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Admission Policy


Admission Policy 

Admission relates to the process by which places are allocated to applicants who are not enrolled in Five Stars Academy. The school’s inclusive ethos welcomes children from different cultures, nationalities and religion. 



Our aim is to take on a diverse student body who will enrich the school community and work productively to develop their full potential. 



  • To impart high quality education in line with the school Mission and Vision statements. 

  • To develop qualities such as compassion, tolerance, respect for the rights and cultures of all people, and the development of environmental responsibility in our students. 

  • To equip students with leadership qualities to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. 

  • To foster an atmosphere of academic excellence, intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, and innovation. 


Admission Process 

Five Stars Academy admits applicants who will fulfil the academic requirements of the school and benefit from it.  Students are selected for admission to the school on the basis of academic potential, school achievement, and readiness for the school’s program. 


All students applying to Five Stars Academy must exhibit the required age appropriate social and developmental skills. All students in Grade 5 and above must have a solid understanding of the English language to be considered for admission.


The school will conduct assessments in order to establish the level of English and Mathematics to ensure that the child is able to access the school’s program within the levels of support that are available. In all cases, the school retains the right to determine, in its sole discretion, whether or not to select a student for admission or to re-enroll a student. 

When there are more qualified candidates than openings available, the school establishes a ranked waiting list: if any openings occur, the school decides the candidate(s) in order of the waitlist to offer a position based on the overall profile of class and the match between the needs and qualifications of the student with the needs of the school. 


Placement and Documentation 

Grade placements are made according to the date of birth. The following steps are required to complete your application.

Please refer to Admission Process page for a Step by Step guide to apply.


Note:  Upon Admission to Five Stars 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.


You may deliver the documents to school or email them to


Age Guidelines for Admission 

Students must be the age listed below by September 1st.


PK3: 3 years

PK4: 4 years

Kindergarten: 5 years

Grade 1: 6 years

Grade 2: 7 years

Grade 3: 8 years

Grade 4: 9 years

Grade 5: 10 years 

Grade 6: 11 years

Grade 7: 12 years

Grade 8: 13 years

Grade 9: 14 years

Grade 10: 15 years

Grade 11: 16 years

Grade 12: 17 years


Admission of Students who experience Special Educational Needs and Disability 

  • The school is open to admitting students who experience special needs and are able to engage in a quality learning experience alongside same aged peers. 

  • Parents must provide the school with copies of all medical, psychological, educational assessments for evaluation, to determine the best possible pathway the school is able to lay out according to the needs of the applicant. These materials are a prerequisite in supporting the school to provide the best provision for the child. 

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