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THE CASCO SCHOOL

The Casco School is an international school that offers a bilingual program. What really attracted me to The Casco School was the enthusiasm I saw and the smiles of the teachers! I’m so grateful to have a school that not only wants to be good but strives to be better every day!
Elena Di Marco
Year 2 parent
Lo que me encanta de The Casco School es el ambiente internacional. Mi hija tiene compañeros de básicamente todos los continentes. Pero al mismo tiempo hay una conexión fuerte con la comunidad y Panamá como país. Esta combinación del ambiente internacional y local a la vez, es una de las razones porque escogimos The Casco School para nuestra hija.
Sebastián Peña
Pre-nursery parent
Elegimos The Casco School porque es una escuela hecha con amor y modernos métodos de enseñanza donde cada niño puede aprender jugando.
María Paula Hoyos
Nursery parent
The Casco School has everything I was looking for in my daughter's education. an international, multicultural environment with small groups. Very professional, caring staff and high standards of education. The location in Casco Viejo is a great plus where children coexist in a cultural and historical environment. Last but not least, the price is quite good for an international school, and no capital donation is required.
Julia Gronda
Year 3 parent
We were very excited when The Casco School opened in Casco Viejo. The school was our first option due to the program, location, and team. We haven't seen a program quite like it anywhere else. Getting the whole student body moving every morning and having fun is exactly what is needed to stimulate the mind-body connection.
Lorenzo & Roxana Robles
Year 2 parent

WELCOME AGAIN!

A WELCOME MESSAGE

FROM OUR DIRECTOR

“…The Casco School was established to provide high-quality education to the neighbourhood of Casco Viejo and beyond. We currently offer day-care, preschool and lower elementary as well as a summer program Camp Casco for children aged 1 to 9. Our vision is to grow into a full school from preschool through to the end of secondary education. Our school is united by one philosophy – we are ambitious for our students, our people and our community. We believe we can bring our whole neighbourhood together through education to architect a community that transcend the ordinary.

We aim to inspire our students to learn, explore and soar! Developing them into confident, creative and balanced global citizens who face challenges with determination, eagerness and excitement. We offer an unparalleled standard of personalised education with opportunities for students to explore their creative side and to learn from the very best international teachers in small groups. It is important to recognise that each child is unique and be able to adapt to their needs.”

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I am very excited to build on the school’s success in the forthcoming academic year and welcome you and your family to join us in our learning journey. I would be delighted to have you join The Casco School.

Clare Jenkinson | TCS Director

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Come and meet our school every Friday morning starting at 9:00 am, or Schedule a School Tour at your convenience!

OUR CORE VALUES

THE MEANINGFUL THINGS

IN OUR SCHOOL...

Innovation Learning

We merge an education based on experiences, senses and feelings with new technology tendencies

High Academic Standards

We strive to deliver high academic standards based in our successful British method

Caring Environment

Your children will be well educated and they will also feel loved we strive to build community and pride ourselves on feeling like an extension of the home.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Casco School it´s a borderless school. We welcome all ethnicity, race, social class, religion or self appearance

Healthy Feeding

With a designated Chef at School we offer a delicious variety of healthy food to reinforce healthy habits.

Social Responsability

All human been have the right to be educated, and we try to open our doors to everyone

“Together we will embrace a neighborhood where children are allowed to be independent thinkers, capable of influencing the WORLD in which they live.”

The Casco School Philosophy

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SCHOOL STATEMENTS

THE PURPOSE OF

OUR WORK

MISSION

Our students will be scholars, academically accomplished as one would expect, truly bilingual, good writers and articulate speakers, critical thinkers, innovators who share their passions and talents and artists in their chosen fields. We aim to foster the development of appropriate dispositions and skills enabling the optimum development of young children, allowing them to independently strive to meet new challenges with eagerness and excitement and feel proud of their learning success. We educate and nurture the whole child and inspire our students to reach for their dreams and contribute to the world by being humble and generous and by emphasizing the importance of taking care of our planet – our future.

We are ambitious for our students, our people and our community. We believe we can bring our whole neighbourhood together through education to architect a community that transcends the ordinary.

VISION

We envision to be a school where…
Children are valued for their meaningful and creative efforts and accomplishments.
Staff are valued for their passion, knowledge, and commitment.
Children’s learning and growth are seen as intertwined.
The staff creates places and spaces to wonder, explore, and soar.
Children’s learning is found in their work through play.
Staff delights in being with children and sharing in their joys.
Parents are valued as their child’s first advocate.
Together, we appreciate the child’s ability to learn and thrive.
Parents receive support in their child-rearing roles.
Together, we realize we are always learning.
Neighbours come together through education to benefit all members of our community

OBJECTIVES

• To provide a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the potential for the development of the “whole child”.
• To provide an environment with developmentally appropriate materials, encouraging all children to develop a positive sense of self.
• To offer an environment that encourages your child to develop his or her capabilities and interests allowing them to succeed at school both socially and academically.
• To inspire a sense of community at an early age by introducing them to the concept of helping others around our neighbourhood.
• To expose the children to the world outside their own backdoor.
• To help others and share our gifts and talents generously.
• To promote the importance of taking care of our planet by learning about what a wonderful world we live in.

PHILOSOPHY

The Casco School seeks to purposely build an environment that reflects and honours each child’s sense of self. We offer a bilingual program where children are supported in both English and Spanish. We respect that each child has a different timetable for learning. This coupled with nurturing relationships and inspiring curriculum allows children to feel valued and empowered. We believe children are eager, capable players who learn with zest in stimulating and affirming environments. We aspire to be a fully integrated school which positively impacts our neighbourhood and the local community.

“Together we will embrace a neighborhood where children are allowed to be independent thinkers; capable of influencing the WORLD in which they live.”

OPEN HOUSE!

Come and meet our school every Friday morning starting at 9:00 am, or Schedule a School Tour at your convenience!

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Ms. Clare Jenkinson

Clare Jenkinson

Clare Jenkinson first attended the University of Leeds, England where she studied Information Systems and Management. After graduating she worked as a computer developer. However, as one of 11 siblings, she felt her true vocation was teaching...

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Maru Gálvez

Maru Gálvez is a successful entrepreneur and twice a Magna Cum Laude honours recipient for both her Bachelor and Master degrees. With close to 20 years experience in the real estate development and hospitality...

The Partnership…

Sharing their passion for education and desire to make a real difference to children’s lives in Panama, Clare and Maru formed a partnership to build upon the success of the Casco Playgroup. This led to the development of The Casco School and strive to become a centre of excellence in Early Years and Primary Education.

​We bring with us a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of child development. We are excited to present our trusted method of preschool and primary teaching. Our program is solid and secure. We hope to inspire our early learners and make a lifelong difference in the lives of children and their families.

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Clare Jenkinson

Maru Galvez is a successful entrepreneur and twice a Magna Cum Laude honours recipient for both her Bachelor and Master degrees. With close to 20 years experience in the real estate development and hospitality, she is well known in her native Panama as the person spearheading a new generation of leaders in different industries, hers being, of course, tourism. Maru started the Casco Playgroup in Casco Viejo with a small group of families in 2013 and further hosted it in her house in Calle 1ra for two full years. Both her son and daughter have attended the playgroup since they knew how to walk. She is very involved in the community, has been and Esperanza San Felipe Small Business Mentor, and has been a board member of AVACA for the last four years where she has actively contributed in their fundraising efforts and the development of both parks in Calle 14 and Calle 5ta.