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Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 14,997 B/.
to: 21,175 B/.
Address: Edificio 518, Calle al Hospital, Clayton, Panama, Republic of Panama
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

36

Most common nationality

Panamanian
Spanish
British
Brazilian
Chinese
French

Ratio of local students to international students

About 25% of our student population is local, the rest is international.

Average number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

We have 1 bilingual class assistant from Nursery to Year 2 in each classroom.

Native English speaking teachers

All academic staff teaching the English National Curriculum are qualified British teachers, with the exception of some of the language teachers, who are native speakers. Those teaching Spanish language, Spanish validation and Bachillerato are native, qualified Panamanian teachers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have an EAL (English as an Additional Language) program to support all the students that may have a gap in their English, as well as an MFL (Modern Foreign Language) for those students who need extra support in Spanish.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

Every classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards and wifi internet connection.

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 are currently developing our lessons virtually through platforms such as Seesaw, Google Classroom, Blue Jeans.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Around one week.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

From Nursery to Year 1: An interview and a trial day.
From Year 2 to Year 13: A test known as "CAT 4" and a trial day.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The CAT 4 provides a rounded profile of pupil ability so you can target support, provide the right level of challenge and make informed decisions about pupils’ progress. It provides a unique profile of strengths and weaknesses across four batteries:

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:20

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art, dance, ballet, self-study club, drums, swimming, rugby, football, tennis, fencing, Taekwondo, Chinese, chess

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Weekly physical education lessons.

Sports facilities at the school

- Large green playing area
- Football field
- Hard court
- Indoor hall
- Multipurpose hall
- Covered sports area

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes we have a boys football (soccer) team and a girls football (soccer) team.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

King's College The British School of Panama opened its doors in September 2012. The school is located in an idyllic setting, surrounded by the Panamanian rainforest in the area of Clayton and is approximately 6km from the city centre.

Teaching approach of the school

British education creates open-minded, creative and dynamic individuals. Your child will learn from first-hand experience, not just textbooks. They will be encouraged to be creative in their thinking and they are expected to work hard every day.

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