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General Information

The Episcopal School of Panama is a small bilingual college prep. school which was founded in 1960.

Spanish and English are taught as first languages throughout the school, and an intensive French Language and Literature course is given in grades 7 through 12. Japanese is offered to Humanities students in grades 11 and 12.

The school offers two High School Diplomas; one in Sciences & Arts, and the other in Humanities with Emphasis on Languages.

A high academic standard is demanded in all subjects, at all levels, and for this reason a selection process is in place for all admissions. The student body is comprised of twenty-one nationalities, twelve native languages and fifteen different religious affiliations and all possible racial combinations. The school follows the official Panamanian school year from March through December, with a short break in July/August. The main vacation period is from December through February. The school operates on the semester system and there are nine 40-minute class periods in a school day. Grades are currently recorded on the 5 point system, with 3 as a passing grade.

As well as conforming to the precepts set forth by the Ministry of Education, the school strives to prepare students to attend colleges and universities throughout the world. Within memory, 100% of graduates have gone on to a university education and at present we have graduates studying in Panama, Mexico, the United States, Canada and several European countries.

Although the curriculum is extremely demanding, extra-curricular activities are offered and students are encouraged to participate in at least one of the following:-
Folkloric Dancing, Karate, Soccer, Debating, Poetic Chorale, Student Exchanges. Through outreach to the community programs all students are encouraged to participate in social work. In 11th and 12th grades structured programs of civic activites form part of the regular school routine.

The Episcopal School of Panama is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools (a US organization) and is accredited by the Panamanian Ministry of Education.



 
History

The Episcopal School of Panama, a  co-educational, bilingual school, was founded in April 1960 in answer to the real urgent needs of parents who were seeking a school which would give their children a solid foundation in the English Language, as well as preparation for further study in Spanish, and would therefore make it possible for the students to continue their education in either one of the two languages.

In its initial year, the school offered a pre-school department and grades one to three at elementary level. Later, as the school grew, education was extended through two twelfth grade.

The school originally opened in premises in a house in Bella Vista, but it has been firmly established on its present site in Nuevo Reparto El Carmen for many years.

The school is available to all families who sympathize with its aims and Christian tradition, but because the school insists upon a high academic standard and demands a strong performance from its students, applicants are selected who give evidence of possessing the intellectual capacity, aptitudes, emotional stability and behavior necessary for the program of studies offered.

The student body is comprised of twenty-one nationalities, twelve native languages, fifteen religious affiliations and all possible racial combinations. The school follows the official Panamanian school calendar which runs from March through December.

Every effort is made to meet the needs of those international families whose professional interests take them into many parts of the world, and whose one hope of continuity in their child's education is an English-speaking school.

The Episcopal School of Panama operates under the auspices of the Diocese of Panama. The Director and Assistant Principal are appointed by the Bishop and are directly responsible to him. They are responsible for the administration of the school and its policies.

Priests are responsible for the administration for the chapel services and Religious Instruction.



 
Vision

The Epsicopal School of Panama has a profoundly humanistic philosophy based on the teachings of the Bible and the beliefs of the Episcopal Church.

The school offers a bilingual education to all students capable of being successful in a challenging program of studies, irrespective of race, color, creed, ethnic origin or socio-economic status.



 
Mission

The Episcopal School of Panama is a bilingual non-profit institution functioning under the auspices of the Episcopal Church of Panama, imparting classes in both Primary and Secondary sections, with a strong emphasis on a Christian, scientific and humanistic formation dedicated to the integral development of the individual. Its objectives are: -

a) Create men and women of a strong Christian faith who will be messengers of JUSTICE and the LOVE OF GOD within their society
b) Form good study habits and inculcate diligence, discipline, leadership and respect for HUMAN DIGNITY
c) Form strong characters possessing qualities of HONESTY, DILIGENCE and GENEROSITY
d) Stimulate the capacity for analysis and reasoning
e) Encourage an appreciation of culture and folklore within the student body
f) Stimulate individual initiative through an active participation in all aspects of school life.



