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Who We Are

ISP is a non-profit, student-centered, independent school. Inspiring lifelong learners for a future without borders. We are recognized as a leader in international education, offering world-class opportunities for students Pre-K 3 to 12th grade.

At a glance

Nationalities Represented More than 1,000 students from over 40 different countries
9:1 Teacher student ratio
Student Led Service Projects Nearly 30 service learning project opportunities
Ib25 years being an IB World School. The first IB school established in Panama
STEM Certification The first AdvancED Certified Stem Program in Latin America
hands35 years/ Offering non-profit, independent, student-centered education
State-Of-The-Art Performing Arts Center 538 seat auditorium; black box studio; specialist band, choral and instrumental rooms; design workshop and dedicated art gallery/exhibition space.
Competitive Sports Program caters for up to 30 teams competing locally and internationally
appleASA Program offers activities in the areas of Arts, Sports, STEM and Academics
Tech & Innovation 2:1 devices in elementary and BYOD for grades 6-12 4 tech & innovation spaces across the campus Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate Program for high school Robotics competitions & Near Space Program
Professional Learning We offer varied opportunities for our staff to continue being lifelong learners
buildingSprawling 9.6 hectares: student-centered campus/ state-of-the-art facilities, maker spaces, science labs, scene/stage workshop flexible seating and recreational spaces, inspire our learning adventure.

News & Announcements

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DAC 5K coming soon

The Dolphin Athletic Committee (DAC) organized 5K is only 6 weeks away. This is a community event open to all stakeholders and the general public. It's time to get training! Each week we will include a suggested training program for you to follow in building your stamina. Click on the title above to see the week 1 program.
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Shrek auditions

Believe all ogre again (get it? Ogre - over?) as ISP auditions for our latest musical production.
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Swimming Clinic at ISP

During the long weekend in September ISP will be the site to host a prestigious swimming clinic held by a former Olympic Gold medalist from the USA, Megan Romano. For more information click on the title above.
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Lifelong learning at the Potter's wheel

If you love to cook for people, what better way to fully complete the meal than by also making the pots that your guests eat from? Meet our Middle and High School visual art teacher, Craig Clark, and find out about what makes an artist become a teacher.
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Recreational use of ISP sports facilities

Our new fitness room as well as the swimming pool, track and tennis courts are available for community members (faculty, staff, parents and students) to use during times when we do not have curricular or after school student use. We also have a lifeguard on duty during all of these times. For the detailed schedule click on the title above.
Student playing at recess

A new year with new learning!

We are excited to be starting the 2018-19 school year. Our classrooms and other learning spaces are ready for children to grow and explore!
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PTA Save the Dates!

ISP's Parent Teacher Association is back! Want to know what we are planning for the upcoming weeks? Read our message to find out more about upcoming Yearbook pictures and the Welcome Back BBQ
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International Service Project Brings Books to Honduras

6th grade students partnered with an international NGO on an extended service learning project to deliver books from the ISP community to an underfunded region in Honduras. Click on the story to read reflections from a student involved in the experience.

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Life at ISP

It's not about me. It's about us.

People at the International School of Panama are family, so we always help each other out. You might not know every kid by name, but you still act as if they are family. And, like any family unit, it's not about each person being the same, it's about us all being on the same page.

Find ways to stand out. That’s how we become outstanding.

School would be boring if everyone was the same. But what makes you different from anyone else isn’t your fingerprint, it’s your character. We put all our energies into nurturing each and every individual in our school.

Community Voices

Our mission is to ensure that all students reach their full potential and are successful in the classroom. Our English Additional Language program helps students develop English language skills enabling them to become successful learners and positive contributors to the wider community in which they live. 

Learning is a lifelong adventure.

We can’t learn everything, but it’s fun trying. At our school, we really enjoy exploring different ways to learn new stuff in and out of the classroom. If learning is to be lifelong, then school is the place where everyone learns to take charge of their own learning.

We have a pioneering spirit: every person at our school leaves a footprint.

We’re standing on the shoulders of giants. Today’s ISP is built on the work of the pioneering people who came before us. Tomorrow’s ISP will build on the shoulders of those who are here now. We never stop experimenting, creating the kind of school that others want to follow.

We look after the planet as well as we look after each other.

Every day, we look for ways to eliminate waste and use our resources more effectively. We try to make sure that the mark we leave on our school, and our planet is a positive one, and work to help others in our country to do the same.