King's College, The British School of Panama
Edificio 518, Calle al Hospital, Clayton, Panama
+507 282 3300
|Headteacher||Mr. Nigel Fossey|
|Language of Instruction||English, Spanish|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Laura Guisasola|
King's College Panama is proud to be leading the way in British education in Panama. As the only British school in Panama, we are a unique community that can offer families the opportunity to be a part of a world-class school with 50 years of tradition and part of a premium group of 70 schools around the world. Our values and traditions support our mission to provide a transformative learning experience for every student in our care; a learning experience that cultivates innate talents develops interests and encourages curiosity and a love of learning.
We have chosen to embark on the High Performance Learning (HPL) Award in 2021. This best represents our belief that every child can attain high performance and succeed. At King's College Panama, we don't "teach to the middle" but ensure that every child achieves their full potential, regardless of their starting point. It is therefore not surprising that our academic results are outstanding, and have exceeded those of many selective UK independent schools. All King's College Panama graduates have gained entry to their first choice universities around the world.
King's College is a fully accredited British school and is a member of both AoBSO (Association of British Schools Overseas) and the LAHC (Latin Americas Heads Conference). The school attained a grade of "outstanding" during its last UK inspection. We are also a Duke of Edinburgh International Award Centre and have close links with local charities and NGOs.
The school is well-placed to take advantage of our location to offer students opportunities for field study in the surrounding tropical rainforest. We also offer a rich and varied extra-curricular programme. As an Inspired school we integrate the "Three Pillars" of Sport, The Arts and Academic Excellence. We are very proud of our student's involvement in dance, drama and public speaking and have a very well established and active student council.
From August 2021, King's College Panama also offers the IB Diploma Programme. Since its conception in 1968, this highly reputed course of study has promoted international-mindedness as well as intellectual rigour and academic flexibility.
The programme offers breadth of study through the range of subjects studied, the unifying nature of the Theory of Knowledge programme and the holistic nature of the Creativity, Action and Service programme. Depth of study is provided through the study of three subjects at the Higher Level and the Extended Essay.
Successful completion of the IB Diploma has proved to be a valuable asset when applying to universities in the UK and worldwide. The critical thinking required for the Diploma Course gives students a significant advantage at university.
2022 is a very important year in the life of our world class school. Not only do we celebrate our tenth anniversary here in Panama City, but we are also moving to a new, state-of-the-art purpose built campus here in Clayton. We would be delighted to meet you and show you around. Please do not hesitate to contact us.