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Bilingual
Ages 2 to 14

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CityPanama City
CurriculumBritish
Languages of instructionEnglish and Spanish
Age RangeAges 2 to 14
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Spanish
Native English and Spanish teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 3,502 B/.
to: 7,004 B/.
This school has more than one campus in Panama City:
The Casco High School: Ages 11 to 14

Address: Avenida B y Calle 10 Casco Viejo, San Felipe. Panama

The Casco School: Ages 2 to 11

Address: Calle 2a, entre Avenida A y, Av Central, Panamá, Panama

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

150

Number of nationalities represented in the school

25

Ratio of local students to international students

50/50

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and Spanish speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French

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

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

No

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Taster sessions

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We organise taster sessions for new students and ask for previous reports.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We don't work with fixed dates and accept new students throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School bus service available

Yes, we work together with an external transport service.

School start time

Between 8:00 and 8:30 AM

School finish time

At 3:00 PM

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we run a daily after school club

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports (jiu Jitsu, dance), languages (French, Spanish and English) and art.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Casco School is a boutique British school based in Panama. We have 2 preschools, one located in Casco Viejo and the other one, in partnership with El Lunario, in Clayton. We also have a primary school and recently opened the high school for grades 6, 7 and 8. We will add one grade each year to complete the whole school until grade 12 where the students will complete the IB program.

The school is fully bilingual with fluent speaking teachers in both English and Spanish. We follow both the British National Curriculum and the MEDUCA Curriculum. Based on the British school system, our learning philosophy at The Casco School provides a range of learning experiences, developing a broad skill set along with high academic standards. Social development is of high importance, and our small groups allow us to support children through personalised learning. We also offer an after-school program with, among others, French and robotics classes.

Our school year is based on the international school calendar, and we accept students throughout the year. The academic year starts in September until June with summer camp running in July.

Please visit our websites, www.thecascoschool and www.thecascohighschool.com, for more information.

Teaching approach of the school

The core curriculum is laid out by the MEDUCA curriculum in Panama and the National Primary Curriculum for England and Wales. It establishes the depth and breadth of coverage of subjects and also how teachers should adapt to meet students’ needs. Teachers study the art of teaching, the psychology of learning and the scientific processes that happen in the brain for students to receive information and transform it into knowledge, understanding it in an interdisciplinary way. The spiral framework allows children to develop understanding and skills, continuing to progress and build upon previous learning experiences. The framework uses a range of experiential learning strategies to develop creativity, problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Our international staff are specifically trained to meet the developmental needs of the students in the age group they work with. Our daycare and preschool staff provide sensory play-based learning experiences where young children develop the language and understanding that enables them to make sense of the world around them. Our primary children develop academically over the years. The teaching staff aim to bring learning experiences to life using meaningful projects to apply academic lessons to real life examples – all while having fun!

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