USP Admissions

Admission to USP is open to boys and girls of any race, religion, or nationality.

United School of Panama exists to serve the educational needs of a diverse international multicultural community. Admission is open to all students who seek a challenging, international, balanced, English as a first language education and exhibit respectful, caring, and responsible behavior.

USP is committed to offering an optimal learning environment for each child’s growth and development. The Admissions Committee will evaluate each application carefully to determine the potential of the applicant to benefit from the educational experience offered at USP.

The following admission requirements and grade placements are adhered to at USP. Exceptions to these guidelines are made rarely and only upon careful evaluation of the applicant by the Admissions Committee:

  • Pre-kindergarten students must be four years old by August.
  • Kindergarten students must be five years old by August.
  • 1st grade students must be six years old by August.
  • 2nd grade students must be seven years old by August.
  • 3rd grade students must be eight years old by August.
  • 4th grade students must be nine years old by August.
  • 5th grade student must be ten years old by August.

Pre-Application

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TUITION

AND FEES

We present our tuition and fees for the academic year 2022 – 2023

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

about admissions

USP is open to students of any race, religion, or nationality. United School of Panama exists to serve the educational needs of a diverse international multicultural community. Admission is open to all students who seek a challenging, international, balanced, English as a first language education and exhibit respectful, caring, and responsible behavior.

No. At USP we are committed to introducing an ESL (English as a Second Language) program to help level students at the level they need to be.

USP follows an international calendar from August – June.  We have a mid-year break from December – January. Please refer to our Academic Calendar 2022-2023 for specific details.

School hours are from 7:50AM – 3:10PM, with the exception of Fridays when classes end at 1:20PM.  Extracurricular activities are from 3:30PM-5:00PM, Mondays – Thursdays.

Ideally, students are admitted at the beginning of the school year or second semester. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.

Grade placement is determined by previous school records, evaluation, and student age (PK and K).  For students from abroad in 2nd grade or above, MEDUCA (Ministry of Education) requires a validation process to be completed to verify placement. USP will provide all relevant information to families.

PK and K:  16 students per class.

1st – 5th grade: 20 students per class.

Our student to teacher ratio is:  8:1