Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction
|Native French teachers
|Extra languages (other than French)
|20 students / class
|25 students / class
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
More than 40
|Most common nationality
French and panamanian.
|Ratio of local students to international students
30% of local students to 70% international students.
|Native French speaking teachers
Yes all teachers are native speakers (french, english or spanish).
|Language support for students not fluent in French
Yes, we have extra classes of french.
|Additional language classes offered by the school
French, english, spanish and portuguese.
|Max. number of students per class
|Average number of students per class
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?
|Use of technology in the classroom
Students use tablets and computers for technology related activities. They also learn through workshops (robotics, coding, etc.).
|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)
The Lycée français international de Panama is offering virtual classes in times of emergencies. We are using Google Classroom for sharing content and homework. We also are using Zoom and Google Meets for virtual classes.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?
Students don't practice religion at school.
|External examinations or assessments available
Our students complete the following exams:
|Results in these examinations
100% of success.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?
Teachers stat assigning homework to their students in primary school: about 15 minutes everyday to review what was learnt during class time.
|Approximate hours of homework given
About 15 minutes everyday in primary school.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
Our school supports children with different special learning needs.
|Learning support offered
We implement a special support program for each student with special needs. Our counselor works with the teachers, nurse and family on a special program for the students depending on each specific case.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students
We have special programs for gifted, able and talented students:
|Student access to education psychologist
The school has a counselor and a nurse who can help students in need.
|Entry evaluation for students
No french speaking students have to take a level exam before enrolling the school, from 1rst grade.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
It is a global test (language, vocabulary and grammar, mathematics), in spanish, evaluating the average level of the student.
Only for certain levels, depending on the moment of the year.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)
There is no deadline.
|Students can join after academic year begins
Yes, in preschool (up to K5).
|School start time
School starts at 7.30 am.
|School finish time
Preschool and primary school end at 2 pm.
|Supervised care before/after school
We provide a supervised care after school, from 2 to 5 pm.
|School bus service available
Yes, we have a school bus service available.
|School provided lunches
Yes, we have a cafeteria and provide menus. Students can also bring their own lunchbox.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)
Yes, we offer alternative food items for allergies.
Yes, a t-shirt with the school's logo and a sport uniform.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
We offer extracurricular activities:
|Sports activities included
Sports are included at all levels (swimming lessons, team sports, athletics, gym, etc.).
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students
Yes, we have a sports association for secondary school students and participate in competitions with other international schools.
|Facilities at the school
The Lycée have a library, 2 science labs.
|Sports facilities at the school
We have two gymnasiums and sports field. Our students also go to the swimming pool.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
The Liceo Francés Internacional de Panama is a plurilingual school. We offer education in French, English and Spanish to 480 students form over 40 differents countries. We are part of the AEFE, he Agency for French Education Abroad (www.aefe.fr), an institution supervised by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs that coordinates and supports nearly 522 schools in 139 countries.
|Teaching approach of the school
By enrolling your children in the Liceo Francés Internacional de Panama, you are opting for educational excellence offered to every individual. You are choosing cultural openness and a multilingual learning environment that fosters independence, reflection, social commitment, community spirit and a sense of citizenship.