 
Administration

The current administration, comprised of Joyce Green (Director) and Helen Saucedo (Deputy Head), began its work in May 1990 with a clear vision of modernizing and adapting the school to present-day educational needs, without losing the strong academic foundation which had always characterized it.

To achieve this purpose, the infrastructure of the school was improved (tiled floors, air conditioning, a new building to house the library, one of the computer labs. and conference rooms, then the gymnasium/ auditorium facility) and the program of studies was revised. Music, Folklore, Laboratory and Environmental Science were introduced in Elementary and Junior High. High School programs were modernized and the Math program was totally redesigned. The school became computerized and enjoyed the distinction of being the first school in the country to be connected to the internet. The two computer labs continue to be upgraded regularly to meet new technological advances.

In the year 2000, with a view to preparing students to be equipped to meet the challenges of globalization, an alternative program of studies was introduced in 11th and 12th grades, which included Environmental Science and Japanese Language. Panama is uniquely situated to be and ideal subject of for the study of Environmental Science and the carefully designed program includes many hands-on projects within the local community, thereby increasing a student’s awareness of local problems and making him a better citizen, Japanese was chosen as the new language because of the traditional links between the school and the Japanese School in Panama, and because of the important role Japan plays in world commerce. Students are given ample opportunity to practice their language skills in cultural exchanges with the Japanese School.



 
Faculty

The faculty is comprised of a librarian and 32 full-time and 15 part-time teaching staff, many of whom gained their teaching qualifications in the United States. All teachers are certified in their specialist area. Several members of staff hold a Masters Degree, and several hold more than one Bachelors Degree. In addition, the school has teaching assistants in Kindergarten and the lower grades. On campus there are two clinical psychologists and two specialists in learning difficulties.



 
Facilities

The school occupies a spacious campus in a quiet residential area in the center of Panama city, with easy access to all major road routes.

All classrooms are air-conditionned. Student groups are limited in size to provide an atmosphere conducive to effective teaching and sound learning.

Each section of the school has its own computer laboratory with the latest equipment necessary for providing students with a solid base in IT. Conference and meeting rooms, a drama room, a music room, two Science Laboratories and special rooms for French and Japanese also form part of the school. The well-stocked library offers a wealth of books and audio-visual material to complement texts used in the classroom.

The school has access to St. Mark´s Chapel, which stands beside the school, for services and other small gatherings.

The school´s Gymnasium and Auditorium, with a capacity to seat over one thousand, was opened in September 2001.



 
Program Of Studies for Kindergarten

Before school begins, Kindergarten parents are offered an orientation seminar by the administration to explain the school´s philosophy and mission. Teachers and psychologists also prepare the parents for the transition of their child from play school to a true working environment in Kindergarten. The school´s expectations are outlined and parents are advised as to how they can help their child attain them.

Kindergarten engages in its bilingual program from the very first day of class. Children are in school from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.. Half of the day is spent with the English teacher and the other half with the Spanish teacher.

The English teacher works through an integrated program which includes English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. The Spanish teacher follows a similar integrated course of studies. Specialist teachers offer Religion and Music once a week. A special emphasis is placed on the child feeling comfortable and happy in school so that he can develop a personal identification with the institution. All scholastic activities are geared towards increasing the child´s academic, motor and social skills and self-esteem.

Kindergarten is also included in all special events, and the children are encouraged to prepare activites for their participation in CEP´s International Day, the 3rd of November, English Week and Book Week, Field Days etc.

Parents are an integral part of the Kindergarten program, and many are invited to explain the nature of their job or profession to the group. In an effort to increase the children´s awareness of their community and how it functions, excursions are made to airports, fire stations, stores and factories, bakeries and pizza parlours where hands-on activities make dreams come true!

By the end of the year, children are ready to go to 1st grade, confident in their skills and ability to follow basic instructions and learn in two languages.



 
Primary School: Program of Studies

The objectives of the Primary School Program of Studies (grades 1 – 6) are to develop good study habits and self-discipline, as well as giving students a solid foundation in two languages, in all basic academic areas, to enable them to work independently and successfully in Secondary School.

