ISP is a leading international school, inspiring our 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.


We will 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.


  •   Each individual has intrinsic worth.
  •   Each person is responsible for his or her choices and actions.
  •   All people have a responsibility to contribute positively to society.
  •   Embracing diversity strengthens communities.
  •   Shared values are essential for the well-being of our          community.
  •   Quality education expands opportunities for the individual and contributes to the development of our world.
  •   Education is a collaborative effort between family and school and is enriched by the community.
  •   Learning is an essential, life-long endeavor.
  •   Achievement builds self-esteem which leads to further achievement.
  •   Excellence is worth pursuing.

 School Overview

ISP prides itself on offering a rigorous academic program to a multi-cultural community.  We celebrate cultural, national and religious diversity in an atmosphere of openness, respect, acceptance, and understanding.  We have an enrollment of just over 1100 students that represent over 40 different nationalities.

Grade Current Enrollment
PK.3 36
PK.4 54
K 63
1 71
2 78
3 74
4 83
5 88
6 89
7 85
8 88
9 82
10 78
11 69
12 72
Total 1110

Students Originate From

Asia 6%
Europe 16%
Host Nation 17%
Latin America 43%
North America 17%
Other 1%


ISP operates under a license granted by the Ministry of Education of Panama and is accredited by AdvancED, which is affiliated with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  ISP is an authorized IBO World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) to students in grades 11 and 12.




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Welcome Message from the Director

From our ISP family to yours, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome to the website of the International School of Panama.

Since 1982, ISP has provided an excellent learning environment that promotes the school’s mission and brands ISP as a leading academic institution in Panama. Our dedicated and talented international faculty is committed to educating and inspiring each child to become a thoughtful, independent, and well-rounded individual. While working hand-in-hand with our community of involved parents to promote superior academic achievement and a sense of global citizenship, we proudly celebrate our Panamanian root and international diversity.

ISP is home to more than 1000 students representing 50 nations from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. We commend our 51 bright and innovative graduates of the Class of 2012 on their talent, successes and enthusiasm. 69% of them pursued an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and 94% of them earned the diploma.  ISP proudly sends our graduates on their collegiate journey to over 23 prestigious universities across USA, Canada, and Europe.

As you tour our website, you will learn about ISP’s wide array of extra-curricular activities in addition to our diversified academic curriculum.  We strive to stimulate our students to explore their talents and develop a lifelong passion for learning. At ISP, we promote a learning atmosphere that embraces the uniqueness of the individual, where each child’s strengths, needs, and interests are highly valued and nurtured.

On behalf of the International School of Panama, I invite you to explore each of the sections on our website to learn about the outstanding global educational programs and extracurricular opportunities that ISP offers to our students.

We are delighted to answer any questions you might have about ISP.  If we can be of any assistance, please feel free to give us a call at (507) 293 3000 or email us.

Best wishes for the upcoming school year.


Warm regards,