At KSI, students graduate as global citizens and lifelong learners. Our approach to teaching extends beyond the classroom, as we seek to instil in learners attitudes of confidence and self-achievement. We offer rigorous academic curricula which are respected by the world's top universities, and encourage critical thinking, collaboration and leadership.
Our schools follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum. A majority of our schools offer the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and all secondary schools follow the the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for 16 – 19 year olds.
Primary Years Programme (Ages 3-12)
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. It is a framework guided by six interdisciplinary themes of global significance. Themes are explored using knowledge and skills derived from six subject areas:
- Social Studies
- Arts (Music, Drama & Visual)
- Personal, Social and Physical Education
Guided by six transdisciplinary themes of global significance, students deepen their learning by developing their conceptual understandings, strengthening their knowledge and skills across and beyond subject areas.
Middle Years Programme (Ages 11-16)
The Middle Years Programme MYP provides a framework of learning which encourages students to establish practical connections between their studies and the real world. The framework encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP curriculum framework comprises eight subject groups:
- Language acquisition
- Language and literature
- Individuals and societies
- Physical and health education
Diploma Programme (Ages 16-18)
The Diploma Programme (DP) has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. The curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. The programme aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically. Students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service.
Primary Education (Ages 6-10)
The primary education curriculum is set by The Ministry of Education, and comprises nine educational areas:
- Natural sciences and environmental education
- Social sciences, history, geography, political constitution and democracy
- Art education
- Ethics and human values
- Physical education, recreation and sport
- Religious education
- Humanities, Spanish and foreign languages
- Technology and information technology
Students graduate with a 'Certificado de Educación Primaria'
Secondary Education (Ages 11-18)
The curriculum is similar to that in primary school, with additional technical subjects and a foreign language introduced to students. From the age of 15 students can choose between different specialised programmes or tracks. KSI focuses on the Academic Programme 'Bachillerato Académico' which provides students with a general education in arts, sciences and humanities. This credential is equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma.
The MEDUCA Diploma is recognized world-wide as it is authenticated by the Government of Panama. The Diploma is required for students who plan to attend Universities/Schools or settle in Latin America.