Pan-American School

san salvador

Pan-American School

School Profile:
Curriculum: National, International
573 students, 5-18yrs

632-4005 San Antonio de Belen, Heredia,
Costa Rica, 78
Tel: (+506) 293 7393
Fax: (+506) 293 7392

The Pan-American School is a private, independent school offering students a safe, bilingual and multicultural educational atmosphere. The school's Mission, Vision and Philosophy demonstrate the dedication to the formation of well-rounded students. Students who have graduated from the Pan-American School have earned the opportunity to successfully continue their studies in universities and colleges in the United States, Costa Rica and other countries. Mr James Genis founded the school in 1971. In 1992, a high school was added. The Pan-American School is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the stockholders. The Board of Directors consists of six persons and functions through two standing committees: the Finance Committee and the Academic Committee. The General Director provides the overall leadership and management responsibilities for the Pan-American School, including, but not limited to, teaching, curriculum, student life, parent relations and general administration. The school is currently seeking accreditation from CIS and the New England Association of Colleges and Schools (NEASC) and is recognized by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education (MEP) and the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). The Study Plan at the school is organized in four areas: Scientific-Technology, Communication, Social-Scientific, Arts and Physical Education. Within the curriculum the following five cross-curricular themes are addressed: ecology, values, technology, community service and study skills and research techniques. The campus, designed by a world-renowned architect, promotes harmony with nature and provides an optimum learning environment. There are modern sports facilities, computer laboratories and a library. The students regularly participate in the Model UN, Space Camp, student exchange programs, Maths Olympics, the Global Young Leaders Program and through academic competitions and cultural presentations throughout the year. There is a strong emphasis on community services and ecological programs throughout the school year. The academic year is from February to early December. The school actively seeks to enrich its community by attracting students and fan1ilies that share in its educational philosophy. To this end the school has a scholarship program to ensure that otherwise qualified students may enroll. Admissions procedures include parent and student interviews, placement examinations and a classroom visit.



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