The questions and answers in this section may provide you with some general information relating to our school.
The school term begins in late August to early September, and ends in June. The exact dates for the upcoming academic year will be published on the school website and sent to parents. The school day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:20 pm.
Currently, there are 400 children representing 37 nationalities enrolled at the school.
Most academic staff teaching the English National Curriculum are qualified British teachers, with the exception of some language teachers who are native speakers. Language educators teaching our Spanish language programmes, including the Spanish validation and the Bachillerato course, are qualified, native Panamanian teachers.
The school is accredited to deliver the Cambridge (I)GCSE and IB courses. At the end of Secondary education, the Cambridge (I)GCSE examinations will be undertaken.
Students who finish their education at King’s College Schools enter universities worldwide. In the past, most ex-students have entered British universities, and a considerable number have been admitted to top institutions, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and LSE. King’s College graduates also attend other prestigious universities in the UK, including Durham, St. Andrew’s, Edinburgh and Manchester, in addition to numerous colleges belonging to the University of London.
Some students have preferred to attend Spanish universities, including UAM, Complutense and Carlos III, and other ex-students have decided to continue their higher education in other parts of the world, including those who have gained entry to universities in the USA. American institutions that have accepted our learners include Boston College, Harvard, MIT, New York, Princeton and Rutgers.
Canadian universities include McGill, Dalhousie, University of Toronto and Waterloo. French universities attended by King’s College School alumni include Sorbonne. Some of our graduates have travelled to Japan for their university studies and studied at Aoyama, ICU, Keio, Sofia, Tokyo, Tsukubu and Waseda. After their international studies at King’s, past students have also travelled to Australia, Chile, Korea, Turkey and Venezuela for their university education.
Generally, the minimum period we can accept pupils at the school is one academic year. However, for certain courses, the minimum required enrolment period is two full academic years. This is the case for the (I)GCSE course in Years 10 & 11, and the IB courses in Years 12 and 13, both of which are intensive 2-year programmes.