This academy was founded in 1997 by a small group of missionaries, pastors, and other parents primarily from the United States. The school began with 29 students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Provides a quality, Christian education option to families. The school has grown from the original 29 to over 270 students in grades K4 to 12th grade. The average senior class is 16 students. 95% of graduates enter post-secondary institutions in Panama, US, Canada as well as many other places. The average class size is 23 and the faculty is primarily from the United States with the exception of speciality areas and foreign language classes.
Approximately 30% of our students have Panamanian citizenship. Approximately 45% of the student body would be considered non Panamanian although Panama is considered home. The final 25% would be families who are temporarily in Panama from a variety of countries for diplomacy, banking, humanitarian work, import/export and tourism. The student body is comprised of citizens from countries such as Bolivia, India, Jamaica, China, Japan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Spain, Russia, Canada, South Korea, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, United States, Haiti and Venezuela.
Because the academy is not a bilingual school, students entering First grade through 11th grade must demonstrate a proficiency and fluency in writing, speaking and reading English. The academy does not admit new students into the 12th grade. Students in K4 and K5 may be admitted with a certain level of limitation in English usage. The Spanish language is taught to students in all grade levels.
The academy does admit students with various religious preferences although students and parents must be willing to participate in all aspects of the Christian school program. Parents and students do sign an agreement that they will adhere to and follow the Code of Conduct and understand that the Academy functions under a Biblical Worldview.