Pan-American School is the first IB Continuum School offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Primary Years Programme (PYP) in Costa Rica.

Our inclusive, non-selective educational programme provides a balanced, bilingual English-Spanish education, aimed at developing well-rounded, responsible global citizens.

Our broad and rigorous curriculum focuses on skill development, an extensive social and emotional support system, diverse arts, design, and physical education programs, and a unique focus on service and global sustainability.

Welcome from our General Director

Alan Wrafter

General Director

Dear families,

 Welcome to Pan-American School, and thank you for taking the time to visit our website. We are delighted to welcome you in this, our 50th year, as we launch ourselves into our second half-century of offering an education of excellence and inspiring future leaders who will create a better world for all.

Pan-American School is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive learning community focused on delivering:
  • Inspiring, personalized learning for all.
  • A welcoming, engaged and connected community for all.
  • A sustainable and balanced future for all.

Uniquely PAS

Years of experience

Nationalities represented

39

International Students

31 %

Student teacher ratio

5:1

Average class size

16

Campus

8.64 acres

5 Buildings

Languages taught

English - Spanish

IB courses offered

23

IB DP highest score  (2021)

44/45

Years as an IB World School

Colleges Acceptances (Continent/Universities since 2017)

Europe

34

Asia

4

America

160

Oceania / Australia

6

Why PAS?

  • Accredited as an IB World School by the International Baccalaureate Organization, since 2015.
  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on International Education (NEASC-CIE) in the United States since 2006.
  • Only school in Costa Rica to offer the IB Continuum Programme: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).
  • PAS nurtures the whole child and empowers students to have agency over their learning from age 18 months to graduation.
  • Students can graduate with three diplomas: IB Diploma Programme, US High School Diploma and the Costa Rica Ministry of Education National Diploma.

Why The IB Continuum?

 

Pan-American School is an IB continuum school, focussing on both personal and academic achievement and challenging students to excel in these areas. We believe that learning is an active and lifelong process and that a well-rounded education includes logical reasoning, languages, artistic sensitivity, social awareness, physical and mental health, and critical thinking. Each person’s special interests, qualities, and talents are nurtured through real-life learning experiences and diverse educational opportunities. We support our students to develop a social conscience and a commitment to peace, democracy, cultural diversity, and service to humanity.

News at PAS

The Hub News

 

The Hub News is the monthly newsletter from our Learning Hub and Research Center, Pan-American School’s Library. 

June edition link

May edition link

April edition link

March edition link

January-February edition link

November edition link

October edition link

September edition link

August edition link

 

The Panam

 



June edition link

April edition link

December edition link

The Panam is the student newspaper of Pan-American School. Published twice per semester, The Panam covers news and events from campus and beyond. Students lead the newspaper entirely - reporting, writing, editing and designing each issue - and can earn Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) credit for their participation on The Panam team. 

 


Events

2021-2022 Graduations

Reds and Blues 2022

The Reds and Blues is an annual event created by the school’s founder, Mr. James Genis (known as “Mister”). In his philosophy of education, he understood how important games are in a child’s development. With this mindset, he created an event in which kids can have a day to play and compete in a healthy way against their peers, to celebrate Costa Rica’s Children’s day. Traditionally, the day begins with a race around the school and then a series of games are played between the kids, adding points to either the Blue or the Red team. At the end of the day, the team with the most points wins and we celebrate our school and have a day of enjoyment with our friends.

AASCA Basketball and Volleyball Tournaments

2022 PAS Experience Day

 

 

2022 IB Music Recital

2022 IB Visual Art Exhibition

Invitation

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