Thank you for choosing Balboa Academy as your child’s school.

To guarantee a pleasant experience at every stage of your application process, we provide a personalized admissions journey tailored to every family that visits us. Our Admissions Team will be assisting you throughout the entire process.

To initiate, kindly complete the Enquiry Form. Once received, we will contact you to arrange a visit to our school campus.

Application Procedure:

  1. Complete Balboa Academy’s application online on the platform and make the payment for the application and evaluation ($150) with the link provided on the application platform.  
  2. The Admissions Office will contact you via email to confirm receipt of documents and inform you if any documents are missing to complete the application.
  3. The Admissions Team will set up an appointment for the in-person  or virtual evaluation and interview. 
  4. After the evaluation and receipt of all application documents, the Admissions Committee will review the candidate´s information and make a decision. 
  5. The Admissions Office will email parents the Admissions Committee’s decision.

Please include the following in your child’s application:

  • Copy of child’s passport 
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate 
  • Copy of child’s Immunization Records or our Immunization Form filled out by your child’s pediatrician. 
  • Copy of both parent’s passports 
  • Copy of all academic records including current school year’s grades (Note: Balboa Academy accepts copies in English or Spanish.

*Panama’s Ministry of Education [MEDUCA] will require originals translated into Spanish by a notarized translator in Panama if records are not in Spanish.)

Evaluation Process

Students invited for an evaluation will schedule a date and time with one of our Educational Specialists. Our Preschool evaluation has a duration of approximately 30 minutes and covers such concepts as shapes, letters, and numbers. The Kindergarten to 12th grade evaluation has a duration of approximately one hour and covers reading, writing, and arithmetic. The evaluation is not an English proficiency test but is proctored entirely in English.  


Admissions Committee Decisions

Balboa Academy’s Admissions Committee will review complete applications for a final decision within 10 calendar days. Students may be accepted without conditions, accepted with conditions, denied, or placed on our waiting list.

Note: Upon Admission to Balboa Academy, we recommend grade placement for each student. Parents applying with school transcripts or records from outside of Panama must have those validated through the Ministry of Foreign Relations (Embassy of the Country of Origin) and the Panamanian Ministry of Education (MEDUCA) to officially assign entering Grade placement.


More information on the MEDUCA Procedure