi and interactive whiteboards in all classrooms. It also has an outside sports all-purpose area, as well as a sports field and is one of the only schools in Panama to have school kitchens and dining rooms. The building has the capacity to hold up to 500 children.
The school follows the English National Curriculum and pupils from Year 1 also study Spanish, with the addition of Panamanian studies from Year 7 until Year 11.
Panama is an amazing tropical paradise. It has the Caribbean on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. The country is rich with culture, rainforests and wildlife.
Panama City is a fast developing city and aims to be the new Singapore of Latin America in the next few years. It has a mixture of Spanish, American, Caribbean and European influences. It is the airport hub for many companies allowing direct access to both South and North America destinations. It also has many residential areas with excellent shopping and recreational facilities.