Philosophy and Goals

Early Childhood at ISP


In the International School of Panama you will experience a diverse and vibrant community where you can share with peers from all over the globe in a warm welcoming environment.

ISP Staffing Philosophy and Goals

The International School of Panama will provide educational programs of the highest standard that available resources will allow. Success in attaining this goal is dependent primarily upon the competency of the professional staff and of those who serve in direct supporting positions to the instructional program of the school.

The school wishes to employ quality professional staff and to retain the services of such personnel for the betterment and improvement of the educational objectives of the school. The Board believes that professional development opportunities are an important part of the school’s philosophy in hiring and retaining outstanding staff.

Equal Employment Opportunities

ISP is an equal opportunity employer. We employ on the basis of role requirements, and select people based on their qualifications, skills and experience. We do not discriminate on grounds of age, gender, race, national or ethnic origin, language, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Professional Learning

We hire great teachers and when they leave ISP, they are even better!

Continuous learning is an essential, life-long adventure. As a school, in order to inspire our students to be conscientious inquirers, we as professionals must be continuously committed to developing the skills and knowledge necessary to best serve our students.

All educators have the right and obligation to improve their practice. Professional learning is a shared investment by ISP and our staff. These understandings frame our commitment to our growth and development, making professional learning an essential core component of who we are.

ISP is committed to developing and sustaining a culture of professional learning. To this end, the school employs a comprehensive PL model that embraces the importance of job-embedded support, cooperative workshops, professional dialogs and observations, inquiry and growth-oriented appraisal process, online training, and off-site experiences. Many of these approaches are driven by the divisions (ES, MS, HS) through common planning times, faculty meetings, in-service days, etc. Our community supports Professional Learning by providing early release of students on Wednesday afternoons allowing for extended learning times for staff. The faculty is also supported through the Office of Teaching and Learning, emphasizing curriculum coordination and coaching. Individual staff members may apply for Professional Learning Funds to support their own identified area of educational growth or interest.

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