Panama has many good private schools to choose from for expats relocating here. Panama’s private schools are amongst the top in Central America, and are easily comparable with the quality of education offered by schools in North America.
It is recommended that foreigners enroll their children into private schools in Panama, because Panama’s public schools lack resources, good teachers, and have poor curriculum. Another problem is over crowding where schools have students either attending the morning session or the afternoons, and not full time, resulting in half the hours of instruction offered in North American schools. Below are the top 10 expensive schools in Panama in 2017……
10. Oxford School
Tuition fee – $7,400 – 10,000
Oxford School should not be confused with Oxford International School which is another good school in Panama City. The Oxford School was founded in 1984 and is the first private international British school in Panama. It follows the National Curriculum of England.
9. Colegio San Agustin
Tuition fee – $7,500 – $9,900
Colegio San Agustin was established in 1954. San Agustin school has a total enrollment of 2,000 students from Pre-K to 12th grade. This school is located in Costa del Este district and the school year runs from March.
8. Oxford International School
Tuition fee – $7,900 – $9,600
Oxford International School is a well respected private school. The school is located in the Bella Vista district in Panama City on Via España street The Oxford International School of Panama was founded in 1983 and accredited by the Panama Ministry of Education, as well as the following certificates: Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation” (CITA).