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CurriculumFrench
Language of instructionFrench
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction French
Native French teachers
Extra languages (other than French)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 6,454 B/.
to: 9,083 B/.
Address: Edificio 810 Ave. Ingenieros, Panamá Pacifico, Panamá
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Number of students

482

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.

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

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.

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 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.

Uniform required

Yes, a t-shirt with the school's logo and a sport uniform.

Waiting list

Only for certain levels, depending on the moment of the year.

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.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, in preschool (up to K5).
From 1rst grade, students who don't speak french are not allowed to join an academic year that has already started.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Our students complete the following exams:
- Diplôme National du Brevet,
- Baccalauréat (French Baccalaureate),
- FCE Cambridge and CAE Cambridge.

Results in these examinations

100% of success.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Students don't practice religion at school.

School bus service available

Yes, we have a school bus service available.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our shool 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:
- students can participate in the programs of our network, the AEFE (www.aefe.fr). Each year, for example, we participate in an international debate contest: "Ambassadeurs en Herbe". The selected students participate in a regional debate contest with the other schools of our network. The winners participate in a big international finale in Paris.
- Our network, the AEFE, also grants college scolarships (Bourse Excellence Major) to the best students of the french education network.

Student access to education psychologist

The school has a counselor and a nurse who can help students in need.

School start time

School starts at 7.30 am.

School finish time

Preschool and primary school end at 2 pm.
Secondary school ends between 3 and 4 pm.

Supervised care before/after school

We provide a supervised care after school, from 2 to 5 pm.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer extracurricular activities:
- for Kinder and primary school students, from 2 to 3 pm : basketball, soccer, danse, chess, robotics, panamanian culture, taekwondo, etc.
- for secondary school students: we have a sports association with activities after school.

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.

Sports activities included

Sports are included at all levels (swimming lessons, team sports, athletics, gym, etc.).

Sports facilities at the school

We have two gymnasiums and sports field. Our students also go to the swimming pool.

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.

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.

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