panama coast international school

PCIS information

Our offices will be close for the month of July, but we will check email and WhatsApp weekly. 

Nuestras oficinas estaran cerradas en el mes de julio. Estaremos pendiente de los correos electronicos y mensajes de Whatsapp semanalmente.

  • contact Ms. Kathy by WhatsApp 
  • puede contactar a Ms. Kathy en WhatsApp en cualquier momento

Panama Coast International School (PCIS) has an open-admissions policy and students ages 3 to 18 are welcome to apply from any country, with any language background.

Find here information about our Tuition and Fees. The fees for 2023-2024 are available now. 

PCIS is fully approved by the Ministry of Education (MEDUCA).

Concerning covid we follow Minsa regulations. In case of illness related to covid please contact the office. 

At PCIS a school day starts at 8.00 am till 3.00 pm.   

no entrance exams

We do not administer entrance exams, but instead observe student  skills and habits during the first weeks of school.  And we also have an individualised approach and focus on small-group instructions.          


Timeless Teachings in a Changing World

Our school offers a US-based curriculum in a small-group setting for students from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. 

First of all we are pleased to tell you that PCIS is the oldest full-English private school serving Panama’s Pacific beach communities since 2008. Our faculty members are native-English speakers with North-American teaching certifications. 

At PCIS we focus on individualized instructions and tailored to each child’s development within our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) approach to whole mind and body education. 


STEM and Humanities courses is what we follow. We believe that both STEM and HUMANITIES classes are important. Student will study to develop their minds to be scientific and rational but with a moral and spiritual base. Find out more on our elementary page. 



Last but not least PCIS is offering US-accredited high school diploma’s! 

Feel free to contact us for more information. 


What Parents and Teachers say..

I have three kids who have been attending PCIS. The first one graduated last year and was accepted by Rochester University in NY. The next is in High School and my youngest just graduated elementary school. I am a certified global teacher myself and feel lucky and blessed that we found this small gem of a school. It is a soul-nurturing, safe and creative environment and the kids here are happy and blooming!
Rami Avni (Parent)
The first time i Met Kathy Kress was in 2018, and she had just come in from playing "Bear in the Woods" with the littles ones. She was the bear. .. That's the kind of school PCIS is, and the kind of principal that Kathy is. I immediately knew this was the place for my two young daughters. Two years later, our family has never looked back? Kathy and her team has helped us integrate beautifully, not only in the school but also in the community.
Shaun Kaplan (Parent)
Hello, my name is Angela Carpenter and I am thrilled to be back at PCIS. I am a Canadian born and raised in Ontario, but have spent the last twenty years on Vancouver Island. I am a mother of two, and a grandmother of three. I have a Bachelor of Education K-12 and a Bachelor of Arts, with a discipline in Liberal Studies. I have a Masters in Special Education , and I am certified as a Behavioural Interventions, specializing in Autism. I love spending time with friends and family, I love to hike and practice yoga. Grateful. Thankful. Blessed.
Angela Carpenter (Teacher)


If you have any question after reading the information on the website please contact us directly.  Send us an email: pcis@ymail.com or contact us directly per WhatsApp, leave your name and number and we will call you back. 

Our offices will be closed for the month of July, but we will check email and whatsapp weekly contact Ms. Kathy 


If your child is absent due to illness or absent for another reason. Please contact the OFFICE by Direct Whatsapp or send the office an email.  If you would like us to contact you please leave us the students name, grade and your number and we will call you back asap. For more information related to Covid and Minsa School Regulations. Read more.