LEVEL 1ST
GRADE
2ND
GRADE
3RD
GRADE
4TH
GRADE
5TH
GRADE
6TH
GRADE
Español            
Matemáticas            
Ciencias            
Science            
Ed. Ambiental X X X X X  
Laboratorio X X X X X  
Estudios Sociales            
Inglés            
Ed. Para el Hogar          

X

Artes Recreativas            
Artes Manuales            
Ed. Física            
Religión            
Informática            
Musica            
Folklore            
Library            

Informática and Music are not graded until 4th grade.
Folklore is not graded in 1st grade
Artes Manuales, Religion, Informática, Folklore, Laboratory, Music and Library are given once a week.



 
Secondary School

In the Secondary School (Grades 7 through 12) preparation continues to be bilingual. In addition, an intensive French language course is included at all levels. All students graduate from the Episcopal School with at least three languages. The school offers a common course of study until the end of tenth grade. At that point students begin courses either for a Diploma in Arts and Sciences, or for a Diploma in Humanities with an Emphasis on Languages. The former course includes three pure sciences, whilst the latter includes Environmental Science and Japanese, enabling a student to graduate speaking four languages.

During their stay in the Secondary School, students are prepared for DELF examinations (French language Proficiency tests organized by the French Ministry of Education), TOEFL (English Language Proficiency tests) and the PSAT. ADVANCED PLACEMENT examinations are available to those who wish to participate. Students are helped to prepare for the SAT, which they take at local testing centers. Approximately 40 – 50% of each graduating class goes on to a university education outside Panama. Over a period of many years, without exception, 100% of graduates have gone on to a university education.

The Episcopal School of Panama provides its students with all the necessary books for the courses offered.



 
Program of Studies: Junior High

In Junior High the school´s program of studies is designed to build on the solid academic foundation acquired in Primary School, and to encourage academic curiosity, creativity, individuality, and the ability to reason and analize in all students.

LEVEL 7TH
GRADE
8TH
GRADE
9TH
GRADE
Español      
Matemáticas /Álgebra      
Historia de Panamá   X X
Historia de América X    
Historia Antigua y Media X X  
Geografía de Panamá      
Cívica de Panamá     X
Ciencias Generales      
Hisotoria Mundial      
Inglés      
Francés      
Educación Física      
Religión      
Métodos de Aprendizaje      
Music/Folklore     X
Informática      

Ciencias Generales is given in English.
Historia Mundial is given in English.
Métodos de Apredizaje is given in English.



 
Program Of Studies: High School

The High School Program of Studies has several objectives:-

1. To expose all students, from 10th grade on, to a wider range of subjects, including an introduction to the pure sciences.
2. To offer courses, in 11th and 12th grades, designed to enable each student to flourish and be successful in areas where he has a natural ability.
3. To offer new courses, like Japanese and Environmental Science, to keep in line with our ever-changing world.
4. To prepare well-rounded individuals who have a solid academic foundation, and who posses a strong cultural and social awareness of their community and who have been prepared to become good citizens and productive adults.
 

 
COLEGIO EPISCOPAL DE PANAMA.
MATERIAS DE IV AÑO
Algebra II/ Trigonometría
Historia Med. y Contemp.
Geografía
Biología
Física (Introducción)
Sociología
Química (Introducción)
Inglés
Filosofía
Francés
Educación Física
Religión
Informática

 Durante el Tercer Bimestre del IV Año se evaluarán los alumnos, para colocarlos en el Bachillerato que más le conviene. A continuación aparecen las materias de los dos Bachilleratos ofrecidos por el Colegio en el V y VI Año.

V AÑO BACH. CIENCIAS Y LETRAS V AÑO BACH. LETRAS CON ENFASIS EN IDIOMAS
Español  Español
Trigonometría/ Geometría  Trigonometría/ Geometría
Historia de Panama  Historia de Panama
Geografía  Geografía
Física

Ciencias Ambientales

Antropología

Antropología

Química  Japonés
Inglés  Inglés
Filosofía Filosofía
Francés Francés
Educación Física Educación Física
Religión Religión
Informática Informática

 

VI AÑO BACH. CIENCIAS Y LETRAS VI AÑO BACH. LETRAS CON ENFASIS EN IDIOMAS
Español  Español
Geom. Analítica y Calculo Geom. Analítica y Calculo
Gobierno  Gobierno
Geografía Política Geografía Política
Química

