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united school of panama

United School of Panama was established in response to the need for academic continuity for students graduating from our early childhood education centers. Driven by the positive feedback on the exceptional academic and developmental achievements of our pre-school graduates, we embarked on a project that embodies our teaching philosophy and shared values.

Our objective is to provide a first-class education in a modern facility featuring open spaces for sports, conveniently situated just minutes from the city center. As educators and parents, we are dedicated to being a teaching and support center for families, fostering a positive impact within the community.

As the project evolved, our team expanded, with each new member bringing valuable contributions that emphasize our inclusive, international, entrepreneurial, and professional spirit.

United School of Panama opened its doors in August 2021, offering classes for PK4, Kindergarten, and 1st through 4th grades. We plan to grow progressively, adding one grade per year until we offer a comprehensive PK4-12th grade education.

The founders of United School of Panama comprise a multidisciplinary team with international experience and proven expertise in education, construction, business administration, finance, project management, and logistics. They are deeply committed to shaping the future of education.

USP First Blueprint



USP is a high-achieving multicultural community offering a trilingual curriculum, academic excellence, and a healthy lifestyle.


At USP, we believe that education extends beyond textbooks to hands-on creation and application of literature. We provide a safe and welcoming environment for our community, encouraging innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to promoting literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through creative and intellectual engagement and communication.


United School of Panama will be revered as a prestigious school with distinguished preparatory curricula that will challenge young minds in a multilinguistic and diverse multicultural environment. We pledge to all USP students a commitment towards personal development through discipline, merit, respect, individual growth and teamwork.

Our Golden Principles: Embracing 6 Human Commonalities

At USP we believe in fostering a well-rounded and balanced individual who embodies the traits that align with our golden principles, rooted in the shared aspects of humanity. These principles guide us in developing the best versions of ourselves personally and professionally.

A balanced person

Compassionate: Showing empathy and understanding towards others contributes to being a balanced person.

A respectful relationship builder

Camaraderie: Building camaraderie and fostering positive relationships aligns with being a respectful relationship builder.
Courage: Demonstrating courage to face challenges supports the process of building respectful relationships.

A rational problem solver

Critical thinking: Using critical thinking skills to analyze and solve problems will create rational problem solvers in the future.
Diversity: Embracing diversity and respecting differences is crucial in rational problem-solving.

A contributing citizen

Responsibility: Taking responsibility for one’s actions and contributing positively to society is a core aspect of being a contributing citizen.

An innovative creator

Leading Tomorrow: Being forward-thinking and leading with innovation will foster our future innovative creators.

A compelling communicator

Communication: Effective communication and engaging with others are essential for being a compelling communicator.




Our Teachers


Leadership Team

Nicole Lee


Amanda Oliveira


Richard Gough


Stephanie Diaz

Pre-School/Special Ed. Coordinator

Alexander Carrion

it coordinator

Jania Jacobs

Administrative Manager



School Year

2023 - 2024





Latin phrase meaning “Dare to know”; and also, loosely translated as “Dare to know things”, or even more loosely as “Dare to be wise”.

Originally used in the First Book of Letters (20 BC), by the Roman poet Horace, the phrase Sapere aude became associated with the Age of Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was a European cultural and intellectual movement (especially in France and England) that developed from the late seventeenth century until the beginning of the French Revolution.

Enlightenment thinkers held that human reason could combat ignorance, superstition, and tyranny to build a better world. The Enlightenment had a great influence on the economic, political, and social aspects of the time.



ALPHA is our school mascot!

He is strong, caring, courageous and a natural leader. Fun-loving, charismatic, and somewhat of a jokester, he reminds us all to work hard and play hard with enthusiasm and a “never give up” attitude.

ALPHA is a team player, compassionate and graceful in both victory and defeat. We win as a team. We learn as a team. He is fair, honest and attentive to the needs of others, like a loving older brother.

We are thrilled to have him as the embodiment of our school’s values and principles.

United we are.

United we come.

United we stand.