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 a U.S. Accredited Diploma with a partner school.
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.
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.
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.
Beginning with our first graduating class in May 2019, we have had students accepted to the following:
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)
The average ACT score for Five Stars Academy students is 26. This indicates that the average student score is in the 86th percentile as compared to students in the U.S.