Japonés

Física

Ciencias Ambientales

Psicología  Psicología
Inglés  Inglés
Lógica Lógica
Francés Francés
Educación Física Educación Física
Relaciones Panama /Estados Unidos Relaciones Panama /Estados Unidos
Religión Religión
Informática Informática


 
Sports

In Kindergarten sports education forms an integral part of the regular program of studies, and is closely linked to the child´s developemnt of co-ordination skills. From First Grade through Twelfth Grade all students receive weekly Physical Education classes. In the Primary School the classes are incorporated into the daily schedule, whilst in the Secondary School the classes take place after school hours. In addition, a sports program is offered on Saturdays.

The school has a basketball court and a gymnasium. The school also has Soccer, Volley-Ball and Basketball teams. The Girls´ Soccer team, in particular, has gained fame both on a national and international level.



 
Social Service

Social Service in the Episcopal School goes far beyond the 80 hours required by the Ministry of Education for a student to graduate. Social Service has always been an integral part of a CEP student´s formation. Social Service is seen as an attitude rather than simply the act of giving money.

From Kindergarten on, children are made aware of the needs of others, and are encouraged to help nationally recognized charitable organizations in whatever simple way they can.

In Primary School, groups are put to work to collect foodstuffs, articles of clothing or school materials, and arrange visits so that they can see first-hand the needs of others. Each year, for Mothers Day, Primary School children put together and donate 8 or 9 baby layettes to needy mothers in local health centers. On the School´s Anniversary, Seniors always prepare a layette which they personally present to the first mother of the day in the maternity wing of the Santo Tomás hospital.

In Junior high each group adopts a remote Episcopalian community in the Interior and prepares a Christmas visit. Each child is presented with a specially chosen gift and a day of sharing (sports and other activities) is enjoyed by all.

In High School the Religion Department has a carefully constructed program of Social Service which is generally carried out in needy communities in the Interior. On these visits, many of our students learn to paint and plant and cook for the first time! Beyond this, 10th graders have traditionally worked hard and made a big contribution to the Telethon, whilst Seniors have carried out work at the Mateo Hernández Hospital. Both 11th and 12th graders have worked with the Pide Un Deseo Foundation.

Whenever local tragedies occur, CEP students are ready to respond generously with help.



 
Counseling

There are who psychologist and two special-needs experts available to all students. The elementary and Junior High Counseling Program has been designed to address problems that may arise in a student’s emotional or academic development.

In the High School the Counseling program has three main objectives. The fir is to continue to address any emotional or academic difficulties a student may have. The second is to ensure are expertly guided to an appropriate course of study in their final two years in school. Thirdly, the program is designed to ensure that students choose a university career suited to their interests and ability, and to be labor market to which they will be later exposed. The program begins in 10ht and 12th grade. Eleventh graders attend Saturday workshops where various universities, different careers and the labor market are examined. All students must take the PSAT during this year of study. Finally in their senior year, students are given a series of aptitude tests and one-to counseling on their choice of career and choice of university. Supervision of the application process to foreign universities, whether in Canada, the United States Mexico, South America or Europe, is also included in the program. To help seniors make considered choices they are offered a series of talks by local professionals, ex-students and local and foreign universities. They attend all conferences related to Careers organized within the local community. Every attempt is made to help worthy students acquire scholarships



 
Extra-Curricular Activities

 

The school firmly relieves in the vital importance extra-curricular activities play in the development of a student?s confidence, self-esteem, social skills and sense of identification with his school. All extra-curricular actives in the Episcopal School are carried out under the supervision of experts qualified in the area. The following activities are currently available:

Elementary School:

Soccer
Theater
Typical Dancing
Ping Pong

Junior high and High School:

Soccer
Typical Dancing
Debate Club
Drama



 
Program: Educating For Peace and Justice


This pastoral program, an initiative of the four Episcopal schools in the Republic of Panama, was introduced in 1998 and has been implemented in each school ever since.

