Approach to Education - SABIS® International School — Costa Verde, Panama

Approach to Education

At SABIS® International School – Costa Verde in Panama, we consider the school as a dynamic community. Administrators, teachers, and students are all important members of this community. Learning is the result of a team effort.

Everyone in a SABIS® Network school has a job to do; everyone is accountable. Administrators, students, and staff "self-audit" in order to discover and correct errors. It is teamwork that allows every team member to reach heights that would be more difficult to reach individually.

Educational System

Like SABIS® Network schools around the world, SABIS® International School – Costa Verde is a highly academic, non-selective, co-educational, English-medium, independent day school catering for the complete individual.

SABIS® International School – Costa Verde provides top-quality, international education to students of different races, nationalities, and backgrounds. At SABIS® International School – Costa Verde, we believe we can help students perform to the best of their abilities, earn admission to the most competitive universities, and be successful in their careers. SABIS® International School – Costa Verde develops students' academic competencies, learning techniques, interpersonal skills, and personalities in addition to instilling high ethical, moral, and civic values. Additionally, the multicultural setting of the school helps students develop a better understanding of world cultures.


The curriculum implemented at SABIS® International School – Costa Verde is specifically designed by SABIS® to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop a solid academic foundation. This foundation will help students achieve their full potential and develop a love of lifelong learning.

Class Teaching

All courses for students in SABIS® Network schools are clearly structured to enable students and teachers to know precisely what should be learned. Teachers teach one concept at a time using the SABIS Point System®, with each lesson alternating frequently between oral work, individual work, and group work, so that it is difficult for students to “switch off.”

Students engage in regular assessment using exams that teachers do not see in advance. Everyone in the school is accountable. Accordingly, students learn more in class and have more time for relaxation and fun after school.

Student Follow-Up

Students who fall behind in their work are advised, motivated, helped, and coached until they catch up.

Learning Process

All courses at SABIS® International School – Costa Verde are structured. A system of academic tracking - the SABIS® AMS, a computerized method of detecting gaps in knowledge - allows the administration to closely follow the progress of each individual. Gaps are pinpointed as soon as they form and efforts are focused on eliminating them. Valuable time is saved and students develop a gap-free, cohesive body of knowledge.


The SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®) at SABIS® International School – Costa Verde works hand in hand with the faculty. Members of SLO® are appointed by the administration for their competence rather than elected by the students based on popularity. SLO® seeks to:

  • Raise academic standards
  • Promote high social and moral values
  • Contribute to students' personal development
  • Develop communication and management skills
  • Involve students in organizing sports and athletic activities