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German and International
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 14

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CityPanama City
CurriculumsGerman and International
Languages of instructionEnglish, German, and Spanish
Age RangeAges 2 to 14
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The school originally named Colegio Alemán Nikolaus Kopernikus has now officially changed its name to Colegio Alemán del Istmo.

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English, German, and Spanish
Native English, German, and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English, German, and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 10 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 5,750 B/.
to: 10,405 B/.
Address: Calle I, Edison Park (cima de la colina) Panamá, Panamá
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Number of students

Approximately 110

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Apart from Panamanians and other Central or South American countries there are also students of German, Korean and Chinese origin.

Most common nationality

Panamanian

Ratio of local students to international students

70% Local - 30% other countries

Max. number of students per class

About 20 students

Average number of students per class

About 10 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, in preschool.

Native English, German, and Spanish speaking teachers

Teachers are native or fluent in the language they instruct.

Language support for students not fluent in English, German, and Spanish

Yes, extra German or English classes are offered in the afternoon if there is a corresponding demand.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Regular classes are trilingual: Spanish, English and German. French and Mandarin are offered as after school activities.

Use of technology in the classroom

Students use tablet computers during informatics and robotics class.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we have successfully implemented online classes during the whole COVID-19 lockdown in Panama.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Students do their homework mostly in school in order to promote family life.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No, but it is recommended to submit registrations in time to reserve a space.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Psichological Test - Bass II (all levels)
Placement Test 2nd. and up - to determine the academic grade level of the student. (Spanish, English, Math)

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Usually by the end of February, but registrations can be submitted all year round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, school fees will be calculated accordingly.

External examinations or assessments available

Cambridge A1 - C1
German A1 - B2

Results in these examinations

Great!

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, we instruct values

School bus service available

Yes, but outsourced. Parents have to contact the school bus company to inquire routes und fees.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes.

Learning support offered

Special Aid teachers

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, actually there are various teachers that are also trained as psychologists.

School start time

7:30 am

School finish time

Preschool usually finishes at 1:15 pm. Primary and secondary school finishes about 3 pm.

Supervised care before/after school

After School Day Care is provided.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Karate, violin, piano, football, athletics, art, gymnastics, dance, ballet, yoga and others

School provided lunches

Catering Service.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes we do.

Sports activities included

All sports.

Sports facilities at the school

2 Football courts (1 covered)
Baseball court
Voleyball Court
Athetic Court

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Football

Other facilities at the school

Library, Science Lab, Biology Lab, Physics Lab, Chemistry Lab., Technology and Robotics Lab.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Colegio Alemán Del Istmo is a German International School in Panama City with a trilingual curriculum: German, English and Spanish.

Teaching approach of the school

We offer a comprehensive education based on values, developing different acadamic, athletic and artistic areas, in a context that promotes a positive attitude towards learning and the developement of confidence and autonomy.

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