Schools in Coronado Panama
There are 4 international schools that teach primarily in English in Panama’s Pacific beach communities, they are located in Coronado, Gorgona, Santa Clara, and Buenaventura.
Private Schools in Coronado Panama:
*While instruction is primarily in English the Ministry of Education states that two classes (Spanish & Social studies) must be taught in Spanish.1. Coronado International School, Coronado.
The Cost of Private School in Coronado Panama:
The average cost of a private school in the Pacific Beaches of Panama is approximately $3000 - $4000 a year depending on the age of the child and the school. Admissions fees (one-time payment at the beginning of the year) range from $300 - $1000 per year. See websites for an exact tuition rate based on age. Some schools also offer a discount if you enroll multiple children.
The School year in Panama: All four private schools near Coronado Panama run on a North American school year. This means class at the end of August and ends in June, with 2 weeks of holidays in December/January.
While each school has its own methodology, they all offer an accredited curriculum allowing students to accumulate Panamanian credits and/or graduate with a High School Certificate recognized in Canada or the U.S.
Transportation to schools in Coronado
Transportation in Coronado Panama:
While a few of the schools have a bus, the majority of parents seem to use carpooling to get their kids to and from school. When you are deciding on a school that suits your child’s needs, it is a good question to ask if there is transport available, or a WhatsApp group where you can join a carpool.
After-school Activities in Coronado Panama:
Most schools do offer a wide range of activities, from sports like soccer to the more extreme like surfing. As schools return from a year of virtual, these activities are starting to come back.
Covid-19 regulations in schools in Panama:
*As of Oct 11, 2021
Currently, there is a mask mandate in all schools in Panama. Students of all ages are required to wear a mask at all times in school (unless eating). The same is required of staff & parents on the premises.
Right now private schools in Panama are on a blended program offering both in-person and virtual classes. All of the International schools listed above are offering both in-person and virtual for families who prefer to remain online.