The general objective of the program is to encourage positive actions to reduce the levels of violence in our everyday surroundings through an education for peace, which should include an emphasis on traditional values.

Each month of the school year a theme is chosen. The Religion department is responsible for diffusing an awareness of the theme throughout the school, by means of murals, banners, a prayer chain, and a flier to parents. The theme is included in the religion classes for the month. Other academic departments are responsible for making reference to the topic in their classes whenever possible.

Over the past years the themes have been:

-forgiveness, respect, love , reforestation, human rights, peace, the Bible, brotherhood, our origins and roots, patriotism, courage and communication.

The program has been extremely successful and student response to a call for an observance of values has been positive.



 
Discipline

The Episcopal School of Panama has always maintained a firm but fair code of discipline with is students. The details of the discipline code are laid out in the School Rule Book.

Additionally, however, because it believes strongly in discipline from within, and by conviction, rather than imposed discipline, the school has created a policy of POSITIVE CONDUCT whereby the student, his family and the school commit to code of conduct for the benefit of all concerned



 
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Lista de Profesores

NOMBRE DEL PROFESOR

  Materia

1    Tp    Anria, Horacio

Química, Ciencias Ambientales y Física

2   Tc   Bejarano, Zuleyca

Ciencias Naturales y Laboratorio de ciencias

3    Tc   Bernales, Emilio

Bibliotecario

5.  Tc   Boyce, Lucia

Ingles

6.  Tp   Brennan, Alicia (11:00)

Psicóloga

7.  Tc   Carrasco, Delsa

Español

8.  Tc   Carrillo, Carlos

Matemáticas y Folklore

9.   Tc   Castañeda, Braulio

Educación Física

10. Tc  Castillo, Rita

Ingles

11. Tc  Chávez, Carlos

Informática

12. Tc  Chiappetto, Maricruz

Manualidades

13. Tc   Concepción, Martine     

Francés

14. Tc   Corbett, María Eugenia

Ingles

15. Tc  Crespo, Julia

Español

16. Tp  Doi, Chikako  (8:10)

Japones

17. Tc   Garay, Julissa

Asistente de Kinder

18. T.c  Harris, Yasmín

Ingles

19. Tp   Hassin, Mireille

Español(Kinder) y Francés

20. Tc   Jaén, Isabel

21. Tp   Khemlani, Neelam

Religión

Ingles

22. Tp  King, Lygia

Religión

23. Tc   Lara, Gladys (Coordinadora)

Coordinación de Español

24. Tp  Lee, Miriam

Teatro

25. Tp  Luttrell, Angelica (Agosto-Dic.)

Psicología

25. Tp  Loo, Keiner  (8:50)

Informática

26. Tc  Martínez, Enriqueta

Estudios Sociales

27. Tc  McQueen, Priscilla

Biología-Subdirección Interina

28. Tc  Mejía, Margot

Español

29. Tc  Mejía, Neira

Español

30. Tp  Montes, Jacinta (2:00)

Educación Física

31. Tc  Morales, Sofía

Español

31. Tp  Morales, Yamileth

Asistente de Kinder

32. Tc  Moreno, Elsa

Español

33. Tc  Muñoz, Elsa

Español

34. Tp  Murray, Bernando

Música

35. Tc  Pile, Xiomara

Ingles

36. Tp  Pollock, Laura

Ingles

37. Tc  Pugliese, María del C.

Matemáticas Primaria

38. Tc Rangel, Mario

Física y Matemáticas

39. Tp Reyes, Mario

Matemáticas Secundaria

40. Tc  Rodríguez, Vanessa

Ingles

41. Tc  Romero, Ivonne

Ingles

42. Tc  Sadhwani, Sheila (Coordinadora)

Coordinadora de Ingles

43. Tc  Sánchez, Lorena

Español

44. Tc  Serrano, Yapsia

Cívica, Historia y Geografía

45. Tc  Sucre, Geraldine

Español

46. Tc  Van der Wall, Lianne

Ingles

47. Tp  Vásquez, Juan de D. (8:10)

Filosofía, Lógica, Cívica

48.Tc    Versailles, Elena    

Word History Sociology

49. Tc   Watson, Melissa

Science