our program

Early Learning

Boston School International is an IB World School accredited to offer the Primary Years Program (PYP), which fosters independent learning and critical thinking through units of inquiry. We offer an international English-medium education (English-Spanish).

Our methodology develops student skills and strategies, developing critical thinking. We build and strengthen values and a sense of responsibility towards others. We educate leaders with a sense of social responsibility, prepared to move forward in their education to contribute to society as empathetic world citizens.


Our Primary Years Program (PYP)

The primary section of Boston School International  offer quality education which promotes in students the development of fundamental academic, technological and humanistic competencies. Our commitment is the development of an individual who demonstrates social responsibility, the capacity to assume challenges, and a leadership endeavor which will generate socio cultural, ethical and sustainable progress for the nation.

We will offer an academic proposal which meets the highest standards established by international accreditation institutions. We will continue with the implementation of the Singapore Approach Curriculum for Math, which guarantees consistent and strong emphasis on problem solving and model drawing, with a focus on in-depth understanding of the essential math skills.

Aware of the importance of adapting in a constantly changing technological world, we believe in the teaching of technology as a working tool for the learner to acquire knowledge and further develop his or her competencies. For this reason, besides the acquisition of interactive electronic boards for each of the classroom, as well as their connection to wireless internet, the students will benefit from textbooks and on line resources and practices which will further assist them to reinforce concepts discussed in class.

Mind Lab

Which is a unique and innovative methodology for the development and training of thinking abilities and life skills through strategic games, will be implanted in all primary levels. The purpose is to expose the learner to scenarios which require strategic thinking to arrive at desired outcomes. In the process they will be developing critical, creative and analytical thinking.

The students will be instructed primarily in English. The subjects of Spanish and Social Sciences will be taught in Spanish. We have chosen Mandarin, which is the currently spoken by over one fifth of the global population, to be the third language taught in all electuary levels.

Children are naturally curious and often learn about the world around them through experimentation. Our science courses will provide clear explanation of natural events and expose students to hands on activities to develop problem solving skills and a motivation towards a lifelong interest in the natural world. In fulfillment of our desired learner results, Art will be a fundamental part of our educational proposal. Our focus is for the learners to demonstrate creativity and artistic sensitivity. The learner will be able to appreciate diverse forms of art and to express him or herself through one of its forms. Boston School International Panama has the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate.

In BSI, our primary school department has one of the finest teaching staffs in the nation. Their experience and commitment towards the achievement of the highest educational standards together with their love for teaching makes them our most valuable resource. If you are looking for an international education environment in which your child is going to have the most complete experience, then Boston School International is your best choice…

Welcome to our wolf pack, and remember:

BSI is a place for everyone, NOT to fit in, but to STAND OUT!

Middle School

Our middle school program’s aim is not only to prepare students for high school but also hone their leadership skills. They are active learners, who participate in clubs, activities, and much more. The curriculum offers a solid foundation in mathematics (including algebra and geometry) and science. Moreover, they study English, Spanish and Mandarin. Middle schoolers complete courses in social sciences both Panamanian and global, arts, music, and physical education.

Technology is also an important part of the program as they develop multiple skills, including the ability to construct and program robots. These young students are talented, committed leaders.

High School

Our high school program´s aim is educating world’s leaders. Our students develop academic, technological, and social skills that will enable them to succeed in college and in life. The science program centers on biology, physics, chemistry, technology, and advanced mathematics; additionally, language and social sciences complete the curriculum. We are currently in the process of authorization for the IB Diploma, which will aid us in achieving our vision. In addition to the three core classes (CAS, TOK, and Extended Essay), the students who enroll in the DP will study Higher Level Math, Higher Level Biology, Higher Level Information Technology in a Global Society, Standard Level Physics, Standard Level Lengua y Literatura, and Standard Level Literature. High schoolers take robotics and programming classes, as well as prepare for their Microsoft certifications. Moreover, they are also engaged in a plethora of extracurricular activities, within and without school.

They actively participate in the various clubs, complete hours of volunteer work, and propose activities to improve others’ lives, as the leaders they are.

Boston School International is an IB World School:

Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.

Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

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Boston school BI international Baccalaureate

Mission Statement from the IB

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

What is the international baccalaureate?

The IB program encourages students to think broadly, beyond the boundaries of their communities, and to see themselves as members of a global society. It has gained global recognition and respect.

What is an IB education?

The IB education aims to be informative, not definitive; it invites conversation and regular review. The IB has always championed a stance of critical engagement with challenging ideas, one that values the progressive thinking of the past while remaining open to future innovation. It reflects the IB’s commitment to creating a collaborative, global community united by a mission to make a better world through education. As the IB’s mission in action, the learner profile concisely describes the aspirations of a global community that shares the values underlying the IB’s educational philosophy. The IB learner profile describes the attributes and outcomes of education for international-mindedness.

The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. Informed by these values, an IB education:

  • Centers on learners
  • Develops effective approaches to teaching and learning
  • Works within global contexts
  • Explores significant content. Working together, these four characteristics define an IB education.

Mind Lab

Knowledge Group has the pleasure to present Mind Lab, a method built on the basis that the most effective way to learn is through an authentic experience that leaves one wanting more. Game-playing is the perfect example of such an experience – it is entertaining and engaging, and therefore stimulates eager involvement. Game-playing also provides fertile ground for the training and application of thinking abilities and life skills, like:

Developing awareness of our own thinking processes
Identifying links between the game experience and other activities in life
Practicing problem-solving strategies, decision-making models, and logical-mathematical thinking

Mind Lab provides a space that acts as an extraordinary simulator of emotional and social processes.

Students at BSI are obliged to deal with situations involving cooperation and competition, success and failure, all within the frame of an enjoyable game match. It reinforces their ability to effectively manage and control emotions, to defer gratification, and to enhance their perseverance and self-discipline.

The program also provides a fantastic opportunity to display the skills and qualities learned in the classroom: the Mind Lab Olympic Games. Once a year, teams of students from many schools compete in 4 different categories.