International School of Panama

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Basic Information

Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507 2933000
Fax Number: Not listed
Director/Owner: Viki Stibert

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Additional Information

CIS Coordinator: Samir Jamal
Human Resources Executive Director: Jania Jacob
Ages: 3yrs-18yrs
Accreditation/Affiliation: International Baccalaureate World School, MEDUCA, Panama Ministry of Education, AdvancED
Nationalities: 40
Language(s): English
School Types: Non-Profit, Independent, International School
Tuition:

Please visit our website for tuition details

Enrollment: 1200
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:45-2:45
Community:

We are a vibrant and dynamic international community of lifelong learners.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.

School Size: 1200 students
Classroom Size: Average 22 (18 per class in early childhood
Student/Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Departments:

Early Childhood Centre, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Athletics and After School, Visual and Performing Arts, Maintenance and Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Admissions and Records, Teaching and Learning Office

Exams: IB exams, PSAT, SAT, ACT Test proctored on our campus
Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

Learning support services K-12
English and Second Language and

Extracurricular Activities: https://www.isp.edu.pa/apps/pages/AfterSchoolActivities
Uniform Guidelines:

ISP Uniform Requirements: Students are required to attend school according to the following dress code:
● ALL ITEMS MUST BE LABELED WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME AND CLASSROOM
PK Students should wear navy blue athletic shorts with ISP logo and PE uniform shirt in POD color everyday. (Note: For more information on school PODS see Section 7 School Traditions). Black dress or black athletic shoes are required and we recommend rubber/slip-proof soles for safety reasons. No open backs, sandals, lights, wheels, or Crocs are allowed.
K-12 students:
● Shirts: Polo shirts with the official ISP school logo are required. Shirts are available at the uniform store in blue or white. Grade 11 and 12 students may wear the upper class shirt sold at the uniform store.
● Shorts: Students may wear solid navy blue dress shorts that are casual and neat in appearance and should be worn to the knee. No jeans, no cargo pants etc. Recommended shorts for ISP are available at the uniform store.
● Skort: Solid navy blue uniform skorts are available at the uniform store. The skort should be worn to knee length.
● Pants: Navy blue chinos and dress pants are available at the uniform store. No sweatpants, warm-up pants, jeans, capri or leggings/tights.
● Skirt: ISP plaid uniform skirts must approach the knee and are available from the uniform store.
● Shoes: Black dress or black athletic shoes are required and we recommend rubber/slip-proof soles for safety reasons. No open backs, sandals, lights, wheels, or Crocs are allowed. Note: In grades 6-12 students change for PE class. They may wear appropriate footwear in any color when in their PE class.
● PE: PE Uniform is required for PE Classes: ISP athletic T-shirts in POD colors and navy blue ISP athletic shorts. Students from grades K-5 wear their PE uniforms all day when having PE. This includes black athletic shoes. Students from 6 to 12 grade bring their regular uniform and change to PE uniform at school.
● PE Aquatics: Girls are required to wear a full one-piece swimsuit. Boys must use swimming trunks/shorts. Both boys and girls must wear a rash guard or UV shirt, swim cap, goggles, and sandals (for the pool area only) and bring a towel. Students are also advised to bring sunblock and a water bottle. All items must be clearly labeled with student full name and class.
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● Sweatshirts and Sweaters: Only blue ISP approved sweatshirts are permitted. High school students are allowed to wear their approved prom sweatshirts.
● Caps and Visors: Caps and visors are only allowed during outdoor activities.
● ALL ITEMS MUST BE LABELED WITH THE STUDENT’S NAME AND CLASSROOM
General Notes about special dress and grooming:
● Students may be requested to wear T-shirts or sport shirts for certain activity days, such as Pink Shirt Day, Blue-Out Days, and POD Days. Students must wear regular uniform bottoms on these days.
● On some field trips, students may be requested to wear long pants. Torn and over or under-sized jeans are not permitted.
● Hair must be clean and well kept. Hair styles deemed to be distracting within the school environment will not be allowed.
● For safety, students should wear a minimum amount of jewelry. Some jewelry, including dangling earrings, must be removed for PE. Jewelry deemed to be distracting or unsafe within the school environment will not be allowed.

Mission Statement:

Our mission
We educate and inspire our students to reach their full potential and contribute to the world by providing an exemplary English language education, enriched by our multicultural community.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our vision
ISP is a leading international school inspiring students to be conscientious inquirers and empowering them with the skills, courage, optimism, and integrity to pursue their dreams and make a positive contribution as global citizens.

Employment Opportunities: https://www.isp.edu.pa/apps/pages/Employment
Additional Information:

The International School of Panama (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 from Pre-K (3yr olds) to 12th Grade.

ISP operates under the license of the Ministry of Education of Panama and is accredited by AdvancED. As an authorized IB World School, we offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma & Certificate Programme (IB) for students in grades 11 and 12. In addition, we offer a unique Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate and AdvancED certified STEM programs.

Five reasons #thereisnoplacelikeisp

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.