WELCOME TO FSA
Five Stars Academy offers an American-style education to families interested in living on the Pacific beaches of Panama. Located in Santa Clara in the Cocle Province of Panama, just 20 minutes west of Coronado, we provide a personal, hands-on, yet highly academic program to develop well-rounded students Pre-K to Grade 12. With more than 25 countries represented at our school, we are truly an international school of Panama.
* Minister of Education, Republic of Panama
* Cognia, NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC comprise three of the six regionally recognized K-12 accrediting bodies and together have been accrediting institutions for 125 years.
* AP College Board certified
Founded in 2011, Five Stars Academy (FSA) is a private, highly-academic institution that combines the home-schooling philosophy of focusing on the individual student with the expertise of professional, experienced, certified teachers. We have the flexibility of choices expected in an experimental school while offering an internationally accredited diploma.
FSA provides opportunities for students to learn self-sufficiency, to develop leadership skills and understand the impact they can have on their surroundings. Whether through classroom studies, mission work in and out of Panama, the diverse range of learning and growing opportunities available from living in the interior of Panama, or the student’s daily exposure to out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving, the goal is to tap into the best our students have to offer for themselves and for the World.
With the average class size of less than 10 students to 1 instructor, we are able to maintain high expectations while providing individual support. Located in Santa Clara, Panama, 90 minutes west of Panama City, more than 25 countries comprise our student body. We began with 5 young students and have grown to 90+.
Five Stars Academy graduated our first class in May 2019.
Read more here about PREPARING OUR KIDS FOR THE FUTURE.
School Profile 2022-2023 (pdf)
Check your student's attendance and progress online. Online access for students and parents keeps you in the loop. Email us directly for your login info.
We are a college preparatory school fully accredited by MEDUCA and COGNIA. Our enrollment from Pre-K4 to 12th grade is 105+.
We are seeking individuals who are certified in either Elementary or Secondary Education. All openings are full time unless specifically indicated. To see a calendar with major dates, go to OUR SCHOOL/CALENDAR. For more info, click here.
Santa Clara, Panama
Take a left at XOKO restaurant. Take a left at the fork in the road. FSA is located about 1 minute down the road on the left.
Class of 2023 (3 graduates)
University of Toronto, Canada
McMaster University, Ontario Canada
Queens University, Canada
University of Alberta, Canada
Trent University, Canada
Concordia University, Canada
University of Calgary, Canada
Arizona State University, USA
Emory University, USA
Oberlin College and Conservatory, USA
University of Iowa with scholarship, USA
Class of 2022 (6 graduates)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, IL, USA
Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI, USA
University of Colorado + scholarship, Boulder, CO, USA
Point Loma University, San Diego, CA, USA
Palm Beach Atlantic University + scholarship, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL, USA + scholarship
Florida State University, Panama City, Panama
University of Louisville - QLU, Panama City, Panama
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
The average ACT score for Five Stars Academy students is 27. This indicates that the average student score is in the 86th percentile as compared to students in the U.S.
Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021 (total of 6 graduates)
St. Andrews (Scotland)
University of Bristol (England)
University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
University of Paris (France)
University of Colorado - Boulder (USA)
University of Wisconsin - Madison (USA)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (USA)
Monroe College - online (USA)
McGill University (Canada)
University of Toronto (Canada)
Concordia University (Canada)
University of Waterloo (Canada)
Technological University of Panama – UTP (Republic of Panama)