Message from the Headmaster

Headmaster - Frederic K. Gornell
I am honored to be the founding Headmaster to Boston School International, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our website.

I recall having read sometime ago, an advertisement, I can’t recall the product, but it said, “What can be Conceived can be Created”. The ad is brought to mind because this is what Boston School International is all about. A group of successful individuals conceived a high quality school. A school which would prepare good citizens and future leaders with the necessary skills to succeed in a globalized market with increasing technological advances and demands, and to lead in a world in need of high moral and ethical standards. This is how Boston School International was created.

Technology and competence are key issues at Boston School International.

Students are taught critical thinking skills using the most modern technological tools from the 3-year-olds classroom all the way through high school. Enthusiastic committed teachers are trained to make their classes interactive with state-of-the-art whiteboards in every classroom, and highpowered computers for each student.

Boston School International stands by developing the whole child. Our Physical Education programs are developed in the best and most complete sports facilities in Panama. All sports are made available and are conducted by professional physical education teachers.

This website will answer many of the questions you may have about a school for the education of your children. I invite you to look it over and if you have any further questions be sure to let us know.

With best wishes.

Frederic K. Gornell
Headmaster

Accreditation

Accreditation

Boston School International is a private English language international school committed to provide the best educational opportunities to all students, regardless of their race, color, creed or learning style. The School’s teachers are committed to excellence by encouraging and supporting students to develop critical thinking skills, ethical values and their own individual talents. Leading edge technology will be utilized to enhance and broaden education programs to prepare students to meet challenges in the future.

The school will offer a mainly English based education program with the exception of those subjects which by Panamanian law are in Spanish. Boston School International is seeking accreditation from the North West Accreditation Commission (US K-12 Diplomas) and also the International Baccalaureate Organization to become an IB World School. For those students’ with limited English proficiency, the school will offer an individualized ESL (English as a Second Language) program, supported by our teachers, so those students can improve their English skills. The School will operate under a license issued by Panama’s Ministry of Education (MEDUCA), offering Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 9, and will open classes in Grades 10 to Grade 12 in the 2014-2015 academic year. Boston School International graduates will be educated for lifelong achievement in the worlds educational institutions and also in their personal lives.

Our Campus

Our Campus |Boston School International
Boston School International is located in the area known as Balboa in Panama City, near the Port of Balboa and the Panama Canal Administration Building. The school is situated in a privileged area surrounded by beautiful parks, theaters and buildings with lovely immaculately maintained Pre-World War II architecture. The locale was developed by the U.S. Government for the Management of the Canal and was known as “the Panama Canal Zone”.

The School is ideally located to allow easy access from all parts of Panama City and is close to all major routes.
Our facilities were built to have spacious classrooms, hallways, rest and recreation areas. The building is fully air conditioned with state-of-the-art air conditioning equipment with a purification system to ensure clean and pure air.

Click here for the school Calendar 2013

Admission Procedures

Admission Procedure
Dear Parents, welcome. Thank you for your interest in our institution for the education of your children. In the following admission procedures you will find the requirements that will allow you initiate the admission process to our School.

Admission Procedures

The parent or guardian must complete the registration form and may send it by email to admissions@bostonschool.edu.pa or by visiting our offices, along with the non-refundable evaluation fee of $50 for children entering Pre-Kinder 3 to Grade 5, and $75 for children entering Grade 6 to Grade 9.

Documents Required for Acceptance

  • Birth Certificate
  • 2 photos, passport or ID size.
  • Fill out the medical history form signed by her/his paediatrician. Please also attach the immunization records to this form.
  • Provide school records, including mid-year grades.

Students from countries outside Panama must have their school records authenticated by the closest Panamanian consulate or embassy. Authenticated records must then go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education. When all of the documents requested are received, the school will schedule an interview with the student for an interview and admission tests. It is important that parents attend the interview with the student (Secondary School only).

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fess | Boston School International
The following is a summary of the 2013-2014 tuition at Boston School International.

TUITION PAYMENT

Grades
Monthly Tuition (10 months)
Full-Year Tuition
Pre-Kinder 3
$500.00
$5,000.00
Pre-Kinder 4
$500.00
$5,000.00
Kinder
$650.00
$6,500.00
Grade 1-5
$750.00
$7,500.00
Grade 6-9
$800.00
$8,000.00
Grade 10-12
$850.00
$8,500.00

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Full payment due before September 1, 2013. There is a 5% discount for full tuition payment.

2. Ten monthly payments (September 1 through June 1). There will be a 3% discount on monthly tuition payments if payment is made within the first 10 days of each month.

REGISTRATION FEES

Grades
Evaluation Fee
Annual Registration Fee
Books & Workbooks
One-Time Capital Fee
Pre-Kinder 3
$50.00
$700.00
$500.00
$10,000.00
Pre-Kinder 4
$50.00
$700.00
$500.00
$10,000.00
Kinder-5 Grade
$50.00
$700.00
$700.00
$10,000.00
Grade 6-12
$75.00
$700.00
$800.00
$10,000.00

One-Time Capital Fee

All new students will be required to pay a one-time capital fee of $10,000. It is due with the initial tuition payment and is non-refundable. The One Time Capital Fee may be divided into two payments $5,000 upon admission and the remaining $5,000 should be paid no later than the beginning of the